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Catherine S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 27, 2013

Catherine S.

Legal Writing Attorney and Adjunct Professor
   United States
  |   Washington , DC

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $137

I specialize in distilling legal concepts into plain English and drafting court documents that are persuasive because they have a compelling logical flow. I have drafted the full range of civil litigation documents from appellate briefs to pleadings in landlord tenant court, including jury instructions, discovery, trial briefs, and motions in limine. I have clerked on a court of appeals, been a Supreme Court fellow, worked at a major law firm, and at the Department of Justice. I prefer working on a variety of assignments and so have...

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Aug 1, 2013|Other - Legal|$1,333|Working
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Apr 29, 2013|Other - Legal|$260|Completed
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Jan 10, 2013|Litigation|$90|Completed
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Dec 30, 2012|Litigation|$125|Completed
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Service Description

I am available to draft any document related to civil litigation. I have drafted administrative appeal briefs for a major DC law firm on a contract basis for over a year and have always met the client's expectations for turning in a polished product on a timely basis. I have also drafted all litigation documents from complaints to language for Supreme Court briefs. I am a member of the American Society of Legal Writers and an adjunct legal writing professor at the George Mason School of Law. I have written documents that complied with the guidelines set by judges, law firm partners, and government officials; I look forward to drafting the document you need according to your specifications.

I adhere to all the rules of attorney professional responsibility.

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Employment

Custom Counsel
Attorney
2012 - Present
Custom Counsel is a network of experienced freelance attorneys where solo practitioners, law firms, and in-house legal departments can connect with lawyers in a wide variety of practice areas to...
George Mason School of Law
Appellate Consultant & Adjunct Professor
2011 - Present
I consult with law firms, educational, and non-profit organizations to provide appellate and other legal writing expertise on a contract basis. I teach appellate legal writing at George Mason...
U.S. Department of Justice
Attorney (Appellate Group)
2009 - 2011
Drafted appellate briefs related to interpretation of the 2005 Bankruptcy Act and represented the Department in federal district and circuit courts.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Associate
2005 - 2009
Worked in S&J's litigation group on a variety of appeals and civil litigation.
Supreme Court of the United States
Fellow
2004 - 2005
I spent a professional development year at the Supreme Court in the Office of the Counsel to the Chief Justice.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Law Clerk to the Hon. Danny J. Boggs
2003 - 2004

Education

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
MALD
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George Mason University School of Law
Doctor of Law (JD)
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Yale University
BA
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Keywords

legal writing
legal drafting
brief
litigation
appeal
legal research
discovery
motions practice
bankruptcy
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