Legal Writer Resume Samples

A Legal Writer produces and writes a huge range of materials for legal firms and industries. From marketing copies to web content, legal blogs to brochures, these writers write plenty of content in many forms. Some of the most common tasks carried out are listed on the Legal Writer Resume as – researching and writing legal documents such as briefs, memorandums, and motions; summarizing case laws, news, and analyzing industry events; reporting and analyzing news regarding the legal industry; providing web copy for law firms, and law-related websites; and writing everything from press release to presentations.

To become a Legal Writer, one needs more than just qualifications than a normal content writer. IT is not just enough to be an excellent writer, but they should have a strong grasp of legal terms. For technical jobs, one needs to have attended a law class or law degree. Paralegals are in high demand for this type of writing gig. A College degree preferably in law or English is better to get into this role.

Legal Writer Resume example

Legal Writer Resume

Summary : Highly skilled editor with 20-year track record of managing and coordinating weekly publications for global publisher. Drafting fee petition in bad faith insurance claim resulting in award of $425K in attorney's fees. Team developing trial strategy and prepared pre-trial documents for real estate fraud claim resulting in $1.1M jury verdict.

Skills : Legal Writing, Legal Research, Investigation, Editing, Proofreading, Problem Solving.

Description :

    1. Provided litigation analysis and legal writing on contracted basis for small law firms and sole practitioners.
    2. Conducted legal research and draft legal documents, including appellate briefs, trial briefs, and summary judgment motions.
    3. Developed litigation, trial, and post-trial strategies based on thorough review of relevant documents.
    4. Communicated with stakeholders regarding status and issues.
    5. Ensured timely and accurate filing of all documents.
    6. Wrote summary judgment motion resulting in dismissal of $3.2M claim against personal guarantors of failed real estate development.
    7. Team wrote and submitted post-trial brief successfully reducing false-advertising claim damages from a $17M jury verdict to $3.9M.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA In Juris Doctor


Legal Writer Resume

Summary : Uncommonly experienced UCLA J.D. combines a new lawyer's bedrock knowledge of substantive law and procedure, advanced researching and writing skills, with the practical, hands-on abilities of an experienced litigation support professional. Drafts documents with relentless precision and clarity, including complex briefs and petitions, litigation staples from pleadings, discovery requests, motions, and client correspondence.

Skills : Legal Writing, Legal Research, Investigation, Editing, Proofreading, Problem Solving.

Description :

    1. Researched and wrote blog posts, practice area pages, and web copy.
    2. Conducted light legal research and accurately summarizing statutes, laws, cases, and related legal information.
    3. Worked in collaboration with an editorial, content manager and SEO teams.
    4. Kept up-to-date with developments within client practice areas and geographies.
    5. Contributed to representing hundreds of (mostly west-coast) clients in claims for Social Security Disability benefits.
    6. Translated mortgage laws for ease of understanding Compiled a course manual and PowerPoint for a mortgage licensing class 20-40 hours per week (no .
    7. Wrote persuasive letters to Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) summarizing the medical evidence, and requesting that a finding of disability be entered.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        7-10 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Management
        Education
        Education
        BA In Juris Doctor


        Legal Writer Resume

        Summary : Experienced creative professional with extensive project experience from concept to development, strong leadership and relationship-building skills. Talents include writing, editing, copy, and proofreading, experience in analysis and comprehension, which can be utilized to establish and develop a career that will enhance your organization's skill set.

        Skills : Excellent writing, Editing, and Proofreading.

        Description :

          1. Researched and wrote stories on a range of complicated legal issues, including verdicts and settlements.
          2. Handled court opinions and decisions from the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Missouri Supreme Court and the U.S.
          3. Interviewed attorneys, clients, witnesses, prosecutors and law enforcement regarding a range of cases, seeking details and insight into lawsuits, including various filings and on a range of topics from medical malpractice to workplace injury to fraudulent business transactions to product liability.
          4. Covered some criminal cases, including a highly controversial murder case.
          5. Developed stories for the Business of Law beat, including a detailed look at occupancy expenses for large law firms and a feature on Sharia law as the Missouri General Assembly was trying to outlaw it in the state.
          6. Created timelines for criminal cases.
          7. Worked with clients to acquire I-526 source of funding documentation, contact regional centers and businesses to collect appropriate project.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        7-10 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Management
        Education
        Education
        BA In Juris Doctor

        Legal Writer Resume

        Headline : Legal Writer is Providing written analysis of legal matters with an emphasis on constitutional and administrative issues pertinent to education. Identifying and monitoring federal and state adjudications. Assisting in developing and delivering effective presentations and training. Proactively communicating status of work projects and complete work in a timely manner.

        Skills : Managing, Communicational Skills.

        Description :

          1. Researched, analyzed and wrote complex business immigration cases.
          2. Translated complex terminology into accessible, compelling, and relevant content for outstanding researcher and other petitions to the USCIS.
          3. Created case strategy and work closely with Attorneys on writing projects.
          4. Worked closely with members of the legal team to ensure the accuracy of all information.
          5. Worked independently and managing multiple writing projects simultaneously.
          6. Possessed strong understanding of or ability to learn immigration law and the firms’ network of clients, cases and legal teams.
          7. Applied excellent proofreading and editing skills to case-writing content and other materials.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  5-7 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Executive
                  Education
                  Education
                  BA In Juris Doctor

                  Legal Writer Resume

                  Headline : Legal Writer is Researching, reviewing, and drafting as required contracts and agreements to ensure they are in accordance with applicable budgetary, specifications, regulatory, and Tribal standards. Ensuring that the contracts and agreement developed for each project are complete, enforceable, and accurately reflect all general and project-specific conditions.

                  Skills : Project Assistant, Trainining.

                  Description :

                    1. Sticked to a group editorial schedule.
                    2. Familied with light legal research and vetting sources.
                    3. Monitored practice area(s) for legal news.
                    4. Suggested which developments to report and write about and validate suggestions with manager.
                    5. Gathered news and identified relevant official documents regarding events and developments in the practice area.
                    6. Wrote news articles for daily upload to website and inclusion in print publications.
                    7. Digest and provided explanation on court opinions and other litigation-related documents following guidance provided by manager.
                                          Years of Experience
                                          Experience
                                          5-7 Years
                                          Experience Level
                                          Level
                                          Executive
                                          Education
                                          Education
                                          GED

                                          Legal Writer Resume

                                          Objective : Legal Writer is Participating in developing and executing market engagement plan for each product to ensure consistent feedback flow on content direction and market focus. Attending practice-area meetings and conferences when possible. Reviewing all available analytics of web-based usage of content with managing editor to help drive content focus. Recommending new product ideas.

                                          Skills : Analyst, Driving.

                                          Description :

                                            1. Used and updated existing list of news sources.
                                            2. Met all deadlines and oversee production of publications in a timely manner.
                                            3. Participated in and support marketing strategy with regard to particular publications.
                                            4. Participated in developing and executing market engagement plan for each product to ensure consistent feedback flow on content direction and market focus.
                                            5. Attended practice-area meetings and conferences when possible.
                                            6. Reviewed all available analytics of web-based usage of content with managing editor to help drive content focus.
                                            7. Recommended new product ideas.
                                                    Years of Experience
                                                    Experience
                                                    2-5 Years
                                                    Experience Level
                                                    Level
                                                    Executive
                                                    Education
                                                    Education
                                                    MS

                                                    Legal Writer Resume

                                                    Objective : Legal Writer is Monitoring developments in assigned practice area(s), including court cases, administrative proceedings, and legislative and regulatory actions; reporting on legal news and produces daily news articles for inclusion on daily news website and in print and ebook and other distribution channels, including online.

                                                    Skills : Writing, Legal Assistant.

                                                    Description :

                                                      1. Kept CQ and Roll Call subscribers informed about legal affairs issues in Congress, as well as issues related to Congress in the Supreme Court, other federal courts and the Justice Department. 
                                                      2. Helped people understand news developments so they can take action, whether they’re a legislative analyst or a government relations professional or a reader beyond the Beltway.
                                                      3. Demonstrated expertise about the Supreme Court and other federal courts, legal issues, legislation and politics.
                                                      4. Reported on the federal budget and appropriations process for the Justice Department and the U.S. Office of Administrative Courts.
                                                      5. Reported and wrote for a subscriber-focused news organization, in which stories are told via two websites, newsletters, podcasts and a newspaper that publishes when Congress is in session.
                                                      6. Covered committee markups and entering amendments and votes into CQRC’s proprietary database, a critical tool for subscribers in legislative tracking.
                                                      7. Wrote or updating member profiles that feed CQ’s Guide to the New Congress and other products about members.
                                                                Years of Experience
                                                                Experience
                                                                2-5 Years
                                                                Experience Level
                                                                Level
                                                                Executive
                                                                Education
                                                                Education
                                                                GED

                                                                Legal Writer Resume

                                                                Objective : Legal Writer is Providing real-time coverage of corporate bankruptcies and complex litigation, as well as financial news, through breaking news posts. Contributing to legal and case coverage with longer-form pleading summaries. Staying up to date on editorial processes and a growing list of special situations.

                                                                Skills : Legal, Coordinating Skills.

                                                                Description :

                                                                  1. Informed your reporting with data, including the proprietary government data collected by CQ Roll Call and its parent, FiscalNote.
                                                                  2. Worked occasional nights and weekends as the congressional schedule demands.
                                                                  3. Experienced covering the Justice Department and complex civil and criminal cases are strongly preferred.
                                                                  4. Balanced news-of-the-day and enterprise reporting.
                                                                  5. Wrote accurately, concisely and engagingly under deadline pressure.
                                                                  6. Wrote and filed for multiple platforms, including digital, print and audio.
                                                                  7. Analyzed data to inform your reporting.
                                                                          Years of Experience
                                                                          Experience
                                                                          2-5 Years
                                                                          Experience Level
                                                                          Level
                                                                          Executive
                                                                          Education
                                                                          Education
                                                                          GED

                                                                          Legal Writer Resume

                                                                          Objective : Legal Writer is Monitoring practice area(s) for legal news. Suggesting which developments to report and write about and validate suggestions with manager. Gathering news and identify relevant official documents regarding events and developments in the practice area. Writing news articles for daily upload to website and inclusion in print publications.

                                                                          Skills : Developing Skills, Unloading.

                                                                          Description :

                                                                            1. Instructed advanced course in civil and criminal legal writing and research. 
                                                                            2. Instructed college students in accordance with educational theories and techniques. 
                                                                            3. Developed discipline related curricula, assess student learning, participates in program evaluation, and college activities. 
                                                                            4. Maintained college and department standards in support of the College's mission and strategic plan.
                                                                            5. Carefully review the minimum qualifications advertised for the available position as only applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be considered.
                                                                            6. Edited and revised accessible, smart, and useful content across multiple legal practice areas in collaboration with attorney editors. 
                                                                            7. Created informational content designed to help FindLaw.com and LawInfo.com users find answers to their most pressing legal industry questions.
                                                                                  Years of Experience
                                                                                  Experience
                                                                                  2-5 Years
                                                                                  Experience Level
                                                                                  Level
                                                                                  Executive
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  GED

                                                                                  Legal Writer Resume

                                                                                  Objective : Legal Writer is Digesting and providing explanation on court opinions and other litigation-related documents following guidance provided by manager. Using and updating existing list of news sources. Meeting all deadlines and oversee production of publications in a timely manner. Participating in and support marketing strategy with regard to particular publications.

                                                                                  Skills : Designing, Marketing.

                                                                                  Description :

                                                                                    1. Collaborated with Digital Marketing, Performance, and Social Media Teams to optimize your content using best practices in tagging, keyword usage, headline creation, content optimization, and basic SEO.
                                                                                    2. Worked with editors and senior writers to constantly refine and improve FindLaw content best practices. We are never satisfied, and we hope you aren’t either.
                                                                                    3. Experienced writing/editing precisely and succinctly under tight deadlines required.
                                                                                    4. Experienced writing/editing in a professional setting required.
                                                                                    5. Experienced in legal marketing a plus.
                                                                                    6. Worked well under tight deadlines.
                                                                                    7. Tracked employment law developments and issues related to assigned topic areas to guarantee timely updates of existing content and development of new content.
                                                                                                                      Years of Experience
                                                                                                                      Experience
                                                                                                                      0-2 Years
                                                                                                                      Experience Level
                                                                                                                      Level
                                                                                                                      Entry Level
                                                                                                                      Education
                                                                                                                      Education
                                                                                                                      GED