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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tip of the Iceberg; Some of My Legal Writing and Teaching Experience

Work History and Teaching Experience



 Looking for jobs as a free lance writer, professional blogger, edito, fiction or nonfiction.  Also check my LinkedIn Profile

TEACHING


Board of Directors, Comm University, in conjunction with St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA. Taught in Comm U, "The Doll as Other," a humanities course.

Quest College

3/2000-4/2000             General Education Program Coordinator. On-Line Legal Writing instruction. Teaching Spanish, English, Shakespeare, History of English Language,  and Literature. Supervise faculty in my department, prepare and write materials for NCA visit, work on scheduling.  General Education and Criminal Justice Advisory Boards. Created Developmental Center. Substitute teacher Small Business Management, E-Commerce Development, English, Management Courses.
           
Illinois State Board of Education Approval Received to Teach the Following Courses at Kaplan:

·         MT 310 Ethics and the Legal Environment (Helped Develop Class and Syllabus)
·         MA 208 Medical Law and Ethics
·         MT 211 Business Law (Developed Syllabus and helped Make Course a Prerequisite for other Courses)
·         HU 245 Ethics
·         CM 240 Technical Writing
·         CR 136 Legal Terminology
·         HM 117 Hospitality Law
·         All communication classes including Business Communications
·         Served routinely as a substitute teacher and wrote lesson plans, etc., for E-Commerce Course and Small Business Management.
·         All writing , literature, and humanities courses
·         All courses in criminal justice and paralegal programs

Marycrest International
University
9/99-5/00                     Instructor Ways of Knowing Symposium, Team Teaching Written Communications and Political Science. Compiled course materials and textbook.

Black Hawk College

Spring 1986
1998-2000                    Associate Professor Law, English, ESL Legal Writing and Research I and Administrative Law, Freshman Rhetoric, Introduction to Literature, Communications, Introduction to Short Fiction, Spanish: Intermediate Listening and Conversation, Faculty Institute on Japan (Grant from Columbia University), Teachers' Technology Tool Box (WebCT, PowerPoint, FrontPage, WebBoard), Journalism (1986, 1998-present), committee work, participated annual BHC English Conference, participant mini conferences service learning and distance learning,  conducted and completed survey of Paralegal Programs in the Area for Legal Assistants Program at BHC, developed courses for distance learning as well as study guides for Legal Writing and Research I and Administrative Law.

March 1999                Saturday Serendipity Program - Moline, IL Council for the Gifted

Commonwealth

Business College                 Adjunct Instructor Business Law and Legal Writing and Research II


AIC Junior College

(Now Kaplan College)          Instructor Business Law (spring 1998)

Southern Illinois
University                   Graduate Assistant English Composition 101, 102, Introduction to Literature, Honors Composition, Writing Center Tutor (1991-95)

Augustana College
(1980-82, 1986-88)     Adjunct Instructor Freshman Rhetoric and Writing Center Tutor
           
University of Iowa     Research Assistant College of Law (1983-85)

Eugene Field School  Secondary Hours in Education/with Augustana College (Spring 1980)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1986-Present       Legal Writing, Research, Advocacy for various law firms in Iowa, California, and Illinois, primarily on a free lance basis.  Among my duties, advocate for Social Security clients, advocate for Employment Discrimination clients, drafting contracts, drafting briefs, motions, memoranda, and appeals.  Compiled a probate manual for office use.  Also, Legal Research, Civil and Criminal Departments, paid internship, 1989-90, Santa Clara County Superior Court, San Jose.  Wrote bench memos, appeals, coordinated Discovery Calendar. Experience with empirical legal studies and in Death Penalty Litigation, Administrative Duties in both departments, other criminal law, Iowa and California, moot court and client counseling. Researched Civil, Criminal, International, and Federal Law.

GRANT EXPERIENCE

Humanities Evaluator for October 2001 Poem/Art Odyssey Project, a Humanities Iowa Grant Project, Faye Clow, Director.  September 2001, presented program, filmed by local Cinema Club with PBS/Cable affiliations, German Dolls and Immigration, German American Heritage Center, Davenport, IA, Dr. Michael Hustedde Coordinator.




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