In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
I am interested in working with schools in my area
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
9th Grade Community Mentoring Program
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
I am interested in working as a mentor with 9 th graders through the life skills class and Skillmation.
You have indicated an expertise in Law and Public Service
I was a public defender for 8 years. My experience included representing children accused of committing crimes. When I left public defense, I became a certified mediator and facilitator for nonprofit agencies. During that time, I was the managing attorney for a commercial mediation company and developed mediation training for government and nonprofit organizations. Thereafter, I became an administrative law judge (ALJ) for the Office of Administrative Hearings. I spent 20+ years conducting hearings and issuing written decisions for a variety of state agencies and the public. I am deeply committed to the concepts of equality before the law and the checks and balances on the use of power.
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