BALTIMORE, MD - LISA A. ELDER
BAR ADMISSION Court of Appeals of Maryland, December 2009
ï§ THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW, Baltimore, MD
o Juris Doctor, May 2009
o Earned certificates in Health Care Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution
o GPA: 3.28 (B+)
o Dean’s Award Scholarship for Leadership and Service to the Community, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
o William P. Cunningham Award for Exceptional Leadership and Service, May 2009
ï§ THE COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND, Baltimore, MD
o Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Religious Studies, May 2006
o GPA: 3.95 (A), Summa Cum Laude
o Elizabeth Morrissy Honors Program Graduate
o Studied Abroad: The Institute of Fine and Liberal Arts at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy, Spring 2005
o Marion Burk Knott Full Academic Scholarship, 2002-2006
ï§ CONSULTANT CONTRACT ANALYST, LEGG MASON & CO., LLC, March 2010—August 31, 2010
Drafted, negotiated, and facilitated the execution of contracts between Legg Mason and its vendors and affiliates. Examples of the types of contracts I worked on include: professional service agreements, software and technology licensing, maintenance, and support agreements, confidentiality agreements, purchasing agreements, etc.
ï§ LEGAL ASSISTANT, LAW OFFICE OF HOWARD M. HENESON, P.A., Oct. 2009—March 2010
Assisted with all aspects of the bankruptcy process. Prepared and filed bankruptcy schedules and pleadings, conducted client interviews, investigated facts, drafted client correspondence, and provided support at hearings.
ï§ STUDENT ATTORNEY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW CLINIC, Sept. 2008--May 2009
Served in the “Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities” Clinic under the supervision of Marc Charmatz at the National Association of the Deaf. Conducted client interviews, drafted pleadings, conducted research, wrote demand letters, investigated facts, negotiated settlements, and assisted with all aspects of trial and mediation.
ï§ SUMMER CLERK, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ARMED FORCES, Summer 2008
Performed Clerk duties in the chambers of Judge Charles E. Erdmann, assisted with the case selection process, wrote bench memos, briefed on issues related to appellate review, and conducted research.
ï§ TEACHING/WRITING FELLOW, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW, Aug. 2007-- Jan. 2009
Served as a teaching fellow for a first year “Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research” class of 22 students. Edited student work, provided feedback, and conducted various workshops on legal writing and research skills. Staffed the Writing Center, where I provided feedback and re-writing assistance to students of all levels and with all types of legal writing assignments.
ï§ CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MD SCHOOL OF LAW, Summer 2007
Conducted research, developed a comprehensive survey of Maryland ADR legal initiatives, contributed to the content and design of the Center’s publications, and provided support for programs and trainings.
ï§ CLASS PRESIDENT, September 2007-May 2009
ï§ MANAGING EDITOR, MARYLAND JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, Sept. 2008-May 2009
ï§ MOOT COURT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, September 2007-May 2
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