RESUME 2017

LAURENCE J. GILLIS

2703 SW 45th Street, Cape Coral FL 33914-6158 USA

Telephone: (+1) 239-471-7173

Laurence_Gillis_ab64@post.Harvard.edu

https://LaurenceJGillis.wordpress.com

After 30+ years as a criminal trial attorney in New Hampshire (and MA) and as an on-site adjunct instructor of law courses, I now teach on-line legal studies courses for the University of Maryland University College. (Current activities in bold

TEACHER:     

Professor of Legal Studies (adjunct), University of Maryland University College

(on-line only, January 2008-present): Criminal Law and Procedures; Introduction to Law; Litigation; Administrative Law; Evidence

Professor of Legal Studies (adjunct), Kaplan University (on-line only, 2000-2008): Criminal Law; Civil Litigation; Introduction to Legal Research; Insurance Law; Legal Ethics; Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Adjunct Instructor, Hesser College (on campus, NH): Criminal Litigation; Civil Litigation & Tort Law; Legal Research & Writing; Property Law; Business Law; Family Law; Wills, Trusts & Administration of Estates; Intro to Paralegal

Adjunct Instructor, University of Massachusetts-Lowell (on-line only): Elder Law

Adjunct Instructor, McIntosh College (on campus, NH): Constitutional Law

Adjunct Instructor, Vytautas Magnus University School of Law (on campus, Lithuania): American Criminal Procedure

Adjunct Instructor, Rivier College (on campus, NH): Criminal Law and Procedure

Adjunct Instructor, University of NH (on campus, NH): Criminal Law & Procedure

Adjunct Instructor, Southern NH University  (on campus and on-line, NH): Business Law

Adjunct Instructor, Concord University School of Law: Legal Writing (on-line, grader only)

Guest lecturer, New Hampshire Police Academy: NH Criminal Code

Guest lecturer, Chester College of New England: NH Criminal Procedure

 EDUCATION:

Graduate, Boston University School of Law (LL.B.)

Graduate, Harvard University (A.B.)

Graduate, Phillips Academy (Andover)

 MEDIA:

Author, “The Fiber Optic Confessional” (paid article, New York Times Magazine) (adapted by Epiphany Theater; presented at Chelsea Playhouse, Manhattan; it ran for three weeks)

Author, “Bless Me, Solicitor” (paid article, Commonweal Magazine)

Contributor, Kirkus Reviews (paid book reviews)

Member, Editorial Board, Fort Myers News-Press (daily newspaper, SW FL)

Member, Editorial Board, Portsmouth Herald (daily newspaper, seacoast NH)

Member, Editorial Board, New Hampshire Bar News (monthly newsletter, NH Bar Assn)

Contributor: Tri-City Free Press (weekly legal advice column);  Hampton Union (weekly movie review column, as “Kermit Archbald”);  Seacoast After Dark (weekly movie column, as “Davenport Wayvelle”);  Dateline New England Magazine (articles, legal advice on dating !!)

Also, signed articles in: NH Bar Association News; Union Leader; Foster’s Daily Democrat; Portsmouth Herald; Tidings (Roman Catholic diocesan newspaper); WEVO-FM (NH Public Radio)

PROSECUTION EXPERIENCE:

Assistant Strafford County Attorney (Prosecutor), Rochester NH City Prosecutor, Concord NH Police Prosecutor, Seabrook NH

LAWYER:        33 years active; took inactive status as of April 1, 2005

Trial Attorney, NH State Division for Children, Youth and Families (prosecuted child abuse/neglect petitions and termination-of-parental-rights cases)

Private law employment (New Hampshire and Massachusetts)

Admitted to practice of law (New Hampshire—1972; Massachusetts–1971) Board of Governors, New Hampshire Bar Association (At-Large) Board of Directors, New Hampshire Bar Foundation President, Rockingham County (NH) Bar Association

Member, ADR panel, New Hampshire Superior Court New Hampshire Supreme Court Standards and Goals Project (panel member)

MILITARY:  Commanding Officer, 437th Military Police Company, USACOMZEUR (Captain, US Army, active duty three years) (Orleans, France)

POLITICAL:

Vice Chair, Libertarian Party of Lee County (FL) (2016-present)

Chair, Legislative Review Committee, Libertarian Party of Florida (briefly, 2016-2017)

Delegate, State Convention, Libertarian Party of Florida (2016, 2017)

State Representative, New Hampshire State House of Representatives –Chair, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice –Member, House-Senate Committee of Conference on NH State Operating Budget

PERFORMING ARTS:

Regular host, “A Piece of Your Mind”, interview show, WSCA-FM 106.1, Portsmouth NH

WSCA-FM Radio Theater Players, Portsmouth NH (radio dramatizations):

— (played ‘Mr. White’ in W.W. Jacobs’ short story “The Monkey’s Paw”)

— (played ‘the Nosy Neighbor’ in “Baby Snooks’ Hallowe’en”, an episode from 1954)

— (played ‘Sam the Bartender’ in “The Guitar”, a “Gunsmoke” episode from 1952) Leddy Center for the Performing Arts, Epping NH: (played Mr. Brownlow in “Oliver!”) The Exeter Players, Exeter NH: (played the tax collector in “You Can’t Take It With You”)

MEMBERSHIPS:

Legal Writing Institute

Ave Maria Law School (Board of Visitors) (Naples FL; 2009-present)

Harvard Club of Lee County (FL) (Executive Bd; admissions interviewer)

 Harvard Club of New Hampshire (Executive Committee; admissions interviewer)

Harvard Club of Boston (35-year member)

Member, Alumni Council, Phillips Academy (Andover)

New Hampshire Bar Association (inactive)

OTHER:

Graduate, Lee County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy (2014, FL)

Graduate, LeeGrows (Lee County Citizens Academy, 2013, FL)

Student (non-credit auditor only), Florida Gulf Coast University (2013)

Graduate, Cape Coral Citizens Academy (2009, FL)

Instructor in English, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Apprentice Program

Taught intro courses, Community Education Programs (Exeter, Hampton NH)

Taught CCD program at Saint Michael Parish (Exeter NH)

Chair, Saint Michael Pastoral Council (Exeter NH)

Trustee, Public Library (Exeter NH)

Alternate member, Town Planning Board (Exeter NH)

 

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