why do you want to be a solicitor in a commercial law firm
I am interested in becoming a solicitor at an international law firm because it will allow me to assume the role of a project manager and will vest me with early responsibility. Given that commercial law is both transactional and ongoing suggests 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 unique, enjoyable and fulfilling work experience. Having worked for [law firm] and [law firm], I realised that my vigorous and convivial personality is suited to a career in law because I enjoy interacting with individuals whether working as part of a team or dealing with a client. My ability to easily switch between [language], [language] and English outlines my flexibility when communicating to a client or a team. However, my commercial awareness helps me to provide counsel in an intelligent, knowledgeable, forceful and focused way.
A crucial skill for all lawyers is the ability to solve problems. A good lawyer will not just spot potential problems, but will also offer a solution. The starting point for any solution needs to be a thorough understanding of a client’s concerns, objectives and resources. There is no "one size fits all" solution, and a solution is reached by weighing up the different options and then deciding which one best meets those concerns and objectives. In order to reach this tailored solution a thorough understanding of the client and their industry of operation is vital. This understanding can be best delivered through a sound commercial awareness. On any occasion, no matter how learned a lawyer is, they must be dynamic and ambitious, as only then will they go further lengths to achieve an edge-cutting solution. A lawyer must be a team player because most of client’s needs overlap with several legal and commercial practice areas. In order to deliver an informed and effective solution, a lawyer will have to liaise with different departments to draw in all the relevant information for a delivery of a successful and timely solution.
I would particularly like to be considered for a St Petersburg or [city] office. Since a very early age I lived in [city] and therefore familiar with the [language] culture and fluent in [language]. However, having studied and practised common law, I am now very eager to learn some civil law and contrast it with common law. Likewise, I am very keen to interact with [language] clients because it will give me an insight into commercial sector in [country]. Taking these steps will undoubtedly foster my development as an outstanding international lawyer.