- 123 Main Street, Stateland, ST, 99999
- Home: 2065955437
- Cell: (555) 123-9876
July 23, 2014
RE: Paralegal, July 23, 2014
Dear Betty Baker,
As a recent graduate of the University of Washington’s paralegal certification program, it is with great excitement I submit my resume for consideration to become a valued member of Fahlman Olson & Little’s administrative team. In addition to my formal paralegal education and training, my customer service, time management, communication skills, and multi-tasking abilities make me an excellent match for the unique demands of this opportunity.
As my resume indicates, I have recently completed the paralegal certification program at the University of Washington where I studied and analyzed diverse legal concepts, ranging from litigation and lawsuit lifecycles to legal research and writing, and encompassing a broad range of litigation specialties, including business law and estate planning.
My resume provides further detail on my talent for team collaboration and passion for problem solving. I am eager to apply my knowledge and training to advance Fahlman Olson & Little’s mission and philosophy. I look forward to setting up a meeting to discuss in greater detail how I can benefit your organization.
I am certain that my resume will give you a greater understanding of my qualifications for this exciting opportunity. I will call your office on July 23, 2014 to discuss the arrangement of a formal meeting.
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Sometown, MA 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
August 10, 2017
Mr. Walter Smythe
55 Pioneer Way
Sometown, MA 55555
Re: Paralegal Position Advertised on Monster
Dear Mr. Smythe:
Throughout my six-year career as a paralegal and legal assistant, I earned consistent praise for my attention to detail, organizational abilities, legal research skills and strong grasp of case law and litigation management. These skills appear to be an excellent match to the requirements listed in your paralegal job posting, and I am very interested in the opportunity.
I currently serve as a paralegal for XYZ Corp., where I work closely with general counsel to provide paralegal support on a number of high-priority cases and projects. Within the first few months of my employment, I created XYZ’s centralized system for corporate and subsidiary records, garnering feedback from the CEO and general counsel for this “outstanding effort” that improved information accessibility, prevented missed deadlines and ensured compliance with state requirements.
Previously as a paralegal for DEF Corp. (a law firm specializing in criminal and civil litigation), I thrived within a high-volume and deadline-intensive environment. I received commendations for my trial preparation work, ability to handle complex assignments and dedicated support of senior attorneys. I demonstrated due diligence in preparing hundreds of discovery demands, motions and case-status reports and managed clients from diverse backgrounds.
My qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a paralegal/litigation specialty certificate, training in IP law and proficiencies in Westlaw, LexisNexis, Summation and MS Office Suite.
I would like the opportunity to discuss how I can contribute to your legal team. To arrange a meeting, please call (555) 555-5555 or email email@example.com. Thank you.
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