Speculative Legal Application for a Qualified Lawyer Position with Squire Patton Boggs
Re: Speculative Legal Application for a Qualified Lawyer Position with Squire Patton Boggs
Dear Recruitment Team
I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my Speculative Legal Application for a Qualified Lawyer position with Squire Patton Boggs.
I have decided to apply to Squire Patton Boggs because I am very drawn to its multidisciplinary approach to its work. I find that this approach will present me with an opportunity to work with my colleagues from different practice areas and international offices. This will present me with interesting cross-border work and allow me to apply my creativity to devise cutting-edge solutions. Likewise, I will gain an understanding of how different practice areas and jurisdictions interact to produce seamless solutions, which will enable me to develop into a well-rounded lawyer and make for very interesting and unique work. The firm’s strong international reach and presence will provide me with access to complex yet interesting work as well as an opportunity to work in highly-integrated teams with my colleagues. I find the firm’s culture of collaboration, inclusivity and mutual respect to be an important element in my personal development as it will present me high levels of responsibility and allow me to work closely with the firm’s lawyers, which will enable me to learn new things and acquire new skills as well as realise my true potential by making a tangible contribution.
The firm’s inclusive and collegiate culture will give me a chance to work in one of the largest international law firms with the intimacy of a smaller office, which will allow me to get to know my colleagues and clients on a more personal level whilst still having access to the depth and breadth of the firm’s global resources.
During my employment at some of the leading international and US law firms, I have received direct exposure on some of the most high-profile legal matters. This experience helped to develop my entire set of skills which will enable me to operate successfully as a newly qualified solicitor. I was vested with high levels of responsibility and have demonstrated an outstanding ability to manage my workload and prioritise competing deadlines.
I possess very good teamwork skills, which will allow me to work successfully with lawyers and clients from different countries and jurisdictions. I have very good communication and drafting skills. In my previous roles, I helped to draft witness statements, expert reports, a prospectus for an IPO of a luxury goods company and regularly corresponded with clients via email, conference calls and in-person. I had attended a board of directors EGM where I explained complex issues to clients and lawyers in a very simple and understandable language. I possess very good legal research skills and good working knowledge of legal research databases.
During my employment, I have received quality exposure to multiple industries and legal practice areas, including oil and gas, telecoms, banking and financial services, real estate and some others. This has developed my commercial awareness which, in turn, allows me to align all of my work with the requirements of clients and their respective businesses. I have received a lot of direct contact with very high-profile clients and their associates, which has developed my client-facing skills. I always undertake my work with utmost attention to details. My language skills will allow me to add value to international cases and forge effective relationships with overseas lawyers and clients. I possess very good problem-solving skills and enjoy working on complex cases to devise cutting-edge solutions to problems without any precedents.
I am very motivated and enjoy new challenges. In my spare time, I regularly do [sport] and help to coach others. [sport] has helped to hone my discipline and resilience to pressure and new challenges.
I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.