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Sample Paralegal Resume (Text Version)
123 Law Street, Pittsburgh, PA 12345
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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