Paralegal Resume Tips

Build a case for earning your next paralegal job. Make sure your resume communicates the organizational skills and legal training careful firms need from their legal assistants.

Paralegal Resume Highlights - Skills and Responsibilities

Don’t just write about you attention to detail, show it here:

  • Legal assistance
  • Computer technology
  • Writing
  • Time management

Paralegal Resume Highlights - Success Stories

Your accomplishments may come from especially challenging cases, firms, or even academics and volunteer roles:

  • Significant credentials
  • Academic achievements
  • Internal updates
  • Case organizing

Paralegal Resume Example

Paralegal, Ivory, Sullivan, and Behr, Cranston, DE
January 2013 - Present

Skills

  • Legal assistance: Support attorneys by providing case support, research, drafting documents and communications, and helping organize schedules and materials for multiple clients during any given period.
  • Computer skills: Proficient in MS Office software suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Trained and experienced in hours tracking and billing with NetSuite Financials software.
  • Time management: Responsible for managing and monitoring attorney case calendars in order to schedule meetings, track document progress, court dates and deadlines, confirming all associated billable hours are connected to proper accounts.

Successes

  • Notary Public, 2013.
  • Updated internal filing system to include electronic indexing and off site archives. Archiving eliminated the need for purchase of new storage and saved $2,500 in additional office furniture.
  • Praised for trial preparation, including exhibit production, binder preparation and updates, client and witness calendar coordination.