Professional Lawyer Resume Examples & Guide for 2020

Professional Lawyer Resume Examples & Guide for 2020

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Professional Lawyer Resume Examples & Guide for 2020

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Volen Vulkov
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Updated on 2020-07-07

A recruiter spends an average of 7 seconds on each resume. In just 7 seconds, your resume will either be tossed aside or put into the pile of potential hires.

If you need help with your lawyer resume, we have some tips and tricks to ensure the latter.

Meghan Vaughn
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Koepp Inc2018 - Ongoing
Koepp Inc is Australia's top tier international law firm with expertise across a range of different corporate and commercial areas and a client base of leading blue chip companies, financial institutions and mining companies.
[Before Dentons, worked for three other firms, starting in 2008]
Drafted written legal and factual analysis and edited reasons (over 150)
Represented clients in court, winning 80% of cases
managed and supervised the team of 2-3 assistants
Advised on a construction dispute securing $8M in damages for our client
Lawyer - Employment & Entitlements
Gerhold2017 - 2018
Gerhold (AGS) is the Australian Government’s central legal service. It is a centre of excellence and expertise in areas of law of importance to the Commonwealth and in managing complex, systemic and precedential issues for the Commonwealth.
Acting as a mediator in 6 litigated cases before Quebec national courts
[Before Dentons, worked for three other firms, starting in 2008]
Co-founded law firm in 2015, representing over 100 active clients;
Represented clients in court, winning 80% of cases
Represented clients in court, winning 80% of cases
Bahauddin Zakariya University2015 - Ongoing
Total Marks: 2100
Obtained Marks: 1061
Most Proud Of
Work as a volunteer in Fair Service of Bangladesh. The skills required for safe operations are regularly practiced during training evaluations throughout a firefighter's career. Initial firefighting skills are normally taught through local, regional or state-approved fire academies or training courses.
Works at Bangladesh Human Rights Commission. The Commission has its own investigating staff headed by police officer of the rank of Inspector General for investigating into complaints of human rights violation. It is also open to the Commission to utilize the office of any officer or investigating agency of a Central Government or State Government. It can also associate NGOs in their investigation work.
Industry Expertise
Legal research
Task & Project management
Computer Skills

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Here’s what a recruiter is looking for in a Lawyer resume

  • Resume sections: Your resume should include a header, summary, education, experience, and skills section.
  • Summary of your career: Your summary should include the type of law you practice, years of experience, and your % of advantageous settlements. Be specific; focus on what makes you unique.
  • Quantified achievements: Don't generalize what you do. Quantify your successes wherever possible. For example, how much money did you save your company through contracts that prevented lawsuits?
  • Education: Though it's assumed, you need to include information about your J.D.
  • Licenses and professional associations: These are credentials recruiters should be able to easily find on your resume—in 7 seconds or less.
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