Legal Assistant Resume Samples

A Legal Assistant will support the lawyers by performing various day-to-day tasks including maintaining and recording files, conducting legal research and drafting legal documents. Common work activities depicted on the Legal Assistant Resume include – investigating case details and facts; conducting research on relevant laws and regulations, organizing and maintaining documents, helping lawyers by preparing reports for trials, getting affidavits formal statements, drafting legal documents, and scheduling interviews with clients.

Employers normally look out for the following qualifications in the resumes – proven work experience, knowledge of the law, legal procedures and protocols; familiarity with the court systems, proficiency with day-to-day operations at a legal setting, working knowledge of case management software and the ability to juggle between multiple tasks. Candidates with a Paralegal program or Paralegal studies or Law degree qualify for this employment.

Legal Assistant Resume

Objective : A highly motivated paralegal/legal assistant administrative professional with 5 years of experience providing executive level support in both government and private sector environments. A self-starter with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills and possesses a proven history of managing multiple projects simultaneously while supporting daily office operations. Works well in a fast-paced, high momentum environment.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, West Law, Lexis Nexis, Legal Cite And Manuscript Research Training

Description :

  • Established, coordinated, and maintained litigation and non-litigation case files for assigned cases and other matters.
  • Established document control systems for assigned matters, to include indexing, document numbering, and coding.
  • Maintained a tracking system on each activity completed in connection with the case.
  • Monitored incoming and outgoing legal materials including general correspondence, decisions, and orders of administrative and judicial tribunals, litigation files, and a variety of other legal documents.
  • Identified cases/topics, recording MMS number, dates received, sources of record, statutes, dates, and descriptions of changes, and case assignments made by the associate and deputy solicitor, counsels and staff attorneys.
  • Exercised responsibility for the establishment, maintenance and physical custody of docket.
  • Summarized and recorded each legal action filed to reflect the current status of litigation cases or the disposition of cases in litigation.
  • Managed highly sensitive matters with seasoned business acumen and discretion. Implemented office procedures at the direction of the associate solicitor and deputy solicitor.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Associate of Arts


Executive Legal Assistant Resume

Objective : Legal Assistant, worked with attorneys practicing law in the fields of oil and gas, corporate, real estate, probate/estate, and litigation law. Hard-working, dependable, and enthusiastic professional seeking a position as a Legal assistant or administrative assistant Professional, Polite, positive, and highly dependable Motivated and efficient Prioritization of tasks Effective team player Excellent attention to detail.

Skills : Customer Service, Microsoft Office, Clerical, Legal Research, Excel, Publisher, Filing, Multi-Line Phone System, Legal Terminology, Microsoft Outlook, Access

Description :

  • Answer and field all phone calls from clients, screen and schedule new clients.
  • Schedule meetings, court hearings, trials, etc. , print and monitor all case. Net filings, adding important dates to calendar and advising attorney and clients of any immediate issues.
  • Maintain current clients, ensure client satisfaction, return all phone calls, if signs of dissatisfaction, immediately advise attorney.
  • Work with attorneys and clients to prepare exhibits for court, pleadings, document exchange, court filings, etc.
  • Assist clients in understanding the process and keeping them informed, comfortable and calm.
  • Accurately and timely file all documents, create additional files gussets, and boxes as needed while keeping files clean and organized.
  • Keep track of all time throughout each day and complete time sheets, provide an attorney with a copy on a weekly basis.
  • Schedule appointments and court hearings updating both calendars and reserving a conference room for appointments.
  • Accurately and timely prepare all necessary documents, including forms, correspondence, pleadings, and other materials as assigned and drafting documents as required.
  • Attain familiarity with all court forms used on a regular basis and knowledge of software used.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Psychology


Administrative Legal Assistant Resume

Headline : Seeking a challenging position in a fast-paced and professional environment that will allow me to contribute my strong operational skills and legal knowledge to the overall success of the organization. To obtain a career in an innovative company that will utilize my skills allowing potential growth.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, West Law, Pacer, Adobe, PowerPoint, 3E Billing System, Peoplesoft

Description :

  • Able to multitask by answering phones, scheduling appointments, taking dictation and filing as well as performing assorted tasks as needed.
  • Providing administrative support for partner generating and filing of pleadings, exhibits, motions and various court documents.
  • Created settlement packages in best interest of clients after collecting and analyzing respective data.
  • Drafted letters and client bills for attorneys review, answered office phones, scheduled client appoints and filed documents.
  • Prepared legal documents such as simple wills, irrevocable trusts, health care proxy declarations, general powers of attorney and living wills, prepared various probate papers and accounting forms, tax forms including704, 706, et 706 and stock powers.
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Psychology

Legal Assistant II Resume

Headline : Accomplished and highly skilled legal assistant/paralegal offering over 8 years of experience in the legal field, including but not limited to construction law, litigation, community associations and personal injury. A challenging position in the administrative field where my education and experience will be best utilized.

Skills : Legal Administration, Customer Service, Research, Due Diligence, Management, Administration, Recruiting,

Description :

  • Performs a variety of legal assistant/paralegal duties for 3 litigation attorneys and 1 community association attorney.
  • Composes edits, and proofreads a variety of documents, to include correspondence and legal documents.
  • Prepares documents for delivery to court with appropriate formatting, copies, and court fees.
  • Sorts and dates incoming mail, identifying time-sensitive documents and notifying attorneys.
  • Operates standard office equipment, including personal computer, printers, copiers, typewriter, facsimile, telephone, and dictation equipment.
  • Maintains current and accurate contact list in attorneys' outlook and other formats as designated by supervising attorney, including all relevant persons affiliated with client file.
  • Assists in preparing an application for additional court or state bar membership or admission assists attorneys in registering for required mandatory continuing legal education credits for each mcle year.
  • Scanned to system and all personnel and filed electronically and to physical files.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
General Education

Senior Legal Assistant Resume

Summary : Personable Legal Assistant who displays the utmost level of professionalism and confidentiality. Follows directives and employs all necessary steps to excel in high pressure situations. A position with a company that will make use of my extensive experience and background in Finance and Legal.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Adobe, CaseMap, Legal Research

Description :

  • Enforce criminal judgment and commitment orders, and independently perform all functions to collect amounts imposed as a result of the prosecution of criminal cases.
  • Monitor the progress of pending cases and initiate action to ensure that legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines.
  • Obtain and analyze financial information on debtors to determine their ability to pay.
  • Contact, negotiate and establish written payment schedules with debtors to assure successful collection of debts and when necessary, conduct skiptracing activity to locate debtors.
  • Knowledge of the litigation process such as asset forfeitures, liens, garnishments, writs of execution.
  • Knowledge of the local court rules and court procedures to perform non-routine assignments such as reviewing incoming documents and determining the need for the preparation of various legal documents.
  • Able to compile and prepare reports and documents on various computer systems as needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Paralegal Studies

Legal Assistant III Resume

Summary : Legal Assistant with extensive experience in bankruptcy/restructuring, civil and commercial litigation, securities, family law, workers' compensation, and personal injury defense. Expertise in managing multiple priorities and workflow, resolving time sensitive matters, and meeting challenging deadlines. Recognized for professionalism, relationship building, influencing skills, and work product. Strengths include use of current technology, scheduling and calendaring, and document management.

Skills : Office Management, Executive Support, Project Management, Project Coordination, Acrobat, Billing, Excel, Customer Service

Description :

  • Managed a large electronic database for the administration of asset and non-asset bankruptcy cases.
  • Communicated by letter, email, and phone with the court, the office of us trustee, and other professionals and clients.
  • Aided clients in understanding the process of filing personal or business bankruptcy.
  • Related professionally with all clients and professionals, maintaining confidentiality.
  • Participated in quarterly information-sharing meetings hosted by the clerk and staff of us bankruptcy court.
  • Filed relevant legal documents within the required timing of the applicable state.
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Environmental Science

Legal/Paralegal Assistant Resume

Summary : Results-oriented and dedicated legal professional with demonstrated success in providing legal support and research. Expertise in organizational administration, accurate documentation, trial preparation and resource management. Ability to prioritize and meet time-sensitive deadlines.

Skills : Office Management, Spreadsheets/Reports, Front-Desk Receptions Records Management, Event Management, Executive Support Database, Calendaring, Administration

Description :

  • Scheduled hearing room operations, legal calendar, and jurisdictional dockets for presiding administrative law judge.
  • Trained new general legal assistant/hearing clerks for the first thirty days.
  • Researched, exhibited, and prepared medicare appeal cases; proofread attorney's written decisions.
  • Assisted with the unified workload measurement plan designed to improve better time management responsible for tracking of Medicare appeal cases.
  • Responsible for support to the organized crime drug enforcement task force, project safe neighborhoods/violent crime and environmental crime cases.
  • Trained support staff in time management, new and upgraded legal software applications and technologies.
  • Received all bankruptcy notices and case pleadings, and researches borough records to determine if bankruptcy debtor has any tax accounts.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Degree

Administrative/Legal Assistant Resume

Headline : Motivated and competent professional with vast legal experience and paralegal qualifications. Proven expert in the facilitating and resolving of complex legal issues, customer service skills, legal administrative practices and concepts. Working knowledge of various legal computer applications/software.

Skills : Customer Service, Microsoft Office, Social Media Marketing, Excel, Multi-Line Phone System, Travel Coordination

Description :

  • Assist prosecuting attorney in attending criminal court hearings their findings.
  • Prepare various legal documents such as subpoenas, pleas, appeals, discoveries, diversions, and expungements.
  • Assisting with research as well as to be proficient in case precedents, legal codes, and statutes so that the information can be applied to existing cases.
  • Maintain constant communication with attorneys, magistrates, and judges on a daily basis.
  • Maintain a working relationship with co-workers, law enforcement and agencies, and outside attorneys.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reports for the various responsibilities that i have within the office.
  • Monitor numerous calendars for the various attorneys that work for and different jobs.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Bachelor of Science

Legal/Paralegal Assistant Resume

Headline : Detail-oriented assistant who applies excellent communication and writing skills. Conducts all legal business professionally. Adept at collaborating with a diverse range of professional personnel including associates, partners, and executive secretaries.

Skills : Inventory, Legal Research, Management, Office Management, Power point, Receptionist, Sales, Typing, Team Building, Teamwork, Word, Windows, Windows Xp

Description :

  • Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Prepared and organized suits for electronic filings through the alabama court systems.
  • Organized and maintained court documents, answered phones and maintained client relationships with outstanding customer service.
  • Assisted and maintained organization within each practice by entering all time logs, preparing and sending out documents and bills to clients and keeping track of case files.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Business

Legal Assistant Resume

Summary : Desire a challenging position as a Legal Assistant to assist lawyers with preparation of legal documents, maintaining records and files, contacting clients and conducting legal research.

Skills : Research, Due Diligence, Management, Administration, Recruiting.

Description :

  • Prepare new case folders with demographic information and assign case-managers to cases.
  • Calendar hearing dates and depositions with defense on legal software as well as prepare notice of hearings and depositions for clients.
  • Responsible for the following duties: prepare, review, and edit legal documents, agreements and general correspondence in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Supported one partner engaged in high volume plaintiff and defense complex construction, employment law and personal injury litigation.
  • Read and analyzed medical records and invoices to determine relevance to the case.
  • Provided administrative support through the drafting of initial estate planning documents.
  • Tracked client phone calls, faxes, and copies for inclusion as disbursements to appropriate client billings.
  • Performed customer service duties, which included answering client inquires and resolving issues, providing detailed information on bankruptcies, and analyzing complex client situations about bankruptcy.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Diploma