Amy Palmer

Freelance Researcher & Paralegal

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Location:Columbus, Ohio, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/amypalmer
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E X P E R I E N C E

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 2010 - Current
Program Assistant in College of Education and Human Ecology
o Conduct research for Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on licensed child care programs and Department of Defense.
o Coordinate site visits and communicate with child care facilities.
o Administer child assessments to children 48-60 months.
o Create and maintain research databases for entire project.
o Draft and coordinate tracking of informed consents.
o Assist in the analysis of datasets for project, as well as report results to IRB.

The Strategy Network, Columbus, Ohio 2009 - Current
Quality Control
o Verify and enter collected campaign data.
o Review and update employee files.
o Monitor performance of employees.
o Conduct HR audits of four offices.

Attorney Lisa Burleson, Columbus, Ohio 2010 - 2011
Legal Researcher/Assistant
o Gathered and analyzed research data for education law cases—using such resources as statutes, past court decisions, legal articles, codes, and documents.
o Investigated facts and case law to determine causes of action.
o Assisted in preparation of cases.

Attorney Mark Herder, Columbus, Ohio Spring 2009
Paralegal
o Conducted new client intake.
o Assisted attorney in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 case preparation and filing.

Ohio Community Development Finance Fund, Columbus, Ohio 2004-2008
Quality Assurance/Program Assistant
o Assisted in review and administering of grants developed out of Jobs and Family Services, USDA and Department of Development.
o Worked with Federal contracts and guidelines for Federal programs.
o Facilitated communication between client, attorney, and financial institution to assist closing of loan projects.
o Acted as part of team that presented each community development loan for committee approval.
o Assisted organizations in creating project budgets for Federal grant and loan money.
o Oversaw the due diligence and title work process for community loan project.

NON-PROFIT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Global Gallery, Columbus, Ohio 2010 - Current
Board Member, Chair of Personnel Committee
o Organized Midwest Fair Trade Fest 2011.
o Developing Women’s Training Program with Columbus immigrant population.

Spore Print Community Center, Columbus, Ohio 2007 - Current
Board Member and Volunteer
o Member of finance committee.
o Organized weekly community meals for neighborhood.
o Organized monthly Free Store for neighborhood.
o Developed and organized events and volunteers for the lending library.

E D U C A T I O N

Capital University School of Law, Juris Doctorate May 2004, Columbus, Ohio
Washington College of Law, Summer 2002, Washington, D.C - Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Summer Program
Miami University, Bachelor of Philosophy, May 2001, Oxford, Ohio
University of Pittsburgh - Fall 1999 - Semester at Sea

S K I L L S

• CITI Trained
• Proficient in Access Database
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, as well as in LexisNexis and Westlaw research programs
• Grant making and approval process
•Networking and fundraising skills for small nonprofit organizations
• Starting and running a lending library and community space
Skills (2) Rating
Research
Paralegal