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Juris Doctor

Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
October 17, 2018

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María Sofía Gattorno-Irizarry

C. 939-***-**** ac7evj@r.postjobfree.com Philadelphia, PA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Exceptionally dedicated attorney with a strong passion for the immigrant communities and general community service. Energetic self-starter with strong communication skills; work well independently and a great team player. Exemplary problem- solving skills; able to identify problems and implement corrective processes. Creative, resourceful and flexible, able to adapt to changing priorities while maintaining a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Skillful at explaining complex legal advocacy matters to the general public in a clear and understandable manner. EDUCATION

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 40 HOUR TRAININING June 2018

• Camden County Women’s Center

BAR ADMISSION: COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO March 2017 INTERAMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF LAW San Juan, PR Juris Doctor August 2013 – May 2016

• Federal Bar Association - Secretary, 2014 - 2016

• Class Directive - Secretary, 2015 – 2016

• Junta de Libertad Bajo Palabra Legal Aid Clinic

• La Habana University, Cuba - International Study Abroad Program, Spring 2015

• Alberto Hurtado University, Chile - International Study Abroad Program, Spring 2016 UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO Carolina, PR

B.A in Criminal Justice August 2008 – May 2012

EXPERIENCE

THE HISPANIC FAMILY CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY Camden, NJ Domestic Violence Legal Advocate March 2018-Present

• Advocate for immigrant women who are survivors of domestic violence resulting in documented immigration status and legal protection from violence

• Facilitate trainings to inform community members and first responders of various issues resulting in and from violence

• Provide crisis intervention, referral, intake and counseling services to victims of domestic violence through a trauma- informed and empathetic frame-work

THE TITLE SECURITY GROUP, LLC San Juan, PR

Junior Legal Counsel August 2017- March 2018

• Investigating claims, determining whether coverage exists under the title policy, develop and carrying out a plan to address the claim and managing the claim through to final resolution

• Reviewing and analyzing real estate title instruments related to land ownership

• Strategizing and analyzing title curative efforts, including preparing, negotiating and executing title curative documents and agreements required for closing on policies. THE TITLE SECURITY GROUP, LLC San Juan, PR

Paralegal & Underwriter Assistant December 2016- August 2017

• Reviewing and analyzing title documents prior to closing to determine what requirements must be met in order for the company to issue policies of title insurance

• Developing solutions to title problems and ensure solutions are implemented to eliminate any liability for the company

• Communicating with Brokers and lawyers regarding recommendations and follow-up JAVIER A. FELICIANO GUZMAN LAW OFFICES San Juan, PR Summer Intern / Legal Clerk Summer 2015, September – December 2016

• Using Westlaw, LexisNexis and other research platforms to provide high level legal research

• Managing, organizing and providing legal documents and data for legal proceedings and other information needed for lawyers

SKILLS

Fully bilingual (Spanish/English)

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong knowledge in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Westlaw and LexisNexis proficient

Robust analytical skills

Research proficient



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