LEGAL DOCUMENT REVIEW AND TRANSLATION FROM GERMAN TO ENGLISH BY
CIVIL LITIGATION PARALEGAL WITH NATIVE GERMAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Degreed paralegal professional with native German language proficiency
Zweisprachiger Rechtsanwaltsassistent mit Doktorat von Amerikanischer Universität


WOLFGANG'S RESUME   (click here to contact by email)

FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LANGUAGE COMPETENCIES
Native Proficiency in German | Proficient in American English | Fluent in Spanish  
German-English translations | Review, analysis and interpretation of German language documents
Research and analyze German source materials | Review, analyze and translate text written in German language

EDUCATION IN EUROPE
University of Graz, Austria - Studied German, English, and Italian in the College of Social Sciences (1980-1982)
Universität Graz, Österreich - Diploma courses at the
Institute for Translation and Interpretation (1981-1982)
Gymnasium in Graz (Matura 1979) (secondary education, college preparatory)

COLLEGE EDUCATION IN THE U.S.
University of Houston - Ph. D. in Political Science (1992)
University of Houston - Master's Degree in Political Science (1988)
UH-Downtown - Bachelor's Degree in General Studies (1985)

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND ONLINE RESEARCH SKILLS
WordPerfect, Word and other Microsoft office products, Internet search and research skills
ProDoc SOS (document assembly, practice manager, billing manager)
TimeSlips (practice management, time-keeping and billing)
Abacus
WestLaw, Lexis-Nexis, Loislaw; JIMS, PACER, court web sites, Lexis-Nexis efiling  

FAMILIARITY WITH LAW PRACTICE RESOURCES, LITIGATION GUIDES, AND e-FORMS
Civil Litigation: O'Connor's Texas Rules Civil Trials & Civil Form (CD)s, O'Connor's Texas Causes of Action,
CPRC
plus, Texas Civil Appeals, Thomson-West practice guides series - ProDoc - Litigation Package
Family Law: Texas Family Code plus, Texas Family Law Practice Manual (TFLPM), ProDoc - Family Law Package`
Federal Court: O'Connor's Federal Rules - Civil Trials & Federal Civil Forms (CD)

LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE          
Paralegal for solo family law practitioner
JOAN V. SCHWEPPE, PLLC (2007-2008)
now SCHWEPPE-WATSON LAW FIRM
Civil Litigation Paralegal for small law firm:
JOHN H. RISLEY, P.C. (2005-2007)

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
Nontenured Faculty Member at the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Downtown
Taught  American and Texas Government, International Relations, Comparative Politics, European
Governments, Introduction to Political Science
Adjunct Faculty Member at the
University of Phoenix (West Houston campus).
Taught evening class on Marketing Research methods with on-line component.
Assistant Professor at
Oklahoma State University
Taught political science courses including American and Comparative Politics

CONSULTING
Served as Academic Consultant for International IDEA, an international organization head-quartered in Sweden;  
worked on a number of research and writing projects in the area of election law, voters, and political participation.
Co-authored report on
young citizens' participation in elections.
Worked as contract legal researcher / consultant to attorneys on civil rights/constitutional law litigation

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN
Law review article on the Texas Equal Rights Amendment (Texas ERA) in the Albany Law Review
With Angelle Kergosien: Case note on constitutional challenge to political party's exclusion of disfavored group;  
published in the Albany Law Review
Article on
Coparenting Arrangements in a Jurisdiction with Statutory Guidelines, published in
Family Court Review, official journal of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Book review of edited monograph on former Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky on H-Net
Review in German Studies Review  of The Politics of German Regulation by Kenneth Dyson  
Scholarly book on public perceptions and media treatment of Austria in the United States
The Sound of Austria: Österreichpolitik und öffentliche Meinung in den USA, ed. by John Bunzl
Oesterreichisches Institut fuer Internationale Politik | Austrian Institute for International Affairs
See H-Net review of The Sound of Austria

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Webmaster experience
Knowledge of
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies for legal terms and topics and Internet Marketing

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