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Legal Research, Team Leader, Office Management, Statistical Analysis

Location:
Atlanta, GA
Posted:
January 31, 2014

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K elyn J. Smith

**** ******* ****** 678-***-****

Lithonia, GA 30038 accfvn@r.postjobfree.com

ED UCAT ION

Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship Syracuse, NY

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science Graduated May 2013

• GPA 3.45/4.0, CumLaude

• Syracuse University Academic Dean’s List: 4 Semesters, Pi Sigma Alpha: National Political Science

Honor Society

L EGAL EXPER I E NCE

Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office Syracuse, NY

Legal I ntern J anua ry 2013 – M ay 2013

• Researched and documented state code, case law, and legal precedents used for case brief creation

and argument preparation in upcoming felony t rials

• Managed closed file, active file, and e-filing databases to help organize and maintain case

i nformation within the DWI unit

• Organized, updated, and catalogued case discovery for debriefing and t rial preparation in the DWI

and Fraud departments

• Drafted correspondence detailing the state’s sentencing arguments and justifications to courts, law

offices, parole boards, and probation officers

• Deciphered jail phone call recordings and transcripts to pinpoint multiple defendants’ criminal

activity

Axam Law, L LC Atlanta, GA

Legal I ntern, Summer Summer 2012

• Conducted investigatory research in Georgia statutory law, constitutional law, and case law using a

variety of research mediums (legal t reatises, research services, and databases); archived research

for criminal and civil case preparation

• Compiled multiple lists of Shepard’s Citations for legal arguments; chronologically listed relevant

statutes, case precedents, and prior rulings in cases of similar matters

• Created multiple case binders used for t r ial litigation, organized all statements, evidence, and

d iscovery

• Created deposition and examination draft outlines used in preliminary questioning and hearings

• Reviewed and edited briefs that were used in t rial, hearings, and preliminary proceedings

• Used t ranscription software to create t ranscripts of deposition and police interview recordings

• Managed the office case filing system through LexisNexis e-filing, Microsoft Access, and the office

server

• Communicated with clients, updating them on their case status and fulfilling their requests with

t he help of office management

• Delivered immediate correspondence, discovery, and documentation to outside administrative

offices and courts

Schroder & Strom, L LP M ineola, NY

Legal Clerk Summer 2010 & 2011

• Helped organize client information by creating file databases, archiving client contact information,

case numbers, and case information through both MS Excel and MS Access

• Managed the office filing system by organizing physical files and e-filing databases, updating client

i nformation, and maintaining file storage

• Formed letters of correspondence detailing client tax information to distribute both electronically

and physically to outside attorneys, clients, and courts

H ONORS AND ACT I V I T I ES

• Syracuse University Mock T r ial P rogram - Team Leader, Attorney - Fall 2009 – Fall 2012

o Advanced to the National Championship Tournament in 2011 after top 4 finishes in the

qualifying Regional & Opening Round Championship Series tournaments (Advanced to

Opening Round Championship Tournament in 2010, 2012)

• Wellslink Academic Excellence & M ulticultu ral Leadership Organization - Scholar,

Mentee & Mentor -2009-2013

• Theta Chi F rate rnity, AX Chapter - V ice President - Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

PROFESSIONAL SK I L LS

Legal research (LexisNexis and Westlaw), advanced working knowledge of MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint,

Outlook and Word, highly proficient in writing & editing (professional correspondence, legal drafting and

revision), database formation, entry, and analysis, statistical analysis (coursework in advanced statistics

and political data analysis)



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