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Dynamic and ambitious Emory University Law Student eager to leverage hands-on legal experience and superior educational achievements toward supporting the goals of a progressive employer in the public or private sector in an entry level role. Special areas of interest include Corporate, Civil and Real Estate Law; offering exceptional research, communication, client relations, and natural leadership talent, with a dedication to achieving exceptional results, gaining insight into legal systems and processes, and being a valuable, contributing member of a team. Core competencies include:
Excellent Oral and Written Communication
Identify & Define Client Needs
Strategic Planning and Execution
Negotiation and Persuasion
Strong Ethical Standards
Mentally Sharp/Quick Decisions
Cultivate Professional Business Relationships
Determined and Decisive
Recognized Leadership Ability
2010: Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA - Doctor of Law (2.958)
Honors: Dean s Honor Scholarship Recipient
Activities: Secretary, Emory Health Law Society, Emory Black Law Students Association (BLSA), BLSA 2L Mentor and Emory Public Interest Committee
Summer 2009: University of Miami School of Law Study-Abroad Program
International Civil Dispute Resolution at University College London, Faculty of Laws
2007: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL - Bachelor s Degree in Business Administration (3.57)
Honors: Provost s Honor Roll, President s Honor Roll, Henry King Stanford Scholarship Recipient
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, Caribbean Students Association
Summer 2009: Max Richardson Jr. PC, Attorney at Law, Norcross, GA - Legal Intern
Provided hands-on legal research in this sole practitioner setting; effectively drafted motions and subpoenas, and participated in a full-length jury trial and voir dire processes.
Leveraged exceptional communication skills to participate in client intake procedures, and gained significant insight into corporate, criminal and personal injury legalities and proceedings.
Spring 2009: United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, GA - Legal Intern
Performed extensive bankruptcy law research; authored memoranda, drafted orders and opinions, attended hearings and trials, and collaborated with presiding judge and law clerk during briefings and hearings.
Summer 2008: Atlanta Circuit Public Defenders Office - Fulton County, Atlanta, GA - Legal Intern
Applied dynamic research and writing skills to prepare summaries for staff attorneys; gained significant experience in participating in client dispositions, arraignment meetings, development of opening arguments, and trial preparation materials in criminal cases.
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Spring 2008: NOLAC New Orleans Legal Assistance/ Housing Unit, New Orleans, LA - Law Clerk
Integral team member in processing client intake procedures; collaborated and communicated with displaced residents regarding housing issues ; arranged meetings with attorneys, and contributed toward resolving placement and legal issues.
2004 to 2007: University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL - Student Assistant
Contributed toward preparing class materials for University of Miami School of Law Review; performed copying, scanning and filing of course materials, transcribed documents, and provided reliable and efficient administrative support.
Summer/2001 and 2002: Citizens Bank Guyana, Inc., Georgetown, Guyana - Credit Dept. Intern
Utilized strong communication, organizational and writing skills to process loan and insurance documents; promoted credit products to clients, and reviewed client files to make recommendations for appropriate products.
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<Hiring Contact Name>
<City, ST Zip>
Dear Mr./Ms. ____:
Are you seeking a dynamic, articulate and knowledgeable entry-level Legal Professional to join your team? I am a multi-faceted new graduate with a track record of spearheading efforts to streamline and standardize operations, implement client relationship planning, and provide exceptional legal support in a variety of industries.
Unlike most new graduates, I have an extensive amount of hands-on legal skills acquired through a variety of law clerk and internship positions. I am well versed in drafting motions and subpoenas, and have quite a bit of experience in participating in full-length jury trial and voir dire processes. I can offer you exceptional communication, research and writing skills along with a proactive and positive attitude.
I am known for my ability to grow and strengthen relationships with key clients to enhance maximized cooperation and advantageous outcomes. I have the proven ability to influence others, and am a highly effective and organized professional that can contribute to your objectives form day one.
The accompanying resume can give you an overview of my potential for making a worthwhile contribution to <firm or company name>. As a proven leader, I believe it would be beneficial to us both to further discuss your organization s goals and how I can help you meet them. Please contact me at the phone number listed above at your first convenience.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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