Sample Resume for Experienced Corporate Paralegals

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Sample Paralegal Resume (Text Version)

Karen Applicant
123 Law Street, Pittsburgh, PA 12345
(123) 456-7890
karen.applicant@email.com

CAREER OBJECTIVE

To obtain a paralegal position in a corporate legal department that will allow me to integrate my writing skills, organizational abilities, and 15 years of in-house paralegal experience to contribute to company growth and profitability.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pro Bono Award, Pittsburgh Paralegal Association, 2007 and 2008.
  • A published author on practice topics: “10 Ways to Advance Your Corporate Paralegal Career,” Legal Assistant Today, August 2007; “Cost Containment: A Paralegal’s Guide to Auditing Legal Invoices,” International Paralegal Journal, Spring 2009.
  • Davis University Paralegal Institute scholarship recipient, 1995.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ABC INSURANCE COMPANY, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Paralegal, July 2005–Present

  • Perform all research and writing for a five-attorney legal department, reducing outside counsel fees by 10 percent.
  • Draft legal documents, including appellate briefs, motions, pleadings, and memoranda of law.

DEKMARK CORPORATION, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Legal Assistant
September 1996–July 2005

  •  Involved in all aspects of litigation support, including legal research, factual investigation, medical records review, and document preparation.
  • Served as liaison between corporate executives, outside counsel, third-party administrators, and all levels of corporate personnel.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in English (1995), GPA 3.7
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Dean's List, Magna Cum Laude
Paralegal Certificate (1996); GPA 3.9
Davis University Paralegal Institute, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Associate Editor: Parascope Magazine