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  Lisa Bonner
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a full time practicing attorney, licensed in NY and CA. My practice area is primarily intellectual property and entertainment. I am not looking to freelance in the legal space, since I have my own firm but I am looking for freelance writing opportunities as I am a oft published freelance writer. I have written Op-Ed articles on topical legal as well as non legal issues which have been published and also write and have published several travel articles for major publications and their online affiliates. I have appeared as on On Air Correspondent providing legal analysis on entertainment and criminal legal issues. I hold a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
Work Info
Correspondent 5 Years
Writer 7 Years
Legal 17 Years
Travel 5 Years
Entertainment 14 Years
Law 17 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
9 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Ebony (6-10), Jones Magazine (6-10), The Grio (3-5)
Computer Skills
Word, Excel
Mac laptop, iPad, several iPhones, Canon 7000D D-SLR camera with various lenses
Available upon request
NYU School of Law Alumnae of the Year Award
California State Bar, New York State Bar, National Association of Black Journalists, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association
UCLA Extension 2002-2008 Instructor: Understanding Recording Agreements
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
(Ebony, 10/31/2013)
An Op-Ed piece about the undoing of Jesse Jackson Jr.
(Ebony, 6/4/2012)
A birdseye view of South Africa. Where to go, what to do, where to stay and dine
(The Grio, 1/26/2011)
Broke this story on The Grio which was also published on MSNBC.com regarding a black mother who faced jail time for using her father's address to send her kids to a better school.