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Human Resources Professional Experience

Somerset County, New Jersey, United States
May 24, 2018

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Hillsborough, NJ 908-***-**** Enthusiastic and committed lawyer launching a new career oriented around a true passion for human resources following a remarkable 20-year career in disability law. Eager to develop expertise in the field of human resources from an entry-level to intermediate position while leveraging previous professional experience. Driven to pursue SHRM and PHR Certifications with the acquisition of an HR Generalist role.


MASTERS IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 2017 JURIS DOCTOR University of Texas School of Law Austin, TX 1994 BACHELOR OF ARTS Baylor University Waco, TX 1990 CORE COMPETENCIES

● Employee Relations

● Training Program Development & Delivery

● Diversity & Inclusion

● Organizational Change

● HR Generalist

● Confident & Experienced Public Speaker

● Civil Rights Legal Expertise

● Disability Management Legal Expertise


CONSULTANT 03/2018 – 05/2018

National Disability Institute / Hillsborough, NJ

● Redesigned the organization’s marketing material, website and load application form, eliminated processing fee and simplified the process for customers in New York and New Jersey for national non-profit disability services organization

● Raised awareness about program through meetings with assistive technology vendors and service providers through meetings, conferences and trade shows, developed new leads working collaboratively with stakeholders MANAGING ATTORNEY 01/2005 – 07/2016

Disability Rights New Jersey / Trenton, NJ

● Provided non-profit legal representation and advocacy services for 60 litigation clients with disabilities over 10 years

● Championed the legal interests of clients with disabilities in state and federal court in cases related to ADA compliance, employment law and health care

● Managed statewide assistive technology center that produced the highest volume of recycled durable medical equipment items nationwide, provided services for 8000 people with disabilities resulting in savings of $1.12M

● Developed detailed 3-4 presentations per year for training sessions for up to 100 participants on Americans with Disabilities Act and Equal Employment Opportunity compliance at the statewide and national level TRAINING SPECIALIST 01/2002 – 01/2005

Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA

● Training Specialist for regional disability technical assistance and training center

● Presented at over 25 regional and national conferences on disability and technology issues

● Authored several law review articles and research papers on disability law and assistive technology, published in the North Dakota and Tulane Maritime Law Reviews

● Won a competitive federal grant to develop educational modules and other resources for accessible distance education for professors teaching students who are blind, revised 2 existing online courses and created a new online educational module to showcase accessibility

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT SPECIALIST 09/1997 – 12/2001 Office of the Governor of Texas Austin, TX

● ADA Specialist for Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities

● Led quarterly ADA technical assistance and training for 50-75 people with disabilities, employers and educators

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