Attorney Resume

This is a free Attorney 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 Attorney Job.

Attorney Job Description

  • Performs consultation, advisory, and/or trial work, and carries out the legal processes necessary to affect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the organization.
  • Studies Constitution, statues, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Gathers evidence and information for management decision making.
  • Prepares and reviews various legal instruments and documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, etc. Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Examines material, such as advertisements, publications, etc., for legal implications, advising officials of proposed legislation that might affect the organization.
  • Applies for copyrights or registration of the organization’s products, processes, devices, and trademarks, advising whether to initiate or defend law suits. Conducts pretrial preparations and defends the organization in lawsuits.
  • Advises officials on tax matters, government regulations, and/or legal rights. Represents the company before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of the government.

Sample Attorney 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 Management 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 Attorney

Serve as legal advisor, making legal determinations, advising the firm’s partners as well as reviewing agreements or legal documents to secure the firm’s interests

Career Achievements

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

  • Recognized by Gujarat Bar Association in 2007, awarded the most Efficient Legal Personnel.
  • Member of State Govt. legal team to face State-Central Govt. law Negotiation.
  • Advise on the legal status of rights to various properties, the possible legal ramifications of all courses of action, and other legal questions concerning the Company’s rights and obligations
  • Started effective use of data managing software’s in legal Matters.
  • Handled outside counsel and vendor invoices


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 Attorney applying for a job would look like,


Godrage Associates, Gandhinagar, 2006- present

  • Provide professional legal assistance, advice and counsel with respect to legal rights, obligations and privileges of the firm
  • Research and analyze complex legal questions and issue and prepare confidential legal memoranda, court papers, and briefs for administrative, trial, and appellate proceedings
  • Prepare, file and prosecute patent, trademark, and copyright applications personally and via outside counsel
  • Represent the firm at meetings with governmental agencies
  • Provide guidance and assistance to less experienced attorneys in preparing their cases
  • Supervise special projects


Harmesh Joshi & Co., Gandhinagar, 2003 – 2006

  • Drew up contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, employment, insurance and other matters
  • Reviewed organizational documents and prepared and examined contracts which involved government grants, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, insurance, and/or easements
  • Interfaced with senior management regarding legal questions, and served as advisor to management, responding to a variety of legal questions regarding the interpretation, structuring, impact and documentation of current and proposed business deals

Legal Assistant

Oriental Legal 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

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 an Attorney 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 (Financial laws)

Gujarat Law Collage, Ahemdabad, 1998

  • B Sc. (Physics/Maths)

Vithhal Bhai Collage of Commerce and Sciences,  Ahemdabad, 1996


If you have won any competitions national or international then they could also be highlighted here. For example an Attorney 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 an Attorney would look like,

  • Member of Gandhinagar Bar Association.
  • Guest Editor of “Law and We” the Weekly Law news letter.
  • Member of movement against Communal Petition in Gujarat.
  • Honored by Surat Municipal Corporation as Chief Guest of Surat Festival 2006.


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 an Attorney could also look like,

Mr.Sadanand Sahay


Sadanand Consultancy

Salary Range of a Project

  • The average salary received is approximately Rs. 45000 per month. This works out to an annual pay package of 5 Lakhs to 6.25 Lakhs per annum CTC.
  • The salary from an American perspective works out to be $12500 per Month.

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

Frequently asked Attorney Interview Question

  • Would you say that your strength is in drafting or in the substantive review of documents? Why?
  • How would your current law firm assess your drafting ability?
  • What the biggest mistake that you’ve made in your legal career? What did you learn from that mistake?
  • You’ve supervised project teams before, what steps do you take to insure that project teams work effectively and efficiently?
  • Give me an example of your ability to work under pressure and deal with deadlines in the legal environment.
  • What salary are you seeking?
  • How does your experience and qualifications match up to the job?  Do you know how much other companies are paying?
  • Do you have anything to add?

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