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Rockville, MD
Posted:
December 05, 2019

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JODI S. SCHULZ, ESQUIRE

**** ********** ****, *******, ******** 20854

240-***-**** adaz9b@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE

City Attorney’s Office for the City of Rockville, Rockville, Maryland Senior Assistant City Attorney, January 2016-present Provide legal representation to the City and its components in a variety of capacities. Specifically, provide legal advice to the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, department heads, city staff, boards and commissions, and police on a multitude of issues including: employment matters, internal investigations, contract disputes, memoranda of understanding, and property matters. Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, vendor agreements, MOU’s, releases, bonds, bids, leases, deeds, and easements. Serve as both investigator and prosecutor for claims and complaints against the City, and act as City Attorney, as needed. Regularly engage in all aspects of litigation and trial preparation, including witness interviews, depositions, and brief drafting in support of the City’s position. General Counsel to the City of Rockville Police Department. Prosecute Law Enforcement Officer Bill of Rights trial boards.

Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland Associate County Attorney, Human Resources and Appeals, January 2013-December 2015 Represented Montgomery County Government in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland, the Court of Special Appeals and Administrative Hearings. Primarily Represented the Office of Human Resources and the Montgomery County Police Department. Responded to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges. Drafted briefs and pleadings, including for the Court of Special Appeals. Coordinated the opening of the new Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Organized and responded to Maryland Public Information Act requests. Conducted internal Equal Employment Opportunity investigations, wrote reports, and made recommendations. Associate County Attorney, Department of Health and Human Services, June2006-January 2013 Served as In-House Agency Counsel for Child Welfare Services for Montgomery County, Maryland. Represented the Agency in front of the Administrative Office of the Court in Contested Case Hearings. Litigated Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) cases in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland. Provided legal assistance and advice to Child Welfare Services personnel regarding child abuse and neglect cases and administrative findings. Litigated Motions to Quash the subpoenas of confidential documents or testimony. Taught various legal trainings to the Child Protective Services personnel. Performed legal research. Worked one on one with the Assistant Director of Child Welfare regarding Administrative findings. Was a member of Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. Law Office of Jodi Strauss Schulz, Esquire, North Potomac, Maryland Solo Practitioner, July 2005-June 2006

Special Counsel to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Litigated Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) cases in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland. Litigated Termination of Parental Rights trials. Provided legal assistance and advice to Child Welfare Services personnel regarding child abuse and neglect cases. Litigated Motions to Quash the subpoenas of confidential documents or testimony.

Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland Assistant County Attorney, Child and Adult Protection Unit, September 2001-July 2005 Served as In-House Agency Counsel for Child Welfare Services for Montgomery County, Maryland. Litigated Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) cases in the District and Circuit Courts of Montgomery County, Maryland. Litigated Termination of Parental Rights trials. Provided legal assistance and advice to Child Welfare Services personnel regarding child abuse and neglect cases. Litigated Motions to Quash the subpoenas of confidential documents or testimony. Served as “Attorney on Call” on a weekly basis and handled all legal issues to arise during the “on call” period. Attended and assisted various legal trainings for the Child Protective Services personnel. Performed legal research. Served on a multi-disciplinary team with Child Welfare staff, police officers, and prosecutors. Developed training materials for Staff and Circuit Court Judges.

Circuit Court of Frederick County, Frederick, Maryland Judicial Law Clerk, August 2000-August 2001

Assisted four judges in all aspects of Circuit Court practice and assisted them in the preparation for civil and criminal trials. Advised judges of all pending matters. Attended various court proceedings and reviewed trial records. Researched, edited, and evaluated the legal analyses in drafts of written opinions. Assisted with the research and writing of opinions. Reviewed search warrants for legal sufficiency. Oversaw creation of new law library. Supervised high school age judicial interns and law librarian. Implemented computerization of Chambers. EDUCATION

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, COLUMBUS SCHOOL OF LAW, Washington, DC Juris Doctor, May 2000

THE UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, Hartford, Connecticut

Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude, December 1996 Admitted to Maryland Bar. Eligible to waive into District of Columbia Bar.



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