Terel R. Watson


  August 2007- May 2012                                                                                     New York City College of Technology

Bachelors of Science ‘12 in Legal Assistant Studies

Received training in the role of a paralegal practically in various facets of law that include: Criminal and Civil Litigation, Family, Real Estate and Wills, Trusts and Estates Law. Associates in Applied Science ‘11

Work experience

  March 1, 2012- Present                                                                                     New York City College of Technology


Serve as a recruiter of the college and conduct information sessions for prospective students. Work with the information services desk, where students may obtain general information about the college.

January, 2012- Present                                                                                   Kings County District Attorney’s Office

Intern/ Legal Assistant (Early Case Assessment Bureau)

Analyzed case files, using them to draft the criminal complaints for prosecution. Research the NYS Penal code extensively to determine charges applicable to the defendant.

Summer, 2011                                                                                 Office of New York State Senator Jose R. Peralta


Assisted in planning events that focused on community outreach. Worked reception where phone calls were directed to various staffers.

February, 2011 – October, 2011                                                                                 Baldanado and Associates


Work hands on at an entertainment law firm. Copyright songs that are performed by artists. Apply for tax identification numbers for business clients. Assisted supervisor in the review of resumes of prospective employees

July 4, 2007- July 21, 2008                                                                                     Barnes and Noble Booksellers

Bookseller/ Cashier

Organize merchandise in a system set by the corporate office of Barnes and Noble. Helped customers to establish and reestablish sold memberships. Frequently dealt with the concerns and needs of customers via telephone. Handled cash, credit and check transactions at check out.

Extracurricular activities

  Served as the President (2010-2011), Vice President (2009-2010), and Secretary (2008-2009) of the New York City College of Technology Student Government Association. As Chief Executive of student government was trained in coaching and leadership via many leadership training seminars. Serve on several committees at the college. Utilized public speaking skills to deliver speeches on behalf of Student Government at events (e.g. open houses, commencement exercises). Recorded the minutes of all board meetings. Performed all duties as outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order.

Served as Captain of  NYC College of Technology’s Mock Trial team three years. Was able to use skills in public speaking. Received  training and education in many facets of criminal and civil law. Utilized this training in courtroom setting supervised by the American Mock Trial Association.  Won “All Region Attorney” Award at 2010-11 and 2011-12 AMTA Mock Trial Tournament.

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