2 Legal Secretary Resume Samples (Writing Tips)

Updated October 3, 2022
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If you are a fully qualified legal secretary and have applied at various places but had no success, it is possible that your resume is not compelling.

To address this issue, you will need to rewrite your resume.

In order to make an attractive resume, you have to make sure that it perfectly caters to the needs of the employers.

Remember, relevance is essential to getting your resume noticed. That said, any irrelevant skills or experiences don’t need to be mentioned.

Also, keep your resume short and compelling.

Here are two resume examples for the legal secretary position to assist you in writing your own.

Legal Secretary Resume Sample 1

Veronica Clifford
2110 Derek Drive, Washington, DC
(000) 214-5821
[Email]


Legal Secretary

PERFORMANCE SUMMARY
Versatile and results-driven Legal Secretary with 11+ years of litigation experience with state and federal courts. Good grasp of trial pleadings and file preparation for court hearings. Commendable skills in filing appeals, processing bankruptcies and preparing legal briefs. Performs varied and complex legal secretarial work efficiently in the office of an attorney or general counsel.

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
•  Reorganized the filing system leveraging effective cataloging strategies that led to a 50% reduction in retrieval time.
• Streamlined the documentation process ensuring 100% case validity.
• Enhanced the efficiency of case file preparation by 60% through careful case analysis and effective organization of evidence.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Legal Secretary
ROPES AND GREY, Washington, DC
2009-present
• Prepare 10+ legal documents per day and assist in litigation project management.
• Perform case-related research and compile all researched material.
• Draft correspondence and pleading documents under the supervision of the attorney.
• Prepare legal briefs for filing in appeal courts.

Legal Intern
LEGAL PRACTICE, Washington, DC
2007-2009
• Answered telephone calls and scheduled meetings.
• Maintained attorney’s calendar on a daily basis.
• Checked legal citations for accuracy.
• Assisted the attorney in brief preparation.

EDUCATION
Community College, Washington, DC – 2007
A.S. Criminal Justice

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
– Typing – Transcription
– Ordinance Issuance – Presentation
– Docket Management – Calendar Keeping
– Clerical Support – Case Coordination
– File Tracking – Legal Pleadings
– Trial Notes – Witness Summoning

Legal Secretary Resume Sample 2 

Judith Brent
722 Park Street
Willow Springs, MO 99383
(000) 784-2534 
[Email]


LEGAL SECRETARY
Enjoys taking on new challenges in the legal arena.

OBJECTIVE
Seeking a position as a Legal Secretary with ABC Law Firm utilizing exceptional clerical skills and knowledge of legal matters to provide active support to the attorney.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
• 2+ years’ hands-on exposure to the legal field
• Highly skilled in providing routine secretarial services to attorneys to ensure sound management of work.
• In-depth knowledge of retrieving information and performing research tasks.
• Proficient in liaising with attorneys, courts, witnesses, victims, and other agencies as required.
• Proven ability to organize and maintain office administration work.
• Excellent command of legal terminology.
• Highly familiar with briefs and pleading procedures.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Introduced the concept of the file management system for Acme Legal Services, being run on conventional methods of inventory and file retrieval thereby saving time by 30%.
• Achieved appreciation letter three times.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Legal Secretary
ABC LEGAL SERVICES, Willow Springs, MO
Apr 2021 – Present
• Liaise with the attorney’s office and other agencies including clients.
• Schedule attorneys’ calendars concerning court dates and client appointments.
• Assemble documents and keep a check on pending cases.
• Maintain a legal library and perform research activities about cases.
• Gather data for surveys.
• Type legal documents.
• Organize, maintain and retrieve case files as and when required.

Law Clerk
LIBERTY MUTUAL – Orange, CA
Jun 2020 – Apr 2021
• Performed legal research through manual and electronic sources.
• Assisted attorneys in brief and opinion writing.
• Prepared draft memos.
• Collected and gathered facts and relevant case information.
• Drafted pleadings and motions.
• Assisted lawyers and attorneys in preparing for depositions and trials.

EDUCATION
Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies
CITY LAW COLLEGE, Orange, CA

“I am known for managing all legal tasks in a time-effective manner.”


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2 thoughts on “2 Legal Secretary Resume Samples (Writing Tips)

  1. Nadia

    Both entry-level Legal Secretary resumes seem to have the required information an employer would be looking for, work experiences, education, achievements, object statement, or summary of years of working skills and they are not too short or long.

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  2. Sam Post author

    Dear Nadia

    Thank you for reading these legal secretary resume samples in detail. We really put a lot of thought into this, thank you for noticing.

    Regards

    Sam

    Reply

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