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  1. 1. 1 George Edward Proudfoot 4/94 Michael Street, Jesmond, 2299. Telephone: 0422 030 990 Email: gproudfo@gmail.com Professional Profile 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. Objective 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. Career Summary 06/2016 - 08/2016 JUNIOR SOLICITOR, East Coast Law/East Coast Conveyancing – Edgeworth Conveyancing  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 Councils. Estates  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.
  2. 2. 2 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 (2015) 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 - GovPubs - HeinOnline - LexisNexis AU - LexisNexis Legal - NSW Caselaw - UN Treaties - Westlaw AU - WestlawNext (formerly Westlaw International) - WorldLII 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
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