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J.D. graduate seeking full-time work in legal field starting 07/30/18

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
May 28, 2018

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Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL May 2018 Juris Doctor

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON May 2015

Bachelor of Social Sciences Joint Honors in Philosophy and Political Science, Cum Laude Graduate Assistant, Compliance, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL August 2016 – May 2018

Complete transcript assessments, review forms, field inquiries, and distribute comp tickets.

Monitor eligibility, PTC, transfer tracers, campus visits, IRL, student-athlete employment, rosters, CARA, occasional meal requests, and compliance with NCAA, conference, and university rules.

Assist as a liaison for housing, textbooks, financial aid, and admissions.

Review compliance policies & procedures manual and rules education materials. HR Assistant, Department of Justice Canada, Ottawa, ON July 2014 – January 2018 (intermittent) Management Sector (CR-05 / Secret) – Recruitment & Career Dev. (2014-16) / Staffing (2016-17)

Perform recruiting and staffing actions for government clients based on departmental procedures.

Assist with program coordination for recruitment and hire of law students into government.

Apply, interpret, and analyze various provincial law society policies to ensure program compliance.

Field inquiries from clients, law students, employees, university liaisons, and the public. Student-Athlete Monitor/Tutor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL August 2015 – May 2016

Maintain an environment conducive to academic study.

Provide ad-hoc tutoring in English, Political Science, and Philosophy. Writing Advisor, University of Ottawa Writing Center, Ottawa, ON September 2013 – April 2014

Develop writing and critical thinking skills among graduate and undergraduate students; review grammar, citation styles, logical fallacies, and persuasive writing strategies.

Communicate ideas clearly and effectively by individualizing appointments to cater to various learning styles and levels of proficiency in English or French. Legal Intern, Picard Law, Ottawa, ON May 2012 – August 2012

Record separation agreements, maintain office organization, and compile a client database.

Manage client files and sort legal documents in preparation for client meetings and ADR. Administrative Assistant, Gannon University, Erie, PA August 2010 – December 2011

File student transcripts, mark exams, make and distribute copies, and handle file transfers.

Create presentations and gift bags for school-sanctioned events. Alpine Ski Coach/Instructor, Camp Fortune Ski Club, Chelsea, QC 2008 – 2015 (intermittent) Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (Level 3) / Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (Level 1)

Create and adapt weekly lesson plans based on conditions, level of ability, and learning style.

Annual performance development sessions to stay abreast of health and safety concerns. WORK EXPERIENCE




Translator, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network September 2017 – Present

Provide pro bono French to English translation services for indigent clients. Student Intern, SIU Center for International Education, Carbondale, IL January 2018 – May 2018

Shadow DSO, conduct legal research, and attend OPT appointments. Legal Researcher, Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project, Carbondale, IL January 2018 – May 2018

Conduct legal research on federal and state immigration policies, legislation, and procedures for the Policy, Advocacy, and Legal team.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, SIU, Carbondale, IL February 2017 – May 2018

Assist students and low-income residents with preparing and filing their tax returns. Interviewer, SIU Law Immigration Detention Project, Carbondale, IL August 2015 – September 2017

Coordinate visits to the detention center, provide volunteer training, give Know Your Right presentations, and conduct intake interviews in English and French.

Synthesize intake information and upload to National Immigrant Justice Center database for attorney assessment and follow-up.

Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL August 2015 – May 2018

2017-18 International & Immigration Law Society, Treasurer

2016-18 Student Board Association, Public Interest Chair

2015-18 Women’s Law Forum, Class Representative

2015-16 Graduate and Professional Student Council, SIU School of Law Representative Assistant Coach, SIU Women’s Golf, Carbondale, IL August 2015 – May 2018

Identify player strengths and weaknesses and assist with course assessment and management.

Act as a university representative at school-sanctioned events while providing leadership, support, and a collaborative environment for student-athletes and athletic staff. Intercollegiate Women’s Golf 2010 – 2015

University of Ottawa: Captain (2014-15), Academic All-Canadian, OUA All-Star - 1st Team.

Newman University: 1st Medalist at the 2013 Lions Classic, Heartland Player of the Week.

Gannon University: NGCA All-American, PSAC Scholar-Athlete, PSAC Player of the Week. FA2017 Southern Illinois University School of Law, Dean’s List 2017 CALI Awards (Senior Seminar: Sports Law / Law Practice Management / Conflict of Laws) 2017 SIU Law, Bessie Engram Community Service Award 2015-Present Southern Illinois University Law Honors Scholarship Competed in the 2013 USGA Women’s Golf Amateur Championship COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ABBREVIATED LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, AND ACCOLADES

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