Paralegal cover letter
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As a paralegal, you know the power of the written word when it comes to persuading someone. To be considered for top paralegal jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for service. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a paralegal, or download the paralegal cover letter template in Word.
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Paralegal cover letter template
Sometown, MA 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | email@example.com
August 10, 2017
Mr. Walter Smythe
55 Pioneer Way
Sometown, MA 55555
Re: Paralegal Position Advertised on Monster
Dear Mr. Smythe:
Throughout my six-year career as a paralegal and legal assistant, I earned consistent praise for my attention to detail, organizational abilities, legal research skills and strong grasp of case law and litigation management. These skills appear to be an excellent match to the requirements listed in your paralegal job posting, and I am very interested in the opportunity.
I currently serve as a paralegal for XYZ Corp., where I work closely with general counsel to provide paralegal support on a number of high-priority cases and projects. Within the first few months of my employment, I created XYZ’s centralized system for corporate and subsidiary records, garnering feedback from the CEO and general counsel for this “outstanding effort” that improved information accessibility, prevented missed deadlines and ensured compliance with state requirements.
Previously as a paralegal for DEF Corp. (a law firm specializing in criminal and civil litigation), I thrived within a high-volume and deadline-intensive environment. I received commendations for my trial preparation work, ability to handle complex assignments and dedicated support of senior attorneys. I demonstrated due diligence in preparing hundreds of discovery demands, motions and case-status reports and managed clients from diverse backgrounds.
My qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a paralegal/litigation specialty certificate, training in IP law and proficiencies in Westlaw, LexisNexis, Summation and MS Office Suite.
I would like the opportunity to discuss how I can contribute to your legal team. To arrange a meeting, please call (555) 555-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
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123 Main Street, Stateland, ST, 99999
Home: (555) 123-9876 – Cell: (555) 123-9876 – email@example.com
January 10, 2014
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
RE: Paralegal position, Legal Services Group
Dear Hiring Manager,
I am very interested in the paralegal position at National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation ("CFC") and have the qualifications ideally suited for the position.
With over fifteen years of experience as a real estate paralegal, I have demonstrated the ability to perform and coordinate large-scale real estate and contract transactions in an efficient and productive manner, while maintaining exemplary standards of organizational efficiency and accuracy. My extensive experience, coupled with my adaptability and determination, will certainly make me a valuable asset to CFC.
Enclosed is my resume for your review. Some of my key strengths include:
- Demonstrated capacity to analyze complex issues and provide input for resolution.
- Productive contributor to team projects and self-managed tasks, with the ability to consistently deliver multiple concurrent projects within strict deadlines.
- Gifted communicator, adept at forming strong relationships with clients, employees and management at all levels.
The combination of my professional experience and practical knowledge has contributed to my self-motivation and success. I readily accept challenge and responsibility and will spend the time and effort it takes to meet the goals of CFC. I look forward to an interview during which we can more fully discuss the position and my potential contributions toward your goals.