A legal assistant provides legal support such as preparation of legal documents and research for cases to the attorney. To be able to apply for this position, a candidate has to possess some legal education background and clerical work experience.

It is important that resume of a Legal Assistant draw attention towards specific skills, qualifications and familiarity that is needed in daily law firm work. Choose a style for your resume that is plain and easy to read. Emphasize on your skills and accomplishments in the law and clerical line of work.

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 554 Edgerow Drive • Middletown, DE 77772
(999) 999-9999 • deidre @ email . com
 Deidre Jones

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position as a Legal Assistant with ABC Law Firm utilizing exceptional legal and secretarial skills in an environment conducive to mutual growth and development.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

• One year of relevant experience as a Legal Assistant with Attorneys’ Unit
• Highly skilled in assisting attorneys with managing legal documents
• Hands on experience in organizing and managing document productions for litigation
• In depth knowledge of preparing documents and performing research activities

ACHIEVEMENTS

• Reorganized documentation procedure by managing all documents in a prescribed database, shortening retrieval time by 25%
• Improved office administrative operations by managing manual file systems appropriately

EXPERIENCE

Legal Assistant | Attorneys’ Unit – Middletown, DE                   August 2011 – Present

• Assist with preparation of legal documents
• Assist in litigation procedures and project management
• Respond to client inquiries
• Perform research activities pertaining to precedents and other information
• Schedule appointments and take phone calls
• Organize law libraries and case files
• Coordinate outside attorney services such as court filing and exhibits management

SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

• Ability to work well under moderate supervision
• Adept at drafting routine motions and legal memos
• Good organizational and research skills
• Deadline oriented
• Familiar with advanced legal terminology
• Competent in MS Office applications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

B.A., Law – 2010
Middletown City University, Middletown, DE

General Office Administration – 2011