Find freelancers. Lose those costly delays.

With 1.7 million freelancers, we'll match you with the perfect talent.

or, Register with Elance »

Gladys Smith-Mangan | Elance
 
176985602337900
Last Sign-in: Jun 9, 2014

Gladys Smith-Mangan

Attorney at Law
   United States
  |   Orlando, FL

Overview

I began college as a communications major, but changed my major after a year to pursue legal studies. I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida, with a major in Sociology and minor in Legal Studies. I obtained my Juris Doctor at Barry University School of Law. I have been an attorney for five years, along with ten additional years working in the legal field prior to becoming an attorney.

I have been repeatedly and openly complimented by teachers, clients, other attorneys and judges with regard to my...

Read More »

Skills (10)

Tested
writing
bilingual (Spanish)
Type 100 wpm
Practicing Attorney

Service Description

I am open to any writing opportunities, as well as editing and proof-reading documents.

My legal background gives me specific skills in legal writing, with a focus on family law. Focusing primarily on family law has also provided me with with the opportunities to learn many other related areas, such as finances, parenting, the best interest of minor children, psychological effects on children during domestic issues, psychological aspects of adults in many types of relationships involved in family law, education, dependency issues (including abused, abandoned or neglected children, for which I've served as a Guardian ad Litem), domestic violence, crimes and how they affect families, and of course, marital relationships.

My experience in family law has been supplemented through my own personal experience in losing a 28 year old spouse to skin cancer that spread to his lungs and brain over a four-year time period. I experienced this at the age of 26, and was left with a six year old stepdaughter and an 18 month old child to raise. I have had other incredibly meaningful life experiences, such as dealing with a family crisis in which a family member killed his spouse, who was suffering from horrible pain due to illness, complicated by Alzheimer's Disease. Of course, he was charged criminally, and the legal and moral battle of whether this is a murder or a mercy killing, while I was attending law school, was quite the experience for me. If this isn't incomprehensible...

Read More »
Overview  |  Job History  |  Resume/C.V.

Keywords

attorney
law
legal
education
police
military
teacher
family
children
creative
My Snapshot
All Categories
Elance Level
Level represents activity and experience on Elance. Freelancers start at Level 1 and achieve higher levels through their work. A higher "Level" indicates greater earnings, ratings and other achievements on Elance. Learn More »
  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Jobs
0
0
0
Total
Milestones
Hours
Reviews
Recommend
Clients
Total
Repeat
Earnings
Total
Per Client
Identity
Username
gdsmangan
Type
Individual
Member Since
May 2014
Elance URL
Verifications
0
Gladys Smith-Mangan | Elance

Gladys Smith-Mangan