Lawyer Resume

This is a free Lawyer 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 Lawyer Job.

Lawyer 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.
  • May confer with colleagues with specialty in area of lawsuit to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings.
  • May act as trustee, guardian, or executor. May draft wills, trusts, transfer of assets, gifts and other documents.
  • May advise corporate clients concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors, officers and corporate relations with general public.
  • May supervise and coordinate activities of subordinate legal personnel. May prepare business contracts, pay taxes, settle labor disputes, and administer other legal matters.

Sample Lawyer 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 Legal 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

Position with a multitalented futuristic corporation addressing legal matters, contract negotiations, and regulatory compliance.

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 Lawyer can add his/her career achievements like,

  • Regarded Sharma’s Most Valuable Legal Face 2008.
  • Worked with a multinational Corporate associates’ team on legal disputes against new tax provisions by Central Government as representitative of Gurunanak Associates.
  • Received numerous letters of recommendation, and appreciation from customers, and management.


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 Lawyer applying for a job would look like,

Lawyer /In House Counsel

Sharma & and Sharma’s, Ludhiyana(Punjab), 2007 – Present.

  • Negotiate terms and conditions for products sales, warranties, trademark licenses, commercial leases, royalty agreements, reseller agreements, consulting agreements, and various other company wide contracts.
  • Respond to consumer complaints, resolve pre-litigation disputes, and address investor relations matters.
  • Advise Board of Directors, handle corporate governance, address patent matters, and ensure regulatory compliance.

Lawyer/Associate General Counsel

Gurunanak Associates, Ludhiyana (Punjab), 2004 – 2006.

  • Provided legal guidance to Project Development, Engineering, Purchasing, Marketing, and Human Resources for a start up wind turbine developer and manufacturer.
  • Drafted, negotiated, and finalized major agreements, including wind turbine sales agreements, warranty agreements, power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, framework agreements and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Analyzed and revised site leases, factory leases, equipment leases, state incentive funding programs, and various company templates.
  • Ensured regulatory compliance, performed legal research, and liaised with outside counsel in litigation, patent, and trademark matters.

Lawyer/Procedurement Counsel

Wasan Wind Technology, Chandigarh, 2002 – 2004.

  • Provided legal advice and strategy to support operations of a leading wind turbine manufacturer.
  • Drafted and negotiated multi-million dollar purchase agreements, sales agreements, global transportation agreements, software licenses, nondisclosure agreements, lien waivers, amendments, and all other contracts as needed.
  • Liaised with outside counsel, conducted legal research, and advised on legal issues related to patents, regulatory compliance, warranties, and indemnity.

In House Counsel

Anuradha Internationals, Chandigarh 2000 – 2001.

  • Served as in-house counsel for a multinational corporation providing e-commerce and Internet related consulting services.
  • Drafted, negotiated, and finalized Master Consulting Services Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Amendments, Statements of Work, and Letters of Intent.
  • Provided legal counsel to company executives on software licensing, intellectual property, warranty, indemnity, revenue recognition, and regulatory compliance matters.

Lawyer/Senior Contract Manager

Shubham Communications Inc., Patiyala (Punjab), 1999- 2000.

  • 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.

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 Lawyer 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 (Corporate Laws)

Guru Givind Singh University of Law, Chandigarh, 1999

  • B Com(Accounts / Management)

Punjab Commerce Collage, Ludhiyana, 1997

  • 2 year  Legal Internship

Jupiter Legal Advisors, Ludhiyana, 1998


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

  • Member of Punjab Bar Association.
  • Chief Secretary of Industrial Lawyer‘s association, Delhi.
  • Regular Columnist on “Our Legal Corporate Rights” in Punjab Kesry Daily News Paper.
  • Founding Member of “Sabko Shiksh Sabko Kam” 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 Lawyer could also look like,

Mr. Jayesh Soni

Sr. Manager

Plasma Conspiracy


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 Lawyer 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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