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Legislative writer/drafter

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
November 14, 2018

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Stephen Nolan

** ***** *****, *****, ** Dublin

Mobile: +353-**-*******

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A focused Law graduate with a 2:1 degree. Possesses relevant professional experience gained during time spent writing and drafting legislation for a national political party. Experience with dealing with multinational businesses, small local enterprise and other interested parties in compromising and adapting approaches to ensure legislative passage. History of managing and implementing strategy to ensure successful campaign outcomes. Able to balance multiple competing priorities, having worked near-full-time for four years whilst still achieving strict deadlines for submission of assignments. Aiming to further knowledge of legal environment. Possesses an extreme appetite to learn and can be called upon to deal with members of the public in a sincere and gentile fashion.


Legislative Writer/Drafter, Social Democrats January 2017 - Present

Researching legislation and court reports in order to best protect against writing legislation contrary to existing law and customary practice.

Balancing competing interests by meeting with interested parties but always ensuring that legislation was kept within the remit of social democracy.

Keeping abreast of an ever changing political climate in order to keep on top of the types of legislative changes needed.

Writing in such a way as to gain maximum amount of support from persuasions across political spectrum.

Working to strict deadlines so legislative process can begin in a swift timeframe

Fire and Safety Surveyor, Anzco April 2018 - Present

Managing a team of four in completing fire and safety surveys in public dwellings on behalf of Dublin City Council.

Creating and maintaining spreadsheets and other vital documents pertaining to the successful running of surveying and ensuring team members are paid in a timely manner.

Identifying fire and safety issues in properties around Dublin while surveying in an efficient manner.

Keeping a courteous and calm demeanour in, sometimes, difficult situations in order to keep relations with tenants pleasant and professional.

Supervisor/Waiter/Bartender, Wrights Angler’s Rest February 2014 - April 2018

Served food and beverage at a timely and efficient rate in an extremely busy restaurant and wedding venue

Supervised restaurant and dealt with end of night cash reports and accounting

Communicated with team members from both front and back of house in order to ensure maximum efficiency.

Managed rosters and competing personalities in order to maximise staff morale and work ethic

Volunteer Experience

Assistant, Free Legal Advice Centre February 2015-Present

Assisted in house barristers and solicitors with the running of the service.

Sat on consultatons and acted with sincerity to potential clients plights.

Researched existing law, whether that be judgments or legislation in order to come to reasoned and objective conclusions.

Completed relevant paperwork to help with the running of the centre.

Office Hand, Sean McDonnell Solicitors August 2013 – May 2014

Filed and received documents pertinent to client’s cases.

Lodged applications to courts in order to begin proceedings

Liased with various legal secretaries to ensure smooth running of office.

Maintained inventory of office supplies meaning orders could be completed with expediency.


Balanced working full-time with often very late hours and gaining honous degree.

Managed successful Together For Yes campaign in Dublin Mid-West with a large team of many different persuasions.

Established and ran successful triathlon club in Trinity College, Dublin.

Communications Director of Social Democrats’ Dublin Mid-West branch and managed to gain attention to a relatively unknown candidate and came extremely close to taking a seat in the general election


Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Upper Second Class Honours (II-1)

Trinity College, Dublin May 2018

Diploma in Civil Law, Distinction

Dublin Institute of Technology April 2014

Diploma in Criminal Law, Distinction

Dublin Institute of Technology April 2013

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Upper Second Class Honours (II-1)

University College Dublin April 2011


Completed European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) and competent in many programmes including office, excel, outlook, powerpoint, word, publisher, explorer.

English – Mother tongue

French – Intermediate (currently taking classes)


Comms Director of Social Democrats Dublin Mid-West

Triathlon - Completed Ironman in aid of local homeless charity

Swimming - Former captain of Viking Swimming Club. Multiple time national champion.

Football - Former goalkeeper. Finished due to injury.

Reading – Avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction.

Public Speaking – Current member of Toastmasters International.

References available upon request

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