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Cynthia Hodges offers legal research services to attorneys in all 50 states. Cynthia is also offering German translation services for legal and non-legal matters. Please for more information.

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Legal Researcher Edmonds, WA
German Translator Edmonds, WA
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Work Experience:
Animal Legal & Historical Web Center - Michigan State University College of Law
Editor, Summer 2008
Research grant to write article entitled “That's the Breaks: Trainer Responsibility for Racehorse Breakdowns in New York”

Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Environmental Crimes Division in Houston, Texas
Law Clerk, January – August 2007
Wrote article entitled “The Link: Cruelty to Animals and Violence Towards People,” published on the Michigan State University College of Law website [link] and on the Oregon State Bar Animal Law Section website
Interviewed for article entitled “Law Interns Use Ingenuity in Dog Case” by Salathea Bryant, the Houston Chronicle, July 27, 2007

South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas
Legal Research Assistant, January – December 2007
Professor Francesca Ortiz requested assistance in researching animal law issues such as possible causes of action in consumer or tort law with respect to the tainted pet food from China, and researched issues related to breed specific legislation

Law Institute for Medical Studies in Houston, Texas
Legal Research Assistant, March 2005 – November 2006
Professor Charles Weigel requested assistance in his research by preparing summaries of cases involving health law, torts, and products liability

Translated Heinrich Schusdziarra, Anatomy of Dressage, Half-Halt Press, 2004 & Louis Seeger, Monsieur Baucher and His Art: a Serious Word with Germany's Riders, 2001

German Teacher, September 2003 – May 2004 at Stafford High School in Stafford, Texas
LL.M. – Environmental and Natural Resources Law, December 2008
Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon
Activities: Animal Law Clinic – Student Director
Honors: Animal Law Clinic – Most Outstanding Legal Writing Award, Spring and Summer 2008

Juris Doctor, December 2007
South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas
Advocacy: Won an award for a brief in the 2006 Spurgeon E. Bell Memorial Intramural Moot Court Tournament
Activities: Environmental Law Society (ELS) – President, Treasurer; Animal Law Society (ALS) – Treasurer; Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity – Member
Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007; graduated in top 1/3 of class; hand-picked by two professors to be their research assistant

Master of Arts – Germanic Studies, May 1998
Bachelor of Arts with Honors – Germanic Studies, December 1994
The University of Texas Austin, Texas
Honors: Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society) – President; Golden Key National Honor Society – Member; Dean’s List 1993 and 1994
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Cynthia Hodges is located in Edmonds, WA and has the following skills: Legal Researcher, German Translator
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Legal Researcher

Category: Legal / Law
Cynthia Hodges offers legal research services to attorneys in all 50 states. If you do not have the time to do the research yourself, then Cynthia will do it for you. Utilizing Cynthia's services will allow you to represent your clients more efficiently and cost effectively. Cynthia has interned with a prosecutor at the Harris County D.A.'s office in Houston, worked in the Animal Law Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School, and was research assistant for two professors at South Texas College of Law. See for more information.
Relevant Education / Credentials
J.D. - South Texas College of Law; LL.M. - Lewis & Clark Law School
Years Experience: 3

German Translator

Category: Language / Translation
Cynthia Hodges offers German translation services for both legal and non-legal matters. Cynthia has extensive experience in translating German, including two book translations. She has also taught high school German. See for more information.
Relevant Education / Credentials
B.A., M.A. - Germanic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin; Certificate of Proof of German Language Ability; International Business German Certificate,
Years Experience: 5