Resume Cover Letter

Lawyer Cover Letter

This individual had taken a break from the legal profession to open his own business and now wanted to return to the practice of law. His entrepreneurial experiences are cast as positive.

Sample Lawyer Cover Letter

Raphael Lawrence
6901 West Main 26 Street • Urbana, Illinois, 61801 • Cell: 257-409-8975

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Dear XXXX,

In 2000, an unexpected opportunity presented itself, and I left the practice of law to found a niche confectionary company specializing in Swiss chocolate. Although I have enjoyed running my own business and met with success, I feel that my entrepreneurial curiosity has been satisfied and I am now in a position to step away from my company. Consequently, I am ready to return to the challenges of a legal career and am interested in joining your firm as an associate.

My experiences as an entrepreneur have allowed me to look at the business of law from a fresh perspective. I can better appreciate the pressures that the partners of a law firm feel and understand why they expect so much of their associates and other employees. I have no doubt that my work ethic, motivation, and recent experiences will allow me to quickly become a valued member of your legal team.

A brief and partial listing of my qualifications includes the following:

  • Extensive experience in marketing and business generation and outstanding customer/client relations skills.
  • Proven abilities in negotiating and drafting high-dollar power purchase and sales agreements as well as mediation experience.
  • Exemplary educational background that includes a BA from New York University and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.

My main desire is to resume the practice of law; therefore, I am flexible with regard to graduation-year classification. I hope to speak with you in the near future to further discuss how I can benefit your practice. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Raphael Lawrence

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