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Kathryn S
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Baton Rouge, LA
NEW 12/7/2018
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With over 12 years experience crafting stories and legal arguments for clients facing the ultimate penalty, Kathryn understands the power of the written word. She knows that SEO is important for lawyers today and the struggles we face creating content to obtain clients while also spending time on the cases we have.

Kathryn believes the lessons of The Hero's Journey are just as important as the guidelines of Strunk and White in legal writing. Her current favorite brief featured a first person narrative to support the legal authority for her client's claim. She is also well versed in matching her writing style to fit the requirements or whims of others, with her only firm requirements being readability and accuracy.
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Specialties

Kathryn spent 12 years as a death penalty public defender. Her practice areas include Constitutional and criminal law, indigent defense and public interest funding, mitigation or sentencing memorandums and life histories, and comparative law. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional who focuses on how privacy laws and social norms affect individuals and small businesses.

Interests

As a lifelong geek, Kathryn obsesses over many things. Her efforts are not limited to legal writing: she can wax on about pretty much anything from open-source software and IOT devices to birdwatching and pottery.

Education

London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE's general course programme provides students with the opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading economic minds. Along with coursework in statistics and macroeconomics, Kathryn studied the economic development of sub-saharan Africa, India, and Japan. Her fascination with the smelting of pig iron and the selection of rice strains continues to this day.

The George Washington University

Kathryn was selected to participate in the Women in Power program at GW's Mount Vernon campus, a residential living and learning program dedicated to the advancement of women. She took advantage of GW's Washington, D.C., location to gain "inside the beltway" experience, interning for a U.S. Congressman and a non-profit media consulting group. She graduated cum laud with a degree in economics after completing masters-level coursework on the economics of innovation and technology.

Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Kathryn's awards at LSU Law include CALI awards for excellence in Legal Writing, Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and European Human Rights. Her writing and oral advocacy skills earned her a position on the Moot Court Board and on the national award-winning International Criminal Court moot court team.

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Kathryn has over a decade of experience in the legal profession and has produced countless memoranda and briefs on a variety of issues.

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Kathryn knows the importance of professional, easy-to-read blog posts to generate business. She is familiar with Wordpress, Blogger, Drupal, and other blogging engines.

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Kathryn is skilled at creating and editing effective oral presentations for judges, juries, and peers.

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