Legal Resume

This is a free Legal Resume example that covers objectives and tips to gets you the best job. This professional resume template with action words will help you in writing perfect CV for the desired Legal Job.


Legal Job Description 

  • Conducts criminal and civil lawsuits, draws up legal documents, advises clients as to legal rights, and practices other phases of law.
  • Gathers evidence, conducts research, interviews clients and witnesses, prepares legal briefs, and develops strategy, arguments, and testimony in divorce, civil, criminal, and other cases to formulate defense or to initiate legal action.
  • Files briefs with court clerk. Represents client in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.
  • Confers with colleagues with specialty in area of lawsuit to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings.
  •  Acts as trustee, guardian, or executor. May draft wills, trusts, transfer of assets, gifts and other documents.
  •  Advises corporate clients concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors, officers and corporate relations with general public.
  •  Supervises and coordinate activities of subordinate legal personnel. May prepare business contracts, pay taxes, settle labor disputes, and administer other legal matters.


Sample Legal Resume Template


Contact information

In this section you have to include your Name, current home address, Mobile telephone number, Landline telephone number and your personal email address which is currently used.

  • Full name
  • Present and permanent addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • Email address


Professional or career objective

Your objective is the one that clearly underlines your aims and aspirations in that profession. For example a Law Graduate will have to write an objective which is concise and precisely speaks about his role that he wants to play in the Organization.

Sample Objective for Lawyer

A progressive position that will make optimum use of my extensive legal, business, and customer service background.


Career Achievements

If you have any major Career Achievements or any Appreciation then this is the section where they should be listed. For Example a Legal can add his/her career achievements like,

  • Reputed as a competent trouble-shooter; customers were prepared to wait in line for a considerable time confident that issues would be thoroughly investigated and resolved.
  • Regarded as a key resource and a problem solver by colleagues and office administration.
  • Frequently lead in-service workshops and willingly volunteer for difficult and unpopular tasks.
  • Provided a high level of customer service and passenger relations based on outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.



Previous work experience plays an important role while applying for a Job and hence it should be well presented in the resume. Most of the questions during your resume will be related to the previous job that you had and hence you should be well prepared for it. You should begin with putting the name of the organization that you worked for, the duration of your work and the post or the designation at which you were working. After this, you can effectively place points in a bulleted format that talk about the responsibilities and the achievements that you may have achieved during your stay at the previous organization. The work experience of an experienced legal applying for a job would look like,

Legal Secretary

Shanti Finance and legal Advisors, Navi Mumbai, 2006- Present

  • Coordinate all types of real estate transactions (Commercial and Residential) and preparation of all Land Title Office documents in register able form. Transaction completion and all security documentation for different financial institutions (major banks, credit unions, private corporations and individuals).
  • Review of corporate documentation and record books for corporate financing.
  • Registration and preparation of Easements, Statutory Rights of Way review and filing of plans, and strata plan in the appropriate Land Title Office.
  • Prepare analysis and recommendations for facility replacement and upgrade requests
  • Negotiate leases and property purchases
  • Coordinate due diligence process and preparation of all legal documents
  • Obtain and review commercial and residential title insurance policies. 

Lawyer/Senior Contract Manager

Shubham Communications Inc., Ahemdabad, 2003-2006

  • Negotiated large-scale affiliate and corporate wide software license, maintenance, and hardware agreements.
  • Also negotiated customer premise equipment (CPE) agreements for cordless phones, corded phones, Caller ID adjuncts, and voice-activated dialing (VAD).
  • Provided legal analysis and successfully resolved complex contractual disputes exceeding 15 lakhs. 

Legal Assistant

Singhal Law Advisors, Ahemdabad, 1999-2003

  • Provided administrative support for two attorneys and one contract administrator
  • Prepared expense reports and reconciled expenses
  • Managed working files and research files
  • Kept current on regulatory actions
  • Handled outside counsel and vendor invoices


Education and Certification:

The academic details need to be mentioned in a tabulated format with respect to the degrees or the courses that the candidate would have undertaken in the past. The latest degree or course comes first followed by the last completed course and hence forth going backwards. For example a Legal who has completed post graduation or graduation course is applying for a Job or to a company or an organization then his/her details would be like, 

  • L L B (Commercial/Social laws)

             National Law Collage, Ahemdabad, 1998

  • B A. (psychology/Honor)

Lal Bahadur Shastri Collage of Arts and Sciences, Surat, 1996

  • Diploma course in  Resource Management

Institute of Legal and Managerial Studies, Delhi, 1995



If you have won any competitions national or international then they could also be highlighted here. For example a Legal could lay stress on any exams that he may have given or any seminars or conferences attended. If you are a part of any honorary society or any nonprofit organization then that could also be added here.

The honors and the activities section of a Legal would look like,

  • Member of Gujrat bar Association.
  • Chief Secretary of Corporate Lawyer‘s association, Ahemdabad.
  • Writer of  "Our Legal Corporate Rights" the book Based on Personal Legal Practice
  • Founding Member of "Jagrook Bharat" Public Welfare Project.



The References are generally required so that your present employer can gauge you through the eyes of the people who you were associated with or have worked for. So your teachers or college professors' details could be placed here. Or your past employer who you would have worked under can also be used as a reference. Ensure that the people whose names you enter know you well and do inform them that you are placing their names as reference because many companies call to confirm. For example the references section of a Legal could also look like,

Mr.Mehul Rana

Sr. Legal Advisor

Somdatta Law Associates


Salary Range of a Project 

  • The average salary received is approximately Rs. 35000 per month. This works out to an annual pay package of 4 Lakhs to 5.25 Lakhs per annum CTC.
  • The salary from an American perspective works out to be $13500 per Month.

Note: This salary may be variable and it may change from organization to organization.


Frequently asked Legal Interview Question 

  • What types of cases do you usually take on, and what types of cases do you feel most passionate about?
  • Also, how many years have you been practicing?
  • What percentage of your cases has settled out of court, and what percentage has gone on to trial?
  • Do you see my case as particularly unique, and -- specifically -- what expertise can you bring to my case?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to communicate complex information. What was the situation, what approach did you take and what was the result?
  • Describe a time when you used your skills to persuade a manager or colleague to accept your recommendations.
  • Talk me through a situation where you had to use your initiative to solve a problem for which there were no set procedures.

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