paralegal resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Hardworking and fast learning Paralegal transitioning from the military to the civilian sector of the legal system with over 13 years of military Paralegal experience and bachelor's degree from ABA accredited legal studies program.

  • Team-oriented
  • Strong research skills
  • Understands confidentiality
  • Proficient with legal research database
  • Decisive
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Type 70+ wpm

Completed training in research relating to laws, regulations, judicial decisions and legal articles.

Awarded numerous awards for achievements for Paralegal services while in the military, including Army Achievement Medals, Army Commendation Medals, and several certificates of Achievements.

Maintained 3.8 GPA while also being member of several organizations, including Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, and holding office in social clubs and honor societies.

09/2009 to 09/2012 Paralegal Chemours | , ,

Assisted attorneys in preparation for trial. Prepared clients for appointments and interviews.Photocopied all correspondence, documents and other printed materials.Drafted and typed grammatically correct office memos.Organized legal memoranda and client correspondence.

02/2008 to 09/2009 Paralegal - Administrative U.S. Army | , ,

Managed legal office with 5+ legal departments. Worked as liaison between legal office and other departments on military installation.

02/2007 to 02/2008 Paralegal - Legal Assistance U.S. Army | , ,

Notarized 100+ documents including Powers of Attorneys and other legal documents. Accurately entered client data into a company-based software program. Worked with attorneys and case reviewers to resolve legal complaints. Prepared clients for appointments and interviews.

06/2000 to 02/2007 Paralegal - Criminal Justice U.S. Army | , ,

Assisted attorneys with legal research, drafting legal documents and court preparation. Supervised junior Paralegals to ensure 100% accountability of all legal correspondence. Transcribed numerous court proceedings, formal investigations, and separation proceedings.

Expected in 2013 Bachelor of Science | Sociology Major with Legal Studies Minor Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC GPA:

ABA Accredited Legal Studies Program

Coursework in Paralegal Studies included Civil Litigation; Wills, Trusts, and Estates; Criminal Evidence and Procedure; Legal Research and Writing; Family Law, and other general law and legal courses.

Member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, National Society of Leadership and Success, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Vice President of Sociology Club and President of Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society

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School Attended

  • Methodist University

Job Titles Held:

  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal - Administrative
  • Paralegal - Legal Assistance
  • Paralegal - Criminal Justice


  • Bachelor of Science

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