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Matt taylor resume2

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  1. 1. Matt Taylor16 Ross Ct. • Medford, OR 97501 • 503-381-6583 • taylor.matthew.robert@gmail.com • OSB #053930 EDUCATIONLewis and Clark Law School, Portland, OR May 2005 • J.D., Environmental Law Certificate • Best Brief in Legal Analysis and Writing Section, Pro Bono Honors Award, Public Interest Law Project stipend recipientGeorgetown University, Washington, DC May 2000 • B.A., Philosophy major, minors in Government and in Theology • Advanced Instructor for Outdoor Education Program, Section Editor for Anthem an online student magazine LEGAL EXPERIENCESouthern Oregon Public Defender, Attorney, Medford, OR May 2006 to Present • Represent indigent clients from indictment to sentencing and post-sentencing hearings • Taken over forty cases to trial as the sole attorney of record • Carry a caseload of 80 to 100 open cases including serious felonies, Measure 11’s, misdemeanors, DUII’s, probation violations, and contempt of court • Research, write, and argue motions • Negotiate plea bargains • Independently manage pre-trial investigations, hiring experts, discovery, and all other aspects of trial preparation and strategyMultnomah County Courthouse, Judicial Clerk, Portland, OR Dec. 2005 to Apr. 2006 • Prepared documents, orders, and judgments for various Circuit Court Judges • Ran the court reporting software and equipment • Scheduled proceedings and entered information into judicial database and provided administrative assistance to judges and their staff •Mississippi Center for Justice, Law Clerk, Jackson, MS Summer 2004 • Researched legal issues for defense in juvenile delinquency proceedings • Advocated for juvenile justice reform by compiling information, formulating arguments, and suggesting legislative proposals • Acted as a legal observer at protest over conditions at state juvenile facilities • Primary contact for named plaintiffs in class-action litigation • Coordinated communication between legal team and community groups Created educational materials for the public on a variety of legal issues • Created educational materials for the public on a variety of legal issues
  2. 2. The Nature Conservancy, Law Clerk, Portland, OR Summer 2003 • Documented and improved tracking of conservation easements • Researched development and access concerns for potential conservation projectsThe Nature Conservancy, Intern, Arlington, VA Spring 2000 • Researched international real estate conservation options and monitoring/stewardship of conservation land in foreign countries • Collected and filed paperwork for corporate compliance standards for foreign officesMississippi Attorney General, Intern, Jackson, MS Summer 1998 • Assisted investigations into Medicaid fraud and abuse of vulnerable adults • Received and documented calls reporting abuse of vulnerable adults GENERAL WORK EXPERIENCEThompson Island Outward Bound, Instructor, Boston, MA Summers 1999-2002; Fall 2000 • Facilitated teambuilding exercises and high ropes challenge courses • Instructed youth in technical outdoor skills while in wilderness settings • Developed and enhanced the social skills, self-knowledge, self-confidence, and leadership skills of students in programs based on the values of courage, compassion, physical fitness, self-reliance, and environmental stewardship • Worked with diverse populations, from kids to adults, including at-risk youth, cancer patients, religious groups, private schools, public schools, and service organizationsNantahala Outdoor Center, Dishwasher, Murphy, NC Summer 1997 • Washed dishes, bussed tables, and assisted with food prep at restaurant that was part of a resort in the Smoky MountainsMississippi Dept. of Fisheries, Field Staff, Canton, MS Summer 1995 • Assisted state biologists in conducting population studies • Expanded and maintained interpretive trails at field station for the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks • Maintained the grounds and facility VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESCamp Latgawa, Camp Counselor and Camp Advisor, Eagle Point, OR 2007-2012 • Participated in Advisory Committee aiding in the hiring process for the camp director and in advising the director’s in decisions about facilities management and expansion • Contributed to programming for week long multi-age summer camp • Worked as counselor for high school age campers • Trained teenagers to be counselorsStudent Mock Trial Competition, Volunteer judge, Medford, OR 2007, 2008, 2012 • Scored competing teams from local high schools
  3. 3. • Provided feedback to student competitors • Serve as trial judge for mock proceeding, ruling on objections and managing the courtroomFirst United Methodist Church, Portland, OR 2005-2006 • Member of Staff Parish Relations Committee, which oversees all staffing decisions • Chair of Reconciling Committee, which has as its mission nurturing and expanding the inclusive atmosphere of the congregation • Overnight Host at Goose Hollow Homeless Families Shelter

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