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July 23, 2014
RE: Paralegal, July 23, 2014
Dear Betty Baker,
As a recent graduate of the University of Washington’s paralegal certification program, it is with great excitement I submit my resume for consideration to become a valued member of Fahlman Olson & Little’s administrative team. In addition to my formal paralegal education and training, my customer service, time management, communication skills, and multi-tasking abilities make me an excellent match for the unique demands of this opportunity.
As my resume indicates, I have recently completed the paralegal certification program at the University of Washington where I studied and analyzed diverse legal concepts, ranging from litigation and lawsuit lifecycles to legal research and writing, and encompassing a broad range of litigation specialties, including business law and estate planning.
My resume provides further detail on my talent for team collaboration and passion for problem solving. I am eager to apply my knowledge and training to advance Fahlman Olson & Little’s mission and philosophy. I look forward to setting up a meeting to discuss in greater detail how I can benefit your organization.
I am certain that my resume will give you a greater understanding of my qualifications for this exciting opportunity. I will call your office on July 23, 2014 to discuss the arrangement of a formal meeting.
Paralegal Cover Letter Sample 1:
I understand your busy schedule so keeping this letter short I’ve summarized my experience in relation to the Paralegal position available.
I earned my Bachelor Degree in Paralegal from ABA approved school Eastern State University. I have experience in many tracks of law. My expertise lies in litigation which includes correspondence to resolve any matter out of court (i.e. letters to attorneys, mediators or arbitrators), memos to attorneys after researching a particular legal issue, summons and complaints, affidavits of service, affidavits of identification of client, attorney or myself if needed for a case, default and summary judgment documents, judgments, writs of execution, bank levies, wage garnishments, order for disclosures, settlement stipulations and confession of judgment, outside counsel consulting agreements, vendor contracts, lease contracts, purchasing agreements and many other documents or correspondence but not at the scale as the above.
I have over 10 years of experience in Civil, Business and Financial Law in roles as a Paralegal, Senior Paralegal and Executive Legal Assistant. While I may not have all the requested requirements of the skill sets, I do have the right mindset skills to thrive for both myself and my employer.
I have a good relationship with Court personnel ranging from Law Clerks, Judges to Calendaring Clerks and Arbitrators. I pride myself on these established relationships as they are keys to one’s case such as scheduling and filing documents.
I pride myself on being an excellent organizer, time manager, team and self-motivator. I have advanced technology skills that I have acquired throughout my professional career. I have experience working with various departments in meeting deadlines and completing projects various projects.
Thank you in advance for your time and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Paralegal Cover Letter Sample 2:
I am writing in to express my interest in the Paralegal position open at your esteemed firm. Your ad in the New York Times for the said position caught my attention as my educational background, work experience, and skills closely match your job requirements.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, after completion of which I completed my paralegal certification. In total, as my resume shows, I have related work experience of five years. Currently I am employed with JBCLegal Inc., an Atlanta-based law firm.
During my career I have had the opportunity to provide assistance and support to four attorneys on a wide range of topics. In addition to having an in-depth knowledge of legal principles and terminologies, I am adept at doing legal research, analyzing and organizing information, and preparing case materials.
In my current capacity as a paralegal, I am responsible for, among others, the following:
- Drafting legal documents which include, among others, briefs, agreements, and appeals
- Assisting in preparation of legal motions and arguments
- Performing legal research
- Carrying out investigations to validate or authenticate information
- Interviewing clients and witnesses to gather relevant information
- Performing various administrative duties such as answering phone calls, letters, and emails
I am proficient with computers and have comprehensive knowledge about software relevant to the job, including LexisNexis research, PageMaker, Adobe Acrobat, Maximo, and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
I can work alone or with a team, depending on the need. I pride myself on my ability to remain self-directed and focused in a fast-paced work environment. Throughout my career, on several occasions, I have been commended on my excellent communication, team player, and multitasking skills.
If given an opportunity, I am sure I will be able to make a positive contribution to your firm. I am attaching my resume with this application for your consideration.
Paralegal Cover Letter Sample 3:
I would like to express my strong interest in obtaining the Paralegal position at your company. I have prior In-House corporate legal department, have completed my Undergraduate degree and ABA accredited paralegal certification at Roosevelt University. Currently, I am seeking permanent employment with a successful law firm where I can establish a long-term career as a Paralegal and flex my inherent talents for document management and legal research skills.
For Inverheights LLC, I assumed responsibility for the creation of a large, company-wide electronic contract database system, document retention and organization of all new and existing contracts and closing materials, and monitoring for legal compliance. On a daily basis, I conducted analysis and initial review of Vendor Agreements, Sales & Purchase Agreements, Equipment Leases, Consulting Agreements, Master Service Agreements and their supplemental work orders, permits, supply loans, and SWAP agreements. My responsibilities evolved into drafting renewals and terminations of the aforementioned contracts and Non-Disclosure Agreements and assisting with basic corporate maintenance duties such as organization of minute books, filing for corporate tax identification numbers, SECs, assembling closing materials, legal billing, arranging documents for annual audits, obtaining apostille of foreign documents, and drafting resolutions and guarantee agreements.
Thereafter, I began working at TreeMaker Foods, a producer of generic food and beverage products in New York, New York. My original duties consisted of re-designing an existing contract repository system and re-structuring the archived data of new and existing contracts, trademarks and closing materials. In addition, I conducted due diligence of closing materials upon acquisitions and ensured all major contracts were executed such Asset Purchase Agreements and Funding Contracts. Shortly afterward I performed initial review of the corporate code of regulations and employee handbook for 2010.
I believe I have a strong ability for legal research and writing capability, am profoundly organized, diligent in all work aspects, possess advanced knowledge of various Microsoft applications, and would highly enjoy working for an In-House legal department on a permanent basis. Attached please find my resume for consideration to the Paralegal position.