The duties of the lawyer here are the same as those in the resume above, only with results added.
Even if the candidate disclosed the settlement amount and fees saved, he didn’t disclose the client’s name or the exact nature of their business to protect client confidentiality.
Not all lawyers are involved in business transactions though. If that’s your situation, you can always write about the cases you won, your skills in writing court documents, and your creativity in finding the appropriate charges to win your case.
That’s not to say you have to be a lead lawyer to write a good resume. Associate lawyers and even interns have something to contribute too.
For junior and associate lawyers, it’s helpful to include:
- Details of pro bono cases you practiced on
- Number of contracts drafted and reviewed
- The monetary value of those contracts
- Anything else you did to assist the partner mentoring you.
A briefing of your skills
There’s a rumor going around in certain forums that say attorneys are not keeping up with technology.
Wherever you fall on that generational and technological divide, it’s hard to deny that law firms now expect candidates to be competent in certain areas of technology.
Recruitment firm Robert Half surveyed over 200 lawyers in the United States and found that 6 out of 10 based their hiring decisions on the applicant’s technical skills.
When asked which areas they expect lawyers to be competent, they chose:
- Cybersecurity - 48%
- Data analytics - 43%
- eDiscovery - 33%
- Artificial intelligence - 31%
- Blockchain - 17%
- Don’t know - 6%
- Not applicable - 9%
**Multiple responses were submitted
Demand for lawyers with knowledge of eDiscovery software and litigation systems to track evidence, case documents, and all client communications are high.
Some law firms even bring in candidates just to design complex databases to sort, index, and extract tones of data produced during litigation.