Lawyers looking for a lateral position in a law firm will need to specify both their intent and qualification for it.
The following cover letter sample is one that tells the employer how and why a candidate is ready for a lateral position.
Lateral Lawyer Cover Letter Sample
8 Imperia Lane
Clay, NY 53535
April 8, 2013
Mr. Jamal Devon
4645 Fulton Road
Clay, NY 66666
Dear Mr. Devon:
I am writing to apply for employment at Lawyers Republic. My focus is on criminal law and I understand that your firm is the best in criminal defense practices. During the time that I have spent working as a judicial clerk, I have gained valuable experience in conducting litigation and investigation which I would like to work in this capacity as part of a lateral move in this regard.
I have been able to build on the skills that I acquired as a clerk and have served as the primary associate on numerous civil matters which range from interviewing witnesses and investigating facts. In addition, I am highly skilled in drafting legal memoranda, pleadings, appellate briefs and court documents.
My resume will provide you with information on how I well I worked in a judicial setting by conducting depositions and preparing exhibits along with participating in negotiations with opposing counsels. I believe in my ability to work well as a lawyer and offer this letter as a first step in the job application process. Please feel free to call me for any additional information at (999) 999-9999.
Thank you for your time and consideration.