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Passionately providing Bar-qualified Legal Research at ultra-low-cost to support lawyers, organizations and individuals leveraging self-help.

Services include Legal Research, Legal Writing, Legal Editing, Proofreading, Legal Document Preparation and Review, and other supporting services like discovery, interviews, due dilligence, etc.

Fees are negotiated individually and tailored to fit the project. 

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Scott is a former staff editor with The New York Times Co. and seasoned journalism professional leveraging exceptional experience in reporting, interviewing, analysis and editing with legal skills. 

Research, analysis and communications skills combine effectively with qualifications at law. 

Scott was sworn to the State Bar of California in June 2011, as Member No. 276281.  He is also admitted to practice in U.S. District Court of California, Northern District; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Eleventh Circuit; and he is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Medicaid Planning Network.

Scott succeeded on the 3-day California Bar on first sitting in February 2011. He also passed California’s First Year Law Student Exam and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam on first sitting.

Scott earned his Juris Doctor in January 2011 from Concord Law School, now part of Kaplan University, after an exceptional career in journalism culminating with 

10 years as a Staff Editor at The New York Times News Service. He worked full time concurrently while successfully completing law school. 

His journalism experience in the U.S. and abroad included general-interest news publications as well as at business, professional and technology news publications. His editorial experience spans community news to The New York Times; local business to Wall Street to international foreign investment and trade; local health care systems to information technology; and the full range of government agencies at all levels: municipal, state and federal. He’s worked as a reporter, assignment editor, news editor, copy editor, page design editor, photo editor, managing editor, writing and editing coach, and research project manager.

Exceptionally broad journalism experience interviewing, fact gathering, researching and analysis covering just about every topic at one time or another are skills that prove directly relevant to law. They provide unique experiential context and perspective when dealing with people, businesses, government agencies, and in distinguishing factual conditions to which the law is applied.

His experience includes living and working in Atlanta, Austin, San Francisco, New York, London, Munich, Kyiv, Sofia, Guam, Panama and Nicaragua.

Scott's language skills include coversational Spanish, traveller's Russian/Ukrainian, and once-upon-a-time, German.


Languages spoken: Spanish, German

Contact info

R Scott Akin

247 Shady Rest Ln
Chickamauga, GA, 30707

R Scott Akin, Counselor at Law

247 Shady Rest Lane
Chickamauga, GA, 30707


Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 70%
    3 years
  2. Immigration: 10%
    2 years
  3. Military Law: 5%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Trusts: 5%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Other: 10%
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Hourly ($40-100/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Contracts Outstandng AchievementConcord Law School2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Counselor at LawR Scott Akin2011 - Present
Research ExternNew York State Commission on Public Integrity2010 - 2010
Staff EditorThe New York Times Co.2000 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaAffiliate Member2012 - Present
Medicaid Planning NetworkMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National LGBT Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2011 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Young Lawyer (ABA)Graduating Online Can Provide Marks of Distinction2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Concord Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A
University of Georgia, Kennesaw State UniversityN/AN/AN/A