Legal Assistant and Law Clerk Resume Sample – Entry-Level

Legal Assistant and Law Clerk Resume Sample – Entry-Level

 

By Mark Swartz

With your Legal Assistant diploma in hand, it’s time to start looking for a suitable job. You can find work as a legal assistant (or law clerk) at both public and private law firms.

 

In addition, you can also pursue law clerk opportunities in government agencies, courts, financial and insurance firms, real estate companies and corporate head offices.

 

Judge for yourself the sample resume below, then draft a version of your own. You’ll need one when applying for legal assistant or law clerk jobs on Monster.ca.

 

Derek Milano, Dip. Legal Assistant
1203-745 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 2H7

(306) 555-5555   dm@somedomain.com   Facebook URL

 

Objective


Seeking a Legal Assistant position with a local law firm. Will use my exceptional office management skills and educational background in law to assist in orchestrating a smooth flow of legal operations.

 

Education


Saskatoon Business College

Dip. Legal Assistant                                                               December 2015

 

Course Highlights:
• Accounting and Bookkeeping Basics

• Administrative Law

• Business Organization Practices

• Governmental Legal Procedures

• Legal Research
• Legal Analysis and Writing

• Litigation and Trial Processes
• Real Property and Real Estate
• Torts: Personal Injury Litigation

• Wills and Testaments
 

Volunteering


Saskatoon Immigration Bureau                                                                      2015

Spent 5 hours a week assisting Immigration Lawyers with legal support services. Learned how to interact with clients, process files, input data into proper online forms, and convey standard legal information to new and applying immigrants.

 

Core Strengths


• Working knowledge of investigating the facts of a case
• Conducting research on pertinent laws, regulations, and legal articles
• Writing reports to assist lawyers prepare for trials
• Able to organize and present the information in a factual way
• Hands-on experience in keeping the case information in computer databases
• Knowledge of drafting letters, contracts and mortgages
• Proficient in managing clerical duties pertinent to a law office

 

Computer Skills


  • Extensive use of Word, basic abilities with Excel, Powerpoint
  • Data entry in PcLaw for trust and general accounts and monthly reconciliation
  • Searching on CanLII, Quicklaw and LawSource