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George Edward Proudfoot
4/94 Michael Street, Jesmond, 2299.
Telephone: 0422 030 990 Email: email@example.com
A highly self-motivated, hardworking and passionate Lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW, who has
experience in the public and private sectors, gaining an appreciation of the law from multiple perspectives.
Believes that the law is not only a means of occupation, but a vehicle for social responsibility. Enjoys the
demands of high levels of accuracy and concentration and passionate about achieving goals within deadlines.
Is an upcoming litigator and possesses excellent skills in negotiation. Personable and assured, possesses excellent
interpersonal skills and can communicate concisely at all levels. Highly capable, however, recognizes that as a
Junior Solicitor, guidance is to be welcomed. Enjoys being part of a cross-functional team with strong leadership
demonstrated in the most challenging situations.
Now looking for a new and challenging position,one that will make best use of existing skills and
experience and provide opportunity for further professional development within the legal industry.
06/2016 - 08/2016 JUNIOR SOLICITOR, East Coast Law/East Coast Conveyancing – Edgeworth
Full fee earner responsibility. Full control of matters from initial client interviews through to finalisation and
archiving. Contract for Sale of Land construction, exchange process negotiation and settlement. Daily
interaction with: Big 4 Banks, Office of State Revenue, Real Estate Agencies,Insurance Companies and Local
Full fee earner responsibility: Wills, Enduring Guardianship and Power of Attorney.Everything from the taking
of instructions through to execution and storing in safe custody.
09/2015 – 02/2016 PARALEGAL, Stacks Forster
Gaining invaluable experience in Civil Litigation- Lump sum debt recovery for breach of
contract/commercial relationship, Bankruptcy Proceedings,Will/Power of Attorney/Enduring Guardianship
drafting, Contract drafting, Conveyancing, Superannuation – Total and Permanent Disablement Claims and
Property- Asset management and searches. Everything necessary to assist company directors.
A voluntary 3-week position which developed into a 6-month paid position based on merit.
11/2014 – 12/2014 COURT OFFICER, Armidale Magistrate’s Court
Actively involved with assisting Hon. Magistrate Karen Stafford (Chamber Magistrate), Hon. Magistrate
Jeff Linden (Visiting) and Hon. Mark Richardson (Visiting) with clerical duties, managing court files
such as Court Attendance Notices, Prosecution Fact Sheets, Exhibits, Warrants, Pre-Sentencing Reports,
Sentencing Options (Bonds/Fines/Incarcerations), Court Files, AVO and PINOP documentation.
Working alongside other offices such as Community Corrections, Office of Circle Sentencing as well as
NSW Office of the Childrens’ Guardian.
Playing a supportive role with general court duties such as data entry, facilitation of exhibits, fact sheets,
evidence and swearing/affirmation/calling of witnesses.
Gaining vital understanding to utilising common legislations;
- Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) (in particular sections 9-12 as sentencing options)
- Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)
A voluntary 1-week position which developed into a 2-month full time paid position based on merit.
Education and Qualification
RECOGNITION Lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW - B.A., LLB, (GDipLegalPrac)
DIPLOMA Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, St. Leonards Campus, Sydney
BACHELOR Law, Major in Criminal Defence, Consumer/Commercial and Human Rights.
Arts, Major in Political and International Studies,
University of New England, Armidale (2014)
Key IT Skills
Proficient in legal software in PracticeEvolve (Trust Accounts/File Management/Client Management etc),
LEAP, JusticeLink and all Department of Justice Software
Proficient in Advanced Database Research:
- AustLII: The Australasian Legal Information Institute
- CCH Online
- LexisNexis AU
- LexisNexis Legal
- NSW Caselaw
- UN Treaties
- Westlaw AU
- WestlawNext (formerly Westlaw International)
Extra Curricular Activities
2011 - date TunedIn Tutors – Owner/Academic Tutor
2012 Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) - Tamworth local election
2011-2012 New England Toastmasters – President
2011 The Armidale School (TAS) Gavel Club- Coordinator
(i.e. public speaking and leadership skills taught to primary school students)
2010-2011 UNE Law Students’ Society- Vice President Education
References are available on request