ABOUT ME

I've been providing research and writing services to other attorneys since 2008.   

I am a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and am licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Florida.

I can provide legal research & writing services in all U.S. jurisdictions in accordance with each jurisdiction's Rules of Professional Conduct. (Please see this page for a discussion of multi-jurisdictional practice.)

I am committed to providing thorough, accurate, and timely legal research & writing services for busy attorneys at a low hourly rate.  I am essentially an "associate for hire" on a contract or temporary basis.

In addition to excellent academic credentials, I have many years of experience in research and writing.


WEB RESUME FOR GEORGE SCHUHMANN

Bar Memberships

Prior Legal Experience

Additional Experience

Education

Publications

Computer Skills

Foreign Language Skills


 

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

Florida Bar Association, 2005-present

Kentucky Bar Association, 2008-present

Kentucky Justice Association

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PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE

1.  Law Clerk, Steven Reed Cohen, P.A., Pembroke Pines, Florida, 2006

  • Researched and drafted pleadings, motions, discovery documents, legal memoranda and correspondence for this general civil practice (including contract disputes, torts, family law, trusts, estates, guardianships, landlord/tenant, etc.).

2.  Litigation Associate, Glasser, Boreth, Ceasar & Kleppin, Plantation, Florida, 2005

  • Researched and drafted pleadings, motions, responses, replies and discovery documents in this employment discrimination practice.

3.  Research Assistant, Professor Robert Rosen, University of Miami School of Law, Summer 2004

  • Wrote memoranda on diverse legal subjects including Swiss banking law, Japanese legal and corporate culture, and corporate governance changes under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

4.  Public Interest Law Fellow, Legal Aid Services of Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Summer 2003

  • Drafted pleadings and motions, wrote legal memoranda, attended hearings, and researched legal issues in the Childrenís Advocacy Unit.

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ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

1.  Japanese Interpreter and Translator, self-employed, 1996-2011

  • I have facilitated communication in both office and factory settings for such clients as:
    • Toyota Motor Manufacturing
    • Mitsubishi Climate Control
    • Unipres, Inc.
    • The Mayor of Louisville, Ky.
    • La Musťe des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle de Calais
    • The Indianapolis Ballet
    • Maker's Mark Distillery
    • A large number of automotive part manufacturers and suppliers
    • Hospitals in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee

2.  Materials Editor and Curriculum Consultant, Won Institute of Graduate Studies, Glenside, PA, 2000-2001

  • Researched, created, edited and proofread documents pertaining to the establishment of this Korean Buddhist institutionís graduate-level educational and training programs.

3.  English Instructor, JET Program, Yamatsuri Middle School, Fukushima Prefecture, Yamatsuri-machi, Japan, 1992-1995 

      (福島県矢祭町矢祭町立中学校英語助手)

  • Planned lessons, taught in the classroom, and supervised student activities. Translated and edited documents for the local Community Development Center. Taught English classes for adults and children in the community.

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EDUCATION

1.  University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida

     J.D., magna cum laude, 2005

     Law School Academic Honors:

  • Full Tuition Academic Scholarship (Soia Mentschikoff Scholarship)
  • Law Review: Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review
  • Children and Youth Law Clinic Fellowship
  • Order of the Coif
  • Deanís Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement in:
    • Legal Research and Writing
    • Federal Civil Procedure II
    • Organizational Behavior Seminar
    • Scientific Evidence Seminar

2.  Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

     B.A. in English, cum laude, 1992

     Undergraduate Honors:

  • Fredin Memorial Scholarship for one year of study at the Sorbonne
  • Thomas G. Savage Scholarship for Excellence in the Humanities
  • Trustee Scholarship for Academic Excellence

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PUBLICATIONS

  • Beyond Litigation: Japanese Legal Education Reform and What Japanís New Lawyers Will Do, U. Miami Intíl & Comp. L. Rev., Spring 2006        
  • Contributing Writer, A Writerís Guide to Places, Don Prues and Jack Heffron. Writerís Digest Books (2002)
  • Materials Editor, Concerns and Issues in Won Buddhism, Dr. Bokin Kim. Won Publications (2000)

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COMPUTER SKILLS

Search Engines: Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, PACER, Accurint

Software:  MS Word, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Excel

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Japanese (advanced)   
  • French (conversational)
  • German (conversational)

          Foreign Language Certificates:

  • Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japanese Language Training Program for Educators and Professionals (外務省日本語研修事業), 2001
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験), Highest Level (一級合格), 1995
  • La Sorbonne - Universitť de Paris IV, Paris, France, Cours universitaire, French Language and Literature, 1990

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George Schuhmann, Attorney-at-Law -- 3107 Lowell Avenue, Louisville, KY  40205 -- (502) 439-3766

Disclaimer: Nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice or as creating an attorney-client relationship.

 
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