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Multifaceted Paralegal Researcher

Location:
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Salary:
20.00 hr
Posted:
February 12, 2018

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DEBORAH F. TITUS

**** ******** *****, *** #***

Alexandria, VA 22312

ac4f72@r.postjobfree.com

Enotification relay call 703-***-****

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Have gainfully demonstrated four different tracks of knowledge and hands-on tasks; paralegal-research writing, advocacy/peer support, resourceful community networking/ clientele navigation and, at last, teaching ASL and English languages; have enabled to transfer multitalented skillset to accomplish the multifaceted mission(of mutual interest)

SKILLS

•English Language Writing

•Active “Listening” Customer and Personal Service

•Reading Comprehension Judgment and Decisionmaking

•Critical Thinking Active Learning

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mentora College(BAU), Washington,DC, February 2017-April 2017

ASL/ESL CLASSROOM INSTRUCTOR (16 Hours/Weekly)

Alfred Street Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA February 2012-Feb 2015

ASL COMMUNITY CLASSROOM INSTRUCTOR (2 Hours/Weekly)

Developed daily classroom syllabus to integrate cultural and daily routine living modes through instilling American Sign Language/English Second Language medium upon two different international deaf students alongside grammatical syntax, rules, expression including linguistic comparison and contrast as well as previously given two groups (in two different entities) the final expressive testing mode in writing and handsigning

TKB Contracting Services Inc., Springfield, VA, August 2014-September 2014

TEMPORARY OFFICE AIDE (37.5 Hours/Week)

•Initially reviewed and browsed several URL websites already posting this company brand, TKB Contracting Services Inc., for correct dissemination of, timely update and business transaction with that company as legally registered and;

•Assisted the Registered Owner of that same company with developing online and fillable templates modeled after other company forms as well as researched online related contracting services as corresponded with them upon owner's request at the completion rate of 80%

U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC, February 2012-August 2013

COURT-ORDERED BENEFITS PARALEGAL SPECIALIST (40 Hours/Week)

•Processed, determined, reviewed particular “blocks” of former spouses’ court orders - QDROs, COAPs, DROs, Community Property Orders under C.F.R. Title 5 Sec. 803 regulations on Federal Employees Retirement/Civil Service Retirement Systems and;

•Communicated on, and validated their status of federal employees’ and retirees’ former spouse annuity cases prior to online payouts at the completion rate of five to seven cases a day

Equal Rights Center, Washington, DC, July 2008-August 2008

EQUAL RIGHTS TESTER (Only Nine Hours at One Time)

•Performed site visit to, and surveyed a new commercial real estate property to aid with investigating its compliance with the Fair Housing Act of 1965 in the County of Prince William, VA after on-the-job training, visual shots of previous site visits and proven case rulings and;

•Retrieved some necessary pamphlets and guidelines ensuring any clear communication on assistive, facility and physical accommodation provisions for future rental residents with special needs upon completion of the site study on the same day of field site

Independence Empowerment Center, April 2006-June 2008

CONTRACTUAL AIDE/INDEPENDENT LIVING ADVOCATE (30 Hours/Week)

•Supported the Service Facilitators and their supervisor daily by updating/intaking electronic data of all ambulatory client profiles;

•Provided community services, technical infosheets and peer support to the clients with disabilities in the form of deliverables (such as education reform, employment trends, financial literacy, tech accessibility, housing availability and health care access);

•Initiated, organized and implemented Deaf ESOL classes for several area residents for two spring months of 2007 and created in-house federal job search materials and;

•Participated in numerous congressional and nonpartisan meetings and workshops in supporting the cross-disability constituents, submitted a variety of talking papers for the local, state and federal stakeholders on their behalf at 80-85% overall rate

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), June 2004-October 2004

PART-TIME TEMP LEGAL SECRETARY (20 Hours/Week)

•Supported the Assistant General Counsel and his Claims Department staff with preparing, drafting, finalizing and assembling claims invoices, court summons, letters and memoranda in defense of recouping and collecting fees for the damaged property/premise at 85% overall rate

District of Columbia Office of the Corporation Counsel, June 2003–September 2003

SUMMER PARALEGAL/LEGAL INTERN (40 Hours/Week)

•Assisted the District of Columbia Government Senior Litigation Counsel in the legal research of pending cases; digesting court transcripts, interrogations, depositions (both written and oral) and cases provided with online legal cite-checking, and judicial case decisions (precedents);

•Transported the docket files to, as well as retrieving motion file copy(ies) barcoded from the United States District Court for the D.C. jurisdiction and;

•Supported the senior litigation counsel in organizing previous and pending litigation cases as well as replacing the District of Columbia Code manuals’ pocket parts; obtaining office furniture and electronic equipment at 80% completion rate

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

•Fluent in dual language - American Sign Language (ASL)/Basic English Instruction (ESL,ESOL,ELL), Oral Presentation

•Topical Research, Writing and Implementation of Program Agenda

•Community and Clientele Networking/Resourceful Career Outreach

•Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Office Suite, 2010 and Outlook); Powerpoint(Beginner-Intermediate Level), Excel(Beginner-Intermediate Level), Access(Beginner Level), LotusNotes (Beginner Level), PeopleSoft (PeopleTools HR Beginner-Intermediate Level), Smartsheet(Beginner), U.S. Navy-based Oracle Financial, WestLaw, FindLaw, LEXISNEXIS, Washburn Law, Search Yahoo C.F.R., Cite Shepardizing-Martindale-Hubbell, CM/ECF (Public-Federal Appellate), THOMAS website (U.S. Congress web), Bluebooking, Web-Based E-mail Systems

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with American Government minor, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC 20002, Upper Third Graduating Upperclassmen (40 out of 170); GPA: 3.12 (1977-1982);

Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA 22191, Completed 94 hours (from June 2001-April 2002)

VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES

DC WMATA/Riders’Advisory Council (Fairfax Co.),Dec 2010 to December 2015;

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf(H.E.A.R.D.)February 2011 to May 2015;

Fairfax Area Disability Services Board (FA-DSB), May 2009 to May 2010;

Jefferson Manor Civic Association (JMCA), May 2009 to March 2015;

Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing(VDDHH), August 2008 to August 2013;

Deaf Ministry Fellowship-Metro Washington DC Area, May 2010 to Present;

Cameroon-based FoBSD Board Member, Washington,DC, May 2013-Present;

Disability and Entrepreneurship Stakeholders, Washington,DC, April 2017-Present



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