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CGoldman Functional Resume V2 (2)


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CGoldman Functional Resume V2 (2)

  1. 1. CANDACE GOLDMAN Attorney at Law 1652 Euclid Ave. #1 Berkeley, Ca. 94709 Tel. (510)-845-2572 BAR ADMISSIONS California and Iowa PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MANAGING ATTORNEY • Established and implemented program policies and procedures for court-wide and legal service programs • Directed day-to-day program functions • Administered ADR, fee arbitration and small claims programs • Supervised staff and resolved personnel issues • Managed budgets and grant/contract compliance • Drafted grants and administered collaborative grant programs • Supervised JusticeCorps and law student internship programs • Staffed task forces and committees, liaised with collaborative partners, community agencies and other workplace divisions, including judiciary • Performed legal research, drafted and edited legal pleadings, web content, instructional and informational documents on legal topics including landlord-tenant, family law, small claims, probate • Represented proposed conservatees and guardians and managed guardianship legal aid program • Conducted workshops in family law, guardianships, and small claims, trained volunteers • Directed community outreach projects, presented seminars to professional and community organizations SOLE PRACTITIONER • Managed general practice focused on family law, personal injury, landlord-tenant, real estate, and probate matters • Served as counsel with the Law Center for Families and of counsel to Redwood Records • Acted as interim reference attorney with the Bernard E. Witkin Law Library TEACHING/TRAINING/PUBLICATIONS • Adjunct Professor for Civil Procedure, Remedies & Equity, Family Law, Community Property, and Law Practice Management courses • Guest speaker and presenter at state-wide professional conferences and community organizations • As author, developed, drafted and edited text and computerized practice guides in family law, torts and wills & trusts, wrote articles for legal newsletters • Research associate for international law textbook and legal journals BOARD PRESIDENT • Responsible for conduct of board meetings, committee oversight, community outreach • Liaise with Executive Director and staff on confidential and sensitive matters • Oversight and general direction of strategic and development policies/plans, adherence to by-laws WORK HISTORY Board President, Chaparral House, Berkeley (2014 – present; board member since 2005) Program Manager, Self-Help/Family Law Facilitator Services, Superior Court of California, Alameda County Oakland, CA (2002 - 2014) Managing Attorney, Conservator and Guardianship Program, Legal Assistance for Seniors Oakland, CA (2001 - 2002) Managing Attorney, ADR, Fee Arbitration and Small Claims Advice Programs, Alameda County Bar Association, Oakland, CA (1993 - 1999) Sole Practitioner, San Francisco and Berkeley, CA (1982 - 92; 1999 - 2001) Law Professor, Armstrong University, Berkeley, CA (1986 - 1988) Legal Author, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. San Francisco, CA (1981 - 1982)
  2. 2. EDUCATION UNIVERSITY of IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW: Juris Doctorate Iowa City, IA DREW UNIVERSITY: B.A., Hons. in History Madison, NJ CERTIFICATES - AWARDS - PRESENTATIONS Public Speaking: Presentations to statewide professional conferences, various community and professional organizations; television interviews; producer and host for weekly public affairs radio program. Mediation Training: Straus Mediation Institute, Pepperdine Univ.; The John Paul Jones Group; NCMA, State and local bars. Bulletins/Newsletters: Contributing author and editor for professional magazines, journals, organizational newsletters. FCC License: Licensed radio broadcaster (lifetime license). Wiley Manual Award: State Bar award for pro bono service to the community (eight consecutive years). American Society of International Law: Chief research associate for text, “International Law and World Order – A Problem- Oriented Coursebook”, which received the Society’s award for Technical Merit. ADDITIONAL SKILLS Skills: Modest Spanish; proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, DissoMaster, Essential Forms, Domain, Success Factors (performance evaluation program) COMMUNITY SERVICE and ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS (in alphabetical order – associations over several years or ongoing) Alameda County Bar Assn., Oakland, CA: Pro bono counsel and clinic attorney with Volunteer Legal Services Corp.; court liaison to Community Project Committee (consortium of legal services providers). Alameda County Family Law Assn., Oakland, CA: Member and court liaison to association. Attorneys for Children, Berkeley, CA: Organized holiday toy drives for homeless/needy children. California Family Law Facilitator Assn.: Board and regular member; revised by-laws. Chaparral House, Berkeley, CA: Board member and officer; revised by-laws; developed strategic and master work plan programs. East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Berkeley, CA: Board member and officer; international refugee repatriation monitor; producer for benefit concerts (raised over $100,000). English in Action, Berkeley, CA: English language mentor for visiting scholars at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt). KALX Radio, Berkeley, CA: Broadcaster; producer, host for weekly public affairs program, “One Earth”. Queen’s Bench, San Francisco, CA: Board member; developed annual survey of women in San Francisco law firms; organized and emceed annual professional dinner. Wesley Foundation, Berkeley, CA: Board member, pro bono counsel; developed personnel policy and guidelines. Women Lawyers of Alameda County, Oakland, CA: Board and regular member; revised by-laws; organized annual professional dinners.