Jaqueline J. Martin
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Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Juris Doctorate, May 2012
GPA 3.07 ■ Cum Laude
Trinity Term 2012 GPA: 3.25
Dean’s List: Fall 2009, Summer 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Summer 2011. Honor Roll: Fall 2009, Spring 2011.
Certificate of Merit (Book Award): Sales
Legal Research and Writing: A-
Law School Competitions: Mock Trial Evidence Competition: Fall 2010, Semi-finalist, Mock Trial Invitational 2011, Participant, Moot Court Competition: Fall 2010, Participant, Client Counseling Competition: Fall 2010, Participant.
Barbri Bar Preparation Course Student Representative: September 2010-2012.
Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion & Thomas M. Cooley Law School. October 29, 2010.
- Law Clerk Volunteer
- Prepared summaries and explanations for Detroit area high school students to aid them in understanding the material on housing and school segregation in the Detroit area prior to the seminar.
American Bar Association, Student Division:
- Co-founder for re-establishment of Auburn Hills campus division
- Executive Board member, and Secretary
Applied to sit for the July 2012 Ohio Bar Examination.
Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, May 2006
Women’s Leadership Scholarship and BET Scholarship recipient.
Washington Center Internship Program.
Kelley & Ferraro, Cleveland, Ohio September 2011- December 2011
Drafted motions, briefs, subpoenas, and other various court documents.
Performed legal research in a variety of areas.
Gathered information from case files, discovery, and depositions in order to compile information into a brochure format for client product identification.
Attended court hearings and Ohio Workers’ Compensation Administrative hearings, with staff attorneys.
Wayne County Circuit Court Third Judicial Circuit, Detroit, Michigan May 2011- July 2011
Drafted opinions for the Office of the General Counsel, finalized them, and submitted them to the presiding judge.
Franklin County Children Services, Columbus, Ohio January 2007 - August 2009
Child Welfare Caseworker
Provided direct, ongoing services to families throughout Franklin County, maintaining between fifteen and twenty cases and assisted with co-workers’ caseloads.
Identified family vulnerabilities and obstacles by facts provided to the agency
Formulated tasks to be completed by clients in order to have their case closed and integrated them into a case plan.
Attended and prepared for family court hearings and gave agency recommendations for the outcome of the case.
Regularly consulted with clients, their attorneys, and staff attorneys regarding case developments and tasks that needed to be completed to achieve a desirable outcome.
Public Defender Service, D.C., Washington, D.C. September 2005- December 2005
Gathered facts and evidence necessary for case preparation by interviewing clients and witnesses in various environments including prisons, treatment facilities, in the field, and in the office.
Prepared office memoranda, documenting investigative activities, and prepared documents for court.
Interfaced with staff attorneys on a daily basis, aiding them in formulation of facts for the defense.
Partners In Community, Sandusky, Ohio October 2004 - January 2007
Implemented individual service plans (ISP), prepared by Sandusky County Board for MRDD for clients with developmental disabilities residing in independent living situations.
Coached clients in daily activities to ensure compliance with ISP’s, addressed deficiencies in ISP’s, and made recommendations to county board to strengthen plans.
Columbus Reads Program, Columbus, Ohio September 2007-November 2007
Assisted Columbus students in need, at Sullivant Avenue Elementary School, with reading and various assignments.
Clinton Campaign Office, Washington, D.C. October 2005- December 2005
Gathered and distributed information to potential voters.