Sample Legal Resume Template

The purpose of a resume is to win an interview with a prospective employer. A effective resume should convince an employer that you are qualified for the position and stimulates interest in meeting you and learning more about your skills.

If you are in the legal field, use our free Legal Resume Template to update your current resume for free. When writing your own resume, look at the resume template and take notice of how the resume is set up. Duplicate this format with your own employment history and information. We recommend that you use Microsoft Word for creating your professional resume. A resume should be updated each time you change legal jobs.

 


Jonathan Siber

123 Any Street, Memphis, TN 38115
Phone: 901-555-1212
Email:
you@yourdomain.com

   
Education
   

2005 - 2006

Graduate Diploma in Law
College of Law, Memphis, TN

   
2002 - 2005 Management and MBA (Dual Diploma), Memphis, TN

Subjects included:
Corporate Management, Information Systems, Marketing
   
Legal Work Experience
2005 Legal Adviser (ongoing)
Pro Bono Center, Memphis, TN
· Advise members of the public on housing and employment issues in both French and English
· Proactively research relevant case-law and consult colleagues
· Present clear and concise case histories for peers in monthly training sessions
2004 Work Shadowing Commercial Solicitor (1 week)
Clifford Chance LLP, Memphis, TN
· Observed an acquisition agreement from arrival to completion
· Attended internal and client meetings taking precise notes for team
· Dealt professionally with confidential information at all times
· Prepared (with trainees) letters and other documentation relating to case
2003 Vacation Placement at a Commercial Solicitors (3 weeks)
Legal Affairs Council, Memphis, TN
· Researched commercial case-law
· Drafted transfer of share agreements
· Translated confidentiality agreements from English to French
Other Work Experience
   
2000

Ski Technician, Denver Colorado

  • Responsible for the equipment in a retail operation, for two winter seasons.
  • Planned and implemented special promotions to improve sales and market share.
  • Achieved sales of up to 3 million francs.
  • Promoted a wide range of items including top quality clothing, ski equipment and snowboards.
  • Developed excellent standards of service and customer care.
  • Completed book keeping and cash control procedures.

Language Skills

French Native Language
English Near Native
German Intermediate
Italian Intermediate

Achievements and Interests

  • Sports: Currently an orange belt in Karate
  • Charity Ball: Responsible for marketing annual fundraising event for local hospice.
  • Controlled and allocated budget to a committee of staff and students.
  • Implemented highly effective marketing campaign including direct mail shots to local businesses and local press and television interviews.
  • Achieved fundraising target of 18,000 attracting more than 500 attendees
References
 

Academic:

Ruby Taylor
Memphis State University
123 Any Street, Memphis, TN 25114
you@yourdomain.com

Employer:

Tom Jones
Pro Bono Center
123 Any Street, Memphis, TN 25114
you@yourdomain.com
   

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