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.

 

 

Legal Assistant Resume Sample

 

Deidre Jones


554 Edgerow Drive ▶ Middletown, DE 77772
Cell: (999) 999-9999 ▶ Email:

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
August 2011 – Present
Attorneys’ Unit – Middletown, DE
Legal Assistant
• 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 with moderate supervision
• Capability of drafting routine motions and legal memos
• Good organizational and research skills
• Deadline oriented
• Familiarity with advanced legal terminology
• Competent in MS Office applications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

EDUCATION
BS in Law – 2010
Middletown City University
GPA: 3.25

CERTIFICATION
General Office Administration – 2011