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  1. Margaret Harrington

    Margaret Harrington

    Civil Litigation and Real Estate Attorney

    United States - Last active: 09/12/2014 - Tests: 2

    With over 20 years experience as a trial lawyer in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as my LLM in Trial Advocacy from Temple University School of Law, I recently opened my own law office in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. As the owner, I have a wonderful space to work for various clients in all areas of civil litigation, plaintiff and defense, as well as real estate and property issues . I recently completed 60 hours of Real Estate Courses in Pennsylvania to be sure I was updated. As an attorney, I can offer services in the areas of document drafting, editing and review, plus document analysis and summaries. I can also attend depositions, hearings, arbitrations, mediations, motions, bench and jury trials, as well as real estate inspections and closings. In addition, I am licensed as a notary public in Pennsylvania and share space with a Title Company, which supports the efficient and professional completion of Real Estate and Property work. My experience offers quality and professional work with an equal balance of plaintiff, defense and transactional work. I look forward to being able to work with diverse companies and individuals as my practice continues to grow.

    $135.00 /hr
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  2. Dan W.

    Dan W.

    Strategic and Innovative Knowledge Consultant

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past 7ll succeed in conceptualization, implementation, quality assurance and control, and profitability. Though I specialize in eLearning and Instructional Design, I'm also versed in business analytics, data interpretation and management, financial projections, desktop publishing, and communication. Native English speaker, passionate about its structure and usage. Published author and scholar. Recognized professional in the talent development industry.

    $65.00 /hr
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  3. Estelle Craemer

    Estelle Craemer

    Project Manager

    South Africa - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a young, motivated, goal driven individual who has recently completed my certification in project management. I am currently seeking opportunities in Project Management. My project management skills include: Project Management Framework, Strategic Project Management, Project Management for Development and Upliftment, Project Management Processes, Project Time Management, Project Human Resources, Project Cost Management, Project Procurement Management, Project Risk Management, Project Quality Management, Project Communications Management and Information Technology for Project Management with the main focus being Microsoft Office Project 2007.

    $22.22 /hr
    489 hours
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  4. R. W.

    R. W. Agency Contractor

    HR Consultant, HRIS, Business Coach, Learning-Training & Develop

    United States - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 2

    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: • 17+ years of Human Resources Business Partner experience leading cultural change, building partnerships, developing others and offering creative solutions to business issues nationwide. • 16 years of experience with Employment Laws and Regulations (federal and state) and Legal Compliance ensuring company is in compliance with FMLA, ADA & COBRA laws, maintaining HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance, and Affordable Care Act (ACA). • 15 years of Project Management experience running multiple projects at one time in a variety of locations. • 10 years in Human Resources Consulting experience in a client service environment, handling multiple external clients. • 9 years of HR Transformation and Change Management experience anticipating the need for change, consulting with clients on effective approaches to change, architecting change plans and assisting clients with leadership and execution. • 9 years of Training and Professional Development experience in developing, implementing, facilitating, and maintaining orientation, training programs, seminars and workshops (both in-person & virtual / online training). • 8 years of Human Resources Strategic Planning experience partnering with business client groups to focus on critical areas of strategic contribution and translate solutions into appropriate management and HR actions. • 8 years of Employee Relations experience that contributes to satisfactory productivity, motivation, and morale. • 7 years of HR Benefits experience researching, analyzing, and administering employee benefit plans, surveys, policies, and procedures. • 6 years in Human Resources Generalist experience compensation administration, HRIS, recruiting & selection. • A motivated and ambitious professional with excellent leadership, team building, coaching, problem solving, tactical decision making, organizational, written & oral communication, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, and advanced computer skills. • Skilled in building and maintaining long-term relationships with all levels of employees, partners and clients. • Able to travel up to 50% of the time. PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: • At VisionWorks, increased efficiency by restructuring the Operations and Administration functions of each department within the company which eliminated time consuming administrative tasks from the workload of the employees and released substantial time for more productive activities. • Reduced the time frame of the Full-Cycle Recruiting process by 10% at VisionWorks Group of America and by 25% at ConAgra Foods by sharing knowledge and identifying areas for improvement. • Acknowledged by the President of American Imaging Management / WellPoint for outstanding leadership efforts where responsibility was taken for the day-to-day Human Resource affairs for three local offices after the untimely resignation of three key Executive personnel. • Developed and implemented an Employee Onboard Process & Training that decreased the time frame by 50% at American Imaging Management / WellPoint. • At Optimus Entertainment Group, reduced employee turnover by 50% by implementing a project management system, performance management system and conducting routine team meetings which increased employee knowledge and understanding of roles, responsibilities and company expectations. • At Akzo Nobel Chemicals, reduced OSHA fines by approximately 13% after being appointed as Internal Auditor to audit our company sites and Employees knowledge of OSHA requirements. • At Akzo Nobel Chemicals, increased revenue of the North America headquarters of roughly $2B through the reconciliation and collection of our Inter-Company Accounts. TECHNICAL SKILLS: • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and MS Project. • Web/Video Conferencing: WebEx, GoToMeeting, Skype, Polycom, Cisco, and Tandberg. • E-learning Software: Adobe eLearning, TrainCaster, Articulate, Trivantis, Rapid Intake, and Learn e-learning. • HRIS and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Oracle, ADP, BrassRing, and Pereless. • ERP Systems: SAP HR, SAP FI, SAP SSCM, SAP SD, and PeopleSoft HCM. • Project Management: MS Project, BaseCamp, Asana, Atlassian, Wrike, Mavenlink, Teamwork Project Manager, etc.

    Associated with: Williams Business Solutions

    $75.00 /hr
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  5. Melissa McAbee

    Melissa McAbee

    Government Contract Consultant

    United States - Last active: 01/02/2014 - Tests: 2

    Over 20 years of Federal experience, including time served on active duty with the U.S. Army. I am currently working in management, and no longer a Contracting Officer. However, I have extensive experience and maintain my professional certifications. I am able to provide advice and expert consulting to large and small businesses. Please contact me if you need any of the following services: 1) Large/small business contract consulting, pre and post award 2) General advice on getting started in Federal contracting 3) FAR interpretation 4) Advanced targeted advice on the contracting process 5) Interpreting government documents and requirements 6) FAR changes, and how they affect your business

    $83.33 /hr
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  6. Rashid Dumbuya

    Rashid Dumbuya

    Barrister and Solicitor

    Sierra Leone - Last active: 06/11/2014

    I am a lawyer by profession, a member of the Sierra Leone Bar Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the Society for Petroleum Engineers, the Scottish Oil Club, a lecturer of corporate law as well as an International Human Rights advocate and Public Defender. I hold an LLM Degree in International Human Rights Law from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa and I am currently an LLM Candidate pursuing Petroleum Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy in the University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom. I currently provide consultant services to the Petroleum Directorate Office in Freetown Sierra Leone on petroleum rights and licenses, production sharing contracts and policy regulation reviews. I have strong experiences in Environmental Impact Assessments projects, strategic impact litigation, human rights and the extractive industries, project planning development and research, advocacy on juvenile justice and prisoners rights, drafting, resource mobilization and networking. My experience also covers capacity building and development of civil society organisations, the youths and children as well as the media and press freedom. I possess strong expertise in project management, capacity building, drafting of oil and gas contracts and research appraisals. Working with both national and international organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Equal Opportunities Commission of Mauritius has helped enhanced my research and human rights advocacy skills. Being a lecturer has further improved my capacity building skills and research techniques. I can work effectively in English and partly in French. My strength lies in helping organisations design effective project proposals, drafting and reviewing contractual agreements and undertaking research in order to ensure greater impact to the target groups and access competitive donor funding. I have been helping NGOs to strategically plan, develop, and strengthen their systems and structures for effective implementation of actions and organisational growth. My forte is measuring impact through research and writing intervention-oriented reports. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND LLM IN PETROLEUM LAW AND POLICY (2014 -2015) LLM IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW (2013) POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATES IN PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, SEXUAL MINORITY RIGHTS, DISABILITY RIGHTS, JUSTICIABILITY OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS IN AFRICA AND POLICE OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN AFRICA.(2013) Certificate in Oil and Gas Contract Negotiations (2014) UTTER BARRISTER AT-LAW (BL) CLASS 11-DIVISION 2 (2010) BACHELOR OF LAW DEGREE WITH HONOURS SECOND CLASS FIRST DIVISION (2009) BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE (POL . SC/ HIST) DIVISION 11 (2005) WEST AFRICA SENIOR SEC.SCH. CERTIFICATE ( 8 SUBJECT PASSES IN ONE SITTING) (2000) CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS 1. BARRISTER and SOLICITOR of the Superior Courts in Sierra Leone 2. LECTURER IN CORPORATE LAW, Milton Margai College, Freetown. 3. LEGAL- AID OFFICER, Prison Watch, Sierra Leone 4. HUMAN RIGHTS & LEGAL OFFICER, Every Child Matters, SierraLeone. WORK EXPERIENCES 1 Researcher, Equal Opportunities Commission of Mauritius 2 Head of Legal & Compliance,United Bank for Africa (UBA-SL) LTD 3 Legal Aid Officer,UNDP/ Sierra Leone Bar Association Joint Legal Aid Scheme 4 Special Assistant to the Civil Society and Rule of Law Officer UNDP, Access to Justice Office Freetown. 5 Intern, Legal Operation, Office of the Prosecutor, UN Special Court for Sierra Leone

    $55.56 /hr
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  7. Kelli Robbins

    Kelli Robbins

    Attorney

    United States - Last active: 02/16/2014 - Tests: 6

    I am an attorney in good standing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. My experience has generated great skill in legal research and writing. I not only enjoy research, but thrive on it, making me the perfect candidate for your research needs. Let my skill and desire to research and write work to your benefit.

    $33.33 /hr
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  8. Melanie Maddela

    Melanie Maddela

    Atty.

    Philippines - Last active: 12/03/2013

    I am a lawyer, having passed the Philippine Bar in 2005. I have been working for the last 8 years at the Regional Trial Court of Malolos City as a Clerk of Court tasked in receiving evidence ex parte and drafting resolutions and decisions. I am interested in working for law offices as i have an experience in making depositions and written interrogatories. I am also skilled in MS office and has a typing skill of 55wpm with an accuracy rate of 97%. I am independent, innovative and can easily work well with a team. I can work full time or part time.

    $777.78 /hr
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  9. Michael Mobley

    Michael Mobley

    Legal Writer/Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 09/11/2014 - Tests: 3

    I provide legal and technical writing services including Articles of Incorporation and registration, Motions and Responses to Motions particularly those related to Title VII, ADA, ADEA, Federal Employee Compensation Act and other civil/human rights claims, I also provide grant writing services and other reports. I am experienced in drafting of all documents required for registration, incorporation and governance of organizations, preparing EEO reports, and advising experts on legal issues.

    $30.00 /hr
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  10. Amanda Howard

    Amanda Howard

    Paralegal student with research, writing and document drafting skills.

    United States - Last active: 06/19/2014 - Tests: 3

    Amanda is a paralegal student with aspirations of opening a freelance paralegal business supporting small agriculture in the Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas area. She is currently holding a 4.0 in her studies. She works as a notary and virtual assistant while attending school. She has written blogs, developed and managed websites, taken customer calls, and managed social media pages. She, also, is a member of the Women's Networking Association and is the membership chair.

    $33.33 /hr
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