Sample Paralegal Resume

Job-winning sample paralegal resume to adapt for your own use.

A persuasive and well written resume is key to getting your resume read and taking you to the next stage in the paralegal employment process.

This well-structured resume will help you to competently organize your job-relevant information and clearly present your suitability for the paralegal job whatever your area of specialization.

SAMPLE PARALEGAL RESUME


YOUR FULL NAME

Your mailing address
Your phone numbers
Your email address


Objective

To secure the position of paralegal in a general law office.


Objective Statement

Example 1:

Six years diverse experience as a paralegal providing support to five attorneys. Key areas of expertise include:

  • strong research, investigative, analytical and writing skills
  • in-depth knowledge of e-discovery procedures
  • excellent planning and organizational skills together with proven resourcefulness and initiative enable the successful management of multiple assignments simultaneously

A valued team member who is able to work independently and meet strict deadlines.

Example 2:

A self motivate paralegal professional with proven research, information analysis and writing skills. Relevant experience includes:

  • responsible for drafting legal documents
  • reviewing and editing documents
  • conducting interviews
  • monitoring schedules and deadlines
  • preparing reports

A resourceful team member experienced in handling a wide range of paralegal activities.

Example 3:

A well qualified paralegal with over six years diverse experience in a large law firm.

  • Proven track record in legal research, drafting legal documents and case preparation.
  • Extensive knowledge of legal terminology, general law and legal proceedings.
  • Outstanding organizational skills enable competent management of multiple complex assignments.
  • Discreet and resourceful team worker who thrives in a fast-paced working environment.

Work Experience


Paralegal

Jones & Associates, New York, NY

January 2016 - Date

  • handle multiple case management responsibilities through entire litigation cycle for busy practice group
  • co-ordinate, prepare and interpret complex legal documents including pleadings, motions, briefs, interrogatories, responses, agreements and legal memoranda
  • carry out legal research in databases and libraries
  • investigate case facts and compile factual support for briefs and motions
  • review and edit legal documents
  • assist with e-discovery using Concordance, CaseMap and the internet
  • present data and research findings orally and in writing
  • prepare and issue subpoenas
  • plan, schedule and summarize depositions and expert reports
  • locate, interview and prepare witnesses
  • organize trial preparation and support including witness lists, exhibits and trial binders
  • prepare appeals
  • build, maintain and manage relevant databases and files

Legal Assistant

Dawson & Conrad LLP, New York, NY

August 2010 - November 2015

  • provided legal and administrative support to four attorneys
  • prepared legal documents including pleadings, petitions, memoranda and correspondence
  • performed legal research using Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis
  • cite-checked and shepardized legal documents
  • recorded and monitored court appearance schedule, pleadings and filing requirements
  • tracked and recorded billable hours for each case
  • prepared litigation reports, trial notebooks and subpoenas
  • maintained and updated in-house law library

Education

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies, 2009

New York Paralegal School, New York, NY
ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate, 2010


Technical Skills

  • MS Office
  • Westlaw
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • Concordance
  • CaseMap
  • knowledge of local, state and federal laws
  • interview techniques and methods
  • principles and practices of legal communication

Core Competencies

  • oral communication skills
  • writing skills
  • organization and planning skills
  • research, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • information collection and management
  • attention to detail
  • decision-making and judgment
  • initiative
  • confidentiality
  • team work
  • stress tolerance

References

Available on request


What are the duties,responsibilities and skills of a paralegal?

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Use the comprehensive paralegal job description to help you ensure you include all the necessary details in your resume.

For a detailed list of paralegal duties and responsibilities for different areas of specialization including:

  • litigation
  • personal injury
  • corporate law
  • criminal law
  • labor and employment
  • intellectual property
  • bankruptcy
  • immigration
  • family law
  • real estate
  • insurance law

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