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Nancy Schleifer

Nancy Schleifer, Attorney at Law
Contact: 828.386.1212
Experience:
Law School: University of Miami School of Law - University of Miami
Jurisdictions: Florida
North Carolina

OVERVIEW

About Nancy Schleifer
Nancy Schleifer has been a Florida attorney since 1980. She recently moved to,and is now licensed in, North Carolina. In her legal career, she has been involved in well over a hundred appeals and has litigated in the areas of commercial law and juvenile dependency. She has led to legal departments,taught in two law schools,lectured, written legal books, chapters, and articles, and is the author of A Warrant for Mrs. Lincoln.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Superior Court Mediation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
North Carolina
Certifications
Superior Court Mediation (North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission)
Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner, Nancy Schleifer, Attorney at Law
-Current
Legislative Aide, Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners
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Advise Chairperson of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners concerning children's issues including: organizing a 300 person conference to draft a children's bill of rights for Miami-Dade County; drafting suggested state and local legislation; reviewing matters that came before the County Commission; monitoring county agencies, trusts, and boards that fund children's services or prepare policies concerning children; meeting with citizens and local organizations to assist them with issues; and advising on budgetary issues. Also advised as to certain Article V, Revision 7 legislative issues (transfer of judicial spending and revenues from local to state authorities) and as to certain health policyand women’s issues. Children’s budget at the County was more than $200,000,000. Also taught Children and the Law at Florida International University School of Law as an adjunct professor.
Administrative Attorney, The Guardian ad Litem Program, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida
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Head of legal team consisting of seven to ten attorneys plus staff. Conducted frequent trainings for staff attorneys, pro bono lawyers, appellate lawyers, judiciary, non-legal staff members, and lay guardians. Supervised and monitored, or personally handled, all appeals (up to 42 appeals pending during any one year). Prepared research and practical materials for staff attorneys, assisted staff attorneys with litigation issues, advised the program regarding programmatic legal issues; and participated in litigation or evidentiary hearings on an as-needed, basis.
Director, The Children's Law Project, Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University
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Administrated, organized, and directed the children's law component of a clinical in-house and externship program for third-year law students. The Project was funded by a Department of Education grant and involved a teaching component and an internship and externship component. The clinic accepted cases involving indigent children including dependency cases, custody cases, adoptions, educationally handicapped rights cases, immigration cases, and HIV guardianship cases. All cases were handled by students who were certified as legal interns eligible to practice in court under clinical instructor supervision. In addition to hands-on case work, students engaged in classes and workshops presented by myself and two other clinical professors.
Department of Health and Rehab. Services (Now Dept. of Children and Families)
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, Children's Youth and Family Services, Department of Health and July 1990 Rehabilitative Services. Administrator and chief litigator for all HRS dependency cases in Dade and Monroe Counties. In charge of 15 attorneys and 10 paralegals responsible for litigating all child abuse, neglect, and abandonment cases in Dade and Monroe Counties. Handled all appeals in District XI, and numerous extremely serious trials in abuse cases. Set up systems for attorneys and staff, and trained staff and other attorneys in the area of dependency law.
Sole Practitioner, Nancy Schleifer, Attorney at Law
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Areas of practice: appeals, litigation, administrative law. Representative clients: State of Florida, Department of Rehabilitative Services; Sunset Commercial Bank, Unicare Nursing Homes.
Associate, Sparber Sheven Shapo Heilbronner and Book
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Areas of practice: Appeals, February 1988 commercial litigation, administrative litigation. Representative clients of firm: The Florida Patient's Compensation Fund, State of Florida, Department of Transportation, Sunset Commercial Bank, Angel Care, Inc., Miami Dolphins.
Associate, Wallace Engles Pertnoy Breslow and Solowsky
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Areas of practice: leasing, real estate transactions, commercial litigation, probate, appeals.
Associate, Peters Pickle Flynn Niemoeller and Downs
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Areas of practice: Appeals, February 1988 commercial litigation, administrative litigation. Representative clients of firm: The Florida Patient's Compensation Fund, State of Florida, Department of Transportation, Sunset Commercial Bank, Angel Care, Inc., Miami Dolphins.
Education
University of Miami School of Law - University of MiamiJ.D.
University of MiamiM.A.
Florida International UniversityB.A.
Professional Activities
Member High Country Writers 2010-Current
Prior Chair, and prior member Juvenile Court Committee of the Dade County Bar
Trustee Voices for Children Board of Trustees 2003-2008
Activities Director Miami Children's Hospital Cancer Camp 1990-1998
Member Supreme Court Subcommittee on Juvenile Dependency Mediation 1993-1993
Professional Associations
Member, North Carolina Bar Association
-Current
Member, Florida State Bar
-Current
Member, American Bar Association
-Current

PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • Florida Juvenile Law
    The Florida Bar
  • Trial Lawyer's Deskbook of Checklists and Forms
    Wylie (out of print)
  • Florida Appellate Law
    The Florida Bar

CONTACT & MAP

Office
890 West King Street
Boone, NC 28604
USA
Telephone: 828.386.1212
Telephone: 828.963.1179
Cell: 786.423.1019