Legal Assistant Resume Example

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LEGAL ASSISTANT RESUME TEMPLATE (TEXT FORMAT)

OBJECT: LEGAL ASSISTANT

SUMMARY

Focused and dedicated candidate possessing a degree in Paralegal seeks to expand skills working in the legal field serving as an assistant to attorneys.
Excellent research and analytical skills, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of compliance and regulatory guidelines. I am seeking a position in which I can optimize workplace productivity and pursue personal professional growth.
I exhibit an exceptional work ethic and proven strengths in legal case management support. Strong multitasker skilled at managing high-volume, complex caseloads while consistently meeting deadlines.

SKILLS

  • Strong organizational Leadership
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with close attention to detail.
  • Advanced Buying and Planning
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to gather and summarize data for reports, finds solutions to various administrative problems and prioritizes work.
  • Strong Clinical Judgement
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, including personal computer, copier, scanner, typewriter, facsimile, telephone, dictation machine, etc.

EDUCATION

Master of Law Degree

Southwest Texas Community College, 2016

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LEGAL ASSISTANT

McDonald Vaught & Rudolph LLP, Topeka, KZ

Sept. 2018 – Present

  • Handles the file openings and closings of cases including all the procedural steps.
  • Facilitating the attorney on mediations, arbitrations, and trials.
  • Ensured proper filing of documents with regulatory authorities, courts, etc.
  • Drafting documents under the supervision of the appointed attorney.
  • Oversees management and maintenance of attorneys’ files per the attorney’s specifications including calendar responsibilities to ensure all deadlines are met.

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Iconix Brand Group, TX

Apr. 2016 – May 2018

  • Communicated with clients regarding case processing and procedural issues
  • Met assigned deadlines and communicate case progress to supervising attorney.
  • Handled administrative duties such as answering phones, making copies, filing, etc.
  • Reported to Managing Partner
  • Supported other attorneys

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Whistleblower – Attorney Brian Mahany, Houston, TX

June 2010 – Dec. 2012

  • Scheduled all travel (flights, hotels, transportation, and restaurant reservations).
  • Managed his calendar including booking meetings, court dates, and other events globally.
  • Personal errands such as dry cleaning, paying bills, grocery shopping, scheduling personal appointments and also providing transportation to and from.

 

Average Salary for Legal Assistant Job

Legal Assistant
Salaries
$43,368
National Average

min
max
 
$30k
$65k
 
Salary
$30k – $65k
 
Bonus$195 – $4k
 
Profit Sharing
$508 – $6k
 
Commission$507 – $10
 
Total Pay
$26k – $60k
 

***Data are taken from payscale.com



 

Good Skills to Include on Legal Assistant Resume

  1. Law Degree.
  2. Microsoft Office.
  3. Detail-oriented
  4. Able to multitask and meet deadlines.
  5. Able to work as part of a team.

 

Resume Action Words for Legal Assistant

Verified
Compared
Consulted
Supported
Specified
Solved
Shared
Researched
Analyzed
Adjusted
Anticipated
Assigned
Practiced
Admitted
Briefed

 

Common Certificates for Legal Assistant Resume

  • Certified Paralegal (CP)
  • Legal Secretary Certificate
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