Why would you hire someone with common place skills, when you can employ a person with a Master's Degree in Journalism and a Law Degree?
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As a labor lawyer, I developed critical skills that will provide you with the strong analytical ability your projects require. These skills translate into strong, persuasive and punctual writing. I used the above mentioned skills to transition to the business area of a 350 attorney Chicago law firm wherein I created a human resources department.
As a broadcast news reporter, my focus was on...
Apr 14, 2014|Labor & Employment Law|Private|Working
Working for Washington Columnist Jack Anderson and Investigative Reporter Roberta Baskin at WLS-TV in Chicago, I learned to write tight, lucid prose. After graduating from Medill, I worked as an investigative reporter for WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida.
Working at several major Chicago law firms specializing in labor relations and employment law, my writing skills improved exponentially. Later, I used the business management skills that I acquired practicing law to transition to the business side of the practice. I started a human resources department for the firmís three hundred fifty lawyers. My responsibilities included recruiting, preparing orientation and training programs for new lawyers, starting a firm newsletter and arranging speakers.
Throughout my career I have done pro bono work including: legal work for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services; a human rights lawsuit against the Government of Guatemala; drafting wills for members of BE-HIV (Better Existence with HIV) who were HIV positive. I have lectured on Child Abuse, Aids Prevention and Protection and Labor Relations topics at various corporations.
Additionally, I taught English evenings pro bono at Literary Chicago. My adult students were from a variety of countries, but in class, we only spoke English. I organized a field trip in Chicago where the students made reservations at hotels, restaurants and various attractions in the city. They also approached strangers for directions, questioned guards about the...
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