Law

Law
Resume examples

Resume Examples Objectives and summaries
Law
Law
Resume examples
Resume Examples Objectives and summaries

Paralegal

Paralegal

Experienced

Draft correspondence, initial pleadings and discovery, releases, and authorizations for team of 6 attorneys. Conduct legal research and identify relevant sources of information for current legal matters. Facilitate communication between attorneys, clients, experts, witnesses, courts, and administrative agencies.

  • Worked on over 100 cases by preparing trial and discovery notebooks, initial drafts of settlement documents, medical summaries, and more.
  • Index hundreds of discovery and investigation files each month in secure cloud data management solution.
  • Trained new administrative assistant on document management and office policies.
  • Requested and subpoenaed 200+ records for court cases, including medical and HR records.
  • Prepared exhibits and deposition testimonies for over 50 trials.

Useful example? Yes 0
Copy to clipboard 0

Attorney

Attorney

Experienced

Conduct extensive legal research to prepare diverse cases for trials, hearings, and appeals. Advise clients on best course of legal action and represent them in court on a regular basis. Work collaboratively with team of experienced partners, associates, and paralegals to secure optimal outcomes for clients.

  • Worked on over 200 cases and served as first chair on 9 trials.
  • Settled at least 70% of cases, negotiating favorable outcomes for clients while avoiding unnecessary costs and preventing penalties assessed during trial by jury.
  • Recovered over $15M in damages for clients by successfully negotiating settlements and winning court cases.
  • Prepare pleadings, arguments, and legal briefs for cases covering liability, employment law, constitutional law, and more.
  • Prioritize workload while balancing multiple active client cases.

Useful example? Yes 0
Copy to clipboard 0

Attorney

Experienced

Advocate for clients by leading pleadings, hearings, depositions, and mediations in family law cases covering adoption, divorce, paternity, child custody, and emancipation. Demonstrate compassion to clients while aggressively pursuing resolutions that are in clients’ best interests. Utilize deep understanding of case law and civil procedure.

  • Represented 100+ clients in divorce proceedings, including negotiations of property settlements, spousal support, and child custody.
  • Build rapport with judges, mediators, court clerks, and other staff to make weekly court proceedings and appearances seamless and cordial.
  • Advise clients on child custody arrangements and mandatory child support.
  • Lead discovery and conduct investigations to craft compelling cases in support of clients’ interests.
  • Served as second or third chair on 11 cases that went to trial, preparing extensive arguments to support client.

Useful example? Yes 0
Copy to clipboard 0

Legal assistant

Legal assistant

Experienced

Support one associate and one partner by preparing, editing, and finalizing legal documents. Manage attorney calendars, scheduling all client meetings, court appearances, and travel. Monitor all incoming phone calls and emails and draft correspondence. Rapidly respond to urgent requests and adapt to ever-changing needs in fast-paced office.

  • Perform conflict checks with prospective clients, identifying and escalating at least 10 instances that prohibited firm from providing impartial representation.
  • Gathered court documents, including exhibits and enclosures, for over 200 cases during 5-year period.
  • Introduced and managed new case management system that significantly reduced time spent searching for and locating relevant documents.
  • Prepared and drafted thousands of pleadings, including counterclaims, third-party complaints, discovery, trial preparation, motions, and interrogatories.
  • Provided interim coverage for several additional associates and partners during staff transitions and leaves of absence, balancing up to 4 attorneys at one time.

Useful example? Yes 0
Copy to clipboard 0

Legal secretary

Experienced

Organize attorney records, including email and voicemail accounts, using effective maintenance systems that allow for easy use. Draft, edit, and review legal documents, including transactional agreements and employment contracts, with a high level of attention to detail. Prepare documents for client meetings.

  • Communicate daily with 10-15 clients over phone, email, and in person.
  • Manage cloud-based document management system, including troubleshooting issues in collaboration with the vendor support team.
  • Request, obtain, and index records, including client background checks, police files, and documents from other legal databases.
  • Liaise between law firm and court, communicating with clerks, judges, and outside attorneys to relay critical information and schedule hearings.
  • Opened over 100 new client accounts, effectively managing all client records and retrieving requested information on a daily basis.

Useful example? Yes 0
Copy to clipboard 0

Notary public

Notary public

Experienced

Facilitate virtual and in-person depositions and arbitrations for local and federal courts. Confirm all documents and affidavits have been executed and notarized properly. Communicate clearly with individuals from diverse backgrounds, explaining procedures and confirming individual understanding.

  • Notarize up to 700 documents per month.
  • Supervise 5-10 court hearings per week, including depositions and arbitrations.
  • Actively learn about current laws and regulations to maintain certification.
  • Deescalate stressful situations by building rapport and calmly communicating requirements to distressed individuals.
  • Record detailed transcripts of all testimonies and independently manage records.

Useful example? Yes 0
Copy to clipboard 0
All job titles Attorney Law clerk Legal assistant Legal secretary Notary public Paralegal

Objectives and summaries

Summary examples

Paralegal

Diligent paralegal with 10+ years of experience supporting attorneys in criminal and civil procedures. Skilled at gathering and organizing legal documents for cases and briefing attorneys for court proceedings. Excellent research skills and in-depth knowledge of Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, and other relevant databases. Quickly learns new technology related to research and document management. Experience in various areas of law, including employment, corporate, and tax law.

Copy to clipboard 0

Attorney

Dedicated corporate attorney with 7 years of experience working with public and private corporations. Client advisor providing counsel on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters, including corporate governance, contracts, securities, M&A, and. Fluent at structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements related to commercial transactions, as well as liaising with in-house counsel, business leaders, law firm partners, and third-party attorneys. Active bar license in the state of New York.

Copy to clipboard 0

Legal assistant

Dedicated legal assistant who learns quickly and brings a positive attitude to the job. Highly skilled at communicating with clients on the phone and in person, with a priority on delivering exceptional customer service in every interaction. Comfortable learning and using new technology that simplifies and improves business operations. Previously worked in other professional services settings and eager to build a long-term career with a law firm.

Copy to clipboard 0

Notary public

Certified public notary who has validated thousands of documents during career. Previous experience contributing to depositions, arbitrations, and other legal meetings for local government agencies. Trusted to handle confidential, sensitive information with a high level of attention to detail. Known for maintaining thorough and accurate electronic logs of all activity. Comfortable working remotely or in person.

Copy to clipboard 0

Objective examples

Attorney

Louisiana State Bar Licensed Attorney with 7 years of experience in advocating the constitutional rights of citizens. Recognized as a litigation expert who takes ownership of cases while developing legal strategy, take depositions, and present oral arguments through every stage of litigation. Expertise in legal writing, public speaking, media relations grassroots activism, and lobbying with policymakers and legislators. 

Copy to clipboard 0

Legal assistant

Detail-oriented, organized, and goal-oriented professional with expertise in handling Business Immigration petitions. Builds positive relationships with clients while performing legal research, e-filling, tracking, drafting, and submitting legal documents promptly. I have a typing speed of 70 wpm seeking a full-time position as a Legal Assistant at a law firm.

Copy to clipboard 0

Notary public

Customer-centric professional with 3 years of experience in delighting customers with best-in-class auto loan solutions for refinancing and lease purchases. Expertise in accurately obtaining the signature and notarization of necessary documents for the lenders while managing multiple projects within time limits. Proficient in MS Office and Google Suite.

Copy to clipboard 0