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


Objective:   Seek the Position of Trial Lawyer

SUMMARY:   Exceptionally knowledgeable and skillful Trial Lawyer with over eight years experience rendering legal advice and support to investigation teams; appearing as counsel before the Court in pre-trial proceedings, trials and appeals (under coordination of the Appeals Section); and preparing briefing for pre-trial and trial litigation.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Remarkable skill in expressing oneself clearly, logically and persuasively, orally and in writing.
  • Sound ability to conduct thorough legal research and prepare sound legal opinions.
  • Exceptional ability to understand and present complex legal and scientific theories in a courtroom setting.
  • Profound ability to analyze, assess, and organize facts, evidence and precedents and effectively present such materials verbally and in writing.
  • Immense working knowledge of local, county, state, and federal laws that relate to the criminal prosecution of suspects.
  • In-depth working knowledge of judicial procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the rules of evidence.
  • Great ability to independently exercise good judgment and use discretion.
  • Sound ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-attorneys, lawenforcement officers, subordinates, employees, public officials of other departments, and the general public.
  • Excellent working knowledge (written and oral) of Spanish.
Professional Experience

Rainbow County Legal Service Department, Minneapolis
2002 - Present

Trial Lawyer
  • Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Handle all phases of prosecuting criminal misdemeanor cases and some civil traffic cases before the City court, including appeals to the Superior Court.
  • Conduct jury and nonjury trials.
  • Appear in court for hearings, including but not limited to evidentiary hearings, oral arguments, restitution hearings and probation revocation hearings.
  • Conduct legal research, develops arguments and drafts legal briefs.
  • Conduct pre-trial conferences with defendants and defense attorneys and negotiate plea agreements.
  • Prepare disclosure statements; respond to requests from defense for additional disclosure; negotiate and litigate issues.
  • Review information provided by defense after pre-trial conferences but before trial; perform factual and legal research; if necessary negotiate plea offers; prepare written plea agreements and related paperwork; appear at change of plea hearings; review pleas agreements with defendants; submit plea agreements to judge; provide judge with factual basis for charges; resolve any last minute disputes.
  • Write motions or responses to motions filed by defense; research relevant legal issues.
  • Review sentencing files and prepare sentencing recommendations; appear at sentencing hearings, submit sentencing recommendations and argue in support of those recommendations as necessary.
  • Communicate with crime victims and keep them advised of case status.
  • File appeals and respond to defense appeals.
  • Interview police officers and other witnesses to ascertain that evidence is complete and will be well presented.
  • Advise the police department and inform affected private citizens in criminal matters.
  • Assist the public regarding legal proceedings, procedures or general questions or concerns relating to City legal matters.
  • Review requests from citizens and law enforcement officers to charge crimes.

Rainbow County Legal Service Department, Minneapolis
2000 - 2002

Associate Trial Lawyer
Supported the activities of the Prosecution Division, by:
  • Rendering legal advice and support to investigation teams.
  • Preparing briefing for pre-trial and trial litigation.
  • Preparing conduct of pre-trial and trial proceedings.
  • Participating as counsel before the Court in pre-trial proceedings, trials and appeals (in conjunction with the Appeals Section).
  • Performing other tasks as instructed by the Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions) or other senior staff of the Prosecution Division.

Rainbow County Legal Service Department, Minneapolis
1997- 2000

Assistant Trial Lawyer
  • Provided advice and recommendations and rendered oral and written opinions to the Mayor, City Council, and department heads.
  • Attended Council meetings and staff meetings for the purpose of learning policies underlying official action and gave advice on legal implications involved, including advice as to alternative legal and administrative approaches to the solution of major City problems.
  • Kept informed of proposed State and Federal legislation affecting the City government.
  • Kept the City Attorney and appropriate management staff members informed on important legal developments which might affect the administration of City government.
  • Maintained current knowledge of innovative ideas and development and recommended changes in current operations and practices where applicable.
  • Attended meetings of boards and commissions and acted as staff liaison.
  • Prepared factual, clear, concise written reports with specific recommendations.
  • Served as an active member of management staff teams created to deal with specific problems and issues when a legal perspective is deemed desirable.
  • Performed document-drafting work for the City Council and administration.
  • Drew legal documents, including contracts, leases, deeds, easements, resolutions, and ordinances.
  • Assisted in the drafting and review of proposals and legal documents developed and submitted by administrative staff members.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Law
University of New York (1997)




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