Legal Specialist

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Personal information   
First name(s) / Surname(s)  William Atwood
Address(es)  10/12 East Parade
Telephone(s)  Home: +44 (118) 555 3000Mobile: +44 (118) 555 5691
Fax(es)  +44 (118) 555 3002
Nationality  British
Work experience   
Dates  June 2002 - present
Occupation or position held  Paralegal Specialist
Main activities and responsibilities  Responsible for providing legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Daily involvement in the researching of client court decisions. Responsible for processing legal claims and appeals, and the preparing records of hearings, investigations, court-martials and courts of inquiry.
Name and address of employer  Denholm, Grant, and Lyndsay No. 1 Poultry London EC2R 8JR, UK
Type of business or sector  Legal / Law Firm
Dates  December 1996 - June 2002
Occupation or position held  
Main activities and responsibilities  Produced first drafts of standard agreements. Managed the department's standard contract templates. Assisted with non-contentious termination and renewal of commercial agreements. Conducted legal research regarding miscellaneous legal and regulatory matters, and summarized findings. Responded to general ad-hoc legal inquiries from the business.
Name and address of employer  Thorn and Baker 63 Temple Row (2nd floor) Birmingham B2 5LS, UK
Type of business or sector  Legal / Law Firm
Education and training   
Dates  September 1995 - January 1997
Title of qualification awarded  Master's Degree in Paralegal Speciality
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  Principle studies included: Criminology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology. Secondary subjects included Arts and Humanities. One year internship at Lyons and Davidson. Master's Thesis on Socipathic Criminals.
Name and type of organisation providing education and training  Cambridge College of Law
Dates  September 1991 - June 1995
Title of qualification awarded  Baccalaureate Paralegal Degree
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  Principle studies included: Basic Legal Principles, Common Law, Civil Law and Torts, Basic Corporation Law, and Ethics. Secondary subjects included Advanced Communication Skills, Economics, Finance, and Business Mathematics.
Name and type of organisation providing education and training  Birminham University of London
Personal skills and competences   
Mother tongue(s)  English
Other language(s)   
Self-assessment  UnderstandingSpeakingWriting 
European level  ListeningReadingSpoken interactionSpoken production  
French  C2Proficient UserC2Proficient UserC2Proficient UserC2Proficient UserC2Proficient User 
Russian  B1Intermediate UserB1Intermediate UserA2Basic UserA2Basic UserA2Basic User 
Social skills and competences  Excellent communication skils. Able to liaise and communicate clearly, confidently, and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Excellent proficiency when following and interpreting instructions and making logical business oriented recommendations. Professional with a good sense of humor. Personable and able to integrate well and to foster positive and harmonious relationships with personnel within the department and the business.
Organisational skills and competences  Excellent organizational skills, able to manage workload effectively, to recognize and set priorities and to meet deadlines. Accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects. Familiarity with industry/technical terms and processes. Ability to work within strict time frames and resolute deadlines.
Computer skills and competences  Typing speed of seventy (70) WPM. Advanced proficiency levels in Access, Excel, Notepad, Outlook Express, Lotus, Power Point (particularly in the context of legal document generation) Word, and WordPerfect.
Artistic skills and competences  Amateur photography
Other skills and competences  Currently pursuing continued education in business, mathematics, typing and speech. Ability to listen carefully and retain information. Over 10 years law experience as a paralegal, either in private practice or with a legal firm and over 10 years experience drafting agreements and business contracts. Demonstrable experience with consumer banking laws and regulations, particularly depository banking issues. Skilled at negotiating with landlords, attorneys, accountants, and other third parties with respect to lease obligations and responsibilities. Able to draft and negotiate all aspects of the development of various real estate projects.
Driving licence(s)  Groups A, A1, B and BE
Additional information  References available upon request.