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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Desire a Challenging Position as Judge to Oversee the Legal Process in Court and Apply the Law According to Local, State and Federal Statutes.

A highly talented, knowledgeable and experienced Judge with demonstrated track record of fairness in conducting arraignments, pretrial disposition conferences, calendar calls, jury and non-jury criminal trials; presiding over cases concerning every aspect of society, from traffic offenses to euthanasia; ensuring that trials and hearings are conducted fairly and that courts administer justice while safeguarding the legal rights of all involved parties.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Over 15 years of Solid Legal Experience.
  • Immense knowledge of Substantive criminal law and state criminal laws that are filed in Municipal Court as set forth in NYRS Title 13, New York Rules of Criminal Procedures and Rules of Evidence.
  • Great knowledge of State Traffic laws as set forth in New York Revised Statutes Title 28, City of New York Traffic Ordinances, and rules of Procedure in Civil Traffic Violation cases.
  • Excellent knowledge of court policies and procedures; and case management techniques.
  • Excellent ability to communicate orally with defendants, witnesses, and the public in group settings to give instructions or information, and to respond to questions.
  • Remarkable ability to visually observe people's behavior in a courtroom setting.
  • Ability to comprehend and make inferences from written material; produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • In-depth ability to conduct and control court proceedings, elicit pertinent information, and confine witnesses and litigants to relevant issues.
  • Ability to appraise factual situations and make appropriate decisions promptly and in accordance with the law.
  • Sound ability to manage the cases scheduled in the courtroom in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Sound ability to work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
Professional Experience

New York Municipal Court, Stony Point, NY       2002 - Present
City Judge
  • Preside over and adjudicate nonmoving criminal misdemeanors, criminal major and minor traffic violation cases, and civil minor traffic violation cases.
  • Preside over arraignments, pretrial disposition conferences, calendar calls, probation violation hearings, jury, and non-jury trials.
  • Hear and rule on motions.
  • Find defendants "guilty" or "not guilty," "responsible" or "not responsible," or "in violation" or "not in violation" in non-jury proceedings based upon evidence elicited at the trial or hearing.
  • Conduct restitution, aggravation/mitigation hearings, if needed, prior to sentencing.
  • Impose sentences after a finding of "guilty" or "responsible" in a jury or non-jury trial.
  • Determine the disposition of cash bails, surety bonds, and forfeitures.
  • Order and sign criminal arrest warrants.
  • Conduct hearings and rule on requests for a Vicious Dog Petition, an Order of Protection, and/or an Injunction Against Harassment.
  • Research current case law as it applies to issues presented and, if needed, prepare written opinions.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
Yyles & Mark, Stony Point, NY                          1992 - 2002
Commercial Contract Lawyer
  • Advised internal clients (Sales, Development, Purchasing, Product Management, Marketing and Logistics) on any kind of legal issue arising in connection with transactions and business proposals.
  • Accounted for the timely and appropriate handling of various standard and non- standard agreements, taking into consideration applicable business, legal and technical issues.
  • Drafted, reviewed and negotiated a wide variety of commercial contracts.
  • Advised on product promotional activities and press material.
  • Pro-actively notified and trained the business on (new) laws and regulations that affected them and provided them with tools to help them be compliant therewith.
  • Responsible for Yyles & Mark's contract process.
  • First point of contact for contracts of Yyles & Mark's foreign operations, with an emphasis on the US operation.
  • Directed external lawyers where appropriate to ensure the best possible outcome for the business.
Global Institute, Stony Point, NY                        1990 - 1992
Legal Secretary
  • Prepared simple to moderately complex legal documents, briefs, contracts, agreements, pleadings, and court papers and correspondence.
  • Filed maintenance.
  • Maintained time records for billing purposes.
  • Performed extensive client contact.
  • Provided PA and admin support which included managing diaries, organizing meetings, arranging international travel processing invoices and expenses and general departmental administration.
  • Organized and maintained files.
  • Prepared general correspondence, typing and proofreading documents.
Education and Professional Certification

New York University, NY
MA In Law (1995)

New York University, NY
Bachelor's degree in Law (1992)


Computer Skills:  Windows, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Word, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexus, Lotus Notes and Excel



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