Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Paralegal Covering Letter
Dear [recruiter’s name],
I have completed a law degree with an upper second class at the [University], United Kingdom, in June, [year]. I would like to undertake paralegal work at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
I am interested in corporate and commercial law because it will allow me to assume the role of a project manager and will afford me early responsibility. Given that commercial law is both transactional and ongoing, it is clear that I will have to build a rapport with the client and apply strong communication skills coupled with high technical ability when forming a clear picture of the client’s needs and objectives and then explaining what may well be a complex area of law when advising on the best solution. This may require me to liaise with a number of legal departments thus making each day a unique, enjoyable and fulfilling work experience.
Currently, I am managing several properties in Chelsea and Kensington which requires me to liaise with a number of different individuals and professional bodies; ranging from the local council and solicitors to surveyors and clients. This has in turn reinforced my leadership and project-management skills.
As an intern at [law firm], I was able to operate in a comparatively small team by assuming large quantities of independent work with tight deadlines. On a regular basis, I was required to interchange between English and [language] when dealing with international clients and the partner. This would therefore make me a valuable asset when working with [language]-speaking clients and would undoubtedly place me above other candidates when it comes to forming and maintaining strong relationships.
At [law firm], I have exercised problem-solving and teamwork skills whilst working on a potential acquisition of a media company in a quick paced environment. I was required to carry out due diligence investigation, help to draw up heads of agreement and participate in round table discussions between the buyers and the sellers of the target company.
Whilst at university, I have displayed a high standard of negotiation and entrepreneurial skills. This year, for the first time in sixty years, I have managed to start-up an on-campus amateur [Sport] club. I regularly participated in mooting competitions where I have improved my competitiveness and analytical skills. I demonstrated my commitment to the legal profession by representing the law students and their interests at regular law school meetings. I was also a representative for the Bank of America and was required to give regular on-campus presentations to students and execute marketing campaigns, all of which enhanced my confidence and presentation skills.
I am attracted to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft by the comparatively small teams as I will have increased responsibility and operate as a lawyer from day one in an informal and collegial working environment. More importantly, I will receive the excitement and challenge of working on high value, complex transactions and disputes, in the size of office where everyone knows who you are. For me this will mean getting involved in real work from the start whereby I will be able to add something to the cases I work on. This environment will unquestionably foster my professional and personal growth in my capacity as a trainee.
I am very determined to undertake a paralegal role with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft at the London office where I will make a positive contribution through my assiduous and energetic character. My ability to form and maintain strong relationships as well as my fluency in [language], [language] and English, will make me a successful team member and an outstanding client representative.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.