Profile of Raydia Martin

Raydia Martin Legal & Legislative Research Attorney
6 years experience 0 projects worked US
$30.00 /hr $0 earned
Academic Law WritingAcademic Writing & ResearchConsultingCreative WritingCriminal LawEditing & ProofreadingFamily LawOther - LegalTechnical Writing

I am a public policy researcher analyst equipping policy advocates with data and analysis for effective evidence-based legislative advocacy on the state and federal levels. My research has been the foundation for numerous successful social justice policy initiatives. Please click here for my legislative portfolio.

I am also a lawyer and freelance legal drafter who drafts litigation-related documents for other attorneys. (i.e. complaints, pleadings, motions, discovery requests, briefs). I am known for my clear, concise and persuasive writing style. I have several years working for small and medium-sized law firms.  Please click here for my legal drafting portfolio. 

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Phone Number:7732173368
Linkedin URL:www.linkedin.com/in/legicounsel

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Work Experiences

  • Contract Attorney

    Pietrucha Law Firm

    April 2018 - August 2018

     Drafted Federal Medical Leave Act complaints, federal employment discrimination complaints, state retaliatory discharge complaints and pre-trial motions for a premier employment law firm  Conducted thorough and relevant statutory and case law research into federal, state and regulatory employment issues
  • Law Clerk

    Lawndale Christian Legal Center

    May 2013 - August 2013

     Drafted pre-trial motions (i.e. Motions to Suppress Evidence and Motions to Quash Arrest) and discovery requests  Performed thorough and relevant 4th amendment search and seizure case law research  Performed thorough statutory research of the Illinois criminal codes
  • Contract Attorney

    Chicago Advocate Legal

    May 2015 - May 2016

     Drafted dissolution petitions, alimony petitions, child support petitions, motions, discovery requests and legal correspondence a non-profit family law firm representing low income clients in family law matters  Represented low income clients in family law court
  • John Howard Association

    Research and Policy Clerk

    August 2013 - April 2014

     Conducted background legislative research for a bill calling for an independent ombudsman over Illinois juvenile correctional facilities (enacted in August of 2014)  Incorporated findings and recommendations for improvement in quarterly reports distributed to external partners and key stakeholders  Provided technical assistance to public defenders advocating for fair sentencing for inmates  Researched best practices for addressing living conditions and treatment of Illinois juvenile inmates  Visited prisons and detention centers to conduct interviews with juvenile inmates regarding their experience within detention facilities  Managed a database documenting felony convictions among minority demographics
  • Research Consultant

    Polaris Project

    September 2016 - February 2017

     Analyzed state, county and municipal ordinances to collect nationwide data on the effectiveness of massage parlor regulations on preventing trafficking within massage businesses  Managed a large database documenting effective legislative components  Drafted memos informing policy advocates of trends in massage parlor classification and regulation  Drafted a blog article on massage parlor research results for the Polaris project website
  • Research and Policy Fellow

    Shared Hope International

    February 2017 - May 2018

     Drafted and revised Shared Hope’s annual state-by-state policy guide advocating for effective anti-child trafficking legislation  Tracked state legislation and administrative rules mandating a diversion process for minor sex trafficking victims from the criminal to the child welfare system  Conducted academic research on minor sex trafficking victims’ interaction with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems at various points of contact  Researched trauma-informed best practices for addressing the needs of sexually exploited minors within the child welfare system
  • Research Consultant

    Senator Kwame Raoul Campaign for Attorney General

    June 2018 - July 2018

     Conducted issue-based research on social, economic and public safety issues affecting Illinois residents  Drafted issue briefs to be incorporated into Senator Raoul’s campaign talking points

Education

  • Bachelors of Art

    Emory University

    August 2006 - May 2010

  • Masters of Social Work

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law

    August 2011 - May 2015

  • Juris Doctorate

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law

    August 2011 - May 2015