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Trainee Lawyer

Gold Coast, Queensland

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Skills

Excellent secretarial and administrative skills

-  Knowledge of law and legal procedures

-  Works well in a team environment

- Legal drafting

- Discretion, for dealing with confidential information

- Excellent customer service skills

- High level of accuracy and consistency

- Confident in working under pressure

- Expresses reliability and responsibility in handling of money

- Excellent time management

- Transport and Manual License

- Research skills

- Great organisation skills

- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

- LEAP legal software proficient

- Efficient and committed to work

- Constructive communication abilities with both customers and clients

Work Experience

Trainee Lawyer

Paramount Legal, Robina

Jan 2017Current

As a full time Trainee Lawyer, I worked in a variety of areas, including succession law, conveyancing, civil litigation and family law. My primary focus is Property Law and business transactions and commercial and corporate practice. 

My primary responsibilities include:

- Managing multiple residential / commercial conveyancing files (including off the plan properties)

- Mortgagee in possession contracts

Managing sales of business including calculating redundancy and long service leave entitlements

Preparation and negotiation of contracts for sale for residential, commercial

- Preparation and negotiation of  Retail and Commercial Leases, acting for both landlords and tenants

- Drafting Trust Deeds for Family, Discretionary and Constructive Trusts

- Drafting mortgages and loan agreements 

- Wills, probate applications and letters of administration

Legal Secretary

Paramount Legal, Robina

Aug 2014Jan 2017

- Welcomes clients by greeting them and directing inquiries 

-  Internal and external communication/ correspondence

- Preparation of legal briefs and legal memorandum 

- Preparation of contracts

Co-ordinate law office activities such as court filing, serving documents

Opening, closing and maintaining files

- Maintain solicitor calendar by planning and scheduling meetings

- Maintain client confidence by keeping client/ solicitor information confidential

- Preparing and issuing costs agreements, disclosure notices, client bills

- Trust and general account operation and compliance 

Proofread and edit legal documents

Assisting with preparation of wills/agreements/contracts

- Assist with conveyancing

- General office duties

- Extensive use of LEAP Legal Software

Event Assistant

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach

Jan 2010Dec 2012

Education

Bachelor of Laws

Bond University, Robina

20122016

Grade 12 Certificate

Marymount College, Burleigh Waters

20082003

Additional Information

I am a law graduate with 3 years experience in a law firm. I am seeking to expand my skills and experience in the areas of commercial and property law.

My experience  has provided me with a skill set which will allow me to transition and further progress in my chosen career path.

During my career I have practiced in radically different areas of law. I can quickly learn and adapt in order to function and become a productive member of the firm.

I show commitment, loyalty, reliability, and transparency in all dealings. I value a collegiate environment and strive to achieve partnering with all my colleagues in the expectation of contributing to positive team dynamics.

I firmly believe in continuous education, expanding both my skills and qualifications to become a more valuable team member.

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