Beman - Paralegal - Columbus, OH, USA

Lewis Beman

Columbus, OH, USA



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

BIA Accredited Representative / Paralegal

Vineyard Community Center

September 2012 - June 2013

Have been with this nonprofit legal service clinic since September 2012, including one year as paid staff member, until funding ran out. As a BIA accredited representative, I provide client intake, representation, and filing of immigration forms; as a paralegal (under supervision of attorney), I conduct legal research and writing (letters, legal memoranda), and general administrative tasks for the clinic.

Owner / Freelance Paralegal

ValueAdded Paralegal and Notary Services, LLC

From January 2010

Freelance, virtual paralegal serving probate, immigration, and bankruptcy attorneys with document / petition preparation, legal research, filing at court(s), and ongoing case support as required. Certified by two national virtual bankruptcy associations, 2010 to present. As a freelance paralegal, I contract with attorneys only, never the general public. My bankruptcy services are available to attorneys nationwide.

I am a notary public for the state of Ohio.

Paralegal Internship

Sidner Law Office LLC

January 2009 - July 2009

I interviewed / corresponded with clients, attorneys, and court personnel; prepared / filed pleadings, motions, and other court documents; continuously updated case files and client billing to ensure accuracy; researched issues of law and fact as needed in ongoing case management. Experience was in domestic, juvenile, collections, foreclosure, probate, bankruptcy, and criminal law.

Project Management Specialist

Roxane Laboratories, Inc, Dept of Scientific Affairs

January 1995 - April 2007

I managed intranet-based project information system, and interacted with cross-functional teams to assist in project planning and to ensure accuracy of information contained in system.

Qualifications & Certifications

Basic Immigration Law Intensive (40-Hour Course)

Immigration Pathway Institute/Immigration Legal Research Center

Bankruptcy for Paralegals

Capital University Law School

Paralegal Studies, post-baccalaureate program

Columbus State Community College

M.S., Food Science and Technology

Ohio State University

Bankruptcy Law Institute

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