Lisa HaleyGraduated in 2011 from the Lansing campus.
Currently lives in Calumet City, IL
Practice Areas:My "Future Practice" Areas: Entertainment Law and Estate Planning. Would also love to work in Legal Aid for awhile to help those who really need it :-)
Current Practice Area: Real Estate Foreclosure: I work for a firm that represents the banks whenever a home is foreclosed. (So basically I work for the bad guy) HOWEVER, my job is to make sure the attorneys' actions are within the bounds of the law and that the homeowners are being given all of the legal opportunities allowed to them. So if anyone is at all interested in residential foreclosures I know more than I ever imagined so inbox me :-)
About Lisa:LEGAL PROFESSIONAL
Legal Research and Writing ? Verbal & Written Communication ? Community Involvement ? Problem Resolution ? Business Transactions
?*Admitted, State Bar of Illinois *Pending results of March 2012 MPRE exam
THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL, LANSING, MI
Juris Doctor (2011)
Business Transactions Concentration
Disaster Relief Legal Association, Secretary
Entertainment and Sports Law Society
Black Law Student Association
SBA Tutor, Business Organizations
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA, MO
Bachelor of Journalism in Magazine, (2008)
Minor: English Literature
National Association of Black Journalist, Treasurer and Mentor
Diversity Award Recipient
Staff Attorney/Audit Reviewer
PIERCE & ASSOCIATE, Chicago, IL Nov 2011-Present
Responsible for preparing and reviewing audit files for the firm.
Provide legal knowledge for client questions.
Research Illinois Civil Procedure regarding mortgage foreclosures.
SHELDON KAY & ASSOCIATES, Farmington Hills, MI May 2010- May 2011
Entrusted with preparing documents in preparation for litigation in criminal and civil cases.
? Prepared briefs and memos for files presented to Judges regarding contested issues
? Analyzed and reviewed contracts of estate planning documents
? Drafted performance and vendor/vendee contracts
? Prepared documentation to form LLCs and publishing companies
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, New Orleans, LA
Orleans Public Defender?s Office, New Orleans, LA
Worked in community programs to inform displaced residents and lower-income residents of their legal rights.
? Conducted comprehensive legal research and analysis in preparation for civil cases involving landlord/tenant Law.
? Research case precedence to determine impact on assigned cases.
? Presented detailed analysis to legal team prior to litigation proceedings.
? Contacted clients regarding the progress and onset of their case.
? SAGA Empowerment: Developed community housing for displaced families
? Homeless Assistant Prevention Program: Advised Lansing residents of their legal rights