Paralegal Resume Sample

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Joseph Lloyd



Madison, Wisconsin(555) 983-1260Joseph.Lloyd@email.com

Professional Summary

Experienced legal professional seeks an opportunity to utilize writing skills to draft briefs, motions and other legal correspondence as a Paralegal at ACME Law Services.

Skills

  • Technology skills: Advanced proficiency in the full Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and other tools

  • Comfortable managing up to five phone lines at a time, putting calls on hold and directing callers to the appropriate party

  • Critical thinking: Can quickly analyze a document and determine its value to a specific case

  • Leadership: Ability to manage teams of 10 or more by assigning tasks, monitoring work performance and providing feedback

  • Typing and reading skills: Typing speed of up to 90 words per minute with recorded 95% accuracy; reading speed of 350 words per minute with 93% comprehension

Work History

  • Organize and oversee all client correspondence for the legal team; write letters and prepare mailings to send to clients, Judges and more

  • Assign entry-level Paralegals work according to their skills and abilities, ensuring that tasks are evenly distributed throughout the office

  • Manage all calendar-related events for the law firm, including trial dates and judicial appointments, to eliminate conflicts and space meetings out

  • Record all client data into law firm database, ensuring that information is immediately accessible, accurate and confidential

  • Liaised with the firm's and rival Attorneys, court administrators, Judges, media and members of the public

  • Crafted and mailed all legal documents related to judicial correspondence using excellent penmanship

  • Researched publications and documents that could act as evidence in a variety of cases; collected information and compiled it into the most pertinent bits of information

  • Handled deeds of trusts to verify that the loan amount, trustee, grantee, and grantor were accurate and correct

  • Learned the daily demands of a Paralegal in a fast-paced law firm by shadowing experts in the field

  • Assisted four full-time Paralegals in gathering research and curating legal documents for trials by requesting journals, checking out books and highlighting relevant passages

  • Helped schedule and conduct interviews with clients, lawyers and key witnesses for important trials

  • Entered pertinent data in the client database to ensure accessibility at any time; utilized Excel and other database software

  • Learned the daily demands of a Paralegal in a fast-paced law firm by shadowing experts in the field

  • Assisted four full-time Paralegals in gathering research and curating legal documents for trials by requesting journals, checking out books and highlighting relevant passages

  • Helped schedule and conduct interviews with clients, lawyers and key witnesses for important trials

  • Entered pertinent data in the client database to ensure accessibility at any time; utilized Excel and other database software

Education

Additional Information

  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations

  • The National Association of Legal Assistants