Attorney Staff at Kenneth Vercammen's Law Office
Akhila Naik, Esq. Of Counsel
Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen and Associates., Edison, NJ
May 2003 - Present Of Counsel Trial Attorney: Handle criminal and municipal court matters in Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset Counties. Experience in preparation and execution of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Guardianships. Assist in trial preparation of cases involving estate distribution in Probate Court and personal injury.
Teleinterpreters Inc., Glendale, CA
Nov. 2002 - Present Interpreter: Languages (Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Tulu) Offer online interpretation service to non-English speakers throughout the world on various matters such as initial police custody and interrogation, insurance claims, 911 calls, social security offices, emergency room situations, hospital clinic calls and customer service calls.
Main Street Legal Services, Elder Law Clinic, Queens, NY
July 2001- Jan. 2002 Law Intern: Served under a student practice order from Queens Surrogates Court. Involved in all phases of preparation of Article 81 Guardianship for an Alleged Incapacitated Person. Handled cases involving estate planning, transfer from nursing home, foreclosure proceedings, intestate distribution of assets and Wills.
The Legal Aid Society, New York, NY
Summer 2001 Summer Intern: Civil Division Worked with clients of the Lower Manhattan Neighborhood Office on landlord tenant issues in Housing Court. Testified and formulated trial exhibits for a federal class action in which the Civil Appeals and Law Reform Unit challenged NYCHAs policy that excluded Section 8 applicants.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, NY
Summer 2000 Summer Intern: Asbestos Litigation Task Force Involved in all phases of expert discovery in a large property damage insurance lawsuit, including deposition preparation, defense of the Port Authority experts and drafting of discovery of defense expert reports. Prepared trial exhibits and expert reports.
Counterpoint Language Consultants, Bridgewater, NJ
1998-1999 Cross Cultural Consultant: Researched and implemented Cross-cultural training programs for executives of private and public firms. Coordinated translations and interpretations for Fortune 500 companies. Interpreter and translator for court cases. Taught English to non-native speakers.
University Of Bombay, Ruia College, India
1994 -1997 Lecturer: Taught English Literature and Grammar to undergraduate students. Class size varied from 60 ñ 80 students per lecture. Assessed State Level Board Examination papers.
SNDT University, Bombay, India
1994 -1997 Adjunct Lecturer: Taught Graduate students 18th and 19th century English Prose and Poetry. Taught postgraduates Contemporary Indian Literature.
Travel Magazine, Bombay, India
1992-1994 Assistant Editor and Freelance Writer Wrote articles exclusively devoted to travel and edited articles submitted for publication in the bi-monthly magazine. Responsible for the format and advertising, team supervision and travel co-ordination details.
bar: Admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey May 2003
City University of New York School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2002
S.N.D.T University, India, M.Phil. in English, 1996
University of Bombay, India, M.A. in English, 1994
University of Bombay, India, B.A. in English, 1992
LSPIN Revson Fellow, 2002
Best Team Award: Moot Court, 2000
CERTIFICATES: Court Evaluator for Article 81 proceedings- New York City Lawyers Association, 2002 Mediation Training for Law Practice, 2001
Indo - American Law Association, CUNY School of Law
2001-2002 President: Organized community outreach programs and fund raising events. MANAVI, Shelter for South Asian Battered Women, NJ
1998-1999 Volunteer: Taught survival skills to battered women and held English language classes at the shelter. Literacy Mission of America, Piscataway, NJ
1998-1999 Volunteer: Taught English to multi-ethnic groups. Students ranged in age, educational backgrounds and experience. Each class comprised of 15-20 students. Parents Anonymous of NJ, Inc., Princeton, NJ
1998-1999 Volunteer: Answered distress calls concerning abused children and violent parents.
LANGUAGES: Hindi, Marathi, Tulu, Kannada, Malayalam.
PERSONAL: Traveling, hiking, camping, spelunking, photography, theatre, pottery, painting and Bharatnatyam (Indian classical dance).