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Tyler Gately, Immigration Paralegal

Tyler Gately is a veteran of the U.S. Army and joins CLCMA following four years working for various nonprofits around the country. Tyler previously served as the Press Secretary for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Manager of Advocacy and Volunteer Leadership at National Brain Tumor Society, and Manager of Business Development and Marketing at Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services. He earned his M.S. in International Affairs from Northeastern University, a graduate certificate in National Security Studies from American Military University, and his B.A. in Business Management from Belmont Abbey College.

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Victoria Elliott, Corporate Paralegal

Victoria graduated cum laude from Rhodes College with honors with a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology, where she was the Vice President of her college’s Mortar Board chapter. While in college she had to opportunity to work hands on with issues of gender and sexuality, including work with victims of sexual violence and LGBT rights. She also conducted research into environmental conservation in Namibia, as well as honors research into the ideology of the family. After graduation she continued her activism abroad, targeting issues related to environmental and human rights in Indonesia and South Africa.

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Cedric P. Fulsom, Litigation Paralegal

Cedric Fulsom has served as a Litigation Paralegal for over 17 years.  His experience includes work with multiple large law firms, on Civil Litigation matters in federal and state courts as well as in international arbitration matters.  Mr. Fulsom has extensive experience managing litigation dockets for cases in all levels of courts, and has handled dockets for numerous attorneys with high volume caseloads. Cedric is a native of the State of Texas, and his legal experience covers the majority of North America.

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Naireesa Khan, Office Manager

Naireesa has degrees in both Paralegal Studies (with honors) and a Bachelor’s of Science in Counseling Psychology. She has over five years of experience working in the legal field and working in office management. Naireesa has worked in the areas of Family Law and Criminal law, with a focus on human trafficking. She also has worked with, and volunteered for, various Domestic Violence organizations in California. Naireesa has been a member of her mosque’s social welfare board for three years, assisting families. She now proudly joins CLCMA to utilize all her talents as our Office Manager.

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Alyssa Morrison, Law Intern

Alyssa Morrison is a rising 3L at SMU Dedman School of Law. In 2015, she graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in International Studies and a concentration in Middle Eastern affairs and the Arabic language. During her time at A&M, she also participated in a language immersion program in Morocco for several months following her junior year.

During law school, Alyssa has worked in humanitarian immigration with YMCA international services, where she primarily assisted asylum seekers and victims of violence. She also interned in the field of family law with Judge Mary Brown in the 301st district, and participated in a legal clinic at an immigration detention center where she assisted detained women and children in the initial phases of their asylum claims. In addition to her work with CLCMA, Alyssa will spend the summer conducting research into gender issues in the legal workplace for one of her professors in order to assist in the creation of a policy proposal.

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Jourdan Dukes, Law Intern

Jourdan Dukes is a rising 3L at SMU Dedman School of Law.  She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with B.B.A in Business communication and legal studies.

At SMU Law she currently serves as Student Bar Association treasurer and senior representative of the State Bar of Texas. Previously she has served as SMU Dedman School of law honor council member, finance committee member, Association of Public Interest Law treasurer and Student Bar Association voting council member.

 Last summer she interned with the Dallas Public Defender’s Office in their Capital Murder Division and studied Civil rights and Human rights at Oxford.  In the fall she plans to extern with the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Before attending law school, she worked at health relationships non-profit, Anthem Strong Families, where she helped manage their overall budget and daily operations.

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