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Marjory Harris's Resume
Admitted to California Bar 1974
1989 to present: workers' compensation law representing injured workers and mentoring lawyers.
2013 to present: Publisher and Editor of WCWebzine.com
2004 through 2012: Editor, getMedLegal.com and getMedLegal Magazine
General Practice, April, 1982 to 1989: personal injury and workers' compensation; civil litigation, commercial arbitration, and administrative law.
Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association and Bar Association of San Francisco, 1977 to present: commercial arbitration, Uninsured Motorist, arbitration of fee disputes, resolution of community disputes, outside neutral for California Youth Authority.
Acting General Counsel, Gateway Savings Bank, November 1985- February 1986. Assisted in bond claims, preparing for Federal conservatorship, managing litigation and in-house matters.
Northern California Savings, October 1980 through March 1982. Counsel. Advised central administration and branches on a broad spectrum of legal matters. Federal and state legislation and regulations; real estate lending; checking and savings problems; loss prevention and debt collection; personnel policies/employee defalcation/employment law; civil litigation; contracts. Developed procedures for customer accounts in bankruptcy proceedings, response to legal process (including Federal grand jury testimony, decedents' accounts. Trained and assisted employees in loss prevention (including checking fraud and employee defalcation), unemployment insurance defense, and response to E.E.O. claims. Designed information retrieval system for the legal department.
Bank of America, Legal Department, May 1977 to October 1980. Associate Counsel. Commercial law and civil litigation; contracts; administrative law; banking transactions; workers' compensation; and employee benefit plans.
Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro, June 1974 to May 1977. Associate. Workers' compensation; employee benefit plans; civil litigation.
University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., June 1974. Assistant Editor, U.S.F. Law Review. Tutor, minority students. Legal intern, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Spring 1974; San Francisco Coroner's Office, Fall 1973; San Francisco Public Defender, Summer 1973.
Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco, CA. M.A. in psychology, June 1992.
Columbia University, Graduate Faculties, New York City. M.A. in Italian literature, February 1967.
Columbia University, Garibaldi Fellow, 1968-1969
Barnard College, New York City, A.B. cum laude with Honors in Italian literature, June 1965. Principessa Eristavi Award,1961. Italian government scholarship, Summer 1965.
7 U.S.F. L. REV. 282 (1973): comment on governmental privileges in criminal discovery.
8 U.S.F. L. REV. 405 (1973): comment on tort liability of the psychotherapist.
Schema of Commitments Under Lanterman-Petris-Short Act: published in conjunction with various mental health courses and seminars.
California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Former Commercial Arbitrator and Arbitrator/Mediator/Trainer, Community Dispute Services, American Arbitration Association. Former Outside Neutral, Ward Grievance Procedure, California Youth Authority.
Award of Merit, Bar Association of San Francisco, 1978.
Chair, Bar Association of San Francisco Committee on Rights of the Mentally Disabled, 1978 and 1979; past Vice-Chair and Secretary-Treasurer.
Instructor, Legal Writing and Research, Hastings College of the Law, 1976-1977.
Workshop/seminar instructor, civil mental health litigation, Bar Association of San Francisco; panelist and moderator, seminar on civil commitment, Golden Gate University.
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