Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Attorney at Law

Grand Forks
North Dakota
Licensed in
ND, MN
University of North Dakota School of Law

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Sarah Atkinson is the General Counsel for Vaaler Insurance, Inc., an independent regional insurance agency headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. Atkinson is a licensed attorney as well as a licensed insurance producer and holds Construction Risk Insurance Specialist and Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designations. Besides working on general legal matters for the company, Atkinson administers and supervises the company’s information security policies, procedures, and compliance program, the agency’s errors and omissions program, and assists in the creation of risk management programs including insurance coverage analysis.
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"Very comprehensive research! Applicable to our industry and the analysis was easy to understand."

Overview/Research on Corporate Policy for Title VII Discrimination & Religious Accommodations
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"Great, easy-to-read analysis! Actionable suggestions that were easy to implement."

Review of a Vendor Agreement with Product Warranties
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Work History

Vaaler Insurance, Inc.

General Counsel

Mar 2016 - Present

Manage general legal matters for the corporation, including contract review, drafting, mergers/acquisitions, regulatory matters, and coverage analysis.

Mar 2016 - Present

Johnston Law Office, P.C.

Associate Attorney

Aug 2015 - Feb 2016

Main Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Social Security Disability, and Family Law. Performed legal research and write memoranda pertaining to legal questions. Drafted client letters and other documents such as briefs, motions, and notices for attorney approval.

Aug 2015 - Feb 2016

Grand Forks Public Defender Office

Law Clerk

May 2014 - May 2015

Argued two appeals in front of the Supreme Court of North Dakota. Completed two appellate briefs for the Supreme Court of North Dakota. Led a jury trial for a misdemeanor charge of assault. Performed legal research and write memoranda pertaining to legal questions. Represented clients under the supervision of attorneys in the office pursuant to the limited practice rule.

May 2014 - May 2015

Robert Vogel Law Office, P.C.

Law Clerk

Sep 2013 - May 2014

Performed legal research and wrote memoranda pertaining to legal questions. Drafted client letters and other documents for attorney approval. Attended client meetings for observation. Summarized client records such as medical records and created chronologies of events.

Sep 2013 - May 2014

Private Tutor

Applied Behavior Analysis Tutor

Apr 2010 - May 2014

Assisted a child diagnosed with autism by using applied behavioral analysis in order to further his verbal, mechanical, and social skills.

Apr 2010 - May 2014

American Federal Bank

Associate

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013

Assisted customers with banking transactions. Ensured privacy of customer information. Organized and filed customer portfolios. Marketed bank products and obtained customer orders. Back-up vault teller who was in charge of vault when lead associate was absent.

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013

Ashley Furniture Homestore

Office Assistant

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

Assisted customers with purchases or inquiries. Completed invoicing and filing in a timely manner. Resolved issues that customers had in a courteous, pleasant manner. Balanced accounts at close of the store.

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

Dakota Textbook Company

Sales Specialist/Keyholder

Aug 2009 - Dec 2012

Aided customers in finding either textbooks or general merchandise. Created a clean, organized work environment. Filed invoices to the manager and assistant manager in record keeping. Oversaw a project to obtain textbook reservations and organize them into a well-working system of filling orders and order retrieval. Trained new and temporary employees. Balanced registers at close of the store.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2012

Various Floral Shops

Florist

Mar 2004 - Mar 2012

Creatively designed floral pieces using advanced techniques. Took orders in-person, over the phone, and electronically as well as consulting with customers on their wants and needs. Assisted in store-turnover for each season. Designed products for showcases and events. Participated in basic accounting.

Mar 2004 - Mar 2012

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