Paralegal Cover Letter

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Paralegal Cover Letter

Your Name
Your Address
Your Contact details (phone and email)


Mr Adam Grey
Human Resources Manager
Jackson, Bell and Associates
15 South Parkway
Long Island, NY 11551

Dear Mr Grey

In response to your job opening in the New York Times please consider my resume in your search for a Paralegal. I believe my background and skills closely match your job requirements and I am confident I can make a positive contribution to your firm.

Some key points that are relevant to this opportunity include:

  • I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from XYZ University in 2006 and my paralegal certification in 2008.
  • I have over 5 years experience in a paralegal capacity providing support and assistance to six attorneys on a range of topics.
  • I have gained in-depth experience in legal research, organization and analysis of information and the preparation of written reports and case materials. I have a comprehensive knowledge of legal terminology and principles.
  • I have been responsible for drafting legal documents including briefs, appeals and agreements and helping to prepare legal arguments and motions.
  • I work independently with a high level of accuracy. I have developed my skills as a resourceful researcher who uses her initiative and sound judgment to get the job done.
  • I am regarded as a valuable team member who is able to remain focused and self-directed in a fast paced work environment while dealing with conflicting demands.

If you are looking for a highly motivated paralegal I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you for an in-depth discussion. I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience, please contact me via phone or email to arrange a time and date for us to meet.

Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Jane Jobseeker

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