Jennifer Elliot1890 Grant Street, Cleveland, OH 44109555-555-5555 (C)email: [email protected] 23, 2019The Law Firm of Goode, Justiss, and Fine1234 Simpson Avenue Cleveland, OH 44109ATTN: Ms. Fine: It is with much enthusiasm that I am submitting to you my application for the position of Junior Associate Attorney that has recently opened at Goode, Justiss, and Fine.I am currently serving as a Law Clerk for Henry Mason, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.I work well in a team, am capable of taking initiative and working unsupervised, and have a flexible approach to my work.
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Alternatively, you can name the individual on the first line and cite her position directly beneath this, above the company name. State the position for which you're applying in your opening paragraph, and explain how you learned of the job opening.
This is also a good place to mention the name of anyone who referred you, a mutual acquaintance, or perhaps a tidbit of knowledge you have about the firm—maybe a major case they won or legal argument they made.
I have recently completed my Certificate III in Business Administration (legal) and am now seeking an entry-level position to begin my career and expand my knowledge in legal services.
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