Court Advocate Resume Samples

A Court Advocate is a legal adviser and representative of a person or for a group of people. Advocates are not necessarily Lawyers but they are experts in a specific legal discipline. Typical work activities associated to this role are listed on the Court Advocate Resume as – working with civil cases, reading contracts and disputes; scrutinizing and drafting contracts; gathering physical evidence to help the clients with their claims; attending court sessions to settle disputes between two parties; taking care of all legal matters, and renewing all legal contracts.

Certain skills and qualifications are needed to help the advocates to succeed in this line and such are – strong verbal communication and arguing skills; the ability to use the right work, bilingual skills; and the ability to maintain a cordial relationship with fellow advocates. Strong accuracy and meticulous attention to detail are also needed. A law degree is commonly seen on resumes.

Court Advocate Resume example

Court Advocate Resume

Objective : Desire a career in a company seeking an enthusiastic, organized, self-starter for problem solving, and strive to consistently meet or exceed goals.

Skills : Computer, Customer Service, Analytical Skills.

Description :

    1. Served as a liaison between victims of domestic violence and Prosecution and Court staff.
    2. Accompanied victims to court proceedings and informed victims about their constitutional and statutory mandated victim's rights.
    3. Assisted victims in securing Temporary Protection Orders and Civil Protection Orders.
    4. Assessed victim needs and acted as a resource for community service referrals.
    5. Engaged in follow-up contact with victims after case disposition.
    6. Communicated in the exchange of information by completing thorough case documentation in both Victim Services and Prosecution files using both a paper-based and computer automated case management system.
    7. Maintained statistical records on victims served and services provided; submitted monthly statistical reports.
    8. Facilitated community outreach activities, including evening support group and county jail support group.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Associate Of Arts


Court Advocate Resume

Headline : Over 5 years of Court Advocate, primarily worked in the Judicial Center to assess, screen and advocate for individuals incarcerated on a violation of parole to be revoked and restored back to parole and attend programming at Society.

Skills : Behavioral Analysis, Behavioral Modification, Judgement.

Description :

    1. Served as a liason between the victim and numerous personnel within the court system.
    2. Assisted the victim in making appropriate decisions.
    3. Worked with the City Attorney to help obtain victims' statements and documentation such as medical releases, to prepare for prosecution.
    4. Served as a liaison between the victim and the court system, communicating the types of service that may benefit the victim and how to seek restitution.
    5. Assisted in ensuring the victim is made comfortable and safe.
    6. Provided and made referrals to agencies and supported groups providing assistance with filing claims.
    7. Assisted clients with filling out Victim Compensation claim applications and requesting crime reports from various law enforcement agencies.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Criminal Justice


Court Advocate Resume

Objective : Worked over 2 years as a Court Advocate experience in sales, legal and medical fields, also have experience working in the social services field in a court setting and shelter.

Skills : Development, Social Services, Justice.

Description :

    1. Provided mandatory court-ordered domestic violence counseling for survivors of domestic violence.
    2. Used a standardized group curriculum, motivational interviewed, rational emotive therapy, and Cognitive behavioral therapy to empower clients and built self-efficacy, self-esteem, and self-confidence.
    3. Built on the strengths of clients and allowed them to guide the therapeutic process.
    4. Attended court in Counties weekly.
    5. Made victims aware of our services and ensured they understand the legal information.
    6. Attended weekly case management meetings and quarterly interagency meetings.
    7. Provided public speaking services for the local schools and rehabs.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associate Of Arts

Court Advocate Resume

Objective : As a Court Advocate over 2 years of experience, provided services to individuals accused of committing a crime, individuals convicted of committing a crime, and individuals who are or have been incarcerated, as well as the individuals children and families.

Skills : Public Speaking, Judgement, Critical Thinking.

Description :

    1. Helped victims of domestic violence navigate the judicial system without being re-victimized.
    2. Helped victims file the necessary paperwork for restraining orders against abusive spouses.
    3. Helped victims relocate to emergency situations.
    4. Assisted the rehousing of victims and their children in certain situations.
    5. Helped victims establish social connections and programs available to help them become independent of their abusers.
    6. Kept accurate records for law enforcement and prosecutors of pictures, statements, medical records, and other necessary information to assist in the prosecution of abusers.
    7. Assisted the Governors Crime Commission an establishing a connection between animal abuse and spousal abuse.
    8. Spearheaded a held self-esteem and support groups for local victims to help avoid victims returning into the cycle of abuse.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Criminal Justice

Court Advocate Resume

Headline : To obtain a professional Court Advocate position enabled me to use strong organizational and communication skills, educational background, training, and ability to work well with a diverse population of people.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Criminal Justice, Public Speaking.

Description :

    1. Responsible for education, information, and advocacy services to individuals who are currently or are considering criminal justice and/or civil court options as they apply to domestic violence and sexual assault.
    2. Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with Judicial Officials, Clerks of Court, District Attorney's Office, Law Enforcement, Corrections, members of the Bar, and local human service agencies.
    3. Provided information about domestic violence, sexual assault, community resources, court process and related activities to clients, professionals, and members of the public.
    4. Assisted individuals in completing requests for emergency orders of protection, victim's compensation, and victim narratives.
    5. Provided court advocacy and accompaniment as needed.
    6. Monitored court advocacy in District and Superior Court divisions.
    7. Provided in-person and crisis line counseling as needed.
    8. Documented all client activity in accordance with agency and funding requirements.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Criminology

Court Advocate Resume

Objective : Over 4 years of experience as Court Advocate, provided support & advocacy to victims & survivors of domestic, dating & sexual violence while working toward a community free of violence.

Skills : Researching, Justice, Law enforcement.

Description :

    1. Provided peer counseling to victims of domestic violence and sex crimes.
    2. Assisted the victims to understand the legal system and the process when the courts become involved.
    3. Provided assistance in completing legal paperwork for all civil matters.
    4. Worked as a liaison between the victims and attorneys representing them.
    5. Advocated for the victims' rights before and after court proceedings.
    6. Prepared the victim for any upcoming legal proceedings.
    7. Provided support during court proceedings.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Criminal Justice

Court Advocate Resume

Objective : Highly qualified Court Advocate with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and would excel in the collaborative environment on which company prides itself.

Skills : Judgement, Analytical skills, Researching.

Description :

    1. Advocated for the rights of victims of domestic violence. Interviewed alleged victims and defendants of domestic violence.
    2. Interviewed police officers that were present at the scene during or preceding the incident in the case.
    3. Made recommendations when appropriate to the court concerning the incident.
    4. Advised victims and defendants separately and together regarding charges and consequences.
    5. Enrolled those persons as appropriate or counseling and or the Domestic and when required by the court enrolled offenders in the domestic violence intervention program.
    6. Provided records and statistics are necessary for the continuation of grants to the agency.
    7. Advised clients of their legal options by assisting in the filing of Domestic Violence Petitions, accompanied the client to Court.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associate Of Arts

Court Advocate Resume

Summary : Over 2 years of experience as a Court Advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, worked closely with the court system on behalf of victims and survivors.

Skills : Perseverance, Critical Skills, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Advocated for clients during court hearings, filing of petitions, filing of warrants, lawyer visits, and other related meetings.
    2. Educated clients about the criminal justice system and provides support for the victim during court proceedings.
    3. Trained court companion volunteers.
    4. Compiled and maintained client and program statistics for the court advocate program.
    5. Appeared in court as an advocate for clients.
    6. Helped clients with serious driving issues to regain a driving license.
    7. Provided courtroom support, accompaniment, outreach, and crisis intervention for victims of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and child maltreatment.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor's in Law

Court Advocate Resume

Objective : To obtain a position where to utilize skills and knowledge in the area of assessment and client referral services, Utilized the knowledge obtained in the field of applied behavioral analysis.

Skills : Knowledge of Judicial System, Analytical skills, Researching.

Description :

    1. Developed and maintained a professional relationship with the local assistant district attorneys and judges Criminal justice support/advocacy.
    2. Provided support and advocacy on behalf of crime victims, witnesses, and their families during the criminal justice process to include court accompaniment, transportation assistance, case tracking, restitution and compensation claims, victim impact statements, and guidance on victim rights.
    3. Helped ensure the personal safety of the crime victims, witnesses, and their families by securing protection orders, abuse petitions, and court injunctions.
    4. Provided in-person or telephonic emotional support, empathetic listening, and guidance on available NEVS services to crime victims, witnesses, and their families beyond the immediate victimization event Information and referral.
    5. Provided assistance and guidance on all available victim services to crime victims, witnesses, and their families; including facilitating access to any appropriate services available from other social or health service providers in the community.
    6. Helped to crime victims, witnesses, and their families negotiate with their employers and creditors to avoid undue occupational or financial hardship related to their victimization.
    7. Maintained records, reports, statistics, and logs associated with VOCA-related and funded activities.
    8. Operated a database and conduct outreach to victims to ensure program-specific goals are met.
    9. Provided basic criminal justice information and case status information to co-victims.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
B.A. In Psychology

Court Advocate Resume

Objective : Highly qualified Court Advocate with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

Skills : Knowledge in Law sections, Communication Skills, Perseverance.

Description :

    1. Advocated for victims of homicide and sexual assault in court proceedings.
    2. Provided support to families by attending court hearings and providing information about the court process.
    3. Provided information to clients about their rights and victim services.
    4. Assisted in completing victim compensation claims.
    5. Referred clients to appropriate providers of care and provide case management services.
    6. Advocated for individual victims as they interact within the judicial and law enforcement systems.
    7. Worked directly with/and relate to all people of various and diverse backgrounds in a fair and non-judgmental manner especially women and children.
    8. Completed extensive amounts of paperwork in a timely manner to ensure compliance with PCADV.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Criminal Justice