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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 Magistrate to Oversee the Legal Process in Magistrate Courts.

A highly talented, knowledgeable and experienced Magistrate with demonstrated track record of fairness in performing a variety of judicial duties in the New York Judicial System, including deciding the merits of cases, hearing and evaluating evidence and witness credibility, analyzing laws and rules, making findings of fact and conclusions of law and issuing oral and written decisions and orders to resolve cases. Sound background in judicial duties such as criminal, civil, juvenile, domestic relations, probate, traffic and other judicial proceedings; provide administrative direction for the operation of a judicial division including supervisory accountability for division staff, volunteers and interns.

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
    Magistrate
    • Perform Initial appearance proceedings, including advisement of rights, setting bail, and imposition of conditions of release pending further proceedings.
    • Review bond, preliminary and disposition hearings.
    • Perform probable cause hearings pursuant to the Uniform Act for Out-of-State Parolee Supervision.
    • Perform arraignments on indictments and information.
    • Perform hearings on modification of the terms and conditions of probation or deferred prosecutions and deferred sentences.
    • Conduct default hearings, including entering judgments and conducting post-judgment proceedings.
    • Conduct hearings and enter orders authorizing sales under power pursuant to New York Rules of Civil Procedure.
    • Hear motions for temporary and permanent orders for the establishment and modification for child support.
    • Conduct hearings pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act for Child Support.
    • Perform proceedings, including hearings, under the "Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act".
    • Conduct proceedings for the enforcement of orders for child support.
    • Hear motions, conduct trials to court, accept pleas of guilty, and impose sentences in misdemeanor, petty offense, and traffic offense matters.
    • Provide determination of motions relating to discovery and the mandatory disclosure requirements.
    • Defer prosecution and defer sentence proceedings in misdemeanor, petty offense, and traffic offense matters.
    • Conduct some types of prison inmate litigation.
    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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