Nancy Schleifer

Nancy Schleifer

Nancy Schleifer, Attorney at Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Florida, North Carolina
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Summary

Nancy Schleifer is licensed in, North Carolina and Florida and accepts civil appeals. 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 headed two legal dependency departments, was the Project Director at Nova Southeastern School of Law Children's Law Project, lectured at CLE seminars, published chapters in the Florida Bar's Florida Appellate Practice, published many legal articles, authored Litigation Checklists and Forms, and is the author of A Warrant for Mrs. Lincoln.

Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
University of Miami
M.A.
Florida International University
B.A.
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.
Publications
Articles & Publications
A Warrant for Mrs. Lincoln
Xlibris
Florida Juvenile Law
The Florida Bar
Trial Lawyer's Deskbook of Checklists and Forms
Wylie (out of print)
Florida Appellate Law
The Florida Bar
Certifications
Superior Court Mediation
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
Superior Court Mediation
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
Professional Associations
Juvenile Court Committee of the Dade County Bar
Prior Chair, and prior member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association
Member
- Current
High Country Writers
Member
- Current
Florida State Bar # 306118
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Voices for Children Board of Trustees
Trustee
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Miami Children's Hospital Cancer Camp
Activities Director
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Supreme Court Subcommittee on Juvenile Dependency Mediation
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
North Carolina
Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Area
  • Superior Court Mediation
Contact & Map
Office
P.O. Box 427
Banner Elk, NC 28604
USA
Telephone: (828) 386-1212
Cell: (786) 423-1019