I am blind. I access computers and documents with screen readers. I can read about 500 words a minute, and I am a proficient typist.
My biggest strengths are:
- oral and written communication;
- computer skills;
- ability to work with people from all backgrounds;
- and work ethic.
I am a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar. Previously, I worked for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law and Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, California. I also did some non employment but compensated work for Attorney Jeffery A Lovitky.
With Disability Rights Advocates, I did extensive legal research, drafted memoranda, and drafted witness declarations. For Attorney Jeffery A Lovitky, I did legal research and drafted a portion of the appellate brief in American Counsel of the Blind V. Paulson.
My performance has never cost me a job. Roughly 70 percent of blind Americans are unemployed. I wish my resume did not contain the gaps it does; however, I am certain the challenges I have faced have made me a better, more compassionate person. The challenges I have faced have also taught me to relish any chance I get to make a difference and demonstrate my abilities. If hired by you, I will be as dedicated as any employee. No one will appreciate their career more than me.
My website demonstrates many of my skills. You will see the wide range of legal and political topics I am knowledgeable about. You will also see how well I communicate (both orally and in writing). Several of the topics I have discussed were things I needed to research before publishing. Lastly, my website will help you learn more about me.
The Oregon Commission for the Blind will provide free of charge any assistive software or any other accommodation I need to perform for you. Hiring me will not cost you any additional resources than would hiring someone who is not blind.
Oregon is the fifth state I have called home. I have independently travelled to 35 states. I will gladly relocate for the opportunity to further prove myself.
Thank you for your time. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I am looking forward to becoming a member of your team.
In The Truth About Afghanistan I present an original solution to the war in Afghanistan.
Health Care in Canada is an example of a post written after I educated myself about a topic I previously knew nothing about.
In Medicaid Expansion Explained, I do my best to make sense of an important, often misunderstood topic.
It’s Personal discusses my ongoing job search and describes some of the issues my inability to find work has created.
My About Me page will give you a better look at me as a person.
Questions About my Blindness answers some of the most common questions I have been asked.
If you believe I could be a good fit for your team, please contact me.