Trained as a lawyer, experienced as a hard copy news reporter, with a second field of graduate study (using the research capabilities of SPSS) in the Administration of Justice. I have also taught paralegal studies, English (my favorite subject) and business communication and writing, for four years, in a post-secondary training school.
Writing samples are available via this briefcase link:
I've been successfully writing and publishing since the early 1980s. I had an interlude as a judge in a tribal court, including children’s court. I've been a stringer, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist.
I graduated with a B.A. in history, minoring in secondary education. My work history has also included work as a representative of a builders’ association, the representative for the Easter Pierce County Chamber’s economic development committee, and a volunteer on various land use bodies (including Tacoma’s Open Spaces committee).
My areas of writing experience include: (a) a range of fiction and fact-based novellas (b) judicial function grants, including an innovative Defenders program at the Puyallup Indian Nation; (c) educational writer for the Muckleshoot Tribe; (d) health program grants and an economic development block grant for summer employment in Modoc County, California (e) a range of columns and newspaper feature stories; (f) ghost projects ranging from the California state driver guide, white papers on advertising, and new learning methods.
Jack Douglas Howard
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA- BA, History (1981) Minor in Secondary Education. Truman Scholar in History.
Juris Doctor earned, Seattle University School of Law: Pennsylvania Bar 53789; passed Florida and Multistate Bar Research & Drafting Samples by Request
Current Candidate, Masters of Science in Administration of Justice, Completed all required class work; completing Thesis Research. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
* Results-Oriented Classroom Management, Orlando, FL (2001)
* Americans With Disabilities Act; Self Advocacy, Nashville, TN
* CLS Peace and Mediation Training, Seattle, WA
EMS/CJ Trainings & Coursework
Crisis Counseling: Emergency Phone Services Workshop Ellensburg, WA
Certificate, Law Enforcement for State Parks, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
Citizens Corps Volunteer, member Community Emergency Response Team (CERT trained) Pasco County, Florida
Anti-Terrorism Law: A Casebook for Non-lawyers (unpublished manuscript, submitted to Thomson for review, spring 2002)
Criminal Justice Trainings & Certifications
Paper Presented, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, KY (1997)
Guest Lecturer, Russian Slavic University of Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) Anti-Terrorism Law: An American Model (2001)
Currently, Owner, Dakota Legal. An Internet-based consulting service for creative property acquisition and development. Editing and publishing of: promotional materials, press releases, grants, and MS preparation.
Currently Owner Writing, research, and editing services in the areas of manuscript development and grant writing. (2002- ). Clients and account activities include:
American Power and Water Company (grant writer and government relations); MS project "Hear No Evil" regarding criminal incarceration of the hearing impaired in Maine.
Program Coordinator/Paralegal Program Faculty Member and Law Instructor, Paralegal Certificate Program: EduTech of Clearwater, Florida (1999- 2003). Real Estate, Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts, Legal Research & Writing, Law and the Internet.
Special Correspondent, The Shippensburg Sentinel. Wrote assigned pieces for weekly community newspaper; clips are available. 1997-98.
Graduate Assistant, Criminal Justice Department, Shippensburg University. Phone 717-532-1770. Assist in research, class instruction, and curriculum planning. Also assisting in the creation and analysis of data regarding delivery of quality teaching in post-secondary and graduate programs for criminal justice. Part-time, appointed August, 1996 through 1997.
Staff Attorney for South Florida/DD, The Advocacy Center, 5201 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021. Phone 1-800-342-0823. Supervisor: Mitch Wagner, ESQ. Advocated and mediated for services to people with disabilities, of all ages. Coordinated evaluations and eligibility for clients in school districts and with Florida agencies in a culturally diverse area. February, 1994-1995
Tribal Manager, Modoc Tribe of Fort Bidwell Fort Bidwell, CA. Responsible for all financial, administrative, and governmental oversight for the Warner Mountain Band of Modoc Indians. Wrote three, winning "Top Ten" federal grants. October, 1992 to October, 1993. Served as adviser to Tribal Council and represented Tribe to federal, state, and local officials. Coordinated FEMA disaster review and BIA timber protection programs.
State Coordinator, People First of Washington, 17036 44th Avenue. NE Seattle, WA 98155. Supervisor: Rev. Don Meacham (206) 365-0644. Provided leadership training and lobbying for people with mental and/or physical disabilities. Coordinated the legislative grass roots efforts, and growth, of thirty-two statewide chapters, via educational training, conferences, and an annual state convention through emphasis on self-reliance, self-advocacy, and employment. Full-time, March, 1991 to September, 1992.
Attorney & Counselor-at-Law, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Membership 53789. General practice, emphasizing Criminal Defense and Court Appointed Special Master for Columbia County. 1988-91. ABA/YLD Patent & Trademark Board Member.
Prior Experience Includes Consultant work as a Lobbyist and appointment as Pro Tem Judge and Judge, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Washington State (1985-86).
Adjunct Faculty Experience
Chapman College/military college affiliate, Fort Lewis, Tacoma, WA Graduate level instructor, "Legal Aspects of Health Administration"
Ward Stone College, Miami, FL Lecturer, American Indian Law
Prospect Hall Professional School, Hollywood, FL English and Paralegal Studies
Member, Kittitas County Mental Health and Disabilities Board, Ellensburg, WA 1992
Member, American Bar Association (YLD), Intellectual Properties Board, 1988-89
Chair, Puyallup and Eastern Pierce County Chamber, Economic Development
Committee, 1985 and 1986
Member, City of Tacoma, Natural Systems Committee, 1985 and 1986
Project Designer, Skid Row Rehabilitation project, Tacoma, WA 1984
Founder, Organization of Disabled Students, Western Washington University; Elected
Director in Charge of program development and student facilities, 1979-80
Publications & Manuscripts
Research & Drafting Samples by Request
(Pending) Published Books (2):
1. "217 Reasons to Hate Star Trek" (©2003); Fort Columbia Books, Chinook, WA.
2. "You Must Remember These" (©2002).
"Policing Tribal Reservations" (1997) Also available : Newspaper Features, Weekly Column "Help Wanted" (1986-90) & featured pieces for The Sentinel, a weekly newspaper. "Finding Soft Pavement…A Homeless Weekend."
Most Recent Publications & Writings
Currently editing a "Practical Guide to Survival" (just for first-year paralegals).
"Truth or Consequences: Liability Is No Game" regarding liability and health care professionals. The Coding Advantage: Health Insurance Billing and Coding News, Volume 1 Issue 4 (June 2002)
"Case of the Arkansas Stud" for the weekly Observer in Long Beach, Washington (June 2002).
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
International Association of Forensic Investigators
Pennsylvania Bar Association
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing