Top Staff Attorney Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Staff Attorney. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Staff Attorney resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.7% of Staff Attorney resumes contained Legal Documents as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Staff Attorney actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Staff Attorney resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

2. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed and analyzed depositions and expert reports for assistance in witness trial preparation and aided in witness examination drafting.
  • Provided assistance in deposition and trial preparation; suggested improvements in the process and increased efficiency.
  • Perform discovery and trial preparation in civil defense representation of major international pharmaceutical companies.
  • Managed the process of identifying documents needed for deposition and trial preparation.
  • Reviewed deposition exhibits in order to determine authenticity for trial preparation.
  • Propounded interrogatories and assisted with witness and trial preparation.
  • Participate in legal strategy development and trial preparation.
  • Summarized transcripts and assisted with general trial preparation.
  • Assisted with settlement negotiations and trial preparations.
  • Conducted trial preparation in white-collar crime/SEC litigation.
  • Perform all phases of trial preparation including drafting trial briefs, witness interviews, and develop trial exhibits and examination questions.
  • Engaged in trial preparation including witness preparation, client preparation, investigations, legal research, discovery review and trial strategy.
  • Participated in 2013 federal trial preparation, successful 2015 appeal in the First Circuit, and current ongoing settlement negotiations.
  • Engaged in all aspects of complex litigation, trial preparation, discovery and settlement negotiations in support law.
  • Assisted the merits team in responding to discovery requests, deposition preparation, trial preparation, and exhibits.
  • Associate responsible for trial preparation and litigation of civil and criminal matters in state and federal court.
  • Involved in all aspects of litigation, including trial preparation, motion practice and negotiations.
  • Managed 100+ case load from inception to conclusion including all aspects of trial preparation.
  • Lead counsel on trials defending NFL teams, including trial preparation of employer witnesses.
  • Fine-tuned trial preparation skills by daily review of arbitration hearing transcripts and briefs.

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3. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Reduced verdict and settlements in three employment discrimination cases; motivated unpaid local counsel to continue representation of insolvent client.
  • Managed global employment law litigation and prepared periodic updates for the General Counsel and senior executive team.
  • Provided legal counsel to President, Executive Committee and eight Business Agents representing16,000 members statewide Michigan.
  • Counseled immigrants on family petition cases, citizenship applications, and collateral consequences of criminal history.
  • Counseled national bank on litigation matters related to its residential loan servicing operations and foreclosure efforts.
  • Managed outside litigation counsel and coordinated litigation preparation for 7 to 10 cases annually.
  • Managed outside counsel in connection with administrative charges and employment- related claims and litigation.
  • Litigated as primary/solo counsel on several conditions of confinement cases in state court.
  • Participated as junior counsel in various significant acquisitions, divestitures and securities offerings.
  • Assisted executive management and in-house counsel with company franchise expansion into Houston market.
  • Represented agency at a Proceeding Supplemental Hearing when outside Counsel was not available.
  • Provided counsel to senior management on daily operational issues and business strategy initiatives.
  • Participated in management of outside counsel litigation related to company's EBT business.
  • Direct and support outside counsel litigation management in multiple state and federal jurisdictions.
  • Review and synthesize depositions taken by local counsel and develop case strategy accordingly.
  • Draft legal memorandum for general counsel and supervising attorneys concerning internal corporate matters.
  • Managed use and direction of outside counsel in structuring several corporate transactions.
  • Coordinated litigation efforts of local counsel and prepared materials for settlement negotiations.
  • Conduct settlement conferences and communicate with opposing counsel to facilitate case management.
  • Redevelop and implement foreclosure program for state-wide loss mitigation and foreclosure counseling.

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4. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted and prepared training materials and management tools to assist company managers to avoid legal exposure and help ensure compliance
  • Updated staff on statutory and regulatory changes and suggested internal policy and procedural changes to ensure compliance.
  • Reviewed internal policy manuals and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Review and recommend changes to department policy and procedures to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws.
  • Reviewed contracts and agreements between various parties to ensure compliance and determined instances in which they were not.
  • Audited county claims for reimbursement for capital public defender expenses to ensure compliance with Commission guidelines and standards.
  • Assist in managing the Division's functions to ensure compliance with procedures, statutes and laws.
  • Program managed discovery requests and production process to ensure compliance with court or SEC mandated deadlines.
  • Probed consumer complaints and possible violations of law to ensure compliance with state regulations.
  • Co-drafted company policies to ensure compliance with 2 CFR Part 200, et.
  • Evaluate advertising claims to ensure compliance with relevant FTC Guides and precedent.
  • Updated tribal ordinances to ensure compliance with the tribal-state gaming compact.
  • Reviewed marketing materials to ensure compliance with FTC guidelines.
  • Reviewed case files to ensure compliance with applicablestatutes and regulations.
  • Reviewed advertising and promotional materials to ensure compliance with applicable federal, national and state laws for all markets.
  • Served as Public Information Officer to monitor and ensure compliance with the Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act.
  • Consulted clients to ensure compliance with Dodd-Frank legislation, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and various housing regulations.
  • Negotiate with executives at Bank of America, CitiMortgage, Ocwen, and Wells Fargo to ensure compliance.
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures in order to ensure compliance with any and all of the aforementioned.
  • Draft multi year grant agreements and monitor grantee progress against terms to ensure compliance.

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5. Personal Injury Cases

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Here's how Personal Injury Cases is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Advised insurance adjusters on limiting Nationwide's liability in personal injury cases.
  • Handled mid-lit personal injury cases, from preparing suits to filing and trying cases.
  • Assist partners with major business litigation, medical malpractice, and personal injury cases.
  • Drafted pleadings and motions in products liability, commercial litigation and personal injury cases.
  • Lead attorney in handling Personal Injury cases.
  • Handled defense of commercial and personal injury cases * Directed support staff of paralegal and legal secretary
  • Completed complex, multi-party personal injury cases to trial in both Superior and Municipal Courts.

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6. Child Support

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Here's how Child Support is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Represented clients in initiating and defending matrimonial dissolution matters many with custody, child support, alimony and equitable distribution issues.
  • Provided legislative advocacy for low-income citizens of Florida regarding family law legislation, such as fee waivers and child support guidelines.
  • Represented the Department of Revenue in obtaining and enforcing paternity determinations and child support orders.
  • Represented survivors of domestic violence in protective order, custody and/or child support proceedings.
  • Supervised administrative/support staff with strong emphasis on collecting and enforcing child support orders.
  • Managed a regular child support enforcement docket routinely including 100+ appearances.
  • Appointed Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for criminal child support enforcement.
  • Established paternity and child support orders through negotiation and litigation.
  • Defended clients during probation child support enforcement hearings.
  • Provided state court representation to low-income clients in pursuit of child support orders, orders of protection, and individuals facing eviction
  • Represented clients in family law cases such as divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, and adoption.
  • Represented parents in family court proceedings and appeals involving family offense petitions, custody, visitation, and child support.
  • Advocated for clients on maintenance and child support orders, paternity actions, orders of protection, and custody/visitation cases.
  • Represented clients in bankruptcies, drafting wills, divorces, child support, custody hearings, landlord/tenant and consumer matters.
  • Litigated on behalf of indigent clients in dissolution, custody, child support, domestic violence and guardianship matters.
  • Experienced in Family Law Representing Clients in Custody Matters, Child Support Advice, and Protection From Abuse Law.
  • Represent the State of Wisconsin in adversary proceedings pertaining to the establishment and enforcement of child support orders.
  • Counseled clients on divorces with or without minors, paternity actions, custody/parenting time, and child support.
  • Handle contested and uncontested divorces, custody visitation, child support, spousal support and domestic violence matters.
  • Assist Judicial Officers in family law pro-per court dates to calculate child support and prepare orders after hearings.

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8. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed discovery documents for pending patent litigation in federal courts and collaborated with associate attorneys in developing discovery strategy.
  • Advised and represented migrant and seasonal workers in federal courts and administrative proceedings.
  • Handled all phases of litigation in state and federal courts for individual and ERISA group life, health and disability matters.
  • Represented clients in housing and lending discrimination claims before municipal, state, and federal courts and administrative agencies.
  • Represented clients with consumer law problems in state and federal courts and agencies.
  • Represent financial institutions in Georgia state and federal courts in commercial lending disputes.
  • Filed Chapter 7 & 13 bankruptcy cases in New York federal courts.
  • Represented clients in state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation.
  • Practice including cases on Administrative, State and Federal courts.
  • Assisted in preparation of cases before Federal Courts of Appeal.
  • Second chair trial experience in both state and federal courts.
  • Engaged in constitutional litigation in federal courts throughout the Southeast.
  • Tried cases in district and federal courts.
  • Practice included representation of low income individuals and groups before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
  • Researched and drafted legal memoranda and briefs for submission to state and federal courts.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda and briefs in state and federal courts.
  • Supported audit findings as witness in arbitrations, state and federal courts.

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9. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Attended numerous court hearings, including case management conferences and hearings on motion work such as demurrers.
  • Attend court hearings, interview and advise clients, litigate adjudications, motions and contested hearings.
  • Engaged in effective law and motion practice with concise, persuasive oral argument at court hearings.
  • Represent the State in administrative court hearings related to the Administrative License Revocation Program.
  • Attended court hearings, depositions and met with clients and witnesses.
  • Represented clients in court hearings, trials, and settlement conferences.
  • Conducted numerous Supreme Court hearings and jury trials to verdict.
  • Participated in court hearings as client's legal representative.
  • Attend court hearings, pretrials, small claims hearings.
  • Represented State in Child Services court hearings & trials.
  • Participated in conferences, negotiations and court hearings.
  • Attended all creditor meeting & court hearings.
  • Provided representation to clients at court hearings.
  • Participated in over 2,500 court hearings.
  • Researched issues of law as needed by circuit court judges, drafted memoranda, and attended court hearings to assist judges.
  • Participate in court hearings and jury trials, including drafting of jury instructions and assisting the judge on evidentiary issues.
  • Performed legal research for attorneys Drafted complaints, orders, judgments, various motions, attend court hearings if able
  • Represented clients' interests throughout settlement conferences, mediation attempts, motion practice, court hearings and trials.
  • Served clients and attended Court hearings in Brevard, Osceola, Volusia and Flagler counties.

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10. Bankruptcy

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Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Acquired practical experience in several legal areas including bankruptcy, consumer fraud, family foreclosure, landlord-tenant and public entitlements.
  • Drafted national equipment financing documentation and corporate instruction manual for handling bankruptcy proceedings affecting commercial customers.
  • Assessed banks' statutory compliance with financial regulations during foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Preserved principal residence for elderly widow on fixed income in bankruptcy.
  • Developed and delivered training at multiple bankruptcy seminars locally and nationally.
  • Represented clients in bankruptcy, custody and unemployment proceedings.
  • Conducted legal research in bankruptcy and commercial transactions.
  • Assisted homeowners in bankruptcy filings and loan modifications.
  • Involved in foreclosure and bankruptcy related actions.
  • Conducted educational bankruptcy panel for local attorneys.
  • Attended eviction hearings and reviewed bankruptcy filings.
  • General litigation of bankruptcy related matters.
  • Prepared and filed Bankruptcy collection paperwork.
  • Prosecuted matters of bankruptcy abuse.
  • Expedited processing of Foreclosures and Bankruptcy
  • Provided assistance regarding bankruptcy-related matters.
  • Provide legal counsel in the area of State and Federal Bankruptcy law and procedure, specifically assisting and protecting Debtor's rights
  • Worked in the bankruptcy section of environmental tort law firm representing large classes of individuals in various stages of bankruptcy proceedings
  • Managed cases from initial litigation through the appellate process before state courts and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Middle Tennessee.
  • Admitted to practice in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and Southern District of Indiana.

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11. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Participate in engagement of the Latino immigrant community by providing informational sessions on immigration and family law.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented statewide automated family law and occupational driver's license forms.
  • Drafted Writ of Mandate seeking extraordinary relief for family law matters concerning protective orders.
  • Participated in outreach and community education of family law and poverty law matters.
  • Created family law materials for continuing legal education seminars and for judicial bench
  • Experienced with complex family law litigation, including interstate child custody.
  • Represent low-income Family Law clients - emphasis in Domestic Abuse/Violence.
  • Represented indigent clients predominately in the area of family law.
  • Provided family law representation to Spanish speaking indigent clientele.
  • Practice primarily involved family law and domestic relations.
  • Handled Family Law caseload and community outreach.
  • Represented prisoners in family laws matters.
  • Represented victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in family law and abuse prevention cases in District Court and Probate Court.
  • Practiced before state courts and administrative boards in the areas of family law, government benefits and social security disability benefits.
  • Coordinated case strategy and managed civil litigation including but not limited to family law, property issues and consumer law.
  • Assisted the Court with cases involving criminal, civil, and family law; general legal research and drafting of opinions
  • Plan, organize and oversee the administrative and operational functions of the Family Law Facilitator Office and Self-Help Services Program.
  • Perform legal research, compose points and authorities, family law orders, restraining orders, and motions to court.
  • Provided information and referrals to external counsel and any services appropriate for the client for derivative Family Law issues.
  • Conducted legal research and writing on all aspects of juvenile and family law at direction of Family Court Judges.

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12. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Presented as subject matter expert at national Continuing Legal Education seminars about the benefits of commercial arbitration versus civil litigation.
  • Represented former Senior Vice Chairman and other officers of a large insurance company in parallel civil litigation and regulatory proceedings.
  • Practice concentrated in general civil litigation, specializing in landlord/tenant cases, public benefit programs and matrimonial actions.
  • Have garnered extensive trial and civil litigation experience in addition to having performed extensive legal research.
  • Handled general civil litigation matters, including prosecution and defense of debt collection.
  • Manage caseload and correspond with local counsel regarding civil litigation matters and billing.
  • Worked on general civil litigation, medical malpractice and products liability cases.
  • Managed e-discovery and production deadlines for regulatory actions and complex civil litigation.
  • Responded to public inquiries and general information requests regarding civil litigation issues.
  • Represented senior citizens in civil litigation, negotiations, and mediation.
  • Represented clients and conducted trials in general civil litigation.
  • Provided direct representation of clients in civil litigation.
  • Defended indigent clients in civil litigation.
  • Staff Attorney overseeing civil litigation for a case load of twenty to thirty clients, from intake interviews through completion.
  • Represented clients on both sides in civil litigation covering breach of contract, divorce, torts, and bankruptcy.
  • Review and analyze written submissions, research relevant law, and draft decisions regarding all aspects of civil litigation.
  • General practice law including civil litigation, municipal land use, wills and estates and real estate
  • Handled other civil litigation cases including consumer fraud under the Unlawful Merchandising Practices Act.
  • Represent the Director in civil litigation before state courts and administrative bodies.
  • Represented clients in civil litigation throughout 13 counties.

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13. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted and reviewed secrecy/confidentiality agreements, vendor agreements, equipment leases, real estate leases and purchasing agreements.
  • Drafted, evaluated and negotiated contracts including real estate, construction and regulatory agreements.
  • Negotiate and draft high volume brokerage agreements for international commercial real estate services provider.
  • Represented major commercial and institutional clients in various real estate transactions.
  • Practice areas included real estate and corporate transactions and regulatory compliance.
  • Managed real estate related litigation including foreclosures and lender liability claims.
  • Represented lenders in various real estate financing transactions and modifications.
  • Advised on local zoning requirements for commercial real estate development.
  • Provided legal assistance to nonprofit real estate developers.
  • Researched and drafted pleadings, motions, settlement agreements, and related work product in commercial and real estate litigation practice.
  • Practiced areas of consumer law, debtor/creditor law, collections, landlord/tenant, foreclosure, real estate, and insurance claims.
  • Cleared discrepancies regarding unpaid real estate taxes, assessments, outstanding mortgages, and other liens and easements affecting the property.
  • Provide legal analysis and support for the corporate real estate department, including negotiation of commercial leases and real estate transactions.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and summarized loans to determine if they were in compliance with the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
  • Retained and managed outside counsel; supervised complex litigation, foreclosures and bankruptcy matters, and commercial real estate transactions.
  • Conducted research including review of municipal bonds, real estate contracts, and other aspects of the O'Hare Modernization Program.
  • Interviewed and counseled clients on bankruptcy, adoption, consumer law, estate planning, and real estate issues.
  • Consult with and advise clients regarding the legal complexities and concerns of real estate ownership and potential title problems.
  • Drafted commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, and title and closing documents in commercial real estate transactions.
  • Represented major banks with loan default portfolios by examining and anticipating issues in mortgages and other real estate transactions.

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14. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated favorable outcomes for clients in foreclosure matters, disability and wrongful termination claims and in seeking domestic violence protective orders.
  • Represented clients facing domestic violence and its aftermath in marital dissolution and order of protection proceedings in domestic relations court.
  • Represented low-income persons in non-criminal cases including: education, housing, social security disability, and domestic violence matters.
  • Represented primarily monolingual Spanish-speaking domestic violence victim clients in domestic violence restraining order and divorce cases.
  • Prepared court orders and judgment paperwork for self-represented litigants, including domestic violence restraining orders.
  • Scheduled radio shows directed towards educating the community on legal issues pertaining to domestic violence.
  • Represented survivors of military domestic violence in restraining order, divorce, and paternity proceedings.
  • Conducted initial interviews of persons petitioning the court for protection in domestic violence proceedings.
  • Assisted victims of domestic violence in preparing dissolution of marriage and legal separation packets.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service and dedication to Domestic Violence CLE.
  • Advised victims of domestic violence about requirements of applying for temporary restraining orders.
  • Developed and presented seminar to college students about healthy relationships and domestic violence.
  • Received Illinois 40 hour domestic violence training certification through South Suburban Family Shelter.
  • Provided training to staff at domestic violence shelter and other outreach/charitable organizations.
  • Represented low-income domestic violence victims in immigration removal and family court proceedings.
  • Represent victims of domestic violence in family, matrimonial and immigration proceedings.
  • Give preliminary approval on Temporary Restraining Orders and Domestic Violence Protection Orders.
  • Participated in public education workshops about unemployment compensation and domestic violence.
  • Trained attorneys and provided information to community on domestic violence issues.
  • Represented victims of domestic violence in family court and matrimonial actions.

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15. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Prepare employment contracts and negotiate severance and settlement agreements.
  • Negotiated and drafted settlement agreements and other contract language.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements between tenants and property owners.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements between tenants and landlords.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements between hospitals and payers.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements for Workers Compensation claims.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements with system participants.
  • Negotiate settlement agreements in adversary proceedings, and contested matters in Chapter 11, 12, 13 and 7 bankruptcy cases.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, and other documents in connection with litigation matters, such as consent judgments and settlement agreements.
  • Assisted Senior Partners with Probate and Trust Administration, including drafting Petitions, Motions, Proposed Orders and Settlement Agreements.
  • Draft and file briefs, petitions, summaries, and settlement agreements for state and federal court proceedings.
  • Drafted settlement agreements, status reports, and file reviews at various stages of the legal proceeding.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, settlement agreements, and discovery documents in connection with employment litigation cases.
  • Drafted marital settlement agreements, wills, and power of attorney documents specifically designed for clients.
  • Mediate settlement agreements between KCPS and former employees in order to reduce litigation costs.
  • Advised clients with regard service contracts, settlement agreements and asset management and protection.
  • Negotiate, draft and interpret architect services, general contract and settlement agreements.
  • Drafted pleadings, motions, settlement agreements, and discovery requests and responses.
  • Presented settlement agreements and bench trials to Juvenile Court Masters and Judges.
  • Conduct legal research, write legal briefs and negotiate settlement agreements.

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18. Administrative Hearings

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Here's how Administrative Hearings is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Represent clients in Temporary Restraining Order hearings, divorce proceedings, guardianship hearings, general assistance and social security administrative hearings.
  • Advocated on behalf of disabled and financially disadvantaged clients in administrative hearings with State agencies and the U.S. Social Security Administration.
  • Represented clients from low-income households in housing preservation proceedings, public benefit administrative hearings and state proceedings.
  • Represented clients at administrative hearings before state and federal agencies; and performed other administrative functions.
  • Represented clients in administrative hearings before the Social Security Administration and the Department of Human Services.
  • Represented clients at city administrative hearings to defend and preserve their government subsidized housing benefits.
  • Represented Environmental Health department and Children's Special Health Care Services department in administrative hearings.
  • Represent clients in administrative hearings for disability benefits, government benefits, and unemployment insurance.
  • Draft and file petitions/exhibits for administrative hearings under the applicable regulatory statutes.
  • Developed and improved courtroom skills through court appearances and administrative hearings.
  • Participated in administrative hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
  • Represent clients at administrative hearings and successfully challenging Section 8 terminations.
  • Represented clients living in federally subsidized housing at administrative hearings.
  • Defended tenants facing termination in Section 8 administrative hearings.
  • Represented the disability community in Social Security Administrative hearings.
  • Represented individuals in administrative hearings and in court.
  • Drafted memos and represented clients at administrative hearings.
  • Represented claimants in unemployment benefit administrative hearings.
  • Provided representation in court or administrative hearings.
  • Draft materials for and attended administrative hearings.

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19. Document Review

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Here's how Document Review is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted depositions, developed expert reports, participated in trial strategy, coordinated discovery efforts, and supervised high-volume document review.
  • Document review manager: trained and supervised over 15 attorneys to identify relevant and responsive documents pertaining to discovery requests.
  • Project based document review, redaction, issue identification and coding for e-discovery purposes in corporate and corporate/ agency litigation.
  • Managed document review and production, coordinated database of litigation documents, and prepared for witness interviews and depositions.
  • Selected to manage the electronic document review process in a major litigation matter involving a large energy company.
  • Manage and perform document review, analysis, and coding associated with large-case document discovery and production.
  • Conducted and managed various document reviews pertaining to patent matters involving on-line reservation process and software.
  • Conducted all level document review for federal securities matter involving a major banking institution.
  • Lead all aspects of discovery including taking and defending depositions and high-volume document review.
  • Performed document review for a civil investigative demand from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.
  • Contract Attorney Project manager for document review and production in pharmaceutical mass tort litigation.
  • Managed document assignments for second-level quality control document review for relevance and privilege.
  • Participated in team meetings and supported senior litigators with document review and research.
  • Conduct document review for responsiveness and privilege issues and create corresponding privilege logs.
  • Reviewed documents for factually diverse cases using Relativity and other document review platforms.
  • Supported Senior Attorney's with electronic discovery and document review in preparation for litigation
  • Designed user interfaces to effectively capture relevant data on specific document reviews.
  • Managed contract attorneys on document review in complex civil litigation and investigations.
  • Performed electronic document review and discovery support for large-scale antitrust litigation.
  • Conducted document review and provided legal assistance in complex litigation cases.

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20. Social Security

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Here's how Social Security is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Obtained judgments totaling over $100,000 in Social Security Disability and unemployment insurance benefits for clients.
  • Obtained Social Security Disability benefits for approximately eight individuals, including one at the reconsideration level.
  • Experienced in Disability Law Representing Clients before Administration Law Judges in the Social Security Administration.
  • Performed complex legal research and analyzed pertinent issues involving all aspects of Social Security Adjudication.
  • Staff attorney representing clients in personal injury, Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability.
  • Represented clients in Social Security Disability and Social Security Supplemental Security Income cases.
  • Handled matters involving immigration landlord/tenant consumer foreclosure contract public benefits and social security.
  • Litigated cases in family, Social Security Disability, landlord-tenant and unemployment law.
  • Provided case management and representation for adult and child social security disability claims.
  • Presented educational seminars on the Social Security Disability application process.
  • Represented clients seeking unemployment insurance benefits and social security benefits.
  • Represented clients in social security disability and domestic relations law.
  • Represented clients in hearings before the Social Security Administration.
  • Evaluated medical impairments pursuant to relevant Social Security regulations.
  • Researched Social Security benefits issues and advised clients.
  • Helped Social Security Beneficiaries remove barriers to employment.
  • Represented seniors before the Social Security Administration.
  • Represented clients in matters involving landlord/tenant matters; Elder abuse and elder law related issues; and Social Security related issues.
  • Assisted clients in Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applications, through appellate process.
  • Handled elder law issues, including health care, Social Security, disability, housing, guardianship, and consumer law.

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23. Indigent Clients

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Here's how Indigent Clients is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Supervised legal interns and instructed volunteer attorneys on obtaining public assistance, social security income and emergency shelter for indigent clients.
  • Represented English and Spanish-speaking indigent clients in family, consumer and housing/landlord-tenant matters.
  • Provided effective representation for indigent clients in public housing landlord and tenant disputes.
  • Represent detained and non-detained indigent clients with criminal records in removal proceedings.
  • Provided legal assistance to indigent clients regarding civil and administrative matters.
  • Provided representation for indigent clients on felony and misdemeanor charges.
  • Represented indigent clients in felony Criminal cases.
  • Represented indigent clients before Federal Immigration Court.
  • Provided excellent advocacy for indigent clients.
  • Represented indigent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies from arraignment through trial, including violent felonies in Kings County Supreme Court.
  • Represented indigent clients in all phases of criminal defense including arraignments, bail applications, conferences, motions, plea-bargaining.
  • Represent indigent clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies, and parole violations from arraignment to trial/plea to sentencing and appeal.
  • Served as staff attorney representing indigent clients with criminal and civil matters in the District of Columbia Superior Court.
  • Managed a high volume of cases and represented indigent clients on a daily basis from intake through trial.
  • Represent indigent clients in all stages of criminal proceedings in superior and district courts from arraignment through trial.
  • Provided legal counsel to indigent clients in criminal cases involving charges of misdemeanors, felonies, and violations.
  • Represent indigent clients in court appointed cases in the Third Circuit Court for the County of Wayne.
  • Represented indigent clients on all types of family, housing, foreclosure, and public benefits cases.
  • Defended over five hundred indigent clients from arrest, bond setting, motion hearings and trial.
  • Represented hundreds of indigent clients in felony and misdemeanor state court matters from inception through trial.

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24. Administrative Law

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Here's how Administrative Law is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Participated in Social Security Disability hearings under Administrative Law Judges and initiated Social Security appeals to include fair hearings and appellate work
  • Advised on investigation and handled prosecution of complaints against licensed contractors before administrative law judge often involving complex financial transactions.
  • Assisted Administrative Law Judges in the preparation of voluminous medical and vocational material for forthcoming administrative disability hearings.
  • Prepared and filed pleading documents for representation of clients in appealing Social Security Administrative Law Judges decisions.
  • Provided attorney and paralegal supervision, legislative support, library support and evaluation of administrative law judges.
  • Prepared and provided representation at hearings before the Federal Administrative Law Judges.
  • Litigated over 900 Social Security disability cases in administrative law hearings.
  • Specialized in motion practice, administrative law and community advocacy.
  • Researched disability issues when requested by Administrative Law Judges.
  • Conducted countless administrative parole hearings before administrative law judges.
  • Represented tenants in Administrative Law proceedings.
  • Have also practiced family, to consumer, administrative law, bankruptcy, Present criminal, and most areas of law.
  • Represented clients in both city court eviction proceedings and administrative law hearings in the areas of unemployment insurance and public benefits.
  • Reviewed administrative law judges' decisions; Recommended disposition of cases to Board Members and drafted Board decisions for publication.
  • Practice Areas: Business Law, Commercial Law, Financial Institutions, Taxation, Administrative Law, and Local Government.
  • Interpreted and reviewed analysis of legal issues in areas of criminal, civil, appellate, and administrative law.
  • Completed new client intakes, developed case theory, conducted client preparation conferences and appeared before administrative law judges.
  • Filed paperwork for clients in social security cases and appeared at the hearings before an administrative law judge.
  • Researched and analyzed criminal, immigration legal, and administrative law regulations that affected each client's case.
  • Assisted with division-wide program to ensure compliance with various administrative laws, including the Privacy Act of 1974.

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25. Appellate Briefs

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Here's how Appellate Briefs is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Involved in the appellate process, including drafting and preparing appellate briefs for Jackson County and Marion County and CAPTA hearings.
  • Filed appellate briefs on behalf of the State of Georgia in over 50 murder appeals, including oral argument before the Georgia
  • Drafted numerous pleadings, discovery requests, motions, and appellate briefs in both state and federal court.
  • Managed the appellate section of the firm, including drafting and filing all federal and state appellate briefs.
  • Research, draft, file and argue appellate briefs in reviewing courts on behalf of clients.
  • Analyzed and summarized trial court records and appellate briefs of pro se and counseled criminal petitioners.
  • Prepare pleadings, discovery, motions, briefs and appellate briefs in response to stringent deadlines.
  • Researched and drafted various types of pleadings, memorandums of law, appellate briefs and agreements.
  • Conducted research and drafted appellate briefs to the New York State Office of State Review.
  • Research and draft discovery demands, pretrial and post trial motions and appellate briefs.
  • Prepared appellate briefs for juvenile court cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals.
  • Reviewed appellate briefs and lower court records, researched and drafted Court opinions.
  • Performed focused review and analysis of trial record and parties' appellate briefs.
  • Performed case management and legal research, drafted orders and reviewed appellate briefs.
  • Drafted appellate briefs for the Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court.
  • Drafted appellate briefs and argued cases before the Missouri Court of Appeals.
  • Prepared appellate briefs and other papers in conjunction with these applications.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and summarized trial court records and appellate briefs.
  • Draft memorandums of law, appellate briefs and court fillings.
  • Assisted in preparation of appellate briefs in complex housing cases.

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26. Public Benefits

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Here's how Public Benefits is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Represented undocumented immigrants and immigrants without permanent status in housing, public benefits, employment, education and consumer matters.
  • Practice included providing counsel and representation in domestic, landlord-tenant, public benefits and consumer matters.
  • Negotiated and drafted numerous settlement agreements preventing clients from losing their housing and public benefits.
  • Represented and advised low-income clients in landlord-tenant, domestic, disability and public benefits cases.
  • Provided low income residents with direct representation in the areas of eviction defense, fair housing, and public benefits.
  • Staff attorney handling mortgage foreclosure, public benefits, landlord-tenant, housing discrimination, and consumer matters.
  • Represented low-income clients in divorce, housing, consumer and public benefits cases in eighteen-county area.
  • Represented clients in federal and state court challenges to denials of public benefits.
  • Subject matter included criminal law, public benefits law, and education laws.
  • Handled asylum, refugee and detainee rights, and immigrant public benefits cases.
  • Worked with ex-offenders on reentry in accessing public benefits, especially housing.
  • Service and impact caseload in housing, employment, and public benefits areas
  • Handled cases regarding special education, public benefits, and discrimination.
  • Assisted clients seeking public benefits draft appeals and memorandums of arguments.
  • Represent clients in circuit court or before public benefits hearings officer.
  • Led comprehensive Statewide Public Benefits Certification trainings for community providers and partners.
  • Attend trainings regarding public benefits, advocacy and litigation skills.

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27. Civil Rights

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Here's how Civil Rights is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Designed and executed federal legislative strategies on criminal justice, civil rights enforcement, and immigration policy.
  • Represented companies before Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Colorado Civil Rights Department, and Unemployment Compensation Division.
  • Educated various communities on civil rights, housing discrimination and applicable legislation.
  • Managed civil rights litigation related to special education for prisoners.
  • Prepare and file civil rights lawsuits on behalf of clients facing employment, housing, school, and public accommodation discrimination.
  • Engaged in coordinated impact civil rights violation litigation and other class actions with the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Conducted research and compiled allegations of abuse and misconduct for pending impact litigation on civil rights claims.
  • Directed fieldwork and research on immigration policy, criminal justice, and civil rights enforcement.
  • Investigated, developed and litigated civil rights and liberties cases in federal and state courts.
  • Represented low-income clients in civil matters including consumer, civil rights, and employment issues.
  • Draft complaints to Illinois State Board of Education and Office of Civil Rights.
  • Served as a temporary staff attorney in the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic.
  • Represented clients in successions, domestic, contracts and civil rights matters.
  • Represented clients with complaints before the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
  • Represent children in foster care in federal civil rights impact litigation.
  • Major emphasis on constitutional law and civil rights law.
  • Litigated consumer rights and civil rights cases.
  • Researched and drafted dispositive orders for all district court and magistrate judges in prisoner civil rights actions.
  • Draft proposed habeas corpus and prisoner civil rights opinions for several of the U.S. District judges.
  • Draft briefs, motions and memoranda of law on civil rights, tort and environmental law.

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28. Employment Laws

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Here's how Employment Laws is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted investigations in employment lawsuits, state/federal administrative investigations and hearings (EEOC, state agencies, DOL).
  • Investigated EEOC claims and employment lawsuits filed against the company, compiled responses and researched applicable regulations.
  • Conducted legal briefings and made presentations to executive team to advise on the most current state of labor and employment laws.
  • Researched labor and employment laws for a large client to assist with multi-state location issues.
  • Provided guidance on employment matters ensuring compliance with federal and state employment laws.
  • Advised businesses in modification and implementation of policies to effect compliance with employment laws and regulations.

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29. Oral Arguments

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Presented oral arguments and conducted examination of witnesses at foreclosure good-faith hearings.
  • Attended oral arguments and participated in post-conference discussions with judges.
  • Interviewed, investigated and developed facts and evidence, legal research and analysis, development of written and oral arguments.
  • Negotiated settlements, prepared for oral arguments and trial, and argued for client's positions in court.
  • File pleadings and participate in oral arguments before the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board.
  • Attend court; consider oral arguments; and record necessary case information for orders.
  • Appeared daily in court for oral arguments and taking testimony from witnesses.
  • Drafted case reports for use during oral arguments before the Court.
  • Conducted guided educational tours of the Court with mock oral arguments.
  • Drafted briefs and conducted oral arguments in appellate court.
  • Presented oral arguments before judges and juries.
  • Conducted oral arguments during trials and Pre-Trial Evidentiary hearings.
  • Attended courtproceedings, including oral arguments and trials.BARS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • Conduct necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings.
  • Attend depositions, arbitrations, oral arguments, and No Fault/PIP Arbitrations.

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30. Jury Instructions

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Here's how Jury Instructions is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Prepare Orders for both criminal and civil cases, Draft Jury Instructions, Findings of Fact, and Conclusions of Law.
  • Attended hearings and trials, discussed cases with the Judge, and researched and drafted proposed orders and jury instructions.
  • Drafted opinions, orders, jury instructions, and case summaries for Judge.
  • Reviewed proposed court rules and jury instructions submitted to Michigan Bar.
  • Drafted civil and criminal opinions, orders and jury instructions.
  • Prepared jury instructions for both civil and criminal trials.
  • Draft jury instructions for civil and criminal trials.
  • Prepared and argued jury instructions in trials.
  • Assist in civil and criminal trial issues such as motions in limine, jury instructions, verdict forms and post-verdict motions.
  • Draft witness lists, exhibit lists, jury instructions, and motions in limine.
  • Proposed and drafted standard jury instructions.

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31. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared depositions and conducted research for pre-trial motions.
  • Prepared pre-trial motions as well as writ applications to the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court.
  • Represented clients from the initial client interview, through discovery, pre-trial motions, settlement discussions, arbitration and trial.
  • Prepared all trial briefs, pre-trial motions, jury instructions, opening and closing arguments, and expert video depositions.
  • Litigated pre-trial motions, bench trials and jury trials for clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses.
  • Researched and wrote various pre-trial motions regarding confessions, search and seizure, and sufficiency.
  • Prepared trial materials including witness kits, trial exhibits and pre-trial motions.
  • Executed investigations and took witness statements for pre-trial motions and trial.
  • Researched, wrote, and argued pre-trial motions.
  • Drafted and filed various pre-trial motions.
  • Prepare discovery and pre-trial motions.
  • Researched various legal issues and drafted memoranda of law and pre-trial motions in plaintiff securities class actions.
  • Handled a variety of misdemeanor cases; researched and wrote pre-trial motions and conducted pre-trial hearings.

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32. Intellectual Property

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Here's how Intellectual Property is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed strictly confidential proprietary work product and conducted redaction of intellectual property, research and development, and internal company information.
  • Established procedures to maintain confidentiality of company information and protect company trade secrets, and negotiated assignments of intellectual property rights.
  • Researched, evaluated and created briefing materials on cutting edge intellectual property matters to assist international and domestic advocacy efforts.
  • Conducted survey of foreign intellectual property laws and enforcement for content providers.
  • Review documents and prepare exhibits for financial services and intellectual property litigation.
  • Advised General Counsel on technology licensing and Intellectual Property ownership issues.
  • Handled primarily international contract issues, including intellectual property licensing.
  • Execute intellectual property enforcement project for major international media-software company.
  • Managed outside counsel in intellectual property and immigration matters.
  • Participated in complex intellectual property litigation.
  • Researched intellectual property issues for various clients
  • Provided guidance and strategic advice on partnering and distribution arrangements to increase the available markets for MEDSTAT's intellectual property assets.
  • Supported UTC's Ukrainian joint venture including joint venture governance, employee, intellectual property, customer and tax litigation matters.
  • Review and draft corporate policies on various topics, including intellectual property, software usage and security, and HIPAA.
  • Handled federal appeals related to intellectual property, taxation, immigration, and civil rights.
  • Advised clients on how to register their intellectual property with the copyright and trademark offices.
  • Protect the intellectual property and contractual rights of the Press' 1800+ catalog of books.
  • Mentored legal intern with an interest in transactions and intellectual property law.
  • Formulated innovative settlement of multi-party patent litigation matter by drafting an unusual secured promissory note using intellectual property rights as security.
  • Instituted company-wide intellectual property policies and guidelines as well as a product manager handbook.

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33. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Engaged in due diligence, investigations, and corporate formation and related enforcement functions connected to resolution of troubled institutions.
  • Conducted compensation and ERISA/employee benefits due diligence and advised and negotiated representations, warranties and covenants in transaction documents.
  • Represented clients in complex commercial and antitrust litigation and performed environmental due diligence on project and acquisition financing matters.
  • Managed due diligence and entity incorporation activities for new subsidiaries.
  • Conducted extensive due diligence of borrower credit documentation.
  • Conducted due diligence in connection with Hart-Scott-Rodino filings.
  • Perform due diligence, draft and negotiate leases for the acquisition, renewal and modification of over 200 cell tower leases.
  • Participated in M&A transactions by conducting legal due diligence, reviewing asset purchase agreements, and other related notes.
  • Performed due diligence for a proposed merger, including analyzing stock options to assess the pay-out for executive compensation.
  • Tax and Financial Planning for corporate and individual directors as needed and coordinate and Administer tax due diligence analysis.
  • Reviewed contracts, spreadsheets, policies and procedures concerning underwriting, due diligence, and loan origination.
  • Conducted buy-side due diligence for acquisitions of mineral interests valuing $5.38 billion and $336 million.
  • Aided in the research and due diligence for company s acquisition of ProBuild Company, LLC.
  • Advised general counsel on due diligence and corporate drafting as part of company's expansion.
  • Performed due diligence on restricted securities, including sales, distributions and margin loans.
  • Performed due diligence tasks for leveraged buyouts, initial public offerings and securities offerings.
  • Draft high-level summaries for senior staff and due diligence chronology reports for expert witnesses.
  • Prepare privilege logs and due diligence chronologies for both RMBS and IP matters.
  • Provided legal due diligence effort in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
  • Performed due diligence for several of the Bank's sales and acquisitions.

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34. Estate Planning

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Here's how Estate Planning is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Developed seminars explaining estate planning, financial planning and advance directives.
  • Worked extensively in basic estate planning and advanced directives.
  • Perform legal research of case law and statutes of domestic relations, probate, and estate planning matters.
  • Provided legal counsel to the organization and its membership in the areas of estate planning and intestate succession.
  • Drafted estate planning documents, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and related documents.
  • Conduct outreach events in the community designed to educate seniors about LCE s services and estate planning.
  • Serviced annual contract, individual fee, and emergency estate planning clients in Seattle area tribes.
  • Provided tax and estate planning advice and strategies to senior executives of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Draft and review property deeds, mortgages, promissory notes, and estate planning documents.
  • Defense-oriented firm including medical malpractice, trusts, estates, estate planning and wills.
  • Developed the Estate Planning Clinic on the Auburn Hills Campus.
  • Provided legal assistance and estate planning services to families.
  • Provided educational seminar on the basics of Estate Planning.
  • Represented clients in estate planning and probate matters.

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35. Medicaid

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Here's how Medicaid is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Appeal of denied Medicaid eligibility; settlement resulted in reinstatement of Medicaid eligibility and services.
  • Appeal of denied Medicaid eligibility; settlement resulted in determination of Medicaid Waiver eligibility.
  • Represent clients in Medicaid Administrative Fair Hearings challenging denials and/or reductions of coverage.
  • Represented clients in Social Security administrative hearings and Medicaid Fair Hearings.
  • Researched, presented nationally and trained constituents on Medicaid.
  • Conducted research in the areas of housing and public benefits law (public assistance, food stamps and Medicaid).
  • Briefed, argued and won remands from Wayne County Circuit Court regarding denials of Medicaid and State Disability Assistance.
  • Litigated class-action lawsuits involving the delivery of services under the 1915 (b)(c) Medicaid Waiver.
  • Assisted clients by preparing and setting up Miller Trust's to ensure they met the eligibility requirements for Medicaid.
  • Tracked federal and state rules and regulations relating to Medicaid, and evaluated those regulations.
  • Worked with clients, financial institutions, and Medicaid caseworkers to verify client asset values.
  • Issued weekly reports on changes to Medicaid and behavioral health to a group of providers.
  • Performed successful litigation of 100+ cases before Office of Administrative Hearings on Medicaid issues.
  • Presented at Wisconsin State Bar CLE seminars on guardianship and Medicaid issues.
  • Negotiate settlement of Medicaid liens and other recoveries.
  • Advise clients on Medicaid reimbursement issues.
  • Facilitated five Legal Education courses on Medicaid litigation and navigating through the Office of Administrative hearings.
  • Worked with in-house policy leaders to analyze the impact of the proposed ACA, Medicaid expansion and other health care policy.
  • Helped craft legal arguments on federal Medicaid issues (i.e.
  • Utilize Medicaid & Medi-Cal laws, the Lanterman Act, ADA provisions, IDEA, 504, and EPSDT.

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36. Deposition Summaries

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Here's how Deposition Summaries is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Summarized responses to interrogatories, and prepared deposition summaries.
  • Completed deposition summaries for upcoming litigation.
  • Defend depositions and draft deposition summaries.
  • Prepared deposition summaries of parties, actuaries and experts in defense of complex life insurance litigation.
  • Prepared internal memoranda, deposition summaries, witness outlines and trial exhibits in a business litigation matters.
  • Draft legal memoranda including claim assessments, deposition summaries, and legal analysis to assist associates in the management of cases.
  • Conducted trade reviews and drafted memoranda of law, deposition summaries, and witness summaries.

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37. Child Custody

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Here's how Child Custody is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Represent low-income individuals with child custody matters in Dauphin County.
  • Handled foreclosure, bankruptcy, debt collection, garnishments, divorce, paternity and child custody cases during their initial stages.
  • Represented hundreds of clients in domestic relations matters; divorce, child custody, support, protection from abuse.
  • Demonstrated sharp legal acumen in counseling clients on matters involving landlord/tenant, child custody, and support representation.
  • Represented low income individuals in divorce, child custody, eviction, and debt collection matters.
  • Conducted numerous hearings, as well as complex child custody trials with favorable results.
  • Provide consultation for matrimonial, child custody, UCCJEA and relocation matters.
  • Represent clients in child custody and child and spousal support trials.
  • Litigated for clients seeking child custody in contested cases.

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38. Privilege Log

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Here's how Privilege Log is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed privileged communications, drafted narratives, and created privilege logs for materials withheld under the attorney-client privilege doctrine.
  • Led and instructed team of attorneys to draft two thousand-page privilege logs of highly-technical and sensitive patent-related documents.
  • Reviewed litigation documents for general responsiveness, relevance, and deposition preparation and conducted privilege log review.
  • Responded to reviewers' inquiries regarding privilege log entries and verified privilege and responsiveness status.
  • Evaluated potential discovery documents and prepare privilege logs in order withhold confidential corporate documents.
  • Reviewed privileged materials, prepare related document procedures and prepare privilege logs.
  • Developed, reviewed and submitted deposition and privilege logs.
  • Prepared privilege logs in preparation for production.
  • Worked on privilege logs and deposition preparation.
  • Prepared detailed and defensible privilege logs.
  • Supervised privilege review team and made final privilege determinations; prepared multiple privilege logs with more than 20K log entries.
  • Review of Opposing Party's Privilege Logs, Memos and Spreadsheets re Defects in Opposing Party's Privilege Log.
  • Performed privilege review and analysis in order to draft and produce privilege logs to regulators and private plaintiffs.
  • Reviewed privileged documents and assisted in the preparation of privilege logs, including the redaction of privilege material.
  • Organize deposition preparations materials, vet expert witnesses, create deposition designations and objections, prepare privilege logs.
  • Performed quality control and provided feedback for first pass review, privilege log and redaction phases.
  • Drafted and edited privilege logs for production to opposing counsel in preparation for impending trial.
  • Assisted in creating privilege logs and drafting privilege descriptions to protect confidential client documents.
  • Prepared privilege logs and analyzed challenges to privilege logs produced by opposing parties.
  • Spearhead the preparation of defensible and cost-effective privilege logs for firm clients.

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40. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Developed and maintained effective working relationships with Child Protective Services, judicial officials, law enforcement and attorneys.
  • Advised other professionals about mental health law including medical professionals, law enforcement personnel, and hospital administrators.
  • Coordinate national counter-trafficking training program for law enforcement officials and service providers as part of the Freedom Network Training Institute.
  • Collaborated with legal staff at other state agencies and local law enforcement when charges against licensees also impacted those entities.
  • Interfaced with officials from Federal Bureau of Investigations, Internal Revenue Service, and other federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Developed important professional relationships with judges, prosecutors, court staff, law enforcement, colleagues and clients.
  • Interacted and communicated effectively with judges, prosecutors, court staff, law enforcement, colleagues and clients.
  • Train local law enforcement, mediators, landlords, tenants, community groups and the public.
  • Issue subpoenas for documents and witnesses, including law enforcement, experts, and case managers.
  • Provide technical assistance to law enforcement system, court system, other service agencies and community.
  • Counseled and trained advocates, law enforcement, and medical personnel.
  • Frequent interaction with law enforcement and the District Attorney's Office.
  • Prepared and presented CLE seminar on water law enforcement.
  • Consulted with shelter and law enforcement personnel on cases.
  • Draft and provide legal guidance on internal memorandums of understanding and other interlocal law enforcement agency agreements.
  • Presented Leech Lake Code trainings directly to Tribal law enforcement officers along with Band judges and prosecutors on juvenile jurisdictional issues.
  • Communicated and partnered with clients, attorneys, law enforcement officers and other professionals to mediate, analyze and resolve conflicts.

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41. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Presented and trained medical professionals and social workers to identify legal issues experienced by their vulnerable patient population.
  • Worked closely with social workers and non-profit organizations to provide alternative sentencing and treatment options for clients.
  • Advise agency employees/social workers regarding juvenile law issues.
  • Collaborate with social workers and paralegals.
  • Represented public sector union members, including nurses, doctors, and social workers in step hearings relating to labor grievances.
  • Interviewed social workers, therapist, counselors, police officers and other relevant persons in preparation for review hearings and trials.
  • Worked as part of a team of attorneys, social workers and paralegals to ensure the best outcomes for our clients.
  • Work with clients, social workers and service providers in a client-centered model of representation to advocate for my clients.
  • Conducted cross examination of medical experts, therapists, and social workers, on cases of child abuse and neglect.
  • Collaborate with social workers, paralegals, and investigators to connect families with services in order to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Worked closely with state and city social workers, public and private rehabilitation programs, and other services.
  • Work collaboratively with the Writing Unit, Social Workers, and Paralegals to provide representation to our clients.
  • Worked with social workers, investigators, and community partners to achieve optimal results for every client.
  • Attended meetings with education officials, social workers, medical personnel, and other necessary stakeholders.
  • Trained social workers in advocacy role, law and procedures, ethics and professionalism in court.
  • Develop case plans with the assistance of social workers and various social service providers.
  • Interviewed children, social workers, therapists, teachers, and other collateral contacts.
  • Trained attorneys, social workers, and other professionals on elder abuse prevention.
  • Coordinate with staff social workers to endure clients with needs obtain appropriate services.
  • Collaborate with social workers to enroll clients in programs upon release from detention.

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42. Low-Income Families

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Here's how Low-Income Families is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Monitored legislative developments impacting low-income families.
  • Advocated for the needs and rights of low-income families during the Flint Water Crisis.
  • Lobbied the NYS Senate and Assembly on issues concerning the homeless and low-income families.
  • Handled a wide variety of legal cases for low-income families and senior citizens.
  • Represented low-income families and seniors in housing matters.
  • Worked on a housing development plan to refurbish properties to be sold to low-income families.

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43. Community Outreach

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Here's how Community Outreach is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted local community outreach regarding landlord-tenant law, including information on tenant rights and responsibilities in the eviction process.
  • Engaged in community outreach to northern Virginia immigrant community and gave twenty presentations to community organizations.
  • Participate in community outreach and collaborate with other public interest organizations.
  • Conduct community outreach at local hospitals, organizations and community centers.
  • Participate in community outreach and educational programs throughout Detroit area.
  • Conducted and facilitated community outreach presentations throughout the Twin Cities.
  • Prepared and participated in extensive community outreach programs.
  • Presented at various community outreach education seminars.
  • Planned and executed community outreach events.
  • Present information at Community Outreach events.
  • Engaged in community outreach activities.
  • Examined clients' company policies, training materials, and community outreach efforts for documents to be produced in litigation.
  • Drafted timely status and budget reports, attended weekly team meetings and community outreach initiatives.
  • Handled Spanish outreach, domestic victim outreach, and other community outreach events.
  • Assisted Mecca's Place in hosting several of its community outreach events.
  • Conduct community outreach regarding the Affordable Care Act and health insurance.
  • Perform community outreach and education on the health law.
  • Participated in community outreach and presented pro- se clinics.
  • Provide community outreach and education to the public.
  • Review and negotiate residential leases Represent the Legal Aid Society in community outreach and education to individuals and local community-based organizations.

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44. Litigation Support

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Here's how Litigation Support is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Coordinated with litigation support regarding database management activities including database construction, data uploading and proper data production.
  • Developed educational materials and bimonthly newsletter for network and provided litigation support to member attorneys.
  • Provided litigation support for financial services law firm in bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Reviewed financial documents daily as litigation support for an investment firm.
  • Managed litigation support team and production quality control.
  • Conduct new lawyer training regarding motor vehicle consequences and keep litigation support materials current on the same topic.
  • Advise case teams on best practices for document preparation, discovery and use of litigation support services.
  • Served as litigation support to Assistant US Attorneys in employment discrimination cases filed in federal court.
  • Served as litigation support to agency regional attorneys and to the assistant U.S. attorneys.
  • Managed and trained litigation support staff, including new attorneys, paralegals and secretaries.
  • Drafted privilege log entries and coordinated with litigation support staff for document productions.
  • Recruited to join this law practice to design and manage the database technology for complex multi-state litigation support.
  • Provided Litigation Support and eDiscovery for approximately 10 federal securities law and antitrust matters.

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45. Employment Discrimination

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Here's how Employment Discrimination is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Involved in risk management including handling property and casualty insurance, worker's compensation, employment discrimination and workplace safety matters.
  • Developed internal process for statistical analyses in employment discrimination cases which negated the need to rely on outside consultants.
  • Provided analysis and research for prisoners' litigation matters and assisted individuals with equal employment discrimination claims.
  • Represented clients in criminal and municipal defense, and employment discrimination cases.
  • Participated in legal administration of race and age based employment discrimination class action, involving 1,400 class members.
  • Interviewed twenty past employees in employment discrimination case to reconstruct three years of schedules and employee assignments.
  • Filed employment discrimination cases in state and federal court.
  • Advise HR staff regarding legal risk for various HR matters (employment discrimination, worker's comp., etc.

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46. Hipaa

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Here's how Hipaa is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining privacy and security policies and procedures related to HIPAA and record retention requirements.
  • Developed policies and education for HIPAA privacy compliance, managed business associate agreements.
  • Advise company on changes in regulatory requirements and environments with an emphasis on PPACA, HIPAA and health exchange regulation.
  • Assisted in preparation and planning for the implementation of the HIPAA legislation including drafting of HIPAA confidentiality forms.
  • Provided legal compliance advice on regulatory issues including HIPAA, false claims, and various health care laws.
  • Enlist forms such as non-disclosure, clinical trial, business associate, or HIPAA compliance documents efficiently.
  • Research and analyze federal and state insurance laws, prompt-pay statutes, and HIPAA regulations.
  • Maintained and implemented HIPAA privacy and security rules within the company.
  • Advised business units on the pending new HIPAA regulations.
  • Reviewed all external business associate agreements for HIPAA compliance.
  • Implemented HIPAA compliance at largest proprietary PPO in US.
  • Developed and wrote TSVH's HIPAA Compliance Program.
  • Draft and file charging petitions, motions, status reports, legal memoranda, and HIPAA-compliantsupporting documents.
  • Observed evidentiary hearings for appeal cases with human service judges .Trained in data privacy (HIPAA) and plain language initiatives

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47. Client Interviews

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Here's how Client Interviews is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Conduct client interviews and collected client background data to determine eligibility for services.
  • Conducted client interviews and prepared clients in anticipation of litigation.
  • Maintain client contact, conduct new client interviews and assess the merits of cases to determine the level of service needed.
  • Attend court appearances and participate in client interviews for the Housing and Children's Rights Division.
  • Managed interns in client intake process, conducted initial client interviews, and screened incoming cases.
  • Conducted in-depth research, depositions, and initial client interviews.
  • Conducted in-office and on-site client interviews and intake functions.
  • Draft pleadings, demand letters, client interviews.
  • Managed Help Desk volunteer and supervised client interviews.
  • Conduct client interviews and answer legal questions.
  • Conducted client interviews and jail visits.
  • Conducted client interviews, completed discovery process, dangerousness hearings, violations of probation, motion hearings, and trials.
  • Conducted client interviews and prepared memoranda of law in anticipation of litigation for high profile case.
  • Draft factual memoranda based on research and review of background materials to prepare for client interviews.

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48. Habeas Corpus

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Here's how Habeas Corpus is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted writs of habeas corpus and administrative appeals; several resulting in the early discretionary release of clients.
  • Reviewed petitions for habeas corpus, researched issues raised, and drafted orders for judicial review and execution.
  • Performed research and writing of state and federal law related to habeas corpus issues.
  • File administrative appeals, and state writs of habeas corpus in the Supreme Court.
  • Drafted and filed petitions for writ of habeas corpus for clients.
  • Analyzed petitions for writs of habeas corpus.
  • Prepared Article 78, Habeas Corpus, Court of Claims, and 1983 filings at all stages of litigation.

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49. Eeoc

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Here's how Eeoc is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Litigated discrimination in employment cases before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the EEOC.
  • Served as advisory counsel to Regional Counsels on complex mixed cases before the EEOC, MSPB and FLRA.
  • Handled all phases of employment law litigation before the EEOC, MSPB and EEOC Office of Federal Operations.
  • Respond to charges brought before administrative agencies, such as the PHRC and the EEOC.
  • Represented several clients in discrimination claims submitted with the EEOC or the DFEH.
  • Responded to charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC and CCRD.
  • Represented the Agency before the EEOC, MSPB and Arbitrators.
  • Redacted EEOC compliance reports to the Division Director.
  • Defended the agency in EEOC employee discrimination complaints.
  • Served as Team Leader for EEOC hearing cases.
  • Assisted clients with EEOC complaints.
  • Participated in mediations with the EEOC and Kansas Human Rights Commission on allegations of harassment against KDOT.

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50. Expert Witnesses

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Here's how Expert Witnesses is used in Staff Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted interrogatories, assisted with deposition of expert witnesses and prepared digests and errata of witness testimony.
  • Interviewed expert witnesses participating in litigation, prepared testimony, and drafted affidavits.
  • Conducted legal research and interviewed expert witnesses to acquire relevant data.
  • Prepared expert witnesses for hearing and made sure to understand rationale for failure to meet standard of care charges fully.
  • Attend trials and prepare daily summaries of proceedings, prepare fact and expert witnesses for direct and cross examination.
  • Worked with medical expert witnesses and other professionals to understand complex medical issues and practice standards.
  • Examined and cross-examined all types of fact witnesses and expert witnesses in scientific fields.
  • Assisted in the preparation of expert testimony, cross-examined expert witnesses and drafted briefs.
  • Prepared company and expert witnesses for their direct testimony at trial.
  • Prepare exhibits for depositions of opposing parties and expert witnesses.
  • Prepared analysis for expert witnesses re: competition for contracts.
  • Counseled and defended expert witnesses for deposition and trial.
  • Defended clients and expert witnesses through hundreds of depositions.
  • Executed strategy for complex proceedings with multiple parties, complicated issues of fact, expert witnesses, and challenging evidentiary problems.
  • Deposed state expert witnesses; retaied, consulted with and presented testimony of defense expert witnesses.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Staff Attorney

Legal Documents13%
Trial Preparation10.9%
Counsel10.4%
Ensure Compliance7.4%
Personal Injury Cases6.5%
Child Support5.4%
Complex Legal Issues4.6%
Federal Courts3.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Staff Attorney

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
9.7%
9.7%
2
2
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
8.1%
8.1%
3
3
Counsel
Counsel
7.7%
7.7%
4
4
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
5.5%
5.5%
5
5
Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Cases
4.8%
4.8%
6
6
Child Support
Child Support
4%
4%
7
7
Complex Legal Issues
Complex Legal Issues
3.4%
3.4%
8
8
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
2.9%
2.9%
9
9
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
2.9%
2.9%
10
10
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Family Law
Family Law
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
Real Estate
Real Estate
2.7%
2.7%
14
14
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
2.6%
2.6%
15
15
Settlement Agreements
Settlement Agreements
2.2%
2.2%
16
16
Legal Services
Legal Services
2.2%
2.2%
17
17
Legal Advice
Legal Advice
2%
2%
18
18
Administrative Hearings
Administrative Hearings
1.9%
1.9%
19
19
Document Review
Document Review
1.8%
1.8%
20
20
Social Security
Social Security
1.8%
1.8%
21
21
Legal Matters
Legal Matters
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Legal Representation
Legal Representation
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Indigent Clients
Indigent Clients
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Administrative Law
Administrative Law
1.3%
1.3%
25
25
Appellate Briefs
Appellate Briefs
1.2%
1.2%
26
26
Public Benefits
Public Benefits
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Employment Laws
Employment Laws
1%
1%
29
29
Oral Arguments
Oral Arguments
1%
1%
30
30
Jury Instructions
Jury Instructions
1%
1%
31
31
Pre-Trial Motions
Pre-Trial Motions
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Estate Planning
Estate Planning
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
Medicaid
Medicaid
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Deposition Summaries
Deposition Summaries
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Child Custody
Child Custody
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Privilege Log
Privilege Log
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Legal Opinions
Legal Opinions
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Low-Income Families
Low-Income Families
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Community Outreach
Community Outreach
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Litigation Support
Litigation Support
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Employment Discrimination
Employment Discrimination
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Hipaa
Hipaa
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Client Interviews
Client Interviews
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Habeas Corpus
Habeas Corpus
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Eeoc
Eeoc
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Expert Witnesses
Expert Witnesses
0.5%
0.5%

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