21 Tree Street
French Bay, Auckland 1701
H: (09) 222 2222, M: 021212121 email@example.com OBJECTIVE
To gain employment as a solicitor in a progressive, forward thinking firm that practices in a range of areas of law at all levels. I am specifically interested in employment, property and resource management law.
Institute of Legal Professional Studies
Legal Professionals Course – admitted May 2010
University of Auckland
Bachelor of Laws, GPA 5.4
Bachelor of Arts – Management and Organisational Studies (major), GPA 6.7
Transcript available on request
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2008 – 2010 Access Award, The University of Auckland
Invited to do Honours for Bachelor of Arts, The University of Auckland
PRACTICAL LEGAL SKILLS ACQUIRED THROUGH INTERNSHIP AND STUDY
Sale and Purchase files
Sale of Business
Sale and Purchase agreements
Wills, Deeds, Leases
Searching a variety of databases
Manual research using library systems and resources
Opinions, short papers
Examination in chief and cross examination
Judicial and litigation protocols
Original, Originating, and Interlocutory proceedings
Mediation, Negotiation, Interviewing
Written skills gained through writing opinions, letters to clients and research essays.
Regular interviews with clients, class presentations and group assignments have fostered greater confidence and ability in public speaking.
Clear and well developed communication skills gained through experience in dealing with clients, telephone counselling and mediation.
Time Management and Organisation
Prioritising and scheduling of work, university studies, social events and personal life.
Ability to plan ahead.
Ability to relate to