Sample Paralegal Resume

Sample Resume for Experienced Corporate Paralegals

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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.

●     Published author on practice topics: “10 Ways to Advance Your Corporate Paralegal Careet,” 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 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.

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