lawyer resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

I am a dedicated professional with successful experience in fast-paced office settings. Hardworking, responsible team player with expertise in completing clerical tasks with excellent communication, planning, keen attention to detail, and strong decision-making skills to manage multiple tasks. Skills demonstrated through eight years of performance combined as a legal office assistant and as a lawyer in charge of the legal department for the company I worked.
Skilled at drafting reports, managing mail, and updating tracking spreadsheets. Exceptional leadership skills with a self-motivated work ethic to perform effectively in independent or team environments.

  • Bilingual. Spanish native speaker.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Leadership.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Active listening.
  • Advance computer skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Office management and administration skills,
Work History
02/2016 to 07/2018 Lawyer Vodafone | Munich, DE,
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Conducted legal research with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for different situations the school encountered.
  • Provided legal counsel on diverse business, financial and labor matters for the school.
  • Drafted, reviewed and negotiated contracts and other legal documents to support school needs.
  • Negotiated optimal contract terms and conditions to lessen business risk and maximize financial objectives.
  • Oversaw and managed hiring process and assisted human resources.
  • Advised school owners on variety of legal matters, including corporate governance, intellectual property, labor law and taxation.
  • Modified the school handbook for students to make it accordingly to current laws.
  • Created the school handbooks for teachers, and administrative personnel accordingly to labor laws of the country.
01/2012 to 09/2015 Head of Legal Department Sertravi Servicios De Tránsito (“DMV” Office) | City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with department personnel to coordinate multifaceted solutions to emerging problems.
  • Managed efficient workflows by creating effective schedules and delegating work based on personnel strengths and knowledge.
  • Evaluated performance continuously to identify areas in need of improvement and implement strategies to keep team on-track.
  • Enforced organizational rules and incorporated policy changes into departments' day-to-day activities.
  • Created reports, presentations and other materials for executive staff.
  • Maintained primary relationship accountability for clients, overall servicing responsibility and client satisfaction to maximize profitability of client relationships.
  • Created organized filing system to manage department documents.
  • Negotiated and executed contracts on behalf of department.
  • Developed internal requirements and standards to minimize regulatory risks and liability across programs.
  • Built highly-efficient administrative team through ongoing coaching and professional development opportunities.
08/2010 to 12/2011 Legal and Administrative Assistant Sertravi Servicios De Tránsito (“DMV” Office) | City, STATE,
  • Handled office scheduling and made notes for deadlines, motions, and other important dates.
  • Worked alongside attorneys, administrative assistants, and fellow legal assistants on complex cases and legal processes.
  • Completed electronic filings, initiated billing statements, and managed firm administrative matters.
  • Helped with intake of new clients and materials by setting up files and documenting important information.
  • Kept office efficient and organized by managing tasks such as supply restocking and general upkeep without oversight.
  • Created and submitted weekly legal summary to managers, covering current cases, records requests and collections statuses.
  • Maintained organized office and case-specific paper and digital files for easy tracking and retrieval.
Expected in 06/2014 to to Master Degree in Public AdministrationLaws | Santo Tomas University, Colombia , GPA:
Expected in 06/2012 to to Lawyer Degree | Universidad Cooperativa De Colombia, Colombia, GPA:
Expected in 11/2003 to to High School Diploma | Colegio Espíritu Santo , Colombia , GPA:
Additional Information

I am aware my abroad law school degree and master's degree is not related to office administration or assistance. Regardless I decided to use the information only to demonstrate the professional levels I have achieved and my professional experience in office administration. It also shows my ability to analyze details from different perspectives to develop solutions.
Moreover exhibits the professional ethics and other professional skills I have acquired throughout my career. I consider it an excellent complement to my skills.

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School Attended

  • Santo Tomas University
  • Universidad Cooperativa De Colombia
  • Colegio Espíritu Santo

Job Titles Held:

  • Lawyer
  • Head of Legal Department
  • Legal and Administrative Assistant


  • Master Degree in Public AdministrationLaws
  • Lawyer Degree
  • High School Diploma

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