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Web Developer Technical Writer

Newark, New Jersey, United States
August 21, 2018

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Michael DeCapua

***-*** **** **., ***. *E, Newark, NJ 07105



Various Organizations

Technical Writer, Editor and Web Developer

January 2018 – present

Working with various organizations on a contract basis to develop policies, procedures and instructional materials

Performing basic edits of html for several websites

Creating technical communication documentation and instructional videos

Working with diverse group of subject matter experts to produce clear instructions

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

Management Analyst

October 2009 – December2017

Performed internal controls audit of operational and administrative processes to ensure compliance with federal judiciary guidelines

Developed sample size, audit scope and remediation process

Identified procedural failures and made recommendations to reduce risk

Produced instructional documentation for judges, support staff and attorneys

Periodically reviewed documentation to assess efficiency and accuracy of business practices

Tested new technologies for potential implementation and use by judges, law clerks and administrative staff

Acted as subject matter expert and provided user support for internal calendaring program

Made software recommendations to programmers to better reflect practices and end-user efficiency

Analyzed business processes by consulting with departmental personnel to document current work processes and identified improvement opportunities

Established and maintained effective working relationships with key stakeholders

Analyzed problems and identified alternative solutions

Managed time efficiently to meet appropriate deadlines, multi-task and prioritized with limited direction

Remained current of program needs and requests

Supervised, trained and evaluated staff

Managed schedule of summer interns and scheduled in-court observations

Performed other duties as assigned including document restriction requests and personal enrichment projects

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter, LLP

Law Clerk

September 2007 – January 2009

Researched case law to assist attorneys in developing arguments and strategies

Reviewed and interpreted legal documents, including affidavits and sworn testimony

Wrote memoranda on a variety of subjects including eminent domain, bankruptcy, attorney ethics and initial public offerings

Drafted interrogatories, subpoenas, document requests and motions

Interviewed witnesses and prepared case information statements

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Deputy Clerk

March 2003 – August 2007

Performed quality control analysis on incoming pleadings to ensure compliance with local and federal rules of civil procedure

Opened cases, issued summons, docketed motions and set hearings

Served as courtroom manager to ensure court business occurred in an efficient manner

Performed a wide variety of administrative tasks including calendaring, distributing and monitoring deadlines, preparing minutes of proceedings, processing orders, and filing documents

Coordinated set-up of courtrooms and organized exhibits in court proceedings

Kept judge informed of case progress and supported judge in jury selections

Scheduled court reporters and interpreters

Acted as liaison to the public, bar and other government agencies

Managed the progression of civil and criminal cases from opening to final disposition

Drafted judgments of conviction in criminal cases for judge’s signature

Managed jury and evidence during trials


Production Assistant

September 2001 – January 2003

Assisted in the coordination and execution of both live and recorded television programs

Managed equipment scheduling and general maintenance of set production

Coordinated scheduling of talent for production management team

Sourced and located obscure items and props


West Virginia University

Bachelor of Arts in Communications

May 2001

Computer Skills

Adobe Robohelp

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Acrobat

Microsoft Word and Excel



Courtspeak, For-The-Record

Chambers Automation Program

Case Management/Electronic Court Filings – Next Generation (CM/ECF)

Pacer, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw

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