Roberta J. (Borchardt) Conrad

782 Sunset Drive
St. Paul, MN 55123   USA




  • January 2000 - Present, Attorney-Editor/Trainer
    West Group -- Thomson Corporation -- Thomson Reuters (Saint Paul, Minnesota)

    • Analyze judicial opinions and draft synopses and points of law.
    • Train new attorney-editors to edit case law documents.
    • Teach how to frame summaries, capture headnotes, and recognize treatment history.
    • Review editorial work product of junior editors.

  • June 1995 - December 1999, Attorney-Editor
    West Publishing Company (Eagan, Minnesota)

    • Analyzed case law documents.
    • Drafted synopses and points of law.
    • Identified and recorded negative indirect treatment history.

  • June 1994 - May 1995, Law Clerk/Small Claims Mediator
    La Crosse County Circuit Court (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

    • Reviewed the parties' pleadings and briefs.
    • Decided the appropriate disposition and wrote the corresponding opinion for judges' signature.
    • Mediated small claims cases.

  • January 1994 - May 1994, Judicial Intern, Honorable Moria Krueger
    Dane County Circuit Court Branch 7 (Madison, Wisconsin)

    • Reviewed the parties' pleadings and briefs.
    • Decided the appropriate disposition and drafted the corresponding opinion for judge's signature.

  • February 1993 - April 1994, Law Clerk
    Melli, Walker, Pease & Ruhly, S.C. (Madison, Wisconsin)

    • Researched legal issues, primarily in the fields of labor and employment law.
    • Drafted briefs and wrote memos.

  • June 1992 - January 1993, Law Clerk, Bureau of Legal Services
    Department of Natural Resources (Madison, Wisconsin)

    • Researched federal and state water issues.
    • Drafted memos and interrogatories.
    • Updated a Department resource on Wisconsin water law cases.

  • January 1991 - May 1991, Legal Intern
    Office of State Public Defender (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

    • Assisted the attorneys by conducting research and preparing diagrams for trials.
    • Created an office resource system on treatment facilities for clients.


  • Roberta J. Borchardt, "Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife: Unwarranted Judicial Interference with Congressional Power and Environmental Protection," in Wisconsin Law Review, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, pp. 1337-73, 1993.


        American Cancer Society, Twin Cities Chapter, Volunteer.

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