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Attorney-Lawyer Sample Resume

Purpose: Sample attorney resume written for a trial attorney

This sample resume for an Attorney/Lawyer is just an example to show the quality and style of our professional resume writing services. Every document we write is different and the resume that we write for you will be customized and personalized to your needs and to the market you are targeting. Distinctive Documents provides our clients a full range of professional writing services to meet all job search needs. If you are a past client (we’ve already written your resume), you can place an order to have your resume updated by clicking here. If you are a new client and would like more information about our professional resume writing services, click here.

Sample Resume for an Attorney

Sample resume for an Attorney written by a professional resume writer

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Quick Resume Writing Tip: This sample resume for an Attroney/Lawyer illustrates that sometimes shorter is better. While a one-page summary resume (also known as a networking resume) or biography may be an effective tool when networking, or as a “leave behind” at interviews, it is usually an ineffective replacement for a well-written, dynamic professional resume. But in resume writing, rules are made to be broken when you have a good strategic reason to do that. This client had a very specific purpose for this resume and did not feel it was appropriate to share the details of his cases within it. Based on the individual circumstances of his search, we agreed. Instead, we wrote this powerful summary document that touched on all of the most important highlights without revealing anything confidential.

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