Law Clerk

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Edyth Jara

edyth.jara@gmail.com | (393) 099-0288 | Sioux Falls, SD

Summary


I am a Law Clerk with over 3 years of experience working in the legal field. I have worked on a variety of cases, including civil and criminal litigation. I have strong research and writing skills, as well as experience in court proceedings. I am detail-oriented and efficient, and able to work independently or as part of a team.

Experience


Law Clerk at Cook Law Office, SDApr 2022 - Present

  • Reviewed and analyzed 100+ pages of medical records to prepare for client’s deposition.
  • Created a 50-page research memo on the application of federal law to cryptocurrency.
  • Led team of 3 other clerks in drafting an appellate brief that was ultimately successful in reversing lower court’s decision.
  • Negotiated a $20,000 settlement between two pro se litigants.
  • Organized and managed document production for discovery phase of trial involving over 1 million documents.
  • Assisted senior partner with jury selection in capital murder case.

Associate Law Clerk at Zephier Law Office, SDAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully completed 400+ cases within the set timeframe.
  • Worked with clients from various backgrounds and cultures, providing them with legal support.
  • Reviewed and analyzed documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Drafted letters, memos, pleadings, and other legal documents as needed.
  • Conducted extensive research on a variety of legal topics using online databases such as Westlaw and LexisNexis.
  • Assisted attorneys in preparing for hearings, trials, mediations, depositions, and client meetings.

Education


Juris Doctor at University of South Dakota School of LawSep 2015 - May 2019

Some skills I've learned are: critical thinking, problem-solving, research, writing, and oral advocacy.

Skills


  • Legal research
  • Writing legal briefs
  • Motions practice
  • Depositions preparation and questioning
  • Courtroom experience and procedure
  • Client interviewing and counseling

Vivica Hilleman

vivica.hilleman@gmail.com | (296) 196-4149 | Wichita, KS

Summary


I have over three years of experience as a Law Clerk. In this role, I was responsible for providing legal support to attorneys and performing various administrative tasks. My duties included conducting research, drafting documents, preparing case files, and maintaining records. I also assisted with client interviews and helped resolve conflicts between parties involved in litigation cases. Through my work experiences, I have developed strong analytical skills and the ability to think critically under pressure. I am able to work independently as well as part of a team in order to achieve common goals

Experience


Law Clerk at Kansas Supreme Court, KSJun 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated a $2 million dollar settlement for client in personal injury case.
  • Wrote appellate brief that was used by the court to overturn a lower court ruling, saving the client millions of dollars in potential damages.
  • Successfully argued a motion to dismiss on behalf of my pro bono clients, resulting in all charges being dropped.
  • Researched and wrote memo that led to dismissal of class action lawsuit against our firm's client.
  • Drafted winning strategy for complex commercial litigation case which resulted in favorable settlement for ourclient.
  • Organized and managed document production team during high-stakes discovery battle.

Associate Law Clerk at Kansas Court of Appeals, KSJul 2019 - May 2022

  • Assisted in preparing and filing over 500 documents with the court.
  • Reviewed, edited, and summarized over 100 legal documents.
  • Conducted extensive research on various legal topics using online databases such as LexisNexis and Westlaw.
  • Drafted motions, memoranda of law, briefs, and other legal pleadings for attorneys’ review and use in court proceedings.
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  • Associate Law Clerk:.
  • 1. I assisted in preparing and filing over 500 documents with the Court. This involved a great deal of accuracy and attention to detail. 2. I reviewed, edited & summarized approximately 100 different legal document types including but not limited to; performance reviews , letters of recommendation etc 3 .I conducted extensive research utilizing multiple sources including but not limited to ; internet database searches (Lexus Nexus & Westlaw) 4. I drafted numerous motions , memorandum's of law ,briefs & other required documentation needed for attorney's review prior to submission &/or presentation during actual court proceedings 5.. On occasion i was responsible for scheduling appointments 6 communicating directly with clients.

Education


Juris Doctor at University of Kansas School of LawAug 2015 - May 2019

Some skills I've learned are: critical thinking, problem solving, research, and writing.

Skills


  • Legal research
  • Writing legal briefs
  • Motions practice
  • Depositions preparation and questioning
  • Client interviewing and counseling
  • Legal analysis and problem solving