Attorney Lawyer in Orange County California Resume Arianne Espinueva

May 25, 2016 | Author: Arianne Espinueva | Category: Types, Presentations
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ARIANNE MARIE G. ESPINUEVA Irvine, California | C: 360.513.7118 | [email protected] | Summary Savvy, conscientious, and organized Attorney with over nine years of experience in the legal profession. Thrives in dynamic environments and quickly adapts to the ever-changing demands of the legal field. Experience ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY May 2014 – May 2015 Law Office of Corey Evan Parker Irvine, California  Effectively litigated misdemeanor and felony criminal cases from arraignment to preliminary hearing, increasing client satisfaction and referrals  Helped manage both California and Washington State law offices CONTRACT ATTORNEY December 2013 – May 2014 Earl Carter & Associates Santa Ana, California  Specially appeared for arraignments, pre-trials, entering of pleas, warrant recalls and probation violation hearings for felony and misdemeanor matters, including DUI/DWI, drug-related and domestic violence cases  Efficiently managed multiple court appearances while effectively advocating for criminal clients during pre-trial negotiations PARALEGAL September – December 2013 Christian Schank & Associates Santa Ana, California  Increased firm and attorney productivity by performing substantive legal duties, including conducting legal research, discovery production, and drafting of legal documents, such as petitions, motions, discovery responses and judgments ADMISSIONS SECRETARY January – May 2013 Southwestern Law School, Admissions Office Los Angeles, California  Served as initial contact between the law school and potential and admitted students by responding to inquiries and participating as a speaker in informational panel events  Helped plan and coordinate an off-campus recruiting event that resulted in a 20% increase in interest from prospective new students LAW CLERK January – May 2012; August 2012 – May 2013 Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Major Crimes Division Los Angeles, California  Assisted deputy district attorney by taking initiative in organizing case files and murder books, drafting witness and defendant case summaries, and participating in case strategy discussions  Provided effective litigation support to deputy district attorney in a ten-defendant felony case that resulted in all guilty verdicts LAW CLERK May – August 2012 Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office Compton, California  Provided legal support to various deputy public defenders by assisting with drafting of motions and declarations, performing legal research, and conducting preliminary client interviews  Organized and conducted a Microsoft Office training workshop for deputy public defenders, for which attendees received CLE credit for participation

ARIANNE MARIE G. ESPINUEVA Irvine, California | C: 360.513.7118 | [email protected] | PARALEGAL March 2009 – June 2010 Law Offices of Michel & Rhyne Irvine, California  Provided legal support to busy family law firm by conducting preliminary interviews with prospective clients and drafting of motions, points and authorities, declarations, and formal discovery responses  Implemented client data and file management system, which increased firm productivity PARALEGAL June 2007 – March 2009 Law Offices of Robert M. Dykes Costa Mesa, California  Conducted initial client interviews, drafted legal documents, and managed the busy calendar of sole practitioner, while simultaneously performing administrative duties  Volunteered to handle attorney and paralegal billing, dramatically cutting overhead costs associated with hiring a billing secretary LEGAL ASSISTANT December 2006 – June 2007 Dishon & Block, APC. Irvine, California  Appointed as direct assistant to the managing partner of the law firm, with responsibilities including but not limited to drafting and filing of legal documents, corresponding with clients, courts, and other attorneys, and coordinating the managing partner’s busy calendar  Created and maintained a systemized database on Microsoft Excel of all incoming and outgoing office correspondence allowing for easy tracking and referencing Education Southwestern Law School May 2013 Juris Doctor Los Angeles, California  Certifications: Basic Mediation; Lexis-Nexis; Westlaw  Staff Editor, Journal of Legal Education, 2012  Activities: President, Women’s Law Association; Treasurer, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity; Student Bar Association Liaison, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association; Partner, Graduating Class Gift Organization; Board Member, Student Enhancement Committee; Member, Public Interest Law Committee, Black Law Student Association; Student Liaison, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; Student Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association University of California – Irvine Paralegal Certificate  Volunteer Legal Secretary, Legal Aid of Orange County

June 2008 Irvine, California

University of Washington August 2005 Bachelor of Arts; Sociology; Law, Societies and Justice Seattle, Washington  Dean’s List, 2002 – 2005  Activities: Member, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society; Member, Sociology Students Association; Member, Filipino Student Association; Mentor, Day with a Dawg Program; Participant, Study Abroad Program, University of Bangalore, India, June – August 2004 Language Skills  

Fluent in Tagalog Basic Spanish

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