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Certified Spanish Interpreter

  • Education / Certification
2009 Certification as Spanish Interpreter by Federal Court and California State Court (#900036)
2006 Certification from U.C.L.A. Spanish/English Legal Translation and Interpretation Program
1992 University of Southern California, School of Law, Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist, Juris Doctor in Product Liability, Quarter Finalist in International Moot Court Competition
1989 University of California at Berkeley, Spanish Literature Major, member Spanish Honor Society (including one year of university study in Madrid, Spain at Complutense University)

  • Employment Experience as Interpreter / Translator
2002 - Present Freelance interpreter and translator. Interpretation projects have included conferences, television simulcast, trials, mediations, arbitrations, depositions, civil law and motion hearings, sentencing hearings, voiceovers, client meetings, truancy meetings, various phases of Worker’s Compensation matters, counseling sessions for victims of domestic violence, intake sessions for victims of slavery/human trafficking. Translation projects have included contracts, employee handbooks/manuals, employee training software, birth and marriage certificates, and employee training seminar materials.

  • Employment Experience as Attorney
2007 - 2011 Vickman and Associates, Beverly Hills, CA, litigation associate in matters including real estate disputes, breach of contract claims, unfair competition, lender liability, RICO, and catastrophic personal injury.
2002 - 2003 Levy, Small & Lallas, Bel Air, CA, business litigation associate representing companies in commercial contract disputes, unfair competition, trademark infringement, partnership dissolutions, class action claims, and securities law.
2000 - 2002 Biren & Katzman, Los Angeles, CA, personal injury litigation association in matters involving catastrophic injury, employment discrimination and mold remediation issues.
1995 - 1998 Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger, Los Angeles, CA, business litigation associate in actions involving RICO claims, unfair trade practices, fraud, lender liability, labor and employment disputes and real estate matters.
1992 - 1998 O’Flaherty & Belgum, Glendale, CA, medical malpractice litigation associate defending hospitals and medical/healthcare workers in cases alleging birth injuries.
1990 Bet Tzedek Legal Services, North Hollywood, CA, summer associate for Spanish speaking clients (Public Interest Law Foundation grant recipient).