Resumè of Robin L. Bodiford, P.A.


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Education
Motion Picture Appearances
Author
Speaking Engagements
Publications
Employment
Prior Legal Employment
Other Work Experience
Awards
Community Service
Memberships
EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW CENTER
Los Angeles, California Juris Doctor Degree, June 1988
Staff member: Major Tax Planning Journal and Computer Law Journal.
Recipient: U.S.C. Gould School of Law Merit Scholarship
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, California
Master of Social Welfare.
Specialization: Administration, Organization and Planning.
BARRY UNIVERSITY, Miami Shores, Florida
Bachelor of Arts.
Recipient: Ford Foundation Upper Division Scholarship; Barry Merit Scholarship
MOTION PICTURE APPEARANCES "I Can't Marry You." FYI Productions, 2003.
AUTHOR: "Fresh Start Bankruptcy" (John Wiley & Sons, 2003)[download now]
"A Simplified Guide to Creating a Personal Will" (John Wiley & Sons, 2003)
Gay Adoptions Letter [2004] [download now]
"The Second Life of Savannah Rose", unpublished manuscript;
"Broward County Domestic Partership Ordinance", co-author, 1999;
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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Broward Women in Network, Business and Professional Group, SAGE, and various community groups: invited speaker on legal issues, current events and political topics 2002 - Present.
Tower Forum, 2002, Gay Adoption.
WLRN-TV, Miami. Panel discussion. 2000, 2001; Debate 2001.
Business and Professional Alliance: April, 1996, October, 2000.
Pride South Florida, June, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999.
Sage (Seniors in a Gay Environment): December 1999.
Sun Conference, Political Activism May, 1998.
WLRN-TV, Miami. ACLU Torch of Freedom: June, 1996;
Broward Women in Network: Report on the National Democratic Convention, September, 1996.
CNN, Atlanta. International News - Early Edition: Live Debate Gay Marriage December, 1996.
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PUBLICATIONS Regular columnist in The Weekly News, "Holding Court," and Gir(L)s Magazine;
Former columnist for The Dolphin Democratic Caucus, "Vice-President's Corner", the Fountain Magazine and Ms. David Magazine
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EMPLOYMENT
1994-present
LAW OFFICES OF ROBIN L. BODIFORD, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
General practice including wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, real estate, domestic partnership agreements and settlements.
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PRIOR LEGAL EMPLOYMENT ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE
Los Angeles, California
Associate.
General business litigation in state and federal courts. Commercial litigation.
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OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY WOMEN'S CENTER
Oakland, California
Executive Director and Fund-raising Director.

UNITED COMMUNITIES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Oakland, California
Executive Director and Founder.

VOLUNTEERS FOR OAKLAND
Oakland, California
Educator
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AWARDS Women's Community Foundation, Distinguished Service Award, 2005;
Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Distinguished Years of Service to the Community, 2005;
Gay and Lesbian Community Center Stars of the Rainbow Award, Role Model, 2003;
Congregation Etz Chaim, Annual Gala Honoree, 2002;
Gay and Lesbian Community Center Stars of the Rainbow Award, Role Model, 2000;
Dolphin Democratic Club 1999;
Pride South Florida 1999;
NAWBO, National Association of Women Business Owners, Vision in Service to America, 1999;
Gay and Lesbian Community Center Stars of the Rainbow Award, 1997, Greatest Political Contribution;
Barry University Special Alum - 1997;
Pride South Florida 1996;
Dolphin Democratic Club 1996;
Pride South Florida 1995;
American Jurisprudence Award, Domestic Partnership, 1988.
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COMMUNITY SERVICE City of Oakland Park, FL, Planning and Zoning Board, 2005 - Present;
Dolphin Democratic Caucus, Board Member, 2005;
Dolphin Democratic Caucus, Vice President 2002-2004;
Dolphin Democratic Club, Vice President, 1994-1997, 1999-2002; Dolphin PAC, Co-Chair, 2002
Americans for Equality: Empower Broward Political Action Committee, Chair, 2001 (defeated petition drive to repeal amendments to Broward County Human Rights Ordinance).
Americans for Equality Political Action Committee, Co-chair, 1995-1996 (defeated petition drive to repeal amendments to Broward County Human Rights Ordinance).
Broward County Democratic Executive Committee,
Elected Precinct 51r Committeewoman.
Broward County Human Rights Board, 1994-1998.
Broward County Nuisance Abatement Board.
1996 Democratic National Convention, Elected Delegate.
National Network of Gay and Lesbian Democratic Clubs, Southern Regional Co-chair 1995-97.
Fort Lauderdale Parks, Recreation and Beaches Advisory Board 1995-2002.
Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association, Co-chair, Board of Governors 1998.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Board of Directors 1996-1998.
Idlewyld Homeowners Association, Board of Directors.
Political Advocacy Coalition, Board of Trustees.
Steering Committee, Clinton Gore Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum.
National Women's Political Caucus, Gwen Cherry Chapter, Board of Governors.
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors 1986-88.
Volunteers for Oakland Advisory Board, City of Oakland, California. 1982-85.
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MEMBERSHIPS American Bar Association;
Broward County Bar Association, Ethics Committee;
Broward County Democratic Executive Committee;
State Bar of Florida, June 1993;
State Bar of California, November 1988;
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, February 1994;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, October, 1991;
United States District Court for the Southern District of California, December, 1988;
United States District Court for the Central District of California, December 1988;
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, December, 1988.