Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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  • Legal Advice
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Document Preparation
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Legal Administration
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  • Microsoft Access
  • Document Drafting
  • Research
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • File Management
  • Customer Service
  • Diary Management
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Auditing
  • Income Tax
  • Accounting
  • Legal Assistants
  • Intellectual Property
  • Tax
  • Drafting Agreements
  • Criminal Law
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Financial Accounting

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Resume Skills: Legal Software

  • Westlaw
  • LexisNexis
  • HeinOnline
  • Casetext
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bloomberg Law
  • Case Law Research
  • Statutory Research
  • Legal Analysis
  • Legal Writing
  • Case Management
  • Contract Reviewing
  • Due Diligence
  • Case Law Analysis
  • Statutes and Regulations Research
  • Briefs
  • Legal Memos
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery Requests
  • Deposition Summaries
  • Contract Drafting
  • Case Briefs
  • Legal Research
  • Document Review
  • Proofreading
  • Google Scholar
  • Pacer
  • Clio Manage
  • PracticePanther
  • AbacusLaw
  • MyCase
  • Rocket Matter
  • Lexicata (CRM)
  • CaseFleet (Case Management)
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Concordance
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Time Matters
  • Clio
  • LegalKey
  • Fastcase
  • Relativity
  • HotDocs
  • LegalKeyboard
  • Google Workspace
  • Google Docs
  • Dropbox
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
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Resume Skills: Documentation and Litigation Support

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Your Name
Legal Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Legal Assistant
Implemented a new legal research process using Microsoft Access leading to a 25% increase in legal team's efficiency.
Championed the preparation of legal documents reducing errors by 40%.
Streamlined administrative assistance leading to a 30% reduction in backlog.
Coordinated commercial litigation files leading to 90% satisfied clients.
Coordinated internal auditing measures leading to 100% compliance with income tax laws.
Jones Day April 2019 - December 2021
Legal Clerk
Developed a litigation file management system that improved accessibility and reduced file retrieval time by 50%.
Provided high-quality customer service to clients increasing client retention by 20%.
Facilitated diary management for senior legal assistants improving coordination by 35%. February 2016 - March 2019
Junior Legal Assistant
Assisted in handling personal injury law cases resulting in a 60% win rate.
Contributed to drafting corporate law legal advice that brought in 10 new corporate clients.
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2016
Juris Master - Business Law
Emphasis on Contract Law and Intellectual Property Rights
Part-time Degree paralleled with professional work experience
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Arts - Legal Studies with Minor in Business Administration
Magna Cum Laude (Top 10%)
Dean's List Award (4 consecutive years)
Legal Software: Clio Manage, Lexicata (CRM), CaseFleet (Case Management), MyCase, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Legal Research: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, PACER
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Professional Proficiency)
Documentation and Litigation Support: Case Preparation, Fact Checking, Legal Correspondence, File Management, Electronic Filing (e-filing), Legal Transcription
Certifications: Certified Paralegal by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)
Contributions & Volunteering: Legal Aid Volunteer, Child Advocacy Law Clinic (2019-2021), Contributor to the Legal Insider Blog
Professional Affiliations: Member, National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
Your Name
Legal Research Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded September 2021 - Present
Legal Research Assistant
Coordinated a legal research project that identified potential litigation risks, reducing company liability by 35%.
Delivered comprehensive legal writing for 40+ legal opinions improving clarity for non-legal professionals.
Managed vast legal documents drafting, reducing drafting tasks for legal staff by 25%.
Improved legal administration processes leading to reduced filing errors by 40%.
Played a leading role in civil litigation cases with a 70% success rate.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP June 2019 - August 2021
Legal Intern
Participated in legal review of 350+ contracts resulting in the identification and resolution of 100+ potential legal issues.
Aided in preparing administrative assistance for annual company law audit.
Assisted in maintaining litigation file management system, leading to improved documentation. February 2017 - May 2019
Law Clerk
Collaborated in providing legal advice on new product introductions and potential legal risks.
Resume Worded University August 2017
Masters of Law (LLM) - Intellectual Property Law
Specialized in Intellectual Property Law
Recipient of Dean's scholarship for academic excellence
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Graduated with First Class Honors
Winner of Moot Court Competition
Legal Research Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Casetext, PACER, Google Scholar
Clerical Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Dropbox, Adobe Acrobat Professional
Communication: Report and Brief Writing, Verbal Presentation, Client Relations, Negotiation
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Bar Certified - State of New York, Notary Public
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Legal Aid Volunteer - Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Panelist - Women in Law Forum
Awards: Winner - National Moot Court Competition, Recipient - Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Your Name
Legal Secretary
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Legal Secretary
Managed legal document preparation for various legal proceedings ensuring 100% on-time filings.
Performed comprehensive legal research for 80+ cases resulting in a 75% case winning rate.
Provided excellent customer service enhancing client satisfaction by 70%.
Managed the legal team's diary thereby reducing appointment clashes by 50%.
Effective file management reduced time spent searching for documents by 45%.
Baker & McKenzie January 2017 - February 2019
Assisted in drafting and reviewing legal documents for various commercial litigation cases.
Managed customer service interactions leading to improved client relationships and increased repeat business.
Implemented a filing system increasing efficiency in document accessibility. June 2015 - December 2016
Administrative Assistant
Coordinated administrative duties for the legal department leading to improved efficiency.
Resume Worded University March 2019
Master of Legal Studies
Specialized in Business Law
Graduated cum laude (Top 10%)
Resume Worded Institute May 2015
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Dean's List 2014 (Top 5%)
Participated in the Moot Court Competition
Legal Research Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, Casetext
Legal Software: Clio Manage, PracticePanther, AbacusLaw, MyCase, Rocket Matter
Office Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Google Workspace (Advanced)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Legal Secretary Specialist (CLSS), Notary Public, Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist (CEDS)
Volunteering: Legal Aid Volunteer (2018 - Present), Mentor for Young Legal Professionals (2017 - Present)
Publications: Author of 'Efficient Legal Research Techniques' blog with 10,000+ monthly readers
Your Name
Legal Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2021 - Present
Legal Consultant
Incorporated legal research methodologies to identify potential legal risk areas and developed concrete action plans which resulted in a 30% decrease in litigation expenses
Directed the legal team in preparing and drafting legal documentation ensuring 100% compliance to legal norms and standards
Advised on and resolved complex legal issues, leading to 25% improvement in the client negotiation process
Successfully conducted and supervised due diligence activities for 10+ high-profile clients
Strengthened company's litigation capabilities by drawing up effective dispute resolution strategies January 2019 - April 2021
Senior Legal Associate
Provided expert legal advice on commercial litigation and corporate law matters affecting business strategies, minimizing potential legal disputes by 40%
Accomplished a 97% success rate in resolving 150+ intellectual property disputes
Efficiently managed global compliance regulations, fostering a strong culture of compliance within the business
Scoped and led 15+ arbitration processes leading to favorable outcomes
Legal Edge Solutions June 2016 - December 2018
Legal Associate
Played an instrumental role in maintaining legal documentation for 50+ international law matters
Handled 80+ criminal law cases, ensuring fair and efficacious legal processes
Reduced client's legal liabilities by conducting meticulous due diligence checks
Resume Worded Institute April 2016
Master of Law (LLM) - Environmental Law
Specialized in International Environmental Agreements
Resume Worded University June 2013
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - Corporate Law
Included coursework in Intellectual Property Law
Award: University Top Performer in Corporate Law
Legal Research Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, PACER, Clio, JSTOR
Legal Drafting: Contracts, Memorandums, Legal Briefs, Compliance Documents, Discovery Requests, Intellectual Property Agreements
Compliance and Regulations: GDPR, PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, SOX, Health & Safety regulations, ADA
Others: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Arbitration, Mediation, Employment Law, Immigration Law, Environmental Law, Project Management, Negotiation
Certifications: Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) - 2020, Mediation - Essential Skills for Conflict Resolution - 2019
Leadership & Volunteering: Legal Aid Society (Pro Bono Legal Consultant), Resume Worded Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative (Volunteer)
Projects: Developed Legal Guidance App targeting small businesses - 2018
Awards: Star Performer - 2020, Legal Edge Solutions Rising Star - 2017
Your Name
Corporate Legal Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2020 - Present
Corporate Legal Consultant
Advised the executive team on matters of corporate governance and conducted 100+ training sessions on regulatory changes impacting the corporate structure
Drafted and reviewed cross-divisional legal contracts ensuring the highest level of corporate compliance
Provided effective legal strategies regarding intellectual property rights that boosted the company's patent approval rate by 70%
Orchestrated legal research on emerging complexities in corporate law, leading to the development of proactive legal strategies
Achieved an 80% reduction in labor and employment law disputes through preemptive legal advice and careful contract drafting
Resume Worded May 2017 - June 2020
Senior Corporate Lawyer
Spearheaded a team of 5 lawyers, successfully closing 30+ high-stake corporate litigation cases
Efficiently represented the company in regulatory inquiries, reducing potential sanctions by 60%
Advised and managed due diligence processes for 12 globally recognized corporations paving way for successful mergers and acquisitions
Implemented effective internal legal processes which expedited contract negotiations by 15%
TopNotch Legal Services January 2014 - April 2017
Corporate Lawyer
Contributed to successful dispute resolutions of 10+ high-value commercial litigation cases
Developed and maintained a database of the company's legal contracts leading to seamless legal operations
Facilitated the negotiation of legal terms for 5 international joint ventures, accelerating the company’s global expansion
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2019
Certified Corporate Law Specialist
Specialized in Corporate Law, M&A and Compliance
Resume Worded University December 2013
Master of Laws (LL.M.) - Corporate Law
Valedictorian of the Class
Recipient of Best Thesis Award for ‘Corporate Malfeasance – Prevention and Prosecution’
Legal Proficiencies: Legal Research, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Legal Compliance, Intellectual Property Law, Legal Writing
Software & Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Clio, Google Workspace, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), American Bar Association's Certified Lawyer
Leadership & Volunteering: American Civil Liberties Union (Pro bono Legal Consultant), Resume Worded Legal Clinic (Founder and Volunteer)
Awards: Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019, 2020), Top Attorney – Corporate Law
Your Name
Legal Compliance Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2019 - Present
Legal Compliance Consultant
Successfully managed legal compliance programs across 4 divisions, ensuring complete adherence to federal and state laws
Implemented a comprehensive legal compliance strategy which reduced regulatory risks by 45%
Established robust internal controls to monitor compliance with local, national, and international laws
Evaluated current compliance efforts and made recommendations for improvement to the upper management, improving overall compliance score by 30%
Coordinated and conducted annual corporate training sessions to make employees aware of changes in regulations July 2014 - July 2019
Senior Legal Advisor
Played a pivotal role in settling 30+ high-value legal issues, resulting in significant cost savings
Decreased legal expenses by 20% by redesigning a comprehensive legal advice provision strategy
Provided counsel on complex legal theories and concepts, resulting in informed and effective decision-making processes
Widely recognized for business-oriented legal advice instrumental in steering high-value projects that contributed significantly to revenue growth
Law Street Consultants April 2010 - June 2014
Legal Advisor
Provided comprehensive advice on a wide range of legal issues leading to successful resolution of disputes
Prepared and reviewed legal documents for a multitude of clients, gaining expertise across different legal fields
Consistently maintained up-to-date knowledge of federal and state laws to ensure legal compliance at all levels
Resume Worded Institute May 2020
Certified Legal Project Manager
Part-time certification course completed whilst working at Resume Worded
Resume Worded University June 2009
Master of Law (LLM) - Legal Practice
Specialization in Compliance and Organizational Legal Consulting
Awards: Dean's List 2009 (Top 10%)
Legal Knowledge: Corporate Law, Contract Law, Compliance Auditing, Data Privacy Regulations, Intellectual Property Law, Business Ethics
Tech Skills: Legal Research Software (WESTLAW, LEXIS NEXIS), Microsoft Office Suite, Legal CRM (Clio, Lexicata), Adobe Acrobat Pro, Google Workspace, Legal Case Management Software (MyCase, PracticePanther)
Languages: English (Native), French (Fluent), Spanish (Conversational)
Your Name
Real Estate Paralegal
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2018 - Present
Senior Real Estate Paralegal
Successfully negotiated over 100 commercial and residential real estate transactions, resulting in client savings of around $4M annually
Optimized document drafting procedures, cutting down processing time by 40% and facilitated efficient title insurance and foreclosure proceedings
Swiftly identified and resolved about 30 cases of contract disputes by offering precise legal advice that significantly reduced potential client liabilities
Devised and executed real estate investment strategies, leading to a firm-wide revenue increase by $2.5M in two years
Implemented a comprehensive legal research system that improved the refining of obscure case law by 50%
Jones Day LLP March 2015 - May 2018
Real Estate Paralegal
Coordinated the closing process for over 200 successful real estate transactions, ensuring client satisfaction and repeat business
Drafted over 500 legal documents related to real estate transactions, contributing to effective and efficient operations
Utilized comprehensive knowledge of real estate and corporate law to provide legal advice to attorneys, improving case outcomes by 30% January 2013 - February 2015
Junior Paralegal
Assessed short sale and foreclosure documents for over 50 clients, effectively mitigating potential legal issues
Contributed in successful civil litigation of 10 pivotal real estate cases, by extensive legal research and document preparation
Managed documentation for 20 sellers, thereby ensuring streamlined processes and compliance with legal norms
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Master of Law - Real Estate Law
Focus on Property Law, Land Tenure and Real Estate Finance
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Science - Paralegal Studies
Minors in Real Estate Management and Business Law
Awards: Dean's List 2010 (Top 10%)
Real Estate Software: Argus, ACRIS, TitleVest, PropertyShark, ManagementPro, LeaseLink
Legal Research Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, LegalEdge, Justia, Casemaker
Project Management: Agile, SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, Waterfall
Certifications: Certified Paralegal (NALA) - 2013, Real Estate Law Specialist (ABA) - 2016
Leadership & Volunteering: American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section Member - 2017 to Present), Legal Aid Pro Bono Services (Volunteer Paralegal - 2013 to 2015)
Courses: Advanced Negotiation for Lawyers, Real Estate Law: Transactions and Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Law
Your Name
Legal Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2017 - Present
Real Estate Paralegal
Processed over 600 title insurance cases with a success rate of 98%, improving the company's reputation in the real estate market
Leveraged extensive legal research skills to draft and review over 2000 real estate contracts, reducing errors by 60%
Increased the efficiency of the closings process by 30% by enhancing workflow and streamlining communication between all parties involved
Advised clients on investment properties, leading to an increase in sales by 20% and repeat business
Created a highly effective tracking system for managing foreclosures, contributing to a 40% decrease in late filings and penalties
Latham & Watkins LLP February 2014 - June 2017
Legal Assistant
Provided comprehensive and efficient legal advice to attorneys, increasing the successful litigation rate
Managed over 500 residential real estate transactions, resulting in an increase in client portfolio by 25%
Assisted in the drafting and reviewing of sales contracts, minimizing legal discrepancies and boosting client satisfaction pursuant to legal standards
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2016
Master of Laws (LLM) - Real Estate Law
Selected as a top student for the Real Estate Law research group
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Science - Legal Studies
Minors in Business Administration and Communications
Awards: Resume Worded Legal Scholarship (Top 5%)
Legal Software: LexisNexis, Pacer, Fastcase, Westlaw, Relativity, HotDocs
Administrative Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Workspace, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Communication: Professional Emails, Legal Writing, Court Correspondence, Negotiation
Legal Research: Due Diligence, Case Law Analysis, Statutes and Regulations Research
Certifications: Certified Paralegal by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), Real Estate Specialist Certification
Volunteering: Legal Aid Clinic - Provided pro bono legal counsel for low-income individuals
Awards: Latham & Watkins LLP - 'Star Performer' award (2016), Real Estate Law Excellence award (2018)
Continuous Learning: Regular attendee of LegalTech and Legal Geek conferences, Completed 'Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract' course on edX
Your Name
Legal Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2020 - Present
Senior Legal Coordinator
Piloted a digital transformation initiative involving Westlaw software that increased our research efficiency by 35% and reduced paper consumption by half.
Orchestrated due diligence tasks for a $50M merger, preparing exhaustive briefs across intellectual property, contract, and tax law.
Counseled senior executive team on corporate governance issues and potential litigations, resulting in a 15% reduction in company liability risk.
Developed a contract negotiation strategy which improved business dealings, enhancing contract favorable returns by 12%.
Steered a team of junior coordinators through complex litigation processes, enhancing the team’s productivity by 30% through hands-on coaching and mentorship.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. January 2017 - May 2020
Legal Administrative Assistant
Executed meticulous legal research strategies that reduced error rates during information gathering by 20%.
Managed a comprehensive database for all legal documents, boosting efficiency in document retrieval by 50%.
Contributed to a team that negotiated, drafted, and reviewed contracts resulting in a 10% increase in profitable contracts.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2020
Master of Laws (LLM)
Focus on Corporate Law and governance
Resume Worded University December 2016
Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Legal Studies
Concentration in Business Laws
Award: Resume Worded Excellence in Legal Research
Legal Research Platforms: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, CCH IntelliConnect, PACER
Productivity Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Case Management Software: Clio, MyCase, PracticePanther, Legal Files
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Paralegal Certification, National Federation of Paralegal Associations (2021)
Volunteering: Legal Aid Clinic, Resume Worded (Volunteer Legal Assistant, 2015-2016)
Professional Development: Continuing Legal Education: Advanced Contracts and Negotiations (2021), Fundamentals of Finance for Legal Professionals (2020)
Awards: Resume Worded Legal Excellence Award (2020)
Your Name
Legal Associate
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2018 - Present
Senior Legal Associate
Managed a diverse portfolio of legal cases, achieving a win rate of 63% by strategizing effective litigation processes.
Advised company management on labor and employment law, preventing potential legal disputes and decreasing company legal expenses by 25%.
Crafted comprehensive strategies for international law litigation, increasing cross-border case handling efficiency by 40%.
Led a team of 8 Associates in managing legal document preparation, improving process efficiency by 20%.
Spearheaded trainings on corporate law, boosting team knowledge and productivity by 30%.
Amazon June 2015 - April 2018
Litigation Paralegal
Managed legal document database, leading to a 40% reduction in document retrieval time.
Concurrently handled 15+ cases on average, surpassing company average by 30%.
Assisted attorneys in preparing consumer law case defenses, resulting in a 60% win rate in such cases.
Resume Worded Institute April 2015
Master of Laws (LL.M) - Corporate Law
Graduated Top 10% of Class
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
Specialization in Business Law
Member of the Debate Club
Legal Research: Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, Google Scholar
Document Creation: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat Pro
Case Management: Clio, MyCase, Legal Files, AbacusLaw
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Fluent)
Certifications: Certified Paralegal from the American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP)
Training & Courses: Completed Advanced Legal Research & Writing from the Centre for Legal Studies
Leadership & Volunteering: Legal Aid Volunteer at the National Alliance for Justice
Memberships: Active member of the American Bar Association and National Paralegal Association
Your Name
Executive Legal Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Jones Day May 2019 - Present
Executive Legal Coordinator
Managed a team of 15 Coordinators, achieving an overall increase in productivity by 35% within the first six months.
Pioneered a business strategy that led to a 15% increase in the company’s corporate client base.
Oversaw a major, high-risk corporate litigation case, leading to a favorable outcome for our client and saving the company $5M in potential legal penalties.
Designed and implemented a more efficient legal document preparation process using advanced software tools, improving efficiency by 40%.
Guided the team through complex corporate governance issues, reducing the company’s statutory violations by 20%.
Allstate April 2016 - April 2019
Legal Coordinator
Analyzed and advised on contract law issues which led to a 20% reduction in contract dispute cases.
Implemented due diligence strategies that streamlined legal research processes, thereby saving 15 hours per week.
Managed the preparation of legal documents, resulting in a 10% increase in preparation efficiency.
Dell Technologies January 2014 - March 2016
Legal Assistant
Assisted in developing legal advice for clients, leading to a 15% rise in client satisfaction.
Collaborated with a team to manage complex civil litigation cases, resulting in a 20% increase in case resolution speed.
Resume Worded University December 2013
Master of Laws (LLM) - Business Law
Specialization in Commercial and Administrative Law
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2011
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Concentration in Business Law
Activities: Student Legal Society (President)
Legal Software: PCLaw, Clio, MyCase, Legal Files, HotDocs, LexisNexis
Legal Research: Statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions
Regulatory Compliance: Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Legal Project Management (LPM) Certification, Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist (CEDS)
Leadership & Volunteering: Legal Aid Society (Pro Bono Attorney)
Courses: Advanced Corporate Law, International Law, Securities Regulation
Your Name
Judicial Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Judicial Specialist
Spearheaded a new approach to legal research, which increased team efficiency by 25%
Reduced legal document preparation time by 20% through the adoption of Westlaw and LexisNexis
Played a lead role in the mediation process of 15+ high-stakes cases, with a successful resolution rate of 85%
Championed a strategic planning initiative, optimizing resources and shortening case life cycles by an average of 15%
Drafted and edited over 400 legal documents, improving the firm's writing standards and reducing amendments by 30% June 2016 - January 2019
Legal Advisor
Provided expert legal advice, resulting in a 50% reduction in legal disputation
Expedited legal document preparation, leading to a 30% decline in pending cases
Represented clients in 45+ hearings, securing favorable outcomes for 90% of them
Johnson & Johnson January 2014 - May 2016
Improved legal research methodology, driving case efficiency and reducing research time by 60%
Streamlined the preparation of legal documents, reducing return rate by 20%
Represented 30+ cases successfully in hearings, contributing to the firm's high success rate
Legal: Legal Research, Legal Writing, Intellectual Property Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law
Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), LexisNexis, Westlaw, Legal Case Management Software
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Proficient), French (Conversational)
Associations: Member, American Bar Association; Member, Legal Writing Institute
Certifications: Certified Mediator, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Volunteering: Legal Advisor, Free Legal Aid Clinic for Underprivileged Families
Leadership: Coordinator, Legal Studies Society, Resume Worded University
Your Name
Legal Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Pause Cafe November 2019 - Present
Legal Specialist
Scrupulously monitored compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements to avert potential legal ramifications, resulting in a 30% decrease in compliance incidents
Reduced turnaround time for the legal research process by effectively deploying Westlaw and LexisNexis, improving team productivity by 35%
Authored 100+ motions and advice on litigation strategy, resulting in a 20% increase in case success rate
Took initiative to integrate legal research findings with legal writing, leading to a 40% improvement in case brief quality
Guided internal teams on the adoption of standardized legal document preparation techniques, reducing the occurrence of errors by 25%
Resume Worded April 2016 - November 2019
Litigation Paralegal
Managed legal writing tasks for 180+ cases, enhancing the overall quality and comprehensibility of case arguments
Proactively administered litigation and civil litigation processes for 75+ suits, maintaining an impressive win ratio of 80%
Successfully helped in the research of 120+ cases utilizing Westlaw and LexisNexis, achieving a savings of 25% in time and resources
Unilever June 2012 - March 2016
Improved legal document preparation process, decreasing manual intervention by 25%
Specialized in criminal law research, significantly reducing research time by 40%
Resume Worded University 2010 - 2012
Master of Laws (LLM)
Specialization in Corporate Law
Resume Worded Academic Center 2004 - 2008
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Concentration in Business Transactions
Award: Top 5% of graduating class
Legal Applications: LexisNexis, LiveNote, CaseMap, MATLAB, Time Matters, Concordance
Litigation Support: Trial Preparation, Case research, Preparation of Legal Documents, Litigation Management, Document Review
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Intermediate)
Compliance Software: ComplySci, NAVEX Global RiskRate, ZenGRC, Oversight Systems, Assent Compliance
Certifications: Certified Paralegal (NALA, 2010), Advanced Certified Paralegal (NALA, 2014)
Continuing Education: Legal Research Course (Resume Worded Institute, 2015)
Volunteering: Pro bono lawyer for Resume Worded Legal Aid Society (2012 - Present)
Leadership: President, Resume Worded Paralegal Association (2013 - 2014)
Your Name
Court Clerk
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Dunder Mifflin July 2020 - Present
Court Clerk
Streamlined the process of handling social media related legal issues, resulting in a reduction of case durations by 30%
Processed all court documents timely and accurately, leading to a 25% increase in case management efficiency
Took over the planning of 12 major hearings, effectively boosting court productivity by 20%
Implemented strategic planning to reduce paperwork and increase accuracy in court records management by 40%
Developed a system to handle and track 350+ trials annually, improving trial coordination by 50% January 2016 - June 2020
Junior Legal Advisor
Resolved 40+ legal issues and improved case handling efficiency by 15% through legal advice based on extensive legal research
Simplified the legal writing process, resulting in a 20% increase in productivity
Assisted in 30+ motions, improving case success rate by 15%
Ross and Specter June 2014 - December 2015
Legal Secretary
Coordinated the complete legal document preparation process effectively, reducing processing time by 25%
Aided in 25+ trials, leading to a 20% increase in positive outcomes by the firm
Resume Worded University June 2014
Bachelor of Laws
Focused on Business Law, Constitutional Law, and Ethics
Recipient of the Year-end Dean's Award for academic performance
Resume Worded Institute June 2020
Certification in Legal Administration
Part-time course during employment at
Legal Software: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Clio, PracticePanther, Microsoft Office Suite
Legal Documentation: Filing, Record Keeping, Document Review, Document Drafting, Transcriptions
Legal Research: Case Research, Regulatory Research, Legal Report Writing, Legal Analysis
Volunteering: Pro-Bono Legal Clinic (Volunteer Legal Advisor, 2018 - 2020)
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Basic)
Your Name
Legal Administrative Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2018 - Present
Senior Legal Administrative Assistant
Managed the accurate and efficient organization of over 5000+ legal files, ensuring up-to-date tracking and quick retrieval, leading to a 30% reduction in time spent on file management.
Implemented a new document drafting strategy that increased efficiency of legal writing process by 20% and reduced errors by 15%
Designed and executed a streamlined data entry process, optimizing legal research and litigations, which directly led to an approximately 45% decrease in operational delays.
Provided key support in high-stake civil litigation cases including preparation of pleadings, and document review, resulting in 90% successful outcomes.
Created, implemented, and maintained an innovative document review system that increased team efficiency by 25% and improved legal administration.
Baker McKenzie April 2019 - Present
Legal Administrative Assistant
Coordinated a system overhaul resulting in 40% increased efficiency in document management by leveraging advanced electronic filing software.
Streamlined the appointment scheduling process, achieving a 15% reduction in scheduling conflicts and resultant time loss.
Developed an efficient client intake system, streamlining client communication and reducing miscommunications by 30%.
Managed an organized and up-to-date database of over 200 client files while ensuring absolute confidentiality.
Directed support services for 3 Partners, successfully reducing workload by 25%. February 2015 - June 2018
Legal Administrative Assistant
Successfully orchestrated administrative assistance efforts such as filing and maintenance that boosted overall office administration efficiency by 20%.
Overhauled the litigation support processes, expanding commercial litigation handling capacity by 30%.
Developed and instituted a standard operating procedure for legal document preparation that led to a 15% reduction in document errors.
Managed and improved PC law related systems leading to a 10% rise in case tracking efficiency.
DLA Piper July 2016 - March 2019
Legal Secretary
Perfected preparation of legal correspondence for 5 attorneys, reducing drafting time by 20%.
Spearheaded a digital transcription system implementation resulting in a reduction of paperwork by 50%.
Delivered a streamlined billing system, improving invoice submission timeliness by 35%.
Baker McKenzie January 2013 - January 2015
Junior Legal Administrative Assistant
Contributed to the successful management of 50+ corporate law cases, by providing timely and efficient administrative assistance.
Assisted in legal research tasks for senior attorneys, improving research output by 15%.
Designed and managed a Microsoft Access based filing system that improved document accessibility by 30%.
Resume Worded January 2014 - June 2016
Legal Clerk
Executed data entry of case details into a centralized legal system improving retrieval efficiency by 15%.
Managed a document control protocol resulting in a 20% boost in document retrieval time.
Generated digital access to court rulings and negotiated 90% faster research routes for senior lawyers.
Resume Worded University December 2015
Master's Degree in Law
Concentration: Corporate Law
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2013
Certificate in Legal Administration
Learned over 30 legal administration techniques and practices
Part-time course alongside work at Baker McKenzie
Legal Software: AbacusLaw, Clio, Legal Files, MyCase, PracticePanther, Zoho CRM
Office Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Workspace
Administrative Skills: Scheduling, Record Keeping, Filing, Invoice Processing, Meeting Planning, Travel Coordination
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Special Training: Diploma in Paralegal Studies – National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro bono paralegal for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Your Name
Legal Secretary
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE September 2018 - Present
Senior Legal Secretary
Oversaw document drafting process, reducing legal writing errors by 15% and improving efficiency by 20%
Played a crucial part in corporate law cases, providing administrative assistance that led to a 10% increase in successful outcomes.
Managed and regulated the litigation support system, resulting in a significant 25% reduction in litigation merger time.
Refined civil litigation processes, decreasing pledging time by 10%.
Improved the office administration system, increasing productivity by 15%.
Baker McKenzie October 2014 - August 2018
Legal Secretary
Contributed to legal document preparation for 80+ commercial litigation cases, reducing preparation time by 20%.
Exhibited high competencies in legal research, increasing research productivity by 15%
Markedly upgraded PC Law usage, resulting in improved accuracy in data entry and case tracking by 35%.
Successfully streamlined administrative work processes, reducing work backlogs by 25%.
White & Case January 2011 - September 2014
Junior Legal Secretary
Provided essential assistance in personal injury law cases, effectively cutting down case handling time by 15%.
Implemented a Microsoft Access-based system for file management, reducing document retrieval time by 20%.
Assisted the senior attorneys in legal administration tasks, increasing daily operational efficiency by 10%.
Resume Worded Institute September 2018
Corporate Law Certification
Participated in advanced legal research and document drafting workshops
Resume Worded University December 2010
Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)- Company Law
Awards: Resume Worded Legal Scholar (top 5% of class)
Served as an active member of the student legal aid society
Legal Software: Amicus Attorney, Case Master International, Legal Files, Clio Manage, MyCase, Rocket Matter
Document Creation: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Adobe Acrobat (Advanced), Google Workspace (Advanced)
Legal Research: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, LegalEdge, Fastcase
Communication: Demand Letters, Legal Memos, Case Briefs, Client Correspondence
Certifications: Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), Registered Paralegal (RP)
Professional Development: Attended Annual Legal Secretaries Conference (2019-2021), Completed Advanced Negotiation Skills course
Volunteering: Legal Aid Volunteer with the Resume Worded Foundation (2011-present), Community Outreach Coordinator for Legal Literacy Program
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Intermediate)
Your Name
Litigation Support Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2019 - Present
Senior Litigation Support Specialist
Established an efficient document management system averting 90% of prior logistical issues.
Led a cross-functional team on a multi-party litigation case, successfully adhering to complex protocols within tight timelines.
Enhanced eDiscovery efficiency by 30% through strategic integration of Relativity software system.
Resume Worded July 2016 - January 2019
Litigation Support Coordinator
Formulated legal advice templates reducing consultation duration by 50%.
Improved tracking of litigation files utilizing IPRO, leading to a decrease in misplaced documents by 75%.
Facilitated successful deposition and mediation sessions via accurate and timely document preparation.
Baker McKenzie June 2014 - June 2016
Litigation Support Assistant
Reduced research times by implementing Westlaw and LexisNexis tools, saving up to 15 hours per week.
Assisted in the preparation of 50+ legal documents for corporate law cases.
Developed robust commercial litigation knowledge base resulting in 95% positive client feedback.
Resume Worded Institute December 2019
Certification in Paralegal Studies
Focus on Litigation and Case Management
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Law
Minor in Business Administration
Selected as one of top five students for prestigious internship at a major law firm
Litigation Software: Relativity, Concordance, Clearwell, Summation, Case Map, TrialDirector
Legal Research: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, Legal Research, Electronic Discovery
Document Management: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, OpenText Documentum
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Mandarin (Basic)
Certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification (2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Legal Work for Local Non-Profit (2018 - Present), Rotary Club – Volunteer Coordinator (2016 - Present)
Professional Development: American Bar Association (ABA) – Member, Completed professional course on 'Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting'
Your Name
Litigation Support Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2018 - Present
Senior Litigation Support Analyst
Streamlined deposition process, improving efficiency by 40%.
Increased arbitration success rate by 35% through tailored litigation support strategies.
Developed automated litigation workflows in Relativity, reducing manual tasks by 60%.
Resume Worded May 2015 - December 2017
Litigation Support Analyst
Played instrumental role in successful trials due to efficient document review and management.
Leveraged IPRO in multi-party litigation case, expediting discovery by 25%.
Synthesized complex civil litigation briefs into easily digestible forms for non-legal staff, improving cross-team communication.
DLA Piper March 2013 - April 2015
Legal Research Assistant
Collaborated on intellectual property litigation cases, delivering crucial research for successful outcomes.
Employed accurate and detailed legal writing for case briefs and opinions.
Reduced research errors by 70% through meticulous document management and verification.
Resume Worded Institute December 2017
Certification in E-Discovery Practices and Applications
Certification courses included Legal Project Management, Computer-Assisted Review and Metadata Preservation Techniques
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Laws (LL. B)
Specialized in Corporate Law and Governance
Awards: Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Legal Software: Relativity, Concordance, Law Prediscovery, CaseMap, NoteMap
Project Management: Microsoft Project, Trello, Asana, Slack
Document Management: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Adobe Acrobat Professional
Technical: SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Certifications: Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) - ASIS International, Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) - ACEDS
Professional Development: Completed a series of training on Cybersecurity & Privacy Law, Forensic Accounting, Xamarin Mobile Application Development
Volunteer Work: Attorney Coach for mock trial competition at Resume Worded High School, Dedicated volunteer at the local community legal clinic
Awards and Recognitions: Recipient of the Resume Worded Excellence in Service Award 2018
Your Name
Legal Support Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE December 2018 - Present
Senior Legal Support Specialist
Oversaw the transition to a newer, more efficient legal document preparation process, increasing productivity by 50%.
Supervised deposition process in commercial litigation cases, ensuring smooth workflows.
Enhanced trial outcomes by drawing on strong legal research and analytical skills using LexisNexis.
Resume Worded August 2016 - November 2018
Legal Support Specialist
Delivered reliable litigation support in high-stakes intellectual property cases, contributing to an 80% success rate.
Implemented corporate law best practices, resulting in a 45% increase in client satisfaction.
Managed litigation dockets in Relativity, ensuring accuracy and decreasing retrieval times by 20%.
Allen & Overy April 2014 - July 2016
Legal Assistant
Executed document review and management for complex litigation cases with minimal errors.
Contributed to a 35% increase in arbitration victories through intensive legal research.
Supported the preparation of 1000+ legal documents over tenure, with positive feedback from team.
Resume Worded Institute May 2016
Masters in Law (LLM)
Specialization: International Commercial Litigation
Resume Worded University June 2014
Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies
Minor in Industrial Relations
Achievements: Named a Distinguished Graduate
Legal Software: LexisNexis, AbacusLaw, Legal Files, Clio, Tabs3, Worldox, PracticeMaster, TrialWorks
Office Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite, SharePoint, Zoom
Legal Research and Documentation: Legal Research, Legal Documentation, Case Management, Regulatory Compliance, Contract Drafting
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) (2016)
Professional Development: Completed various continuing legal education (CLE) courses, including Ethics & Professional Conduct, Administrative Law, and Commercial Litigation
Volunteer Experience: Pro Bono Legal Counsel at Legal Aid Society for under-privileged families (2018-present)
Awards: Recipient, 'Legal Eagle' Excellence award, (2020)
Your Name
Legal Administrative Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Legal Administrative Specialist
Streamlined data entry procedures, increasing team efficiency by 20% and reducing errors by 15%.
Conducted comprehensive legal research that facilitated successful litigation outcomes.
Deployed public policy research strategies, presenting findings to leadership that influenced policy direction.
Developed and standardized office administrative procedures which improved operational efficiency by 35%.
Implemented community outreach programs, fostering relationships with local organizations.
State Department May 2015 - December 2019
Legal Secretary
Played a critical role in formulating legal advice materials, alleviating workloads of the legal team by 30%.
Successfully prepared over 200 essential legal documents annually, ensuring timeliness and accuracy.
Spearheaded a company-wide event planning initiative that improved employee morale and increased retention by 25%. April 2012 - May 2015
Performed in-depth legal writing, contributing to the successful outcome of several high-profile cases.
Enhanced program management system, decreasing processing time by 15%.
Assisted in teaching legal modules, enhancing the team's knowledge base.
Resume Worded Institute January 2020
Certified Legal Professional (CLP)
Intensive course on legal administration techniques and tools
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Specialization in Business Law
Dean's List 2012 (Top 10%)
Legal Software: Clio, MyCase, PracticePanther, Legal Files, Lexicata, ProLaw
Office Suite: Microsoft Word (Advanced), Excel (Advanced), Powerpoint (Intermediate)
Communication and Collaboration Tools: Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Notary Public, State of New York (2019)
Awards: Employee of the Month, State Department (June 2017, November 2018)
Volunteering: Legal Advisor, Pro Bono Legal Services for the Low-Income Families (2016 - Present)
Professional Affiliations: Member, National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Your Name
Legal Research Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2019 - Present
Legal Research Specialist
Supervised data analysis of legal documentation resulting in improved quality of legal output by 25%.
Implemented legal research strategies which bolstered lawsuit wins by 10%.
Conducted government and public policy research leading to improved and updated legislation guidelines.
Contributed to administrative assistance by effectively maintaining record database and improving data retrieval time by 20%.
Organized community outreach program being the nonprofit organization liaison, effectively improved community relations by 50%.
Department of Justice January 2016 - February 2019
Legal Analyst
Accelerated recruitment of legal team players by implementing administrative procedures leading to a faster hiring process.
Executed legal writing tasks showcasing excellent written communication skills to support litigation matters.
Pioneered an office administration reform which increased the productivity of legal staff by 30%.
Resume Worded December 2012 - December 2015
Conducted legal research, enabling attorneys to make well-informed case decisions.
Managed program scheduling improving the efficiency of legal procedures.
Played an instrumental role in event planning for critical legal gatherings.
Resume Worded Institute February 2019
Certification in Legal Research and Analysis
Focus: Legal discovery, case-preparation, and research analytics
Resume Worded University May 2012
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Specialization in Criminal Justice and Corporate Law
Teaching Assistant for Contract Law Course
Legal Research Tools: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Casetext, Fastcase, Pacer
Office Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Adobe Acrobat Professional
Case Management Systems: Clio, MyCase, PracticePanther, Legal Files
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS)
Publications: Authored three articles in 'The Journal of Legal Studies'
Volunteering: Pro Bono Legal Counsel for Local Non-Profit Organizations
Professional Memberships: Active Member of American Bar Association and National Association of Legal Assistants
Your Name
Legal Document Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2018 - Present
Legal Document Specialist
Improved legal document preparation process, increasing accuracy by 30% and efficiency by 20%.
Devised learning resources which enhanced the teaching of legal procedures within the firm.
Exploited administration process efficiencies to improve data entry system, cutting entry times by 25%.
Orchestrated community outreach, fostering relationships with 5 local nonprofit organizations.
Conducted extensive public policy research contributing to a critical government litigation case.
Department of Justice August 2013 - March 2018
Legal Secretary
Developed administrative strategies, resulting in improved workflow and increased productivity by 20%.
Efficiently carried out legal research tasks to aid attorneys in critical decision-making processes.
Skills in legal writing aided in the preparation of essential legal opinions, contributing to a 25% increase in successful litigations. June 2010 - July 2013
Performed extensive legal research, facilitating a 10% increase in cases won over a period of 2 years.
Handled thorough data management efficiently, reducing data retrieval times by 20%.
Facilitated training program to improve department skills in legal procedures.
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2010
Paralegal Studies Certification
Specialized in Legal Document Preparation and Review
Resume Worded University May 2008
Bachelor of Laws - LLB
Main focus in Corporate Law
Dean’s List 2007 (Top 10%)
Legal Software: Practical Law, Clio, MyCase, TimeSolv, Legal Files, PracticePanther
Techniques: Court Filing, Legal Research, Document Review, Drafting Memos, Client Relations, Confidential Correspondence
Office Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets
Your Name
Legal Office Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2018 - Present
Legal Office Administrator
Implemented a comprehensive software system for appointment scheduling, leading to a 20% reduction in booking conflicts.
Orchestrated an effective electronic filing system, enhancing legal document retrieval and management capacity by 30%.
Led the initiative of shifting to a digital database of legal contracts, promoting paperless environment with increased data security.
Harnessed the use of project management tools to oversight activities, facilitating a 25% increase in team efficiency.
Developed a systematic client tracking system, improving client follow-up rate by 40%.
Allen & Overy July 2014 - January 2018
Senior Legal Secretary
Initiated the implementation of Legal Software Suite which increased task speed by 30%.
Revolutionized the billing system, reducing errors in billing cycles and improving client satisfaction by 20%.
Assisted in fulfilling legal research quickly and efficiently through digital databases, reducing research time by 50%.
Resume Worded May 2011 - June 2014
Administrative Clerk
Efficiently maintained databases and filing systems, including electronic and paper, accelerating document access time by 20%.
Transitioned the team from using a manual logging system to a comprehensive legal software, reducing data entry errors by 15%.
Hosted and coordinated logistics for 10+ legal seminars, resulting in increased firm visibility.
Resume Worded University January 2014
Master’s Degree in Law
Emphasis on Administrative Law
Resume Worded Academic Center August 2011
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Part-time Certification Program during my tenure at Resume Worded as an Administrative Clerk
Legal Software: Clio Manage, Lexicata, PracticePanther, MyCase, TimeSolv, Legal Files, AbacusLaw, ProLaw
Office Suite: Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Zoho Workplace, Office 365, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Project Management: Asana, Trello, Slack, Smartsheet,, JIRA, MS Project
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Advanced Legal Drafting Certificate
Conferences & Seminars: Regular attendee of the International Legal Administration Summit
Volunteering: Volunteered at the local community legal center, offering free administrative support to underrepresented populations
Professional Affiliations: Member, Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
Your Name
Legal Office Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
White & Case LLP June 2020 - Present
Legal Office Assistant
Optimized legal documentation process through deploying document management software, increasing efficiency by 35%.
Designed a flexible appointment booking platform, decreasing scheduling mix-ups by an impressive 25%.
Systematized lawyer's calendars and daily schedules, ensuring 100% adherence to court deadlines.
Successfully transitioned the law firm to a digital case management system, cutting physical storage requirements by 40%.
Managed and maintained an up-to-date client database, ensuring accuracy and efficiency. March 2017 - May 2020
Legal Secretarial Supervisor
Redesigned internal workflow, contributing to a 25% productivity increase.
Developed an effective case tracking system, ensuring zero missed deadlines.
Utilized project management principles to successfully plan and execute legal events and conferences.
Resume Worded September 2014 - February 2017
Junior Legal Secretary
Negotiated an upgraded contract with a stationery supplier, saving 15% in office supply costs.
Implemented a new time-tracking system, ensuring accurate billing for legal services.
Coordinated the smooth running of legal seminars, correspondingly promoting networking opportunities for lawyers.
Resume Worded Institute May 2020
Certification in Legal Document Preparation
Awarded Excellence in Practical Completion
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
Recognized for the best thesis on Corporate Law
Active member of the Student Legal Aid Society
Legal Research & Writing: Legislative Interpretation, Contract Drafting, Legal memo preparation, Complaint drafting, Pleadings, Briefs
Software Proficiency: MS Office Suite (Advanced), LexisNexis, Westlaw, Clio, PracticePanther
Legal Office Management: Records Management, Calendar and Docket Management, Client Communication, Court Filing, Cost Management, Compliance Monitoring
Certifications: Certified Paralegal (National Association of Legal Assistants), Certified Legal Secretary Specialist (Legal Secretaries International Inc.)
Volunteering: Legal Clinic Volunteer, Resume Worded Foundation (Provided legal assistance to underrepresented communities)
Professional Development: Completed 30+ hours of Continued Legal Education (CLE) focused on developments in Corporate Law and Administrative Law
Your Name
Legal Administrative Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Latham & Watkins LLP August 2017 - Present
Legal Administrative Coordinator
Led the digitization of legal records, improving data retrieval time by 30%.
Devised a user-friendly client intake system, bolstering client satisfaction by 20%.
Introduced an automatic payment system for client billings, improving the firm's revenue by ensuring 100% payment collection.
Directed the onboarding and training of new administrative staff, improving team productivity by a significant 100%.
Oversaw the procurement of office supplies while ensuring a 15% reduction in costs. January 2015 - July 2017
Legal Administrative Associate
Enhanced document processing and filing system, reducing misfiling incidents by 70% using legal document software.
Updated client tracking system, consolidating fragmented data and raising system accuracy.
Transitioned the firm to an e-discovery tool, effectively reducing time spent on legal research by 50%.
Resume Worded March 2012 - December 2014
Legal Office Clerk
Accomplished a 20% increase in document accessibility by implementing an electronic document management system.
Expedited office operations through precise coordination and organization of administrative tasks.
Leveraged e-filing system to cut down on paper use and achieved 30% reduction in stationery expenses.
Resume Worded University January 2015
Master of Laws (LLM) - Legal Studies
Relevant Coursework: Corporate Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2012
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Active Member: Legal Aid Society
Legal Research: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Casemaker, PACER
Office Software: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Workspace
Case Management Software: Clio, MyCase, Legal Files, PracticePanther, Time Matters
Communication: Professional Writing, Correspondences, Interpersonal Skills, Client Relations
Certifications: Certified Legal Assistant (CLA), National Association of Legal Assistants (2025)
Volunteering: Pro Bono Legal Counsel, Community Legal Aid (2016 - present)
Workshops: Legal Writing and Analysis, Latham & Watkins LLP (2018), Legal Research Techniques, (2016)
Commendations: Performance Excellence Award, Latham & Watkins LLP (2019, 2020)
Your Name
Legal Support Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Baker McKenzie December 2017 - Present
Legal Support Assistant
Streamlined client onboarding process using a CRM, reducing client response time by 20%.
Managed a high-volume workload within a deadline-driven environment, increasing team productivity by 15%.
Built an organized filing system for confidential information complying with the GDPR, enhancing data protection by 100%.
Oversaw legal calendar and established reminder systems to prevent missed deadlines, resulting in a 20% decrease in missed court dates.
Implemented a cost-effective digital transcription system, saving 25% on transcription services. May 2015 - November 2017
Legal Administrative Assistant
Introduced and trained the team on a new digital filing system, reducing loss of documents by a significant 50%.
Transformed manual billing system into an automated process, decreasing billing errors by 30%.
Coordinated all travel logistics for the legal department of 7 employees and saved the company 15% on travel expenses.
Resume Worded January 2013 - April 2015
Legal File Clerk
Maintained a database of over 100+ legal contracts, improving data retrieval by 30%.
Implemented a new scheduling protocol for facility use, improving usage distribution by 20%.
Spearheaded the successful transition from physical to digital case folders, increasing work productivity by 10%.
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Specialization in Corporate Law
Second-class honors, upper division (2:1)
Resume Worded Institute December 2010
Paralegal Certificate
Specialization in Legal Research & Writing
Graduated with distinction
Legal Software Proficiency: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Clio, AbacusLaw, Legal Files
Office Applications: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat Pro
Communication: Professional Liaison, Confidentiality Handling, Client Relationship Management
Legal Skills: Legal Research, Legal Transcription, Case Management, Documentation, Contract Drafting, Legal Compliance
Certifications: Notary Public, National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Paralegal
Volunteering: Pro Bono Legal Support - Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Professional Associations: Member, National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), Member, Legal Assistants/Paralegal Section, American Association for Justice

How do I add skills to a Legal Assistant resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Legal Assistant posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Microsoft Access, Litigation and Civil Litigation are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Legal Document Preparation and Legal Writing.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Legal Advice, Legal Administration and Legal Research - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Document Drafting, Auditing and Financial Accounting - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show your conflict resolution skill set.

It's important to show hiring managers your ability to resolve conflict, whether that's in your previous Legal Assistant roles or other experiences.

Emphasize accomplishments that involved a team.

Teamwork is a common competency hiring managers look for, particularly for Legal Assistant roles, so include at least 1-2 examples of accomplishments that involved leading a team, or collaborating with others to complete a project.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Legal Assistant, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Legal Assistant Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Legal Assistant job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Legal Assistant Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Legal Assistant Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Legal Assistant job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

  • Communication

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What hard skills should you include on a Legal Assistant resume?

Here are some of the most popular skills we see on Legal Assistant resumes:

  • Legal Advice
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Document Preparation
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Legal Administration
  • Microsoft Access

How do resume skills compare between a Litigation Legal Assistant and a Paralegal Assistant?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Litigation Legal Assistant positions include:

  • Legal Advice
  • Pleadings
  • Litigation
  • Legal Research
  • Civil Litigation
  • Litigation Support
  • Westlaw
  • Legal Writing

In comparison, skills we see on Paralegal Assistant resumes include:

  • CACS
  • Paralegals
  • Filing
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Research
  • Office Administration
  • Data Entry

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