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April Whitehead

Freelancer Type:
Writer / Editor (blogs, articles, content)
Additional Type:
Current Status:
Accepting New Projects
Member Since:
February 27, 2018
Last Login:
Feb 27, 2018


Personal Biography:I earned my JD from CUNY School of Law in May 2017, passed the UBE in July 2017, and am awaiting admission to the bar in New York. I have experience conducting legal research and writing motions, memoranda of law, and other legal documents in the areas of New York foreclosure, landlord-tenant, and administrative law. I am also comfortable with the Bluebook and have experience editing academic papers as a staff member of the CUNY Law Review.
Undergraduate Degree:BA in Philosophy from NYU
Graduate Degree:JD in Law from CUNY School of Law
Experience:Research Assistant, Sarah Lamdan, CUNY School of Law | Long Island City, NY | 2016 | Conducted legislative history research on all major federal environmental laws for book on access to environmental information made available under such laws.

Student Attorney, Community & Economic Development Clinic, Main Street Legal Services | Long Island City, NY | 2016 | Developed and presented training on worker-owned cooperative formation to nonprofit financial empowerment organization staff and members.

Legal Intern, Civil Law Reform Unit, Legal Aid Society | New York, NY | 2016 | Conducted intake and advised homeless clients on their rights in the New York City shelter system. Conducted outreach at the PATH intake center for homeless families with children. Researched the legislative history of the New York State Equal Access to Justice Act and drafted an amicus brief in a public benefits case.

Legal Intern, Three-Quarter House Project, MFY Legal Services | New York, NY | 2016 | Drafted affidavits in support of an Order to Show Cause. Drafted Article 78 Motion and Motion to Compel discovery documents. Researched and drafted report on state and local policy responses to three-quarter houses across the US. Researched Section 8 project-based record-keeping requirements for FOIL request to lay the groundwork for a discrimination claim.

Staff member, CUNY Law Review | Long Island City, NY | 2016 | Edited academic papers for content, grammar & punctuation, legal accuracy, and correct Bluebook citation format.

Student Attorney, Creating Law Enforcement Accounting & Responsibility (CLEAR) Project, Main Street Legal Services | Long Island City, NY | 2015 | Conducted intake and counseled individuals from Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices. Researched legal strategies to prevent law enforcement from contacting individuals represented by counsel at the pre-indictment stage.

Legal Intern, Grow Brooklyn | Brooklyn, NY | 2015 | Conducted intake at weekly foreclosure prevention clinic. Developed legal research projects on standing and statutory defenses. Drafted memoranda of law in favor or foreclosure defendants. Appeared at foreclosure settlement conferences and collaborated with other organizations on legal support and advocacy efforts.
Project Preferences:1. Writing motions and memoranda of law
2. Editing and proofreading legal documents and academic articles
3. Conducting legal research
Language 1:English
Language 1 Skill:Native Speaker
Language 2:Spanish
Language 2 Skill:Conversational
Language 3:French
Language 3 Skill:Conversational

Practice Details

Firm Name:Legal Researcher, Writer, and Editor
City:New York
Business Description:Law school graduate with experience in foreclosure, housing, and administrative law based in New York City providing high quality legal research, writing, and editing assistance for your firm's projects.
Location of Work:Freelancer Office Only

Fees and Contact Information
Flat Fees Available
Hourly Billing
$25 per hour