Criminal Law Training Contract Cover Letter Example
[address line 1]
Human Resources Manager
Kaim Todner Ltd
11 Bolt Court
I have completed a qualifying law degree at the [University] with an upper second class grade in [year]. I am interested in undertaking a training contract with Kaim Todner Ltd.
I am applying to Fisher Meredith because it specialises in a wide spectrum of legal services in the private client and business client sectors. This will present me with exposure to diverse clients and to unique problems which will help me to follow my interests and allow me to develop into a well-rounded lawyer. I am especially fascinated with the firm’s expertise within the fraud sector and its high-profile work on cases such as the operations Shepherd and Scorpion. I feel that the type of work undertaken by Kaim Todner Ltd will suit my dynamic personality as I will be constantly pushing boundaries and setting new standards in an area that is constantly becoming more sophisticated. This will in turn present me with challenging and stimulating work as I will be constantly looking for new ways to meet the clients’ needs. This, combined with the firm’s relatively small size, will allow me to view different laws and make a great contribution to the growth of the firm, all of which will help me to develop into a well-rounded lawyer. Another reason why I would like to undertake my training contract with Kaim Todner Ltd is because I will receive very large exposure to diverse clients which will enable me to better understand their needs and will make my work both personally and professionally rewarding.
I have decided to become a solicitor whilst working as a paralegal at several law firms. I enjoyed the process of working in diverse teams to refine and solve complex problems. This teamwork presented me with multiple angles to the problem and allowed me to develop my own perspective. This effectively allowed me to use my initiative to progress the case and enabled me to understand how my actions contributed to the case. I enjoyed the process of dissecting and analysing the intricate details of the clients’ documents to identify the problem areas and then applying and manipulating law to meet the commercial requirements of the clients. At [Law Firm Name], I realised that I wanted to become a solicitor after attending a board of directors EGM in Amsterdam. I enjoyed thinking on my feet and applying commercial acumen to respond to imminent problems as this made my work environment challenging and stimulating.
I possess initiative, drive and commitment which make me suited for a training contract with Kaim Todner Ltd where I will have to transgress boundaries when solving complex problems. For the first time in fifty years, I have established the ‘[University] Amateur [Sport] Club’ in [year] and was the president of the society. I have been involved in amateur [Sport] for a decade and won over sixty trophies and a gold medal for England. As a dedicated member of the [environmental society], I helped to introduce and develop social responsibility initiatives at University. I had successfully organised and developed a scheme whereby all unused desktops in the library were turned off during the vacation breaks to help reduce the University’s carbon footprint.
I should be offered a training contract because I possess outstanding interpersonal skills and commercial acumen. At [Law Firm Name], I assisted on a shareholder dispute in a joint venture vehicle. I attended a Board of Directors EGM of a joint venture in Amsterdam in my capacity as an interpreter between clients and overseas solicitors. I successfully managed the meeting and demonstrated initiative. I applied a sharp analytical mind to explain complex issues in a simple language and made sense of a very complicated situation. I was required to think on my feet and always align myself with client’s commercial objectives.
Having worked for a number of leading legal firms, I can attest to the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships. This, coupled with my fluency in languages would make me a valuable asset when working on cross-border transactions or with international clients.
I would be grateful for the opportunity to attend an interview for which I am available at your convenience.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.