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Paralegal (State Department) Resume

A paralegal resume can be designed for various legal job openings, such as for civil law, corporate law, and various other law disciplines. The sample resume provided below is for a paralegal job with state department. The information available from the example shared below can be modified appropriately for designing other resumes as well.

While customizing the below given state department paralegal resume sample, candidates must give due care to sections such as objective, synopsis, etc., which play the crucial role in portraying your true professional image before the employers. One must always remember that an employer receives applications from numerous candidates, and they all have similar set of skill-sets, as defined in the job description. These common details are included under categories such as academic qualifications, work experience, and others. Thus, for you to portray a unique and reliable candidature, it becomes mandatory to stress on other sections, which include only your personal credentials, as those mentioned before, and below.

Sections of Paralegal Resume which require careful modifications

  • Objective statement
  • Job responsibilities
  • Professional achievements and awards
  • Personal and professional skill-sets
  • Reference, if any

Candidates must also refer to the job description provided by the employers while drafting their paralegal resume, to ensure that it meets employers' requirements and expectations, and presents a convincing candidature. Personal ideas too can be included, to make the resume unique and easy to justify during the interview. However, while doing so, it must be taken care that resume layout is not distorted, and clean and attractive outlook is maintained. The details included should always be relevant and appropriately categorized, for better impact and quick reference of the employers. Candidates may refer to the sample state department paralegal resume given below, for precise information on resume layout and details to be shared.

Sample Paralegal State Department Resume
(For candidate with prior relevant experience)

Michael M. Rich

353 Quincy Street
Pennsylvania - 19108
Tel: (267) 460 4636

Career Objective

Want to work as a Paralegal with State Law Department, assisting lawyers and attorneys with various administrative tasks, where I can explore and challenge my skill-sets, and utilize them efficiently for professional development and optimal dispersion of assigned responsibilities.

Career Recital

An experienced legal assistant specializing in General law and Legal Administration, having more than 6 years of experience, I have worked with reputed lawyers and attorneys. Starting my career as Legal Assistant, I have grown as an adept professional, and imbibed skill-sets and knowledge, required to deliver job responsibilities satisfactorily. Key skills include legal documentation, case investigation and preparation of factual reports, file management, research abilities, communication and negotiation skills, in-depth knowledge of General Law, and other administrative work support.

Work Experience

Legal Assistant To Corporate Attorney (August, 2009 - Till date)
Allfab Manufacturing Corp., 1602 Old Princeton Rd., New Castle, PA

Job Profile

To assist Corporate Attorney with daily task as assigned, and carry out other legal administrative works.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Attorney with preparing reports for court decisions
  • Maintain records of all cases undertook, their outcomes, for future reference
  • Conduct preliminary investigations for complaints and litigations
  • Interpret organizational policies to labors and employees
  • Prepare various legal documents as asked by Attorney
  • Compose and edit legal communication documents before mailing them to clients
  • Attend to incoming calls and provide relevant information
  • Manage schedules and appointments of clients
  • Research old case histories and records for finding clues to support litigations
  • Audit reports and analyze them for illegal activities or transactions
  • Assist management in preparing legal policies for organization
  • Make necessary arrangements for Attorney's travel itinerary
  • Take appointment for hearings in court
  • Coordinate with external agencies for sharing or collecting necessary information

Associate Legal Executive (June, 2006 - August, 2009)
Fragrance Manufacturing Inc., 200 Cascade Dr. Ste. D, Allentown, PA

Job Profile

Assist lawyers with administrative works, and manage the records room and file system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage entire file system, from filing reports to their circulation
  • Assist legal team with administrative works such as taking appointment for court hearings, scheduling client meetings, recording minutes of meeting, etc.
  • Coordinate with external agencies and other organizational departments for sharing information
  • Conduct research work for law team and collect necessary testimonials for reference
  • Collect samples or evidences for supporting the trials and submit them to court for analysis
  • Assist in preparation of various legal documents, and handle client communication
  • Coordinate with different departments in sharing crucial information

Academic Qualifications

LLB (Bachelor of Law) (2003 - 2006)
Pennsylvania Law School, 812 Ohio River Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA

B.A (Bachelor of Arts) Social Science (2000 - 2003)
Duquesne University, 1801 Blvd. of The Allies, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Skill-sets

  • In depth knowledge of general law
  • Legal documentation
  • Case investigation and preparation of factual reports
  • File management
  • Knowledge of MS office
  • Research abilities
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Administrative skills


Jayme R. Monroe
(Corporate Attorney)

Allfab Manufacturing Corp.
602 Old Princeton Rd.
New Castle
Pennsylvania - 19147
Tel: (267) 048 7400


I, Michael M. Rich, hereby confirm that above shared information is true, and can be supported with appropriate documented proofs, failing which my candidature may be canceled.

Signature: ####

Name: Michael M. RichDate: April 24, 2012Place: Philadelphia, PA

Candidates may also include additional information, if it is supportive to candidature, but present them under suitable sub titles. We hope that the above shared paralegal resume example for state department, meets candidates' requirements, and proves to be informative and helpful.

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