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Desiree P. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 4, 2009

Desiree P.

Over 10 years legal experience as an attorney.
   United States
  |   Bayside, NY

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Over 10 years as an attorney with local government, in-house, and private practice experience. Knowledgeable in family law, divorce, personal injury, courtroom procedures, motion practice, settlements, mediation, and researching and drafting legislation.
Proven performer who is adept at working independently with minimal supervision, as well as contributing and collaborating as productive team member.
Successfully held the position of legislative attorney to the Council of the City of New York Immigration and Civil Rights...

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Windows XP Administration
Microsoft Word

Service Description

Prepared files and documents and ensured that all required documents were available for court appearance.
Drafted legal documents, including pleadings, motions and memoranda by following generally acceptable legal procedures, forms and techniques in order to meet law office needs, goals and objectives.
Represented the firm on motions before the court at hearings on petitions and at other judicial proceedings in order to further agency objectives.
Interviewed clients, witnesses and others involved in litigation to determine admissibility of types of evidence.
Considered legal strategy and help clients prepare to give testimony; identified and analyzed legal problems and issues.
Conducted legal researched and reviewed laws and regulations in order to formulate legal opinions and briefs.


Experienced hard-working attorney looking to work from home due to a disability. Quick turnaround, extremely bright and conscientious, A type personality. WRITING SAMPLE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. SOME WRITING CAN BE VIEWED ONLINE AT:

http://webdocs.nyccouncil.info/attachments/72340.htm?CFID=1356913&CFTOKEN=69389448

http://webdocs.nyccouncil.info/attachments/72475.htm?CFID=1356913&CFTOKEN=69389448

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Employment

The Council of the City of New York
Legislative Attorney in Governmental Affairs Department
2005 - Present
As legislative attorney I represented the Immigration and Civil Rights committees of the New York City Council. I researched, analyzed, and drafted legislation on a regular basis. Tracked and...
Joel R, Brandes, Esq.
Matrimonial Attorney
2000 - 2002
Taub and Marder, Inc
Personal Injury Associate
1977 - 1998
Represented clients in personal injury civil litigation matters. Met with clients and developed trial strategy based on client's needs and recommendations. Negotiated and mediated cases while...
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divorce
legal
motion
settlements
mediation
research
drafting
agreements
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