Volunteer lawyer profiles

  1. Stephen Zollman

    Title
    Co-Chair, ABA International Committee/Staff Attorney Swords to Plowshares
    Demographic info
    San Francisco Bay Area | International Affairs
    Current:
    Staff Attorney at Swords to Plowshares, Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, California Bar at State Bar of California, Member, International Public Law Section at State Bar of California, American Bar Association Family Law Advisor at Uniform Law Commission, Co-Chair, NGOs and Not-For-Profit Organizations at American Bar Association, Diversity Committee Member, International Law Section at American Bar Association, Vice-Chair, International Law's Seasoned Lawyers Interest Network at American Bar Association, Owner at Law Offices of Stephen C. Zollman, Board and Fundraising Chair at School to School International, Public Policy Co-Chair, Appointed Member of the Child Care Planning Council at Sonoma County Office of Education, Fundraising Board Chair at River to Coast Children's Services, Volunteer Attorney at Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation, Volunteer Attorney at Sonoma County Bar Association, Professional Advisor at DePaul University
    Education:
    New Prairie, Legal Profession Admissions Board, NSW, Australia, University of New England (AU), DePaul University College of Law, Western New England College, Valparaiso University School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington
    Summary:
    Extensive for profit (to include consulting for a fortune 500 company), nonprofit (responsible for the regional office of a state wide organization as well as board and advisory positions) and governmental sector (consultant for the San Francisco mayor's office, public defender and council person) experience. Consistently recognized for impassioned advocacy, most recently, as a public defender where I received a Certificate of Appreciation for 12 years of commitment and dedication, which entailed: - Developing and maintaining close relationships with clients from very diverse back grounds and experiences - Inspiring a team of professionals to devise a plan for investigating allegations - Engaging and retaining experts from various fields - Persuading judges and juries to sort through evidence and to reach the result my client sought - Collaborating with various non profits and government agencies to provide necessary services, to include access to quality physical and mental health care, education and stable environments - Expeditiously facilitating the resolution of several scheduled court matters while simultaneously advocating for the needs of my clients Recognized community work in the areas of childhood abuse and neglect, special education, civil liberties and the environment, previously named San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer of the Year Specialties: Business, Consulting, Advising, Advocacy, Customer Relations, Supervision, Facilitation, Negotiation, Administration, Oral and Written Communication, Community Development, Adult and Youth Mentoring. Attorney and Solicitor.
    Stephen Zollman
  2. Arman Chak

    Title
    Legal Counsel at Alberta Human Rights Commission
    Demographic info
    Edmonton, Canada Area | Law Practice
    Current:
    Legal Counsel at Alberta Human Rights Commission
    Past:
    Campaign Volunteer at Chak for Ward 11 - Municipal Council Election Campaign, Volunteer Lawyer at Edmonton Community Legal Centre, Provincial Council Member at Canadian Bar Association, Writer- Director at Crescent Films, Staff Counsel at Family Law Office, Barrister & Solicitor at Scott & Company, Student at Swist and Company, Director at Princess Theatre
    Education:
    University of Alberta Edmonton, Harry Ainlay High School Edmonton, University of Alberta Edmonton, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Alberta, New York Film Academy
    Summary:
    My main area of expertise is in the area of Administrative Law specifically dealing with Human Rights matters. I have my Masters of Law from Osgoode Hall Law School (2007) and I volunteer as much as I can with different legal institutions such as the Canadian Bar Association, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton Community Legal Centre, Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education as well as several other organizations. My experience with all these organizations has led me to have a broad based experience with different areas of the law. I am honoured to have been chosen as Avenue Magazine's "Top 40 under 40" in Edmonton. I am the 2011 Recipient of the Canadian Bar Association National Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award. I believe strongly in the obligations and responsibilities of being a member of the legal profession. Specialties: I have completed a textbook chapter for Alberta’s human rights story entitled “the search for equality and justice”, a project of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights. In addition, I am an emerging Alberta artist; I have created short dramatic films that have been played in the United States and Canada. Currently, our film team is working on their next project, which will be a continuation of a Children's Based Supernatural Series.
    Arman Chak
  3. Jeff Kahane

    Demographic info
    Calgary, Canada Area | Law Practice
    Jeff Kahane
  4. John Haring

    Title
    Board member Allied Women's Center
    Demographic info
    San Antonio, Texas Area | Nonprofit Organization Management
    Current:
    Board member at Allied Women's Center
    Past:
    Volunteer at Paul B. (Byrne) Haring for Congress 34th District of Texas, Lawyer at John Haring, Lawyer, Commissioned Officer at Texas State Guard, Commissioned Officer at U.S. Army, Prolife probono Lawyer at John Haring, Lawyer, Washington D. C. attorney doing probono prolife defense at Duval, Blackburn, Hale, and Downey, Supervisory claims attorney at Insurance Corporation of America, Associate at Hirsch, Glover, Robinson, and Sheiness, Associate at Garza and Garza Attorneys at Law, Proof reader and manuscript editor at Naylor Publishing Company, Enlisted at Army
    Education:
    The Judge Advocate General's School Army at the University of Virginia, St. Mary's University School of Law, The University of Texas School of Law, The Johns Hopkins University, St. Mary's University, Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, Texas, Corpus Christi Minor Seminary, St. John's Minor Seminary in San Antonio, Texas, Immaculate Conception School, Goliad, Texas
    Summary:
    Left the seminary after seven years and went off to the war in Viet Nam. Years later I fight it in the flashbacks, nightmares,and panic attacks of PTSD. My relatively small unit suffered one hundred missing in action (MIA) and/or killed in action (KIA) during the war. Shamefully many were left behind and we have not done nearly enough to find them and bring them home. Believe we should take hills for God and Country. Continue to defend the constitution and advocate for religious freedom, protection of all human life from conception to natural death, Judeo-Christian traditional values, all rights endowed by our Creator and/or guaranteed in our founding documents, and the magisterium or official teachings of the Catholic Church. Believe pornography and premature sexualization of youth must be combated if we are to win the culture war and that state mandated relatavism and secular humanism underpin far too much evil and disregard of and indifference to objective truth. Strive to give as a board member and enjoy our very large family consisting of Tere's mom who lives with us, Tere, six children born to us, our nine adopted children, and seven grandchildren. Go to abcnews.com and search using roller derby star and teacher for a fun Nightline story on our daughter, Margaret. Amateur astronomy and astrophotography. Still in the culture wars particularly since President Obama dictates social relativism and demands we deny our faith and line up to go to hell for accepting intrinsic evils. Specialties: Government contract law, claims, counterintelligence special agent (# 3 graduate in class of 160 mostly Army but some other service officers at Fort Holabird), chief of a polygraph unit with worldwide sensitive missions, hospital risk management, legal medicine, supervision of medical malpractice defense litigation, trial attorney, military command, President Reagan's choice to be the first Assistant Secretary of Defense For Acquisition, Intelligence and Logistics.
    John Haring
  5. Sara Ismail

    Title
    Family lawyer at Cassell Moore
    Demographic info
    Liverpool, United Kingdom | Law Practice
    Current:
    Family lawyer at Cassell Moore
    Past:
    Volunteer lawyer at Legal Aid & Consultancy Centre and PA Nepal, Volunteer Lawyer at Rights of Women, Family law Solicitor at Jones Nickolds Solicitors, Trainee Solicitor at Simmons & Simmons
    Education:
    BPP Law School, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    Summary:
    Cassell Moore is a leading multi-national law firm, providing first-rate legal and strategic support to our diverse client base of public and private sector businesses and individuals. I practise all aspects of family law including divorce, financial disputes and private law children work (namely applications for Contact, Residence and Leave to remove from the jurisdiction) with a particular focus on complex high value financial cases. I am able to use my commercial background to advise clients on financial disputes both at court and also negotiating financial settlements without recourse to court proceedings. I volunteered at Rights of Women and more recently spent five months in Nepal working with a non-governmental organisation which specialises in family law issues. I am committed to ADR and I am a trained family mediator. I am an active member of Resolution and I sit on the Committee for YRES Merseyside.
    Sara Ismail