Lisa Starks

Freelance Paralegal & Writer

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Location:West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lisastarks
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Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
OBJECTIVE. To obtain a position with an established organization wherein my education, knowledge and employment background may be utilized for the betterment of the organization.

EDUCATION. M.S., Education; Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.; August, 2009.
Paralegal Certificate; PCDI, Norcross, GA; June, 1994.
B.S., Biology; University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT; May, 1990.
Mixology Certificate; County Schools, New Haven, CT; May, 1985.

WORK EXPERIENCE.
02/2008 – Present CT Real Estate/Commercial Property Inspections/Independent Contractor. Clientele: J.D. Wicks Company, Aurora, IL; Nationwide Management Services, Inc., Maricopa, AR; Photoinspection.com, Buffalo, NY; Responsibilities include verification of real estate occupancy and damage assessment, commercial inspections, borrower interviews and other property inspection requirements.
12/2005 – Present Legal Assistant/Independent Contractor. Clientele: Breeding Law Firm, West Haven, CT and Law Office of Attorney Donna L. Wright, Cheshire, CT; Responsibilities include word processing, title searches, production of any and all closing documents, attendance at closings, and working knowledge of all aspects of law, including e-filing and other court related filings.
09/2008 – 12/2011 Substitute Teacher. Kelly Educational Staffing, Hamden, CT; Responsibilities included substitute teaching duties for K-12 grade levels.
05/2011 – 06/2011 Substitute Teacher. Monroe Public Schools, Monroe, CT; Responsibilities included substitute teaching duties for 9-12 grade levels.
07/2007 – 08/2007 Science Teacher/Summer Counselor. Upward Bound Program at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT; Responsibilities included teaching of Biology and Environmental Science to inner-city students in grades 10-12.
08/2006 – 06/2008 DSAP Science Teacher. Bridgeport Board of Education, Bridgeport, CT; Responsibilities included teaching of Biology, Environmental Science and Physical Science to students in grades 9 to 12.
07/2006 – 08/2006 Science Camp Teacher/Counselor. SSEA, New Haven, CT; Responsibilities included marine science education of middle school age children.
11/1996 - 12/2005 Legal Assistant. The Bozelko Law Firm, P.C., Orange, CT; Responsibilities included word processing, typing, daily contact with clients and working knowledge of all aspects of law.
07/1996 – 11/1996 Legal Secretary. Law Office of Joseph E. Meuser, Bridgeport, CT. Responsibilities included word processing, daily contact with clients and working knowledge of all aspects of law.
05/1995 - 08/1996 Volunteer Instructor. Maritime Center at Norwalk, Norwalk, CT; Responsibilities included demonstration of scientific displays; lectures about the animals housed at the Center.
05/1995 – 07/1996 Real Estate Secretary. Tierney, Zullo, Flaherty & Murphy, P.C., Norwalk, CT; Responsibilities included word processing, daily contact with clients and working knowledge of all aspects of real estate law.
06/1994 – 03/1995 Legal Secretary. Law Office of Ronald M. Scherban, New Haven, CT. Responsibilities included word processing, daily contact with clients and working knowledge of all aspects of law.
08/1992 – 06/1994 Legal Secretary. Simko & Elstein, P.C., Bridgeport, CT; Responsibilities included word processing, daily contact with clients and working knowledge of all aspects of law.
08/1990 – 07/1991 Physical Laboratory Technician. National Marine Fisheries, Milford, CT; Responsibilities included dissection of marine species for "clean" sample collection, data input and hazardous waste material inventory and disposal.
09/1988 - 06/1990 Chemistry Department Assistant; University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT; Responsibilities included preparation of reagents for use by undergraduate chemistry students; performance of experiments for comparison with student results; laboratory instruction assistance.
05/1985 – 02/1991 Lead Bartender. Charley’s Pot Belly Pub, Milford, CT; Responsibilities included all aspects of bartending and waitressing; customer service; sales; closing and opening responsibilities.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS.
• Initial Educator Certificate in 7-12 Biology
• Training in Blue Ribbon Testing, Grant Writing and Web Design.
• Successful creation of Bird Banding Training Manual for Connecticut Audubon Society.
• Successful Former Owner and Operator of Starks Services of CT, LLC
• Published Author of “Write Soon. Love, Fran: Letters Home from a Korean War WAC” and “Ins and Outs of Europe: One Hostel at a Time” (PublishAmerica.com)
• Very proficient in the use of computers and associated programs.
• Familiar with cognitive and socio-cultural theories of learning and motivation.
Skills (2) Rating
Paralegal
Writing