Duane Carter

Freelance Paralegal & Article Writer

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Location:Garden Grove, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/duanecarter
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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR
DUANE CARTER MA/JD
GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA 92840
TELEPHONE: 714-638-2806
CELLULAR PHONE: 714-644-0677
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dcarter714@hotmail.com
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

A combination of formal education, specialized training and experience has resulted in excellent qualifications as regarding TEACHING, EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, LAW and general BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. Possess superior organization and communication skills. Accustomed to handling multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Skilled in assessing requirements, establishing priorities and implementing effective courses of action.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CASE MANAGER AND SENIOR NEGOTIATOR: Law Office of Thomas P. Giordano, Irvine, California. Was responsible for all major cases within plaintiff’s personal injury law. Established files and took the same to the point of settlement, arbitration or trial. Worked on complex cases wherein they eventually settled at or in excess of $50,000.00 to $150,000.00. Represented plaintiffs at mediation hearings. Represented the office in Small Claims Court matters. Also obtained extensive experience regarding loan modifications. Was responsible for application packets and subsequent settlement negotiations with lender/mortgage companies. Further obtained bankruptcy law experience as regarding Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Relief. Notarized all required documents. (Commission as Notary Public is still in effect.) 2008 to 2011.

CONTROLLER AND CORPORATE TREASURER: Got Engineers, Inc., Corona, California. Near total and complete responsibility for all accounts payable, receivable, and general payroll. Extensive interaction with general contractors, subcontractors, laborers, and material men. Initiated Workers Compensation Claims and responded to issues presented by bank officials. Worked extensively

with In-House Counsel in the resolution of alleged California Building Code violations, zoning variance issues, etc. Likewise served as Corporate Treasurer and was so designated with the California Department of Corporations and Secretary of State’s Office. 2006 to 2008.

PHILOSOPHY INSTRUCTOR: South Coast College, Orange, California. Taught
“Introduction to Philosophy” on the college level. Course concentrated in metaphysics, ethics and epistemology. Presented all lectures and administered examinations. Reviewed student papers/projects and prepared all final grades.
(A part-time evening position). 2005 to 2009.

DEAN OF ACADEMICS: West Haven University, Cypress, California. Complete responsibility for all academic matters and programs. Reported only to the President of the University. Established realistic checks and balances to ensure compliance with internal school policies, and academic standards. Evaluated then current school policies to ensure compliance with existing federal and state mandates with an emphasis upon the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. Extensive student counseling as to academic performance and student goals. Evaluated testing and grading policies for the School(s) of Law, Paralegal Studies, Business Administration and School of Nursing, to ascertain whether or not they were in compliance with the university’s Mission Statement and rules/regulations. Reviewed and modified, when necessary, internal university regulations as regarding student ethics, the Student Grievance Policy, program completion, and the transfer of credits to or from the university. Responsible for the schedule of courses and faculty/instructors assigned to teach class. Oversaw the activities of the Registrar as regarding student/university contracts, registration, billing activities and collection procedures. Responsible for developing an annual guideline of goals and objectives for the School(s) of Law, Paralegal Studies, Business Administration and School of Nursing. Ensured that the Nursing Studies Program, and the core curriculum for nursing degrees, at all times met or exceeded the requirements necessary for accreditation by the Western Association of Schools/Colleges and the National League of Nursing. Calculated final grades for graduate school students. Made final review of student files prior to graduation ceremony and affixed my signature upon all degrees as issued by the university. 2002 to 2006.


CASE MANAGER: Law Offices of Robert W. Speer, Anaheim, California. Settled in excess of one million dollars – Plaintiff’s property damage and personal injury claims. Near total and complete responsibility for all major cases as regarding dog bites, car accidents, slip and fall incidents, etc. Prepared Demand Letters/Packets and interacted extensively with claims adjusters/managers. 2000 to 2001.

ADMINISTRATOR: Action Law Center, Garden Grove, California. Was responsible for daily operation of center wherein office concentrated in general family law, bankruptcy, eviction defense and civil litigation. 1997 to 2000.

ASSISTANT DEAN: Newport University School of Law, Newport Beach, California.
For ten years completed all assignments and projects as given by Law School Dean. Extensive review of student papers and program compliance as established by the California Committee of Bar Examiners. Reviewed student papers and calculated all final grades. Extensive student counseling. Also extensive work in preparing and responding to general correspondence. 1987 to 1997.

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Instructor – General Adult Education –
Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington. Philosophy Teacher/Instructor – Blanchet Private School, Seattle, Washington. Teacher – Assumption School, Spokane, Washington. Senior Tutor – Saint Martin’s Preparatory School – Seattle, Washington.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor [Law] Degree - Irvine University School of Law, Irvine, California.
MA Degree in Teaching - The Whitworth University Graduate School of Education, Spokane, Washington.
BA Degree – History and Psychology Saint Martin’s College, Lacey, Washington.

PERSONAL

Marital Status: Married
Health: Good/Excellent
References: Available Upon Request
Compensation: Open to Negotiation

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR
DUANE CARTER MA/JD
GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA 92840
TELEPHONE: 714-638-2806
CELLULAR PHONE: 714-644-0677
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dcarter714@hotmail.com
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

A combination of formal education, specialized training and experience has resulted in excellent qualifications as regarding TEACHING, EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, LAW and general BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. Possess superior organization and communication skills. Accustomed to handling multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Skilled in assessing requirements, establishing priorities and implementing effective courses of action.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CASE MANAGER AND SENIOR NEGOTIATOR: Law Office of Thomas P. Giordano, Irvine, California. Was responsible for all major cases within plaintiff’s personal injury law. Established files and took the same to the point of settlement, arbitration or trial. Worked on complex cases wherein they eventually settled at or in excess of $50,000.00 to $150,000.00. Represented plaintiffs at mediation hearings. Represented the office in Small Claims Court matters. Also obtained extensive experience regarding loan modifications. Was responsible for application packets and subsequent settlement negotiations with lender/mortgage companies. Further obtained bankruptcy law experience as regarding Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Relief. Notarized all required documents. (Commission as Notary Public is still in effect.) 2008 to 2011.

CONTROLLER AND CORPORATE TREASURER: Got Engineers, Inc., Corona, California. Near total and complete responsibility for all accounts payable, receivable, and general payroll. Extensive interaction with general contractors, subcontractors, laborers, and material men. Initiated Workers Compensation Claims and responded to issues presented by bank officials. Worked extensively

with In-House Counsel in the resolution of alleged California Building Code violations, zoning variance issues, etc. Likewise served as Corporate Treasurer and was so designated with the California Department of Corporations and Secretary of State’s Office. 2006 to 2008.

PHILOSOPHY INSTRUCTOR: South Coast College, Orange, California. Taught
“Introduction to Philosophy” on the college level. Course concentrated in metaphysics, ethics and epistemology. Presented all lectures and administered examinations. Reviewed student papers/projects and prepared all final grades.
(A part-time evening position). 2005 to 2009.

DEAN OF ACADEMICS: West Haven University, Cypress, California. Complete responsibility for all academic matters and programs. Reported only to the President of the University. Established realistic checks and balances to ensure compliance with internal school policies, and academic standards. Evaluated then current school policies to ensure compliance with existing federal and state mandates with an emphasis upon the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. Extensive student counseling as to academic performance and student goals. Evaluated testing and grading policies for the School(s) of Law, Paralegal Studies, Business Administration and School of Nursing, to ascertain whether or not they were in compliance with the university’s Mission Statement and rules/regulations. Reviewed and modified, when necessary, internal university regulations as regarding student ethics, the Student Grievance Policy, program completion, and the transfer of credits to or from the university. Responsible for the schedule of courses and faculty/instructors assigned to teach class. Oversaw the activities of the Registrar as regarding student/university contracts, registration, billing activities and collection procedures. Responsible for developing an annual guideline of goals and objectives for the School(s) of Law, Paralegal Studies, Business Administration and School of Nursing. Ensured that the Nursing Studies Program, and the core curriculum for nursing degrees, at all times met or exceeded the requirements necessary for accreditation by the Western Association of Schools/Colleges and the National League of Nursing. Calculated final grades for graduate school students. Made final review of student files prior to graduation ceremony and affixed my signature upon all degrees as issued by the university. 2002 to 2006.


CASE MANAGER: Law Offices of Robert W. Speer, Anaheim, California. Settled in excess of one million dollars – Plaintiff’s property damage and personal injury claims. Near total and complete responsibility for all major cases as regarding dog bites, car accidents, slip and fall incidents, etc. Prepared Demand Letters/Packets and interacted extensively with claims adjusters/managers. 2000 to 2001.

ADMINISTRATOR: Action Law Center, Garden Grove, California. Was responsible for daily operation of center wherein office concentrated in general family law, bankruptcy, eviction defense and civil litigation. 1997 to 2000.

ASSISTANT DEAN: Newport University School of Law, Newport Beach, California.
For ten years completed all assignments and projects as given by Law School Dean. Extensive review of student papers and program compliance as established by the California Committee of Bar Examiners. Reviewed student papers and calculated all final grades. Extensive student counseling. Also extensive work in preparing and responding to general correspondence. 1987 to 1997.

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Instructor – General Adult Education –
Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington. Philosophy Teacher/Instructor – Blanchet Private School, Seattle, Washington. Teacher – Assumption School, Spokane, Washington. Senior Tutor – Saint Martin’s Preparatory School – Seattle, Washington.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor [Law] Degree - Irvine University School of Law, Irvine, California.
MA Degree in Teaching - The Whitworth University Graduate School of Education, Spokane, Washington.
BA Degree – History and Psychology Saint Martin’s College, Lacey, Washington.

PERSONAL

Marital Status: Married
Health: Good/Excellent
References: Available Upon Request
Compensation: Open to Negotiation
Skills (2) Rating
Paralegal
Article Writing