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American Bar Association - Senior Counsel Resume Example

Michael Moore
Professional Summary

High-energy attorney with nearly fourteen years of
association-based experience who thrives on innovation and is rewarded by finding
and implementing inventive and effective solutions; skilled in the specifics of
organizational and program planning; significant experience in ethics
regulation and compliance, policy drafting and implementation, and contract
drafting and negotiations; substantial understanding of association and member
relations; vast knowledge of the legal community and the complexity of its
constituency; an organized and confident individual possessing strong
interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills and tremendous
attention to detail; ability to assess all issues and complete projects
producing focused results; ability to motivate and inspire action through
positive encouragement and sound guidance.

Senior Counsel, Client Protection Mar 2008Present American Bar Association Chicago, IL
  • Establish and implement committee and association goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with committee members, organization leadership, and staff members as necessary.
  • Conceptualized, planned, and secured funding for the ABA Unauthorized Practice of Law ('UPL') School, the first national program that addressed issues and trends related to the unauthorized/unlicensed practice of law. 
  • Direct and coordinate programming and associated activities for the ABA National Forum on Client Protection and the ABA UPL School, including content development, speaker selection, material compilation; program logistics and budget management.
  • Draft proposed client protection policies and procedures; collaborate with ABA and affiliated entities; mediate substantive disputed to reach desired goal; advocate for the adoption of proposals as Association policy.
Assistant Counsel Jun 2001Mar 2008 Illinois State Bar Association Chicago, IL

Researched ethics inquiries, interpreted opinions and advised attorneys on Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct

Managed activities of fourteen law-specific sections and standing committees

Oversaw section/committee drafting of proposed legislation for presentation to Illinois General Assembly

Liaised with ISBA lobbyist regarding association position on legislation pending before the Illinois General Assembly

Directed the evaluations of all Cook County Judicial Candidates, with over 350 candidates processed in '06-'07 cycle

Drafted and negotiates service and vendor contracts for association growth and members services development, including several large scale technology based agreements

Ensured that all ISBA-related transactions complied with requirements of Illinois Not-For-Profit Act and Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6)

Provided counsel regarding various regulatory laws ensuring ISBA procedural compliance

Routinely examined copyright laws and affirmed compliance in ISBA publications

City Prosecutor Jun 2000Jun 2001 City of Chicago Chicago, IL

Managed daily court call of several hundred cases

Mediated over 100 disputes between complaining witnesses and respondents

Compiled daily statistics on settlements, hearings, dismissals and judgments

J.D. Jun 2000 DePaul University College of Law Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts : English and African American Studies Jun 1995 Carleton College Northfield, MN
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Previous Companies:

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • City of Chicago

Previous Job Positions:

  • Senior Counsel
  • Client Protection
  • Assistant Counsel
  • City Prosecutor


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Carleton College

Level of Education:

  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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