Caley Turner

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Social Service Advocates  Los Angeles, CA
Attorney |  February 2019 – Current

  • Interview and intake new clients for Veteran Administration service connection claims
  • Assess cases, collect records, gather evidence, and submit documentation in support of client claims
  • Attend VA and BVA hearings with clients
  • Assist managing attorneys with filing and resolving client VA claims
  • Communicate with VA and clients regarding in-progress claims
  • Maintain, process, and update client documents and files

Health and Human Rights Clinic  West Hollywood, CA
Legal Director |  October 2018 – Current

  • Draft and execute corporate legal documents, including state, federal, and internal documents
  • Draft and execute employee, volunteer, and contractor agreements
  • Create and maintain adequate corporate compliance and human resource policies and documents
  • Ensure corporate compliance with nonprofit law requirements
  • Assist with fundraising and marketing efforts
  • Work with medical director to provide medical and legal based advocacy services to clients

ITMedia  Santa Monica, CA
Legal & Compliance Specialist |  January 2017 – October 2018

  • Created and maintained company compliance policies and procedures
  • Trained employees and affiliates on compliance policies and procedures
  • Edited websites, emails, and advertisements to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Monitored and ensured employee and affiliate compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including but not limited to the FTCA Act, UDAAP, & CAN-SPAM
  • Handled legal issues relating to ongoing real estate projects
  • Assisted with company trademark and copyright applications and maintenance
  • Reviewed and edited affiliate, marketing, and lending contracts
  • Monitored and assisted with other ongoing corporate legal issues

Rockpoint Legal Funding  Beverly Hills, CA
Director, Law Firm Relations  |  January 2016 – August 2016

  • Managed portfolio of 100+ law firms and 1000+ personal injury cases, maintaining working relationships with attorneys, paralegals, and staff
  • Oversaw funding application process from beginning to end, including handling intake calls from law firms and plaintiffs, assisting customer service team in providing accurate and efficient funds processing, relaying approvals and denials to law firms, and negotiating repayment with attorneys
  • Evaluated and underwrote personal injury cases to determined appropriate funding amounts by reviewing and analyzing police reports, insurance declarations, depositions, demands, expert witnesses, and medical documents
  • Advised CEO, COO, and President on evolving case issues, regularly monitored client case statuses and updated company portfolio accordingly
  • Planned, coordinated, and executed highly effective law firm account acquisition strategies, designed, and delivered company related advertisements and notices, and represented company at legal conferences, seminars, and networking events

Collateral Evaluation Services  Atlanta, GA
Junior Task Manager  |  August 2015 – Current

  • Obtain and analyze property record and property tax information for various real estate projects
  • Conduct comparable sales analyses and property evaluations
  • Create and finalize property evaluation reports for loan officers at various national financial institutions

Pepperdine University School of Law  Malibu, CA
Research Assistant to Victoria Schwartz, Professor of Law  |  January 2014 – Current

  • Review and document scholarly material for forthcoming journal articles on privacy law
  • Conduct case surveys for upcoming publications regarding politicians and privacy rights
  • Substantively edit forthcoming journal articles

Pepperdine University School of Law  Malibu, CA
Research Assistant to Gregory S. McNeal, Professor of Law  |  May 2013 – January 2014

  • Substantively edit scholarly materials for forthcoming book and journal articles on national security issues
  • Draft memoranda regarding specific terror plots and perpetrators and conduct research and gather documents relating to thwarted terrorist plots
  • Transcribe audio and visual recordings related to national security issues
  • Research, compile documents, and write memoranda for Public Administration Review article submissions

Suffolk University Mail Services  |  Boston, MA
Mail Clerk  |  September 2010 – May 2012

  • Operated and maintained mail-related computer programs and machinery and responded to customer service inquiries and requests
  • Sorted and delivered mail, notices, and memoranda throughout university campus

Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Council, Second District of Florida             |  Jacksonville, FL
Intern  |  May 2011 – August 2011

  • Reviewed and summarized telephonic and videographic evidence for felony prison escape trial
  • Participated in pre-trial strategy sessions and post trial debriefings with county attorneys
  • Analyzed numerous hours of custodial client interrogations in preparation for murder trial
  • Prepared trial notebooks and organized files for county defense attorneys
  • Coordinated and scheduled witness testimony appearances and attended various court proceedings in dependency, criminal, and juvenile matters

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Affiliations: International Association of Privacy Professionals; Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society; American Bar Association; California Bar Association

Community Work: Second Harvest Food Bank, Volunteer; Animal Care and Control, Volunteer

Interests: Civil Rights; Public Interest; Police Practices; Environmental Law; Non-Profits; Government