Legal Editor Resume Samples

A Legal Editor does the job of content and copy editing, and proofreading tasks for an organization’s publication. The job description entails ensuring all written documents and materials released from the company’s handle comply with legal standards. Typical work activities carried out daily are mentioned on the Legal Editor Resume as – flagging all inaccuracies, marking the matters that need change, and returning the same to the writer for either rewriting or revision; making a big-picture decision such as deciding creative themes, formatting styles, and managing the social media accounts of the firm.

While the duties tend to vary based on the requirements of the organization, the needed skills are common and include the following – good judgment skills, good writing skills, familiarity with HTML, keyword research, familiarity with online content management systems, and staying current with case law and legal terminology. A law degree will be beneficial.

 

Legal Editor Resume example

Legal Editor Resume

Summary : Professional who possesses a research and writing background. Positions held involved reviewing and proofreading policy documents to ensure materials are correct at a federal agency and researching, writing, and editing for a subscription-based national publication drafting and editing summaries or analytical text for Tax Management.

Skills : Legal Research, Writing, WordPress, Web Content, HTML, Analysis, Critical Thinking,analytical, Organizational, Judgment, Research, Editing, Law, Federal Taxation.

Description :

    1. Wrote, edited, and produced analytical reports (complex technical documents) for four research publications.
    2. Monitored and analyzed tax law matters in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government.
    3. Reviewed BNA's Daily Tax Report for tax matters affecting my issue areas.
    4. Conducted research in tax documents using BNA's online tax library, as well as the Library of Congress THOMAS system (for legislation) and the Internal Revenue Service official website.
    5. Wrote analytical documentation (technical narrative) for BNA's publications analyzing tax law.
    6. Wrote articles for BNA's Tax Management Weekly Report and Tax Management Tax Practice Bulletin.
    7. Wrote documents in BNA's Contenta Publishing System (a content management system (or CMS), which included an HTML editor).
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
JD


Legal Editor Resume

Objective : 8+ years of extensive professional experience in drafting, review and negotiating various transactional contracts, legal research, and analysis, litigation and compliance. Excellent legal knowledge base, written and communication skills. Strong leadership skills and people management experience.

Skills : Legal Research and Drafting, Editing, Certified Mediator, and Team Meeting Facilitator.

Description :

    1. Worked as a team member of the Law India team.
    2. Designed and developed softcopy of scripts which entailed case research & analysis, drafting, the introduction of the house-style, and modifications as per the legal requirements and compliance.
    3. Worked extensively on validation and refinement of scripts/reports which included grammatical corrections, case research, citation check, legislation verification, validation of the requirements, analysis of script with the author, final CRC, compliance checking, and formatting and indexing of the script.
    4. Prepared and reviewed the final draft of the book during the Ferro stage which involved end-to-end examination/correction of style, text, content, and quality of the script.
    5. Played a key role in legal research including case law analysis, fact-checking, and gathering relevant information for the cases.
    6. Worked up, Proofed, Updated records in the WEE Program, Reference Check and Write Amendment Notes.
    7. Drafted litigation documents such as pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and appellate briefs.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
LLM


Legal Editor Resume

Objective : Interested in a long-term career, involving extensive people interaction and diverse corporate projects, would like a challenging position, which rewards ambition, initiative and offers opportunities for professional and financial growth.

Skills : Social Media, Editing, Marketing, Writing.

Description :

    1. Proofread and edited documents for the Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Banking & Finance, Labor & Commercial, and Translation Departments.
    2. Prepared course materials and lesson plans for junior lawyer English courses.
    3. Taught English to junior lawyers.
    4. Updated and maintained responsibility for part of the firm's intranet.
    5. Updated, proofread, and edited firm style guides and manuals.
    6. Researched and wrote case studies to assist in junior lawyer training.
    7. Analyzed court opinions to accurately determine case validity by identifying case history relationships and determining impact on cited law.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Public Relations Research

Legal Editor Resume

Objective : Responsible for Collaborating with a wide range of internal and external contacts involved in the production and delivery of Legal Commentary products, including virtual and off-site teams/vendors or sourcing partners.

Skills : Legal Research, Legal Writing, Due Diligence, KYC, AML, HIPAA, Proof Reading, Editorial Writing, General Research, Commercial Law, Legal Key, New Business Monitor, Microsoft Office Programs, Movie Editing & Photography.

Description :

    1. Edited municipal codes to incorporate new ordinances and statutory updates.
    2. Researched state laws for consistency with municipal ordinances.
    3. Edited for style consistency and proofread under strict deadlines.
    4. Used Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Lexis-Nexis, and Folio.
    5. Performed legal analysis of court cases, economic studies, federal agency reports, legislation, and press releases.
    6. Wrote articles about antitrust, consumer protection, and trade regulation issues in a deadline-driven environment.
    7. Procured legal market research to identify gaps in expert subject matter coverage; Managed authors and publications; Promoted several times.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    2-5 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Junior
    Education
    Education
    Diploma

    Legal Editor Resume

    Summary : Currently employed in the nonprofit healthcare field, providing person-centered medical case management and therapeutic counseling to adults, children, and older adults receiving community-based long-term care.

    Skills : Legal Research, MS Office, Editor.

    Description :

      1. Performed critical research, editing, and proofing before sending products online.
      2. Reviewed and edited article submissions for litigation, bankruptcy, and securities publications.
      3. Reviewing arbitration awards on Westlaw and updating Excel spreadsheet with information regarding the case, the results, and names of the arbitrators.
      4. Printed documents from Westlaw and redacted the private information from those documents.
      5. Procure legal market research to identify gaps in expert subject matter coverage/.
      6. Manage authors and publications.
      7. Reviewed and classified motions in preparation for a database.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Senior
      Education
      Education
      Juris Doctorate

      Legal Editor Resume

      Summary : Professional with 14 years of demonstrated success in program and business development. Particular expertise in delivering a high level of customer service and conveying complex technical information succinctly.

      Skills : Problem Solving, Statistical Analysis, Budgeting, Strong Oral/Written Communication, Organization.

      Description :

        1. Edited and authored supplements.
        2. Analyzed legal developments such as new laws, regulations, and court cases to determine how existing law was effected and updating Bloomberg's legal.
        3. Supplemented city and county codes for national clientele based on recently passed legislation.
        4. Determined omission or inclusion of specific piece.
        5. Edited legal ads and placed classified ads.
        6. Assisted in the creation of a database of federal and state law case summaries.
        7. Assisted with reviewing and updating editorial content to prepare it for additional review and publishing.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Senior
      Education
      Education
      Juris Doctorate

      Legal Editor Resume

      Summary : Seeks to attain a most challenging position addressing the needs of inner-city youth through community outreach and diverse avenues of communication.

      Skills : Conflict Resolution, Fast/Adaptive Learning, CriticalThinking & Problem Solving.

      Description :

        1. Edited copy and provided constructive feedback to authors of legal articles published on sites such as LegalZoom and how.
        2. Ensured accuracy and improved readability.
        3. Public relations management for criminal defense law firm.
        4. Created/edited Criminal Defense Weekly, an online publication with national contributors.
        5. Organized public for an including Racial Profiling After 9/11 with the National Lawyers Guild.
        6. Worked under Eric Chase.
        7. Edited the publication Construction Contracting and provided research for The Government Contracts Reference Book.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Senior
      Education
      Education
      Juris Doctorate

      Legal Editor Resume

      Summary : Providing great customer service with a growing company. Assertive, self-motivated, goal-oriented, organized, and efficient. A team player, bringing enthusiasm and energy into group efforts.

      Skills : Statistical Analysis, Budgeting, Strong Oral/Written Communication, Organization, Inventory Management.

      Description :

        1. Wrote and edited articles on breaking case law in the areas of criminal and civil digital discovery.
        2. Created web content, online continual publishing.
        3. Edited, researched, wrote, and revised nationally recognized treatise on employment law; including employee discrimination, wrongful termination.
        4. Researched and wrote of American Law Reports (ALR) Annotations for Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, now part of West.
        5. Reviewed and analyzed legal opinions and wrote headnotes and summaries of those legal opinions.
        6. Proofread and edited opinions rendered by the justices for grammatical context.
        7. Performed legal research and editorial work for the publication of the official reports.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Senior
      Education
      Education
      Juris Doctorate

      Legal Editor Resume

      Summary : Seeks to obtain a permanent career that provides challenging assignments as well as growth opportunities that will motivate to contribute to the productivity of the company and further develop skills.

      Skills : Coordinating, Planning, Managing, Strong Leadership, Team Player.

      Description :

        1. Provided legal clients an avenue to research cases quickly and effectively.
        2. Classified motions according to the disposition of the case.
        3. Performed legal research using Lexis information database and Shepard's citations service to identify case history relationships and find relevant law.
        4. Performed specialized work on the official reports team to deliver time-sensitive results necessary to renew reporter publishing contracts.
        5. Ensuring that BNA's written reports present a thorough and accurate issue analysis, and fully explain complex tax laws and regulations.
        6. Assigned these articles to freelance writers, then edit and approve their submissions for publication.
        7. Manage a production calendar and ensure all targets and deadlines are hit.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Senior
      Education
      Education
      Juris Doctorate

      Legal Editor Resume

      Summary : Seeks to obtain a position that will utilize and challenge the professional skills and field experience that have been acquired, while offering positive growth and development within the organization.

      Skills : Social Media Management, Talent Acquisition, Content Sourcing, Customer Service, Human Resources, Project Management.

      Description :

        1. Develop legal and financial surveys working with editors from several legal practice areas, to be taken by consumers who have visited our websites.
        2. Write articles based on analysis of the results from these surveys, after evaluating them for insightful and salient points.
        3. Appropriate, interview practicing lawyers to supplement the survey results.
        4. Handle several projects at once and work well with staff in other departments.
        5. Handling discovery requests in civil litigation and regulatory matters, including negotiations about the scope of discovery and similar issues.
        6. Serving and filing court documents.
        7. Taking and defending depositions.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Senior
      Education
      Education
      Juris Doctorate