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  Robin L. Barton
Professional/Personal Overview
  Need someone to explain complex legal issues, statutes and court cases in plain English? Look no further. A former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, I've been working as an award-winning legal reporter for the past 8+ years, writing articles on diverse topics such as fair housing law, shopping center/office building management and Canadian workplace safety and environmental law. I've proven adept at boiling down legal mumbo jumbo into clear and concise language for non-lawyers. A thorough researcher and skilled interviewer, I'm up to the challenge of writing about any and all legal issues.
Work Info
Editor 2 Years
Writer 9 Years
Law 9 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
9 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Habitat Magazine (11+), ALM (3-5)
Other Work History
Bongarde Media Co., staff reporter, July 2006-present
ALM, freelance reporter, Oct. 2009-present
Habitat Magazine, freelance reporter, wrote 12 articles, including 2 features, 2005-2007
Vendome Group/Brownstone Publishers, staff reporter/editor, June 2000-2006
Computer Skills
Word, Excel
laptop PC, Flip video camera, digital camera
Work Permits & Visas
valid Passport
Nicole Lefton, (212) 313-4476, nicole.lefton@kaplan.com
Mark Obbie, markobbie@gmail.com
SIPA Editorial Awards 2008, Best Instructional Reporting, Third Place
The New School (2000-2003): Successfully completed course in Investigative Journalism taught by Mark Obbie, former executive editor of The American Lawyer magazine; successfully completed course in Basic Journalism

NYU School of Law (1989-1992), Juris Doctor

Purdue University (1986-1989), Bachelor of Arts: Major: Political Science; Minor: English
Graduated summa cum laude in three years
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
(The New York Area's Best Lawyers 2010 (ALM), 12/13/2009)
A profile of one of the New York area's best lawyers, a specialist in immigration law
(The New York Area's Best Lawyers 2010 (ALM), 12/13/2009)
A profile of one of the New York area's best lawyers, a specialist in family law
(The New York Area's Best Lawyers 2010 (ALM), 12/13/2009)
A profile of an exceptional case handled by one of the New York area's best lawyers
(Habitat Magazine, 4/1/2007)
When it comes to replacing your windows, it's time to do a little window shopping. Questions you need to ask, types of windows to choose from, tax abatements you can receive, a walk-through of the installation -- all in this article.
(Habitat Magazine, 6/1/2006)
Most co-op and condo board members know surprisingly little about the mechanical systems and components of their buildings, leading them to make unsurprisingly uninformed decisions. Read why it's important to get a bit more hands-on and how to do it.
(Bongarde Media Co., 7/1/2009)
Monthly newsletter for Canadian workplace safety coordinators. I wrote all the content.
(Bongarde Media Co., 1/1/2009)
Monthly newsletter for Canadian environmental health and safety coordinators. I wrote all the content.