Paralegal resume

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Cal Singh

87 Dudley Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Mobile: 0433 333 333
Home: 03 55 555 555
Email: cal.singh@email.com


Summary

As a recent law graduate and an experienced paralegal, I wish to further my career in the legal profession. I have always had a strong interest in social justice and love the challenging and intellectually stimulating nature of the legal industry.


Education

University of Melbourne
Melbourne Vic
Bachelor of Arts/Law (BA/LLB)
Graduated: 2009
 
St Lucia College
Melbourne Vic
Victorian Certificate of Education
Graduated: 2003
 

Work Experience

Jan 2008 – Present: Paralegal (part-time)
Blake Hindley Lawyers
Melbourne Vic




Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research
  • Prepare summaries on points of law and case histories
  • Provide advice to lawyers on researched issues
  • Draft documents, including contracts and other agreements
  • File documents with courts
  • Report on recent legal developments

Achievements:

  • I was lead paralegal on the winning team of a high-profile case for a major client
  • Supervised three case assistants from inception through to trial
Nov 2007 – Jan 2008: Summer Clerkship
Blake Hindley Lawyers
Melbourne Vic




Responsibilities:

  • Undertook research tasks
  • Attended court hearings
  • Received pro bono applications for legal assistance
  • Drafted responses and research memos
  • Attended professional development seminars at the firm
  • Presented at an in-house seminar

Achievements:

  • Offered permanent part-time position as paralegal on the team
May 2006 – Oct 2007: Volunteer
Delta Community Legal Centre
Melbourne Vic




Responsibilities:

  • Assisted with administration and reception work
  • Conducted initial client interviews
  • Discussed cases with lawyers
  • Referred clients to appropriate community and government agencies
  • Drafted letters and other legal documents
  • Researched legal issues and relevant policy areas
  • Assisted in advocacy work of lawyers

Achievements:

  • Received many letters from clients thanking me for the help and legal advice I provided

Achievements

Jun 2009: Winner of the Kayson Medal for best final year law essay
2005 – 2009: Member of the University of Melbourne debating team
2007 – 2009: Winner of the Samuel Freeman Cup for debating


Skills

Category Name Proficiency Yrs experience Last Used Value
Computer Microsoft Office Advanced 10 yrs Use currently  
Computer Internet Explorer Advanced 10 yrs Use currently  
Computer Typing Advanced 10 yrs Use currently  
Language Punjabi Fluent 24 yrs Use currently 65 wpm

 


Interests

  • Soccer
  • Socialising
  • Current affairs

References

Arthur Hindley - Partner
Blake Hindley Lawyers
Phone:: 03 55 555 555
Email: arthurH@email.com
Keri Kidman - Senior Lecturer
University of Melbourne
Phone: 03 44 444 444
Email: KKidman@email.com.au

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