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Legal Resume Samples

Our Legal resume samples is a guide only.  Use your history and skill set to flesh out your resume, opting for a professional, attractive yet clean layout befitting of a legal position. Ensure you highlight your achievements early if possible.

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17 Allingsworth Road, Beckwith, BK2 6YJ
E: R.Dowles@hotmail.com
M: 01576 728 322

Dedicated and hard-working legal secretary who works extremely well under pressure. Fully versed in legal terminology and proficient in shorthand. Attention to detail has proven an asset throughout work history.


Summer & Rose Solicitors, Cardiff
Legal Secretary Mar 2015 to present 

Working in a fast-paced solicitors’ office, responsibilities have included high-profile cases and preparation of legal documentation ahead of court proceedings.

• Liaising with third parties to settle claims

• Attending court when required

• Responsible for legal documentation and secure communication of this information

• Note taking and accurate reporting of all communications 

Ashbourne Law, Cardiff
Legal Secretary May 2013 to Feb 2015 

Specializing in injury claims, working well as a team to oversee numerous large-scale wins in court as well as undertaking regular training courses.

• Maintaining professionalism at all times

• Filing of all paperwork and documentation

• Serving papers to clients and on their behalf

• Taking phone calls and liaising with relevant organizations

• Confidentially discarding of all past documents which were no longer required

Top Tier Associates, London
Legal Secretary Jan 2012 to May 2013

This role was within a small team at a legal firm, working within the organizational side of the business.

• Filing and organization of client files

• Organizing and scheduling appointments and meetings

• Learning terminology and ensuring staff had all necessary requirements

• Posting job opportunities online and in publications 


Aldershot Sixth Form College – Graduated 2011

12 A* - C grades including Math’s, English Language and Business Studies

Certification - ILSPA

Legal Resume Samples to Get You Started

  1. Set aside several hours to write a powerful resume.
  2. You will need quiet space and a computer with Word (recommended) or similar.
  3. Use job descriptions and old resumes to jog your memory.
  4. Is this a career change for you? What skills can you transfer over?
  5. Expand on your duties in detail. 
  6. Ensure the layout is attractive
  7. Write a compelling summary.
  8. Use bullet points.
  9. Proofread for sense, accuracy, spelling and grammar x 3.
  10. Add a well-written cover letter using your strengths to target the role on offer.

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