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Outreach Specialist Research Assistant

Location:
Houston, TX
Posted:
December 01, 2022

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EDUCATION

Montclair State University, The Graduate School, Montclair, NJ May 2015

Master of Arts in Law and Governance

Delaware State University, Dover, DE May 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

WORK EXPERIENCE

Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc., Houston, TX September 2022 – Present

Researcher

Conduct research for the Black Girls Initiative focusing on discrimination and the juvenile justice system

Assist the Black Girls Initiative Coordinator with research projects

Implement the Black Girls Initiative Marketing Plan by collaborating with Community Outreach Specialist

Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP)

Harris County Public Defender’s Office, Houston, TX January 2022 - May 2022

TLIP Intern

Draft motions, orders, memorandums, briefs and other legal documents under the instruction of supervising attorneys

Conduct legal research of relevant statutes, rules, and case law for supervising attorneys

Accompany supervising attorneys during client intake and jail interviews

Assist with compiling, reviewing, summarizing, and organizing discovery

View body-worn cameras of responding law enforcement officers to gather relevant facts for pending cases

Accompany supervising attorneys during court appearances such as trials, pretrial hearings, and bond revocation hearings

Maintain confidentiality of any information obtained during the course of case investigations

Served as a witness in a bond revocation hearing for a pending murder case

Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc., Houston, TX August 2021- May 2022

Executive Research Assistant

Conduct interdisciplinary research focusing on law, crime, criminal justice, sociology, statistics, and American history

Report weekly research findings to the Executive Director

Conceptualize ideas towards criminal justice reform based on research

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Houston, TX May 2020 - August 2020

Judicial Intern

Read case files and summarized evidence gathered during the investigative and fact-finding process

Drafted orders, decisions, conducted legal research analysis, made recommendations, and assisted with discovery

Observed settlement hearings and conferences via telephone and participated in weekly meetings

Middlesex County Superior Court, Trial Court Administrator’s Office, New Brunswick, NJ September 2017 - July 2019

Administrative Specialist III (Confidential)

Drafted correspondence and memorandum to court staff, attorneys, litigants, and other state entities on behalf of the Trial Court Administrator

Pre-screened confidential employee court involvement litigation submissions prior to Trial Court Administrator review and response

Drafted and submitted approved press releases for posting and distribution for vicinage held events

Researched court rules, administrative directives, policies, procedures, and manuals for operational purposes

SKILLS

Microsoft Office Suite, macOS 12 Monterey, Google Workspace, Relativity E-Discovery, AP Viewer, CelleBrite



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