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Assistant Legal

New York, New York, United States
October 21, 2016

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Asama Babar

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New York, NY 10034

Cell: 312-***-****


Professional Summary

Logical and resourceful legal assistant who effectively anticipates and evaluates legal issues to protect clients and resolve cases. Ambitious Lawyer bringing extensive in-house counsel and law firm experience in a wide variety of disciplines, with emphasis in commercial and banking law. Attorney equipped with excellent persuasion techniques and the capacity to remain objective and civil during court proceedings. Team-oriented Lawyer who works to increase understanding and proficiencies in all areas of legal practice. Communicates with empathy and compassion while consistently exhibiting a professional work ethic. Attorney adept at developing positive rapport with clients. Presents evidence in a clear and straightforward manner and practices sound and thorough case analysis techniques. Attorney who communicates clearly and effectively with clients, opposing council, jurors and judges. Develops lasting professional relationships. Highly accomplished lawyer with broad legal knowledge who has provided counsel to government and private organizations for six years. Thorough in analyzing statutes, ordinances and data.


Legal writing

Environmental laws and litigation

Fluent in English, urdu and Hindi

Corporate tax issues

Family law

Practiced in migration law

Corporate and business legal issues

Criminal defense

Efficient researcher

MS Office proficient

Work History

January 2014 to May 2014

Attorney General of Pakistan Islamabad, punjab

Legal consultant

Arranged and conducted pre-trial conferences with attorneys, litigants, and other parties to action in order to narrow issues and determine the likelihood of settlement. Conferred with and advised Judge on the status of each case to clarify case facts, issues, and arguments. Researched legal questions and issues regarding matters of national interest. Drafted confidential legal memorandum and correspondence for the Justice's review and signature. Verified legal citations and references. Maintained office, personal and case management records.

Developed strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.

Drafted legal briefs and opinions for all clients.

Worked with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes.

Wrote memoranda and reviewed legal briefs.

Drafted demurrers and replied to oppositions.

Managed a high-volume caseload in the most populous and demanding circuit.

June 2010 to August 2011

Lawyers and Lawyers International Lahore, Punjab


Assisted attorneys in the preparation of case summaries, proofs of claim, motions, and other court documents. Conducted legal research and interviews to assist attorneys in negotiation and reaching settlement. Contacted opposing attorneys to arrange for agreeable settlement terms.

Developed strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.

Negotiated home mortgage modifications and alternative mitigation efforts for distressed homeowners.

Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.

Drafted legal briefs and opinions for all clients.

Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.

May 2012 to June 2013

Justice Kaleem & Associates Lahore, Punjab


Prepared and filed articles of incorporation and applications for income and property tax exemptions for non-profit organizations and other business entities. Assisted in the preparation of corporation by-laws. Researched and drafted memos on various issues affecting individuals seeking to create non-profit organizations.

Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.

Drafted legal briefs and opinions for all clients.

Creatively formulated trial techniques that specifically pertained to each case.

Filed all case pleadings in a timely manner.

Conducted settlement negotiations and trial for property case with $[Amount] in counterclaims.

Drafted demurrers and replied to oppositions.

Conducted and led extensive document review projects.

Apprised clients of potential risks and costs associated with each course of action.

Engaged in complex civil litigation under statutes relating to protection of the environment and public health.


2013 University of london,


2015 BPP University,

LLM International commercial law

2016 Sommerville college,

PGDL International environmental law

Coursework in Environmental Studies



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