KINDA ABDUS-SABOOR 714 Chickadee Court Atlanta, GA 30311

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KINDA ABDUS-SABOOR
714 Chickadee Court
Atlanta, GA 30311
404-964-2510
[email protected]
EDUCATION
Emory University School of Law
Juris Doctorate (2012)
Honors:
Second Place, 2011 NYU Moot Court - Immigration Law Competition
Top 10% Oralist, Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy Program
Henry L. Bowden Scholarship Recipient
2009 Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Recipient
Activities:
Emory Moot Court Society
Black Law Student Association (Academic Chair, 2010-2011)
Emory University
Bachelor of Arts (2008)
Honors:
magna cum laude
2008 Department of Sociology Sutker Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Georgia State University – College of Law
Atlanta, GA
Lecturer
July 2015 - Present
 Teach externship seminar which exposes students to the skills of effective lawyering, focusing on concepts of
professional identity formation, communication skills, collaboration, networking and cultural awareness.
 Supervise students enrolled in the College of Law externship program to ensure students comply with
program requirements and receive a meaningful legal learning experience
 Serve as a liaison between students and Externship Program Director
LEGAL EXPERIENCE
The Secret Firm, P.C.
Atlanta, GA
Associate Attorney
August 2012 – February 2016
 Researched and analyzed legal issues involving state and federal law in criminal and civil litigation, including
issues related to contract law, domestic law, personal injury law, and probate law
 Served as second chair in pre-trial hearings and trials in state and federal criminal and civil court proceedings
 Drafted and reviewed discovery, legal memoranda, pleadings and settlement agreements
 Critically examined discovery materials and applicable law to develop a strategic theory of the case
 Managed the firm’s relationships with potential and current clients, opposing counsel and court personnel
Atlanta Legal Aid – Southside Office
Atlanta, GA
Summer Law Clerk
May 2011- July 2011
 Conducted interviews with a high volume of potential clients to assess the validity of possible legal claims
 Drafted complaints, answers, financial affidavits and settlement agreements for divorce cases
 Developed legal strategy for cases involving family law, special education, housing and unemployment
Fulton County Landlord-Tenant Mediation Project
Atlanta, GA
Mediator (Extern)
August 2010 – August 2011
 Mediated at least two landlord-tenant disputes per week
 Drafted settlement agreements that stipulated future conduct of landlord and/or tenant
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Observed landlord-tenant trials addressing foreclosure, owed rent, writ of possession and breach of contract
Attended weekly seminars focused on landlord/tenant law and alternative dispute resolution
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Southern Regional Office)
Atlanta, GA
Fair Housing and Employment Division Legal Intern
June 2010 – July 2010
 Independently drafted the official charge for discrimination in a racial discrimination case
 Developed outlines and questions for depositions of witnesses in disability discrimination cases
 Researched relevant case law for disability reasonable accommodation requests
 Researched compensatory damages in racial housing discrimination cases
PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES
Participant, Externships 8 Conference; Cleveland, Ohio; March 3- 6, 2016.
Through the Eyes of Others: An Exploration of Methods to Raise Awareness of Implicit Bias and to
Teach Cross-Cultural Effectiveness in the Externship Classroom, Southern Clinical Conference;
Memphis, Tennessee, October 23, 2015 (with Kendall Kerew).
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
State Bar of Georgia, Active Member in Good Standing
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
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