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Paralegal Resume Sample


This Paralegal Resume Sample is a simplified version, giving you a basic outline to kick start ideas for your own resume.  You already understand the importance of selling yourself.  Delve deep into your work history and showcase any outstanding achievements i.e., you saved the company x amount of $$$ by implementing new procedures - something to that effect.

Use quantifiable proof mentioned above and opt for a professional, classic, and attractive layout.

Note that this Paralegal Resume Sample, indeed all these samples, are basic and in no way do they represent what your own resume could be and should be. With each example page, I add a quick “how-to” at the end that teaches you how to adjust these samples to make them your own.

Use these samples as inspiration to get you off on the right foot—and best of all, they are free.


I have also added a plain text version of the Paralegal Resume Sample below.


Alexandra Verne
3 Godfrey Street, Chelsea, London
(+44) 76 248 1403
A.verne@legal.co.uk

Highly motivated Paralegal with an undying passion for law, with expertise in legal proceedings and a strong knowledge of litigation processes. Over seven years of professional experience working in renowned firms across London. Extremely organised, diligent, and success-driven, willing to go above and beyond expectations to assist senior attorneys in everyday tasks.  Bilingual with an ability to speak French and Italian fluently.

  • Conduct thorough legal research, compiling legal documents and transcribing cases
  • Skilled in patent law and property law with a strong understanding of all legal areas
  • Strong interviewing technique, communicating well with witnesses, sources, and clients 

Employment History

Holmes & Associates: Paralegal (Jan 2017 – Oct 2020)

Responsibilities included:

Conducting thorough research on applicable laws, setting up source interviews and assisting with investigations for trial preparation. Compiling legal documents and transcribing case information prior to court appearances.

  • Assist with data logging, report filing and the scheduling of firm meetings
  • Assisting attorneys and general staff with everyday administrative tasks

Alfred Keyes Legal Firm: Paralegal (Jul 2013 – Dec 2016) 

Responsibilities included:

Preparing error-free legal documents following thorough case transcription and client communication. Adhering to detailed case briefs and ensuring all deliverables are met. Assembling and filing legal documents, indexing information, and compiling comprehensive legal reports.

  • Assisting attorneys and general staff with everyday administrative tasks
  • Coordinating transport and meeting schedules for senior attorneys 
  • Ensuring all transactions and legal requests are processed

Tertiary Education

University of London (Jun 2010 – Sep 2012)
Graduated with a Diploma in Paralegal Studies

References

Available on request


10 Tips to Remember When Writing Your 
Paralegal Resume Sample

  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.

Please click the following link to learn more about my resume writing course or visit our contact page and ask our team to write a targeted resume for you.

Food for Thought:

As mentioned in the previous paragraphs, I offer a professional resume writing service as well as teaching people through my online resume writing course. Have you considered starting your own resume business? If you have the skill and aptitude, this could be an excellent second income stream to explore, or perhaps even a way to quit your day job.

With a little effective marketing, you will never be out of work again!

Thank you for visiting my resume sample page. 

Sharron what can I say, you are beyond impressive! With the short time I gave you to prepare my resume, I was blown away with the outlay, the content and how you highlighted all my best points. I have shown your work to a recruitment agency and they were very impressed. Thank you so much for guiding me through the entire experience, you are truly gifted… Wanda Peters