LAUREL RESUME

EDUCATION
J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA
B.A., University of Portland, Portland, OR

BAR ADMISSIONS
Oregon State Bar, #160639, active member since 2016
Washington State Bar, #45631, active member since 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
April 1 – present, Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Jane C. Hanawalt, P.C., Florence, OR
Joined solo practice specializing in wills, trusts, and estate planning.

August 2014 – March 2016, Public Records Officer, Seattle Public School District, Seattle, WA
Managed public records requests and ensured compliance with the Public Records Act, performed legal research for a variety of education and employment issues, drafted/edited District policies and procedures, and responded to discovery for litigation and requests from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Office for Civil Rights.

September 2013 – September 2014, Family Law Volunteer, King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Seattle WA
Assisted qualifying low-income clients with domestic relations issues, including answering questions, explaining legal issues and proceedings, preparing pleadings, and providing legal advice.

January 2013 – August 2014, Associate/Project Manager, Garden City Group, Seattle, WA
Assisted with the Cobell v. Salazar class action settlement by reviewing legal documents, drafting appeals, processing claims, training new hires, overseeing estate entitlements, managing around 20 team members, and planning and participating in multi-state tribal outreach programs.

September 2012 – December 2012, Legal/Administrative Assistant, Law Offices of Jane C. Hanawalt, Florence, OR
Performed legal research and wrote memoranda on a variety of cases, reviewed and drafted petitions, compiled final accountings, and drafted complaints.

May 2011 – May 2012, Rule 9 Intern, Northwest Justice Project, Spokane, WA
Conducted legal research, interviewed clients and prepared them for hearings, drafted legal memoranda and pleadings, presented oral arguments at family law hearings, and assisted victims of domestic violence with obtaining protection orders.

October 2010 – December 2011, Immigration Department Intern, World Relief Spokane, Spokane, WA
Interviewed refugee clients, drafted naturalization and green card applications, and helped clients prepare for naturalization interviews.

August 2010 – May 2012, Research Assistant, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA
Assisted Professor Brooks Holland by researching and summarizing articles for academic presentations and scholarly articles; contributed to scholarly articles that were published by the ABA and SCOTUS.

July 2010 – August 2010, Legal Intern, Human Rights Advocacy Centre, Accra, Ghana
Performed research for an on-going legal study regarding police violations of the human rights of commercial sex workers in Ghana.