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Paralegal (Civil Law) Resume

A paralegal resume for civil laws is required by candidates who specialize in providing assistance services for lawyers or attorneys dealing with civil lawsuits and litigations. The sample resume can however be referred for drafting various other paralegal resume as well such as corporate laws or real estate laws, etc.

The prime job responsibilities in all cases remain the same, and only technical skills relevant to the specialization vary, depending on the type of job profile. There may be certain more variations as well, which nay vary from organization to organization depending upon their individual policies. The sample paralegal resume highlights key skills, and the formal layout required for drafting an attractive and inciting resume, which can present the candidature in a professional and provoking manner, ultimately winning the candidate much desired interview call.

Candidates may include additional details in the resume, at their discretion. However, we recommend that only those details be shared, which are relevant to the job profile and supportive to the candidature. Unwanted information would not only make the resume lengthy, but also give rise to additional questions during the interview. Thus, it is always preferable to keep your resume precise and concise, with key details appropriately highlighted. It is also advisable for candidates to refer to the job description before drafting the resume, which would help in identifying employers' expectations from the ideal candidate, and then target the same through the resume. For specific information on various section of the resume, we recommend that you refer to the paralegal resume sample given below.

Sample Paralegal (Civil law) Resume
(For candidates with experience and specializing in civil law)

Kenneth M. Tobin
3144 Jett Lane
California - 91766
Tel: (310) 746 3613

Career Objective

Seeking challenging position as a paralegal with a reputed organization or attorney, specializing in civil laws, where I can explore my skill-sets and assist effectively with various legal administration works, along with opportunities for learning new skills and developing knowledge for professional growth.

Career Synopsis

An experienced certified paralegal with 9 years of experience in office management and legal administration, specializing in civil law, I have worked with corporate legal offices and delivered effective services in various legal proceedings, including general lawsuits, and ensured cordial client relationships.

Professional Experience

Senior Paralegal (Civil law and General law)
ABC Legal Consultation Services, Huntwood Ave., Hayward, CA
(2008 – till date)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Reported to 5 civil lawyers and 2 attorneys, hired by company
  • Assisted in legal documentation and various other range of legal administration works, such as record management, database management, etc.
  • Liaison between the attorneys and their clients and external parties with similar interests
  • Performed all legal research, documentation and ombudsman services for different attorneys and legal departments at the corporate office
  • Reviewed, edited and approved corporate newsletters and other documents
  • Assisted in developing in-house training programs for legal executives and new paralegal team joining the office
  • Involved in different aspects of litigation support and to attorneys and lawyers such as lawsuit research, client portfolio management, evidence management, factual analysis, medical history and records management, etc.

Dia-Log Logistics Pvt. Ltd., Embarcadero, Oakland, CA
(2003 – 2008)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Reported to Senior Paralegal and assisted him/her with administrative works
  • Maintained record of all legal communication between attorneys and clients
  • Facilitated in the expedition of various civil lawsuits and general legal cases
  • Integrated traditional data management processes with advanced DMS systems and software
  • Updated central database with client information and progress in civil cases
  • Collected necessary documents and evidences for supporting the case
  • Coordinated multi faceted office functions, such as scheduling appointments, court meetings, and client communications
  • Performed medical records analysis and procurement from district library
  • Assisted in sharing of confidential information between external agencies and the company
  • Coordinated federal offices and management for sharing and implementation of key procedures
  • Prepared various legal documents ad filed them in chronological order
  • Counseled clients for various legal litigations
  • Drafted various corporate documents such as agreements, contracts, franchisee agreements, media letters, etc.

Professional Skills

  • Certified Paralegal Assistant by NFPA (National federation of Paralegal Associations)
  • In depth knowledge of civil legal works and documentation
  • Administrative skills
  • Computer skills, MS Office expertise
  • Data management knowledge
  • Counseling and negotiation skills
  • Meticulous work approach
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Professional Memberships
  • CAPA (California Alliance of paralegal Associations)
  • SDPA (San Diego Paralegal Association)

Academic Qualifications

Paralegal Certificate
Empire Law College, Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, CA
(2002 – 2003)

BA-LLB (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law)
Remington College, Crossroads S Pkwy., City of Industry, CA
(1998 – 2002)


Tori M. Stover
Attorney (Civil Law)

ABC Legal Consultation Services
Huntwood Ave.
California – 91742
Tel: (310) 214 5621


I, hereby, acknowledge that all the information provided here is true in all aspects, and if requited can be supported with relevant documents.

Signature: ####
Name: Kenneth M. TobinDate: April 09, 2012Place: Pomona, CA

We hope that the above given paralegal resume example for civil law would help aspirants draft a striking resume for presenting their candidature in a professional way, which can win them the interview call.

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