Bachelor of Arts, Degrees: 1) Political Science & 2) Criminal Justice; Minor Degrees: 1) Business & 2) Russian & Eastern European Studies, May 2010, Dean’s List 2009 & 2010
Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 2014
Dean’s List, Member of Dean’s Tutorial Society, Equal Justice Works, American Constitutional Society, Bronze Level Pro Bono Service Volunteer Award Recipient
LLM in Estate Planning, May 2016
I was a Pro Bono Service Volunteer Award Recipient for my work at the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, where I
assisted in the center’s Predatory Lending Project by evaluating Mortgages for Predatory Terms and Summarizing data in order to draft reports to inform the project’s leader.
After graduating with my JD from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, I was selected by the Indiana Attorney General’s Office to serve as a law clerk in the Department of Revenue Tax Litigation Division.
There I conducted legal research and verified citations.
Drafted memos, orders, mediation statements, and other legal documents as well as
assisting in case management and procedural requirements
The Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning selected me to attend it's Graduate (LL.M.) Program in Estate Planning. This unique program deals with the tax implications of wealth transfers and with the related non-tax, investment and business succession planning issues. The breadth and depth of coverage of both the tax and non-tax aspects of individual and estate planning distinguishes the curriculum from traditional graduate tax programs. This LLM degree exclusively covers the essential non-tax issues including fiduciary administration, asset protection, life insurance, investment planning, elder law, and probate.
The Indiana House Democratic Caucus selected me as a legislative intern during the 117th session of the Indiana General Assembly. During my internship, I was responsible for assisting three different legislators in:
Meeting legislative and constituent responsibilities, such as reporting legislative committee activity; organizing legislators' daily activities; and writing constituent letters
Assisting and organizing meetings for the African American Male National Council
Examined and evaluated statistical data related to constituent needs and preferences
Researched and prepared committee reports, bill summaries, and reports setting forth constituent attitudes and voter trends
Comprehensive Study Abroad specializing in International Law in US Court and Transnational Alternative Dispute Resolution while
participating in International Negotiation Simulations and Mock Multi-Nation Arbitration.
DeAnna R. Beckner, ESQ., JD, LLM
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