Cover Letter Suggestion

If possible, keep your covering letter to a single page. Too much information, especially if it is not relevant to the job, may detract from the letter. Your statement addressing the selection criteria is the place to give more detailed information about yourself and your ability to do the job.

What should your cover letter include?

  • Your personal/ contact details
  • The date
  • A salutation/greeting
  • How you heard about the job/company
  • Why you believe you would be an asset to the team
  • How you will follow up
  • A closing/signature

Following is a link to a Cover Letter sample [Australia format] which you could review to create your custom cover letter to be sent along with your Resume

General Australia Resume Format Suggestion

Following is a link to an article giving tips for creating an Australian style CV which you could review to create your custom Resume

Australian Lawyer Resume Template/Example

Stuart Law

Address: Cairns, Queensland | Tel: +61-045431421 | Email:

Career Summary or Career Objective

I am a practicing solicitor admitted to both the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland.


LL.B in Law
La Trobe University – Melbourne VIC

Employment History

The Law Firm – Griffith, NSW
2014 – Present

• Drafting correspondence
• Liaising with clients and government authorities
• Conducting, understanding and summarising legal research
• Drafting client advice
• Drafting and reviewing various Agreements including shareholder and partnership agreements
• Broad range of conveyancing tasks
• Registering Trade Marks
• Drafting Will and Power of Attorney documents
• Preparing contracts and associated documents


Additional Information

Skills and Personal Attributes:

Key Skills
• Providing timely and effective legal advice to clients on their rights and obligations
• Broad legal background in conveyancing, commercial and corporate law
• Establishing evidence to support a client’s case
• Negotiating with other lawyers and their clients
• Interpreting and explaining the law clearly to both individual and business clients
• Drafting contracts and supporting documentation for the purchase and sales of real property as well as commercial leases
• Researching decisions of courts in law libraries and then using the finding to provide a defence for clients and support their cases

Personal Skills
• Broad international experience in considering legal issues
• Ability to balance priorities and co-ordinate work effectively
• Able to analyse large amounts of information
• Complete projects producing professional results while adhering to rigid deadlines
• Organised and efficient
• Strong negotiation and team building skills
• Comprehensive counselling and advisory skills

Computer Skills
-Word Processing
-Microsoft Word
-Microsoft Excel
-Microsoft PowerPoint


Be ready with names and contact details of at least two referees (either written referees or verbal) who can comment on your work experience


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