OAKLEY LAW OFFICES, LLC
516 Main St
Middletown CT 06457
Tele # 860-342-2302
Fax # 860-342-2304
Attorney Caitlin Rauchle
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University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT
Juris Doctor, May 2017
Honors: CALI Excellence Award in Moot Court, 2015 Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition Quarterfinalist, 2014 William R. Davis Mock Trial Competition Quarterfinalist
Journal: Connecticut Journal of International Law, Executive Editor 2016-2017
Note: A Child’s Right to Participate in Court Proceedings (Spring 2017)
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial Competition (Feb. 2016), Phi Alpha Delta Starr Chapter Justice (2015-2016), Truancy Intervention Project Volunteer Training (March 2015)
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Philosophy, Sociology, and Global Studies, May 2014
Hofstra University Honors College Associate
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, New Student Award 2011, Leader of Living/Learning 2011, Dean’s Scholarship, Natalie Allon Sociology Scholarship, Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Sigma Tau,
Study Abroad: Hofstra University European Odyssey, Spring 2013
Oakley Law Offices, LLC, Middletown, CT
Law Clerk, September 2017 – present
Filing appearances; attending court proceedings; organizing case files; communicating with DCF and providers, clients, and court services; drafting motions; general office management and assistance.
The Adams Law Firm, P.C., Glastonbury, CT
Law Clerk, May 2017 – September 2017
Conducted legal research. Drafted motions, complaints, discovery requests and responses, deposition questions, requests for admission, interrogatories, sur-replies, answers, and corresponding documentation. Wrote memos. Prepared for depositions, including 30(b)(6) depositions. Organized case files. Conducted discovery.
Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, Hartford, CT
Marshall-Brennan Fellow, University of Connecticut School of Law, January 2017 – May 2017
Taught constitutional law and appellate advocacy to students at Hartford Public High School Law and Government Academy.
Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, Hartford, CT
Legal Intern, August 2016 – December 2016
Conducted legal research. Wrote legal memoranda and briefs. Attended meetings. Collected data for legislative workgroups. Assisted with reports and projects. Reviewed and edited reports.
Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
Summer Fellow, Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic, May 2016 – August 2016
Representing children in neglect or uncared-for proceedings under the supervision of Yale Clinical Professor Jean Koh Peters. Attending client visits, DCF meetings, provider meetings, court proceedings, and interdisciplinary meetings. Communicating with providers and families. Advocating for children's wishes. Attended adoption proceeding. Wrote letter to DCF in support of a waiver. Assisted with vicarious trauma trainings.
Center for Children’s Advocacy, Hartford, CT
Legal Intern, August 2015 – May 2016
Assisted with juvenile cases, including abuse/neglect, special education, special immigrant juvenile status. Attended OTC hearings, PPTs, manifestation determinations, home visits, client interviews, office meetings and trainings. Conducted legal research. Filled out and filed SIJS paperwork. Drafted a letter to DCF regarding AWOL/runaway policies. Testified at the Legislative Office Building on Raised Bill 5552.
Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, Hartford, CT
Legal Intern, Child Protection Department, June 2015 – August 2015
Conducted legal research on matters including ICWA and failure to rehabilitate. Assisted with litigation in juvenile court regarding contested OTCs and neglect adjudications and dispositions, including subpoenaing witnesses and witness preparation. Worked on an appellate brief regarding a TPR and failure to rehabilitate. Drafted motions regarding paternity and technical corrections. Attended case status conferences, short calendar proceedings, trials, and hearings.
University of Connecticut School of Law, Information Technology Services, Hartford, CT
Student Web Support Specialist, September 2014 – May 2017
Developed and helped manage web content for law school website at law.uconn.edu. Handled communications with students and administrators via email. Supervised students on projects and tasks.