Leslie A. Fischman (RESUME)
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA June 2013–Present
Masters in Law, LLM
University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Inglewood, CA June 2009 – January 2013
Juris Doctorate Degree Candidate
West Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA February 2008 – December 2008
ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate Program September 2011 – June 2012
Certified Paralegal (June 2012)
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in Sociology (December 2007)
University of California Los Angeles, Summer Study in Psychology (June – August 2004)
Summer study in Psychobiology for (3) Units College Credit
American University of Paris, France, Summer Study Abroad June – August 2002
Summer study in Art History and Studio Drawing for (6) Units College Credit
Otis College of Art and Design, Westchester, CA June – August 2001
Summer study in Fashion Design and Studio Art for (3) Units College Credit
Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Compton, CA July – October 2012
Extern, Victim Witness Assistance Program [16+hrs/week]
Providing crisis intervention services to victims of crime & case management.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Steinberger, Beverly Hills, CA August – December 2012
Intern, Mass Tort Prescription Drug Personal Injury Cases [12hrs/week]
Filing, data entry, organizing the office, answering phones and taking messages
Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC), Santa Monica, CA November 2011 – February 2012
Volunteer, Access Center and Daybreak Women’s Homeless Shelter [4hrs/week]
Provided various support services to homeless Veterans, youth, men, and women.
Prepared and provided meals, organized closets, sorted through mail, and did laundry.
Pioneer Events and Marketing, Inglewood, CA November 2011 – February 2012
Marketing Representative [40-60hrs/week]
Marketing professional beauty and food products.
Sales and Marketing at Costco and Sam’s Club across Southern California.
Sold up to $1,000 worth of product at Sam’s Club, in one day; promoted to Leadership after 6 weeks.
Southland Management Group (SMG), Long Beach, CA September 2010 - December 2010
Human Resources for Acute Dialysis Services
Update and Edit Employee Handbook for Acute Dialysis Nurses and Administrative Staff
Provide assistance to Office Manager, i.e. updating policies and procedures and drafting memos
Ensure nurses provide quality care to patients undergoing dialysis treatment.
Children’s Law Center, Los Angeles, CA June – August 2010
Summer Law Clerk, Extern [40hrs/week]
Represented children who have been abandoned, abused, and/or neglected, and at risk of harm.
Interviewed clients daily in person and over the phone and conducted status check interviews.
Wrote 241.1 motions to persuade delinquency court to maintain child’s status as a dependent.
Wrote detailed requests to social worker investigators to visit clients and assess current placement.
Public Counsel, Los Angeles, CA October 2008 – May 2009
Volunteer, Community Development & Homelessness Prevention [10hrs/week]
Conducted client intake interviews, made outreach and follow-up calls to clients.
Organized pleadings, discovery files, and drafted memos.
Office of the City Attorney – Civil Liability Division, Los Angeles, CA June 2008 – August 2009
Paralegal Intern &Volunteer Paralegal [20+hrs/week]
Drafted responses to discovery requests, organized & gathered documents required to be produced.
Interviewed various city personnel and prepared their written responses to Interrogatories.
Drafted a Motion to Bifurcate and Severe Liability.
Rape Crisis Hotline Counselor, Boulder, CO October 2004 – July 2007
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) [24+hrs/month]
On call, 3-4 12hr. shifts a month, including in-person emergency advocacy
Provided emotional support, counseling, information, and referrals to clients
Assisted police officers & detectives gather client information
Attended team meetings, and training sessions for new counselors
Performed administrative duties: organizing fundraising events and data entry
Member, Board of Directors, Wardenburg Health Center October 2004 – December 2006
University of Colorado Student Union [3hrs/week]
Macro-managed operations of Wardenburg Health Center
Evaluated indigent care cases and student insurance policies
Evaluated quarterly reports and fiscal year budgets
Considered new programmatic changes to Wardenburg
Assistant Teacher’s Assistant to Patti Adler, SOCY 1004 January – May 2005
Deviance in US Society, University of Colorado at Boulder [3 units/credit]
One of 10 students selected from the top of my class the previous semester
Wrote and graded quality exam questions and papers
Attended all lectures and taught material during weekly recitation
HONORS & RECOGNITION
Recipient of an “A” and Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Advanced Legal Writing June 2011
Elected, Tribune & Clerk of Rolls, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Bernard Jefferson Senate June 2012
Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation from Los Angeles City Attorney Rockard J. Delgadillo June 2009
Researched, wrote, & defended Honor’s Thesis approved by CU Boulder’s Human Research Committee December 2007
Member, National Scholars Honor Society August 2007
Voting Member, Board of Directors at Wardenburg Health Center, CU Boulder Student Union October 2004 – December 2006
Member, Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) and Research Presenter, Chicago, IL. April 2006
President, International Sociology Honors Society, CU’S Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD). November - May 2005
University of Colorado at Boulder Women’s Club Soccer Team, NIRSA National’s Participant, Alabama 2003
SKILLS & CERTIFICATES
Certified Paralegal, ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate of Achievement from WLAC (June 2012)
Advanced Westlaw Certification in Case Law Research, Secondary Sources, & Advanced Statutory Research July 2011
Paralegal Training Certificates in Westlaw Fundamentals, Litigation Tasks, Statutes, & Cases April 2008
Research Assistant, Data Entry for Psychology Graduate Student at CU Boulder January – May 2005
Teacher’s Assistant, 1 of 10 selected from the top of my class, wrote and graded quality exam questions January – May 2005
MESA Hotline Counselor Training Certificate (40hrs. of training in October) (Certified) November 2004