123 Main Street • Atlanta, Georgia • 30339
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Objective: Seek the Position of Legal Hearing Officer
SUMMARY: Exceptionally talented and skillful Legal Hearing Officer with huge background in performing the advanced support operations for Courts relating to the preparation and processing of court cases, and resolution of non-mandatory code violations as enumerated in the policy handbook.
Summary of Qualifications
More than sixteen years experience.
Profound knowledge of court and legal practices and procedures, including most functional specialties existing in the operation, legal terminology and concepts, and case flow management techniques.
Uncommon ability to understand and interpret codes, statues, and policies and procedures.
In-depth ability to apply knowledge of the law and listening skills to make fair and sound judgment often under adverse conditions.
Strong ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Exceptional ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, representatives of allied agencies, and the public.
In-depth ability to prioritize tasks; evaluate own work product; and evaluate effectiveness of operational procedures.
Civil Service Commission, State of Minneapolis, MN 2002 - Present
Legal Hearing Worker
Conduct hearings in bailable traffic cases and other misdemeanor cases as authorized; make decisions for determination of appropriate action. Review files for hearing prior to scheduled appointment.
Greet the public, answer inquiries and address problems, fill out forms, answer telephone call from the public, other law enforcement agencies, defendants, and attorneys; answer questions requiring judgement and knowledge of court policies, procedures and laws. Receive and process telephone, internet and walk-in inquiries regarding criminal violations
Access complex computer systems to obtain confidential criminal records, driving records, jail records, etc.
Establish and maintain court dockets; calendars court dates and confirm court arrangements; notify interested and concerned individuals concerning court proceedings.
Maintain tickler files (tracking) to monitor when payments are due, end of probation, traffic school completion, etc.
Certify to the State Driver License Division and recommend suspension of driver license. Determine eligibility of traffic school and what is sent to the State Driver's License Division. Qualify citizens for education program and dismiss citations upon payment of fines, fees and surcharges with attendance at traffic school. Certify to the state that violations did occur so that points may be assessed to the violator.
Research inquiries, correct errors, resolve discrepancies and notify violators of actions taken.
Prepare, assemble and check materials for each court session; establish and route case files; prepare and route notices according to required procedures.
Department of Justice, State of Minneapolis, MN 1995 - 2002
Presided over and adjudicated nonmoving criminal misdemeanors, criminal major and minor traffic violation cases, and civil minor traffic violation cases.
Presided over arraignments, pretrial disposition conferences, calendar calls, probation violation hearings, jury, and nonjury trials.
Heard and ruled on motions.
Found defendants "guilty" or "not guilty," "responsible" or "not responsible," or "in violation" or "not in violation" in non jury proceedings based upon evidence elicited at the trial or hearing.
Conducted restitution, aggravation/mitigation hearings, when needed, prior to sentencing.
Imposed sentences after a finding of "guilty" or "responsible" in a jury or non jury trial.
Determined the disposition of cash bails, surety bonds, and forfeitures.
Ordered and signed criminal arrest warrants.
Conducted hearings and ruled on requests for a Vicious Dog Petition, an Order of Protection, and an Injunction Against Harassment.
Researched current case law as it applied to issues presented and, when needed, prepared written opinions.
Demonstrated continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and worked cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
Civil Service Commission, State of Minneapolis, MN 1990 - 1995
Conducted criminal and civil lawsuits, drew up legal documents, advised clients as to legal rights.
Gathered evidence in divorce, civil, criminal, and other cases to formulate defense or to initiate legal action.
Conducted research, interviewed clients and witnesses, and handled other details in preparation for trial.
Prepared legal briefs, developed strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of case.
Filed brief with court clerks.
Represented client in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.
Interpreted laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses.
Confered with colleagues with specialty in area of lawsuit to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings.
Acted as trustee, guardian, and executor.
Drafted wills, trusts, transfer of assets, gifts, and other documents.
Advised corporate clients concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors, officers, and corporate relations with general public.
Bachelor's Degree in Law University of New York (1990)