| The following is the resume of Bob Barnett, president of Legal Expressions Inc.:
The business is focused on content development for the legal community, including Web content, legal articles, and marketing materials; I also provide various editorial services to the legal community, and I write articles for business trade magazines.
Member: Society of Professional Journalists; Legal Marketing Association; Independent Writers of Chicago; American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; Chicago Council of Lawyers.
July 2001 to present
Freelance legal editor and writer
Highland Park, IL
August 2000 to December 2000
CONTENT SPECIALIST* Developed Web content for online B2B site
June 1990 to August 2000
EDITOR-WRITER-SMALL BUSINESS ANALYST-SENIOR EDITORIAL ANALYST* Served as project manager for the conversion of CCH products from a print-based markup to a media-neutral markup (SGML). (November 1997 - August 2000)* Managed the daily news portion of an on-line small business product(www.toolkit.cch.com); conceptualized, wrote, solicited, and edited daily and weekly stories of interest to small business owners; wrote a bi-monthly legal column for Dividends, a new small business magazine published by Imagination Publishing; served as a small business expert to several print and electronic media outlets; managed a staff of three (two in Chicago and one in Washington, D.C.), plus various outside contributors; and hosted a weekly online chat on AOL on topics of interest to small business owners; I also co-authored two books published in 1997, Start Run & Grow a Successful Small Business and Hire Manage & Retain Employees for Your Small Business; I oversaw a redesign of the Web site, which was released in early 1998. (June 1996 - November 1997)* Created content for the on-line guidebook, which appears on the World Wide Web and on America Online; managed a group of three writers to create the Starting Your Business section of the on-line guidebook; peer reviewed content written by other editors (June 1995 - June 1996).* Built writing and content standards for company products (March 1994 - June 1994).* Wrote and edited articles on deadline for a weekly pension reporter and a monthly employee benefits newsletter for lawyers and accountants; conducted and wrote interviews with consultants in the employee benefits field; worked with outside authors to produce books and articles (June 1990 - March 1994).
April 1988 to March 1989
ATTORNEY Headed Amoco's litigation department for the seven-state southeast region.
June 1983 to December 1987
Gaines, Gaines & Barnett, P.C.Talladega, AL
ATTORNEY Practiced law as an associate and later as a partner in a firm that specialized in insurance defense litigation.
April 1989 to April 1990
Medill School of Journalism Northwestern University
M.S.J. (Master's degree in journalism)
Sept. 1980 to December 1982
Univ. of Alabama School of Law
Sept. 1976 to August 1980
University of Alabama
B.A. - ENGLISH