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Christopher R.

Old Lyme, CT

$65/hour

Lawyer and Tutor

In-person lessons

$65/Hour


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About Christopher

As I approach 30 years as a lawyer, I wanted to help others prepare for law school, the business of law, and, the proper course choices that are helpful for the LSAT, success in entering and completing law school, the Bar examination, and, your career. You can't start too early, and, who better to help than someone with decades of experience. I was educated in public school on the Connecticut shoreline, went on to Wesleyan, and, law school in Boston. I continue to maintain my law license and have previously taught for several years at Newbury College in Massachusetts.

As a local politician for seven years, two of those years as Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, local television coverage twice monthly required public speaking for those in attendance and at home. I have addressed local officials in Boston on topics such as the law and affordable housing for which my committee drafted bylaws and legislation for the Department of Housing (DHCD) in a community development series. There were over 200 in attendance. I have lectured on zoning issues, served as a master of ceremonies in public fundraisers with over 700 in attendance, and, for almost 30 years have been an active trial attorney appearing and speaking before Judges and Jurors in both District Court and Superior court.

I have a lot to offer and am anxious to share the theory and the practice of business, law, and taxes. These things are interesting, fun and rewarding. I will help you understand, and, hope that this becomes interesting, and, rewarding for you.
As I approach 30 years as a lawyer, I wanted to help others prepare for law school, the business of law, and, the proper course choices that are helpful for the LSAT, success in entering and completing law school, the Bar examination, and, your career. You can't start too early, and, who better to help than someone with decades of experience. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Old Lyme, CT 06371
In-person lessons
Math:
GED
Science:
Biology, PSAT
English:
Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Bar Exam,
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading
History:
Criminal Justice
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Law, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Tax Preparation

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bar Exam

I have been an attorney in Massachusetts (actively practicing) for the past 28 years. I have also been admitted to practice law in the First Federal Circuit for the District of Massachusetts. I received a juris docteur from New England Law in Boston in 1987. I passed the bar exam on the first administration of same that year. I also taught aspiring paralegals for Newbury College for approximately five years. I received instruction from the BAR/BRI and SMH programs at the time of study for the July 1987 exam.

Business

I have been in business for over 28 years as an attorney with a J.D. and a first time passing bar exam score. I have formed businesses, advised on tax issues, created corporations, partnerships, LLC's and contracts associated therewith. I have prepared taxes as well for over 28 years. I am very familiar with small business and corporate entities from formation to compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations.

Criminal Justice

I am a practicing attorney and have done a variety of criminal defense matters for the past 28 years. Hands on protection of defendants and competent representation through the criminal process in the District and Superior Courts in Massachusetts. I have represented clients on matters from OUI/DWI, larceny, assault & battery, and, two child molestation cases. I am familiar with the due process rights and procedure of the accused as well as post conviction sentences, CORI, probation and parole.

Public Speaking

As a practicing lawyer for almost 30 years (28+) I have addressed both Judge and Jury. I have attended Toastmasters which instructs persons on just this subject. I have lectured as an instructor for Newbury College, and, presented to the DHCD (Department of Housing and Community Development) in Boston on Affordable Housing creation, bylaws, and zoning. Finally, I have served as Master of Ceremonies for a fundraiser with several hundred in attendance. As a local politician, serving as Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and Zoning, public speaking to a local and tv audience occurred for me twice monthly for over a decade between these two local boards (local cable).

Tax Preparation

The Federal, Massachusetts and Connecticut governments recognize me as a tax preparer for over 28 years. I have prepared personal, business, partnership, estate, trust, and, 941 quarterly returns for my own law practice in compliance with wage laws. I am familiar with several forms, depreciation schedules, rent, royalty and retirement reporting. I am quite proficient at all Schedules, current law and business tax returns.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 30 miles of Old Lyme, CT 06371.