Legal Assistant – Sample Resume

A resume is an essential document that summaries your work experience, education, skills and achievements for a potential employer. In order to assess your suitability for a job, a resume is what is considered first.  Therefore one has to take precaution when writing one. It should have personal details; by this we mean your official names, phone number and email address. Depending on that which you have recently achieved; place your work experience or education.

Furthermore it’s of great importance that you include skills that are relevant to the position you have applied for. In this case a legal assistant position, it requires you to have records management skills, client relations skills to mention a few.

And finally include at least one or two references that shall support your resume, this will give you credibility before your potential employer. A reference can be your former lecturer at university, former supervisor or manager; as long as you have sought their permission before listing their contact information. Stating the availability of references on request is also allowed.

Below is a sample resume for a legal assistant position, you may use for your guidance.

 

Derek C. Rode
1234 Brown Street, Des Moines, IA 48120
Phone: 925-947-0048, Email: dcrode@freemail.com
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CAREER OBJECTIVE

An efficient and resourceful legal Assistant who is seeking an opportunity to showcase and develop her skills in a reputable organization.

 

 TECHNICAL SKILLS             

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, etc.)

 

PERSONAL SKILLS               

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to motivate

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Legal Assistant – Lex Advocates (January 2015- Present)
  • Duties
    • Carry out Legal Research
    • Maintain office records, order supplies and process mails.
    • Prepare, edit and proofread legal documents.
    • Answer telephones, set up appointments, and interview clients for case intake
    • Schedule meetings with clients and ensuring open lines of communication

 

EDUCATION   

  • Bachelor of Paralegal Studies (2010 – 2014)
  • Brown College
  • Munn Avenue, Midland California

 

ACHIEVEMENTS/ RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Secretary, Association of Paralegal Students (2012 – 2013)

 

AFFILIATIONS:

  • National Association of Legal Assistants (Member 2016- Present)

 

REFERENCES:                        

  • Available upon request

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