Inexperienced Paralegal Cover Letter

Christine Graham
Hiring Manager
Dayjob Ltd
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham
B18 6NF


10th May 2015


Dear Ms Graham,

I have always wanted to work for your firm as a Paralegal, and was delighted to see your recent advertisement on the Dayjob.com website.

You can rely on me to provide your senior staff with a reliable, accurate and effective legal support service. I am more than able to manage a large and diversified workload in support of attorneys, and am an expert at providing the highest-quality advice on critical legal and business needs to those who find the law complex and daunting.

My commitment to my colleagues and the legal profession as a whole extends beyond the professional formalities that I am required to observe.

I also want to point out that although I am an expert in my field, I never lose sight of the fact that I am at the end of the day dealing with real people who need my assistance on a wide range of very important issues.  

At the moment I work in a prominent attorney’s office where I am primarily involved in carrying out factual research, drafting legal documents, proofreading correspondence and assisting attorneys with case preparation.

Aside from my legal competencies I am someone who is curious, has an investigative mind and possesses the ability to understand large amounts of often complex information. I also possess exceptional interpersonal skills which help me no end when building relationships and partnering.

I invite you to review my attached resume which will show you that I am a capable and professional individual who is able to perform to the highest standards in areas such as .............., ..............., and ..................

Please feel free to contact me as regards to arranging an interview.

Yours sincerely,
 

Name
Address 1
Address 2
Tel: 0044 121 638 0026
Email: info@dayjob.com
 



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The cover letter template pack on this page is for a student seeking a job as a paralegal. The applicant is seeking a entry-level position with a medium-sized law firm. The cover letter below has been written based on the paralegal resume sample hosted on our website.

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Table of Contents

  1. Paralegal Cover Letter Sample 
  2. Legal Assistant Cover Letter Sample

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1. Paralegal Cover Letter

The cover letters below are based on the paralegal resume example on the left. Click on the image to get tips on how to write a resume that supports your cover letter.

Since the applicant has just graduated with an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies, they focus on their educational achievements. Internship experience is essential for students or recent grads that lack professional experience. The candidate below outlines the major responsibilities they had during their internship at mid-size law firm.

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[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State, xxxxx

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com]

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. [Hiring Manager’s Name],

This letter is in regards to my interest in applying for the entry-level paralegal position at [company name]. With my skills and qualifications I am more than capable of providing paralegal support services to protect your company’s innovations and intellectual property.

While pursuing an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from [university name], I have developed knowledge of intellectual property law. As a member of the Junior Paralegal Club, I was able to stay up to date on all current affairs in relation to corporate law. With an internship at a mid-size law firm I was able to apply this knowledge and gain hands on experience in the field.

During my internship with The Wachester Firm, I was responsible for:

  • The preparation of documents for criminal and civil trials by scheduling and conducting interviews with clients, witnesses, and other lawyers
  • Creating and maintaining a paper and electronic litigation database
  • In-depth research and analysis of cases on corporate governance and litigation

Together, I believe my educational background and internship experience makes me a suitable a candidate for the paralegal position at your firm. I have attached my resume highlighting my academic and professional skills and look forward to hearing from you in due course. I appreciate your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,

[Your Name]

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2. Legal Assistant Cover Letter

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Legal Assistant Cover Letter Example

Hiring Manager’s Name

341 Company Address

Palo Alto, California, 94301

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the legal assistant role at your firm. I was excited when I stumbled upon your job posting on [Website]. It’s clear that you seek a candidate that is familiar with case management software, case preparation, and trial proceedings. Given these prerequisites, I am confident that I have the necessary skills to successfully fulfill the legal assistant opening.

I am grateful for the time that I spent at Bohemor & Associates. In 2014, I was first hired on as an administrative assistant and was in charge of all the clerical duties in the office. Over time, the partners at the firm helped me transition over to a paralegal role. I was taught how to properly draft litigation documents such as complaints, deposition notices, interrogatories, and subpoenas.

As a paralegal, I also acted as the point of contact for most of our clients and conducted all witness interviews. Bohemor & Associates trusted me to communicate with clients and witnesses due to my strict adherence to professionalism and confidentiality.

After reviewing my resume, I hope you will agree that I am the candidate that you have been looking for. I look forward to elaborating on how my specific skills and abilities will benefit your organization. Please contact me at [PHONE] or via email at [EMAIL] to arrange for a convenient time for us to meet.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Your Name

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