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Work Experience
Assistant U.S. Attorney
November 2009 to Current
United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Represent the United States in the prosecution of federal criminal cases. 
  • Investigate and prosecute cases involving Organized Crime and Gangs, Violent Crime, Narcotics Trafficking, Child Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Civil Rights, Immigration and Health Care Fraud.
  • Work with federal, state and local law enforcement officers in the investigation and preparation of cases.
  • Draft and supervise Title III wire intercept investigations and resulting prosecutions. 
  • Guest speaker to federal, state and local law enforcement and community agencies on cyber crime, child exploitation, human trafficking and civil rights.
  • U.S. Attorney Point of Contact for Civil Rights/Victim Witness issues.
  • Supervise law clerk program
  • Chief of Narcotics & Special Prosecutions Section (2012-2014).
Assistant U.S. Attorney
February 2008 to November 2009
United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia Atlanta, GA
  • Investigated and prosecuted violent crime cases, narcotics cases, crimes against children and human trafficking cases.
  • Drafted numerous appellate briefs and responses to motions for post-conviction relief.
Assistant U.S. Attorney
March 2003 to February 2008
United States Attorney's Office Fort Pierce, FL
  • Investigated and prosecuted violent crime cases, narcotics cases, immigration cases and crimes against children.
  • Drafted and supervised several multi-county Title III wire intercept investigations and prosecutions.
  • Coordinated and conducted meetings with community organizations.
Assistant State Attorney
June 2002 to March 2003
State Attorney's Office Fort Pierce, FL
  • Investigated and prosecuted criminal cases involving violent crimes, narcotics offenses, battery and domestic violence from intake to disposition.
  • Interviewed and advised law enforcement officers, victims and witnesses in regard to prospective criminal complaints
  • Utilized case and time management skills to successfully manage a voluminous caseload. 
Vice President and Senior Counsel
June 2000 to December 2001
Merrill Lynch New York, NY
  • Designated Merrill Lynch's Global Training Coordinator for the Corporate and Institutional Client Group.
  • Designed and conducted firm-wide training for attorneys, compliance officers and registered trading, sales and banking personnel to ensure compliance with continuing education requirements.
  • Conducted and coordinated investigations into firm's adherence to corporate policies.
  • Handled regulatory inquiries and audits from SEC, NYSE, NASD and other regulatory agencies.
Compliance Director
March 1999 to May 2000
CIBC World Markets New York, NY
  • Monitored and verified over-the-counter and listed trading desks' compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Designed and implemented internal reviews to verify trading personnel compliance with firm's policies and procedures.
  • Handled daily inquiries and annual audits from regulatory agencies.
In-House Counsel/Associate Director of Compliance
May 1994 to March 1999
PaineWebber, Inc. New York, NY
  • Monitored compliance with Justice Department's Antitrust Order as firm's Antitrust Compliance Officer.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and evaluated client account activity to ensure compliance with firm's policies and procedures.
  • Managed firm's compliance matters and prepared related regulatory filings.
Associate
September 1993 to May 1994
Fishman & Callahan East Hanover, NJ
  • Handled and managed litigation files from inception through trial.
  • Researched and drafted motions and memorandums of law.
  • Prepared pleadings, discovery, demands and responses.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements.
Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable David J. Issenman
September 1992 to September 1993
Union County Superior Court Elizabeth, NJ
  • Researched points of law and reviewed facts in evidence to provide Superior Court Judge with information material to judicial conclusions.
  • Drafted opinions for judicial review.
  • Assisted the judge in courtroom proceedings, including pre-trial conferences, motions and trials.
  • Effectively mediated small claim civil disputes including breach of contract, special civil and landlord-tenant disputes.
Education
Juris Doctor : 1992 New York Law School New York, NY
Recipient of Dean's Full Tuition Scholarship for Academic Achievement.
Bachelor of Arts : 1989 Union College Schenectady, NY
Affiliations
  • Member in good standing of Florida, New York, New Jersey and Georgia Bars.
  • Advisory Board Member - CREATE: Coalition for Research & Education Against Trafficking and Exploitation.
  • Certified Therapy Dog Handler: Canine Assisted Therapy.