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EDUCATION

William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Juris Doctor, May 2007                                                                                               

  • Minority Law Students Association (MLSA), Vice President

  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), Member

Los Angeles Unified School District Intern Program

  • K-12 Teaching Credential, 1999                                                                                         

University of California, Los Angeles

  • B.A. Psychology, Minor in Asian American Studies, 1997                           

  • Recipient of Julie Roque Achievement Award

  • Samahang Pilipino: Vice President, Administrative Assistant, and Historian

 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Andrade Law, LLC                                                                            Henderson, NV

Attorney and Founding Member                                                      2008 - present

 

We handle divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, paternity, 

domestic violence protection orders, name changes, termination of parental rights, spousal support, and asset/debt division matters.

Clark County Family Court                                                           Las Vegas, NV

Pro Tem Hearing Master                                                              2014-present                        

A Judge Pro Tempore is a temporary or substitute judge. It comes from the Latin term which best translates as "for the time being" in English. I was appointed to this position six years ago and have been reviewing and ruling on applications for temporary and extended protective orders arising from domestic violence.

 

Thomas and Mack Legal Clinic

Child Welfare and Education Extern                                              Las Vegas, NV

                                                      

In the legal clinic, we helped clients in the child welfare system as well as children in school whose educational needs fell under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Extern                                                                                                          Las Vegas, NV

                                      

I worked with the Domestic Violence Unit through initial consultations, client acceptance reviews, drafting pleadings, performing conflict checks, and assisting with the Ask A Lawyer program at Family Court.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Bamboo Bridges, Co-Founder and Vice Chair                                                                                                                                             

  • Founding Member of nonprofit organization serving Asian Pacific American women and their families, with priority areas focused on Human Trafficking/Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Awareness, Youth Leadership Development, and Coalition Building  

  • Project Resilience Coordinator                                                                        2014 - present, Independent contractor coordinating nonprofit domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy services

 

Nevada Council for Prevention of Domestic Violence

  • Member                                                                         2012 - 2015                                                                                                     

  • Public Information Committee Chair                                                                       

 

Clark County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team                              2013, 2017, 2019

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

  • Spanish – Certified ‘A’ level fluency through Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Tagalog/Pilipino – Fluent

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Teacher/Mentor Teacher/Substitute Teacher, Pre-K through 8th grade with LAUSD, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1997 - 2004