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Attorney

Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Posted:
October 30, 2018

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ALYSSA C. SAPPENFIELD

**** ***** ****** *** *****, MI 48108 812-***-**** ac7jyn@r.postjobfree.com State Bar of Michigan Member P80875

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR – J.D., May 2015 Honors: Shepherd Legal Scholar, 2014; Public Interest Law Certificate University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN – B.A. in Sociology & Psychology, May 2012 Honors: Alpha Kappa Delta, Dean’s List, James F. Andrews Scholar Experience

Iglesia Martell Law Firm, PLLC, Ann Arbor, MI

Attorney, October 2016-Present

Represent diverse clients in a holistic general law practice concentrating on family law, civil rights, and business law, including variety of contracts, settlement agreements, and estate planning documents. Conduct nearly all firm legal research and draft majority of pleadings, correspondence, and discovery. Collaborate in litigation strategy, mediation, and client counseling. Facilitate as co-counsel in various court proceedings. Manage all clerical duties and technological issues. Liberty Pediatrics, Ann Arbor, MI

Front Desk Clerk, May 2016-October 2016

Welcomed and accommodated parents and children. Triaged incoming clinical questions and changes to providers’ appointments over the phone. Concurrently, accomplished administrative assignments in fast-paced environment. Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, MI Operational Specialist, December 2015-October 2016

Oversaw adults experiencing homelessness by maintaining shelter rules, deescalating situations as necessary, and ensuring access to shelter services. Utilized local government database to provide a continuum of care and account for services. National Crime Victim Legal Institute, Portland, OR Law Clerk, Fall 2014

Researched and drafted legal memoranda, pleadings, and case summaries on victims' rights-related issues. Assisted with writing amicus curiae briefs for state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Developed understanding of practical and theoretical approaches to assertion and enforcement of victims' rights within the criminal justice system. Legal Voice, Seattle, WA

Research Assistant, Fall 2014

Completed remote assignments on reproductive justice and discrimination against women and LGBTQ people. Law Clerk, Summer 2014

Performed extensive research, drafted legal memoranda, and created community education materials; generally, focused on impact litigation, policy advocacy, grassroots outreach, and developing novel legal questions around gender violence, family law, healthcare and reproductive justice, employment, and civil rights law. Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic, Portland OR

Law Clerk, Fall 2013

Assisted in representing low-income clients in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, residential evictions, domestic violence cases, and divorce. Developed skills in client counseling, fact investigation, problem solving, document drafting, and negotiation. Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, Portland OR

Law Clerk, Summer 2013

Interviewed clients, discussed litigation strategy, researched wage theft claims and national employment law policy issues, reviewed records to calculate damages, drafted pleadings and memoranda, and prepared for court hearings and trials. VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Washtenaw County Bar Association

LGBTQ Rights Section Co-Chair, 2018-2019; Member, 2016-Present OGALLA: The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon

Board Member, 2013-2015

OUTlaw

President, 2013-2014; Vice President, 2012-2013

Diversity Curriculum Task Force

Member, 2014

Law Students for Reproductive Justice

Founder & Board Member, 2013

Legal Aid Night Clinic

Volunteer, 2012-2013



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