Solicitor Resume

This is a free Solicitor 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 Solicitor Job.

Solicitor Job Description

  • Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal transactions.
  • Manage, under supervision, a caseload of mainly fast track or small cases within various areas of specialist e.g. PI, employment, crime.
  • Interview clients and witnesses and draft statements.
  • Assist with the preparation of court documents and attend straightforward district judge appointments.
  • Assist other members of the team as required, including calculating losses, attending on clients and witnesses, undertaking legal research, attending hearings.
  • Commissioning specialist/expert reports.
  • Dealing with routine correspondence relating to cases.

Sample Solicitor 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 Solicitor

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 Solicitor can add his/her career achievements like,

  • Recognized by Madhya Pradesh Bar Association as New Flame in Legal Talent.
  • Worked with State Level team on development of Rules and Regulations of Bar Council.
  • Certificate of Remarkable Achievement by Bhopal Bar Association.
  • Received numerous letters of recommendation, and appreciation from clients and Legal Administrations.


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 Solicitor applying for a job would look like,


Bhopal District Attorney’s Office, 2003-Present

  • Argued before Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court on Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Training v. Styanarayan Modi.
  • Trial solicitor in medium-sized, general practice law firm with extensive corporate dealings.
  • Prosecute false claims in Insurance Fraud Unit, including larceny, motor vehicle fraud and perjury.
  • Prosecuted criminal cases at district court in conjunction with Urban Violence Strike Force; prosecutions included rape and armed assault with intent to murder.
  • Areas of concentration have included environmental, public utility, general business and appellate litigation.

Assistant District Attorney

Bhopal District Attorney’s Office, Bhopal, 2000-2003

  • Senior Trial Attorney responsible for prosecuting major felony cases in the Superior Court.
  • Supervised criminal investigations and trained assistant district attorneys.
  • Prosecuted over thirty major felony jury cases including murder, rape, and child
  • Prepared and presented civil and criminal motions before District and Superior Courts.
  • Acted as co-counsel at trial; drafted memoranda, civil pleadings and appellate briefs.
  • Briefed and argued over forty cases before the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court.

Law Clerk

Jabalpur District Court, M P 1998-2000

  • General municipal and appellate litigation.
  • Researched, drafted memoranda for presentation in both criminal and civil 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 a Solicitor 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 (Criminal/General  Laws)

Mumbai University of Law, Mumbai, 1999

  • B A (Social Sciences / Human Psychology)

Maratha Arts Collage, Mumbai, 1997

  • 2 year  legal internship

Jupiter Legal Advisors, Pune, 1998


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

  • Member of Bhopal Bar Association in within the 5th year of starting Legal practice.
  • Guest columnist of “Law and we” the Weekly Law news letter.
  • Member of movement against Rural Poverty in M P Tribes.
  • Honored by Bhopal Jana Munch as Chief Guest of Jana Yatra 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 a Solicitor could also look like,

Justice  Dayanand Chaturvedi

Bhopal Batch

M P High Court


Salary Range of a Project

  • The average salary received is approximately Rs. 57000 per month. This works out to an annual pay package of 5 Lakhs to 6.75 Lakhs per annum CTC.
  • The salary from an American perspective works out to be $15000 per Month.

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

Frequently asked Solicitor Interview Question

  • 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.
  • 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?

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