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Assistant Legal

Milwaukee, WI
March 26, 2018

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Thomas A. Johnson

**** *. **** ***., *********, WI 53217 414-***-****

Statement of objective

A support position at a law firm to complete my transition to the legal field.


Technical diploma with highest honors, paralegal studies, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Courses in legal research, legal writing, civil litigation, and business law.

B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (history major; Spanish minor).


Legal research, legal writing, copyediting, proofreading, photography, Word, Excel, Westlaw.

Work history

Freelance writer-editor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2002-present. My articles have included a content analysis of NPR drive-time programming for the online edition of The American Enterprise and a profile of the president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for Marquette University's alumni magazine.

Writer-editor, Parents Television Council, Alexandria, Virginia, 1989-2002. I reviewed television series, movies, and albums and reported on topics such as labor-management relations in Hollywood and political product placement in TV shows and films.


English (fluent), Spanish (proficient). I was a teaching assistant for freshman Spanish in my last year of college.

Volunteer work

Tutor, English Language Partners of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2012-present. I help native speakers of Spanish learn basic English vocabulary and grammar.

Board member, Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington, Virginia, 1995-2001. I also served once each month as the coordinator for the Center’s Saturday food distribution.


Member, Paralegal Association of Wisconsin, 2017-present.

Member, Society for American Baseball Research, 1992-present.

References and writing samples available on request.

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