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Orion N.

Artis
orionartis@yahoo.com 2416 N. Fairfield Avenue
(312) 498-7985 Chicago, IL 60647

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Cook County States Attorney, Chicago, IL, Assistant State’s Attorney 2006–2010
Criminal Appeals Division, 9/2006-5/2008
• Drafted and orally argued legal responses filed in the First District Appellate Court
• Drafted responses for three appeals which resulted in published opinions
Juvenile Justice Division, 5/2008-1/2010
• Litigated child protection cases including drafting and arguing motions and conducting trials
• Litigated felony and misdemeanor criminal offences

United State’s District Court, Buffalo, NY, Judicial Clerk Spring 2006
• Assisted United State’s Judge with legal research and writing for federal Habeas Corpus petition
• Mentored by judge in the judicial review process

Kings County District Attorney, Brooklyn, NY, Legal Intern Summer 2005
• Prosecuted misdemeanor complaints under the supervision of an Assistant District Attorney
• Arraigned misdemeanor complaints, negotiated plea agreements, and assisted in trial preparation
• Presented the People’s case-in-chief for the prosecution of an assault complaint
• Investigated complaints, interviewed witnesses, and implemented prosecutorial strategies

Ajah & Associates, P.C., Jamaica, NY, Summer Associate Summer 2004
• Conducted preliminary interviews of prospective clients regarding various legal claims
• Prepared and manipulated legal documents to offer the Queens County Supreme Courts2004–2006
• Conducted legal research pertaining to civil and criminal litigation
• Developed a familiarity with Real Estate, Family, Criminal, Bankruptcy, and Civil law practice

Kindlon & Shanks P.C., Albany, NY, Legal Research Assistant Winter 2003
• Created an evidence catalog for an extensive criminal/civil action
• Conducted legal research pertaining to civil and criminal litigation

EDUCATION
University at Buffalo, Law School, State University of New York, Buffalo NY 2003–2006
Juris Doctor
Attorney Advocate, Mock Trial Team
Black Law Student Association, Regional Representative & Community Service Chair
University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany NY
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Africana Studies
Research Assistant, Adolescent Risk and Resilience Project
Awarded Spellman Leadership & Academic Award

SKILLS & ABILITIES


• Lexis Nexus, Windows XP, Microsoft word, Excel, Power Point, Internet applications,
Typing
• Excellent verbal and written communication capabilities & ability to relate to diverse
individuals