5 Contractor-Paralegal Resume Examples

Five Key Resume Tips For Writing A Contractor-Paralegal Resume:

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Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords from the job description. For example, if they’re looking for someone with experience in Legal Documents, be sure to list it in your resume’s skills section.
3.
Quantifiable Achievements
Your workplace accomplishments tell the story of the unique value you bring to an organization. Stay away from dry descriptions of job duties. Use numbers to help contextualize your achievements..
4.
ATS-Friendly
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a piece of software employers use to collect, scan, organize, and rank applications. The key to getting your resume past ATS and into the hands of hiring managers is smart keyword usage.
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Jessica Stewart
Contractor-Paralegal
Employment History
Contractor-Paralegal2015 - Present
Robert Half InternationalAtlanta, GA
  • Draft legal documents in NetDocs and E-file legal documents with the court.
  • Drafted complaints, ordered titles, assignments, mortgages notes, and deeds for real estate civil litigation cases.
  • Managed legal administrative tasks including document review, drafting and processing of legal documents.
  • Conducted detailed conflict searches &provided reports of potential conflicts to attorneys and various legal departments.
Litigation Paralegal2014 - 2015
Holland & KnightOrlando, FL
  • Assisted Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment attorneys in civil litigation matters.
  • Created client accounts, drafted legal documents, including operating agreements and ancillary documents for real estate closings.
  • Assisted attorneys in trial preparation.
  • Attended 3 week trial in Florida; Assisted 5 attorneys with all phases of trial preparation.
Litigation Legal Assistant2013 - 2014
The Legal Aid SocietyOrlando, FL
  • Prepared and interpreted legal documents such as pleadings and court orders.
  • Drafted pleadings, discovery responses, motions and briefs in trial and appellate courts.
  • Drafted and prepared correspondence, client billing and legal documents including trial notebooks for Supreme and Appellate Courts.
  • Maintain and organize the Managing Corporate Counsel calendar prioritizing to respond quickly to the incoming emails and schedule conference calls.
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Legal Support Services2005 - 2008
Miami Dade CollegeMiami, FL
 
 
Contact Information
Atlanta, GA
(330) 555-2693
jstewart@example.com
Skills
Civil Litigation
Legal Proceedings
Litigation Support
Intellectual Property
Legal Documents
Discovery Responses
Product Liability
Medical Records
General Correspondence
Trial Preparation
 
 
Jennifer Stewart
Contractor-Paralegal
Washington, DC
(670) 555-0289
jstewart@example.com
Skills
HOALexisPowerpointCivil LitigationMLSBankruptcyLegal DocumentsReal EstateTitle CompaniesPacer
 
 
Employment History
Contractor-Paralegal2018 - Present
Robert Half InternationalWashington, DC
  • Aided senior attorneys prepare discover responses to opposing parties discovery demands.
  • Managed legal administrative tasks including document review, drafting and processing of legal documents.
  • Draft legal documents in NetDocs and E-file legal documents with the court.
  • Filed exhibits, briefs, appeals, and other legal documents with the court or opposing counsel.
Real Estate Paralegal2012 - 2018
ROSS ELECTRICLynchburg, VA
  • Prepare medical records and research for mediation with the insurance companies.
  • Identify and select appropriate outside counsel to perform services required in handling of self-insured litigated matters in local jurisdictions.
  • Prepared property/legal descriptions, sanitary sewer agreements, easement agreements, and amendments as needed.
  • Prepared and ordered legal documents for refinance and purchase loans for residential and commercial property in Massachusetts.
Bankruptcy Paralegal1993 - 1998
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & GarrisonNew York, NY
  • Organized document productions, deposition preparations, briefs, expert reports, research assignments and trial preparation under strict deadlines.
  • Supported attorneys to resolve Financial Services, Insurance, and Product Liability disputes.
  • Conduct computerized research to obtain & gather relevant data & materials for bankruptcy and foreclosure.
  • Drafted pleadings, discovery responses, fact sheets and deficiency outlines for attorneys' review.
Education
Doctoral Degree of Legal Support Services2004 - 2007
Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA
Master's Degree of Psychology1998 - 1999
University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA
Bachelor's Degree of Psychology1985 - 1988
University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, IL
 
 
Gerald Young
Contractor-Paralegal
Contact Information
Charlotte, NC
(950) 555-5599
gyoung@example.com
Skills
  • Craigslist
  • Appropriate Options
  • Daily Operations
  • Lexis
  • Internet
  • Positive Shopping
  • Discovery Responses
  • CRM
  • Lease Agreements
  • Rental Agreements
 
 
Employment History
Contractor-Paralegal2014 - Present
Time Warner Cable Enterprises
Charlotte, NC
  • Handled travel arrangements for my department, and assisted in all aspects of running an efficient office.
  • Managed complex personal and professional calendars for Vice-President and In-House Counsel.
  • Generated title insurance policies, structured and transcribed powers of attorney, affidavits and other basic legal documents.
  • Compiled data, statistics and supplementary information to maintain research activities, .and redacted and proofread legal documents and correspondences.
  • Gather and analyze statutes, decisions, legal articles and codes using Lexis Nexis research software.
  • Prepared discovery responses including privilege logs.
Customer Support Specialist2012 - 2014
Time Warner Cable Enterprises
Charlotte, NC
  • Utilize expertise and effective communication of cable equipment, cable modems, computers, and accessories to assist customers.
  • Assist customers with internet connection, PC, Digital Phone, and or TV set up or connections.
  • Created and implemented PowerPoint presentations, and conducted training to representatives regarding new policies, incentives, and sales.
  • Use many tools to troubleshoot internet, cable, and phone technical problems.
Leasing Agent2011 - 2012
United Properties Holding
Lynchburg, VA
  • Keep an open dialogue with property owner on vacancies, tenants, physical condition of property, financial issues.
  • Reviewed and approved the payroll for the Equipment Department.
  • Managed all day-to-day essential business and property management for 276 unit class A conventional community.
  • Manage front end, greet and tour prospects, process applications, manage communication and software through real page database.
  • Perform background checks and verify referrals of prospective tenants.
  • Maintained property customer service standards, respond to resident requests and work with residents to minimize/resolve problems and complaints.
Education
Bachelor's Degree of Legal Support Services2008 - 2011
Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA
 
 
Sean Warren
Contractor-Paralegal
Contact Info
Miami, FL
(550) 555-2318
swarren@example.com
Skills
Legal Documents
Powerpoint
Document Preparation
LLC
Pagemaker
Contract Database
General Correspondence
Confidential Information
Word Documents
Ensure Accuracy
Employment History
Contractor-Paralegal2014 - Present
LAW OFFICES OF WINN SIMSMiami, FL
  • Prepare correspondence to counsel regarding various matters in the litigation.
  • Draft legal documents such as, pleadings, and motions.
  • Conducted initial investigations, reviewed retainer agreements; facilitated referrals with other law firms.
Legal Secretary2004 - 2014
Choice LegalFort Lauderdale, FL
  • Gathered and arranged legal documents for attorney review and case preparation.
  • Perform Notary Public Acts for Executive & Legal Department.
  • Type memos, correspondence, reports, and other legal documents.Operate PBX telephone console.
  • Prepare routine correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents from draft or dictated text.
  • Composed letters, legal documents, reports, and reviewed all for accuracy and completeness.
Word Processor (Part-Time)2002 - 2004
Convey Health SolutionsFort Lauderdale, FL
  • Worked in Word Processing department utilizing various Microsoft Office applications.
  • Created flowcharts, slide shows using MS Visio and MS PowerPoint for presentations to prospective clients.
  • Performed word processing in a worker's compensation investigative firm.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations incorporating Excel spreadsheets and other tasks as requested
  • Prepared exams, general correspondence, quizzes, proposals using Microsoft Word 6.0 and WordPerfect.
Education
Bachelor's Degree of Legal Support Services2001 - 2004
Keiser UniversityFort Lauderdale, FL
 
 
Juan Jenkins
Contractor-Paralegal
Orlando, FL
(790) 555-5655
jjenkins@example.com
Experience
Contractor-Paralegal2016 - Present
Morgan & MorganOrlando, FL
  • Reviewed medical records, analyzed the etiology content, and prepared specialized medical summary reports for retention.
  • Review and analyze legal documents and maintain case files.
  • Facilitate complex client corporate actions to include stock splits, mergers, cash dividends and dividend reinvestment plans.
  • Managed corporate relationships with Company s customs brokers, freight forwarders, and outside customs counsel.
Law Clerk2014 - 2016
GrayRobinson PAOrlando, FL
  • Secured summary judgments, constructive trusts, and permanent injunctions against both corporate infringers of DVD patents and their individual principals.
  • Summer 2013 Reviewed multi--family residential purchase and sale agreements and assisted in--house counsel with drafting.
  • Represent a variety of clients in all aspects of civil litigation, in both state and federal court.
Docket Clerk (Part-Time)2012 - 2014
Osceola CountyOrlando, FL
  • Provide excellent customer service to customers and staff.
  • Process child support/maintenance modifications and update the case in KPC database.
  • Recorded court proceedings and trials.
  • Examined and proofed legal documents submitted to the court for court compliance and policy.
Skills
Financial InstitutionsDiscovery ResponsesCivil LitigationSocial SecurityOriginal FilesDocument ReviewClient IntakeNon-Disclosure AgreementsDocket ReportsContract Database
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Legal Support Services2011 - 2014
Everest University - South OrlandoOrlando, FL
 
 
Jessica Stewart
Contractor-Paralegal
Employment History
Contractor-Paralegal2015 - Present
Robert Half InternationalAtlanta, GA
  • Draft legal documents in NetDocs and E-file legal documents with the court.
  • Drafted complaints, ordered titles, assignments, mortgages notes, and deeds for real estate civil litigation cases.
  • Managed legal administrative tasks including document review, drafting and processing of legal documents.
  • Conducted detailed conflict searches &provided reports of potential conflicts to attorneys and various legal departments.
Litigation Paralegal2014 - 2015
Holland & KnightOrlando, FL
  • Assisted Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment attorneys in civil litigation matters.
  • Created client accounts, drafted legal documents, including operating agreements and ancillary documents for real estate closings.
  • Assisted attorneys in trial preparation.
  • Attended 3 week trial in Florida; Assisted 5 attorneys with all phases of trial preparation.
Litigation Legal Assistant2013 - 2014
The Legal Aid SocietyOrlando, FL
  • Prepared and interpreted legal documents such as pleadings and court orders.
  • Drafted pleadings, discovery responses, motions and briefs in trial and appellate courts.
  • Drafted and prepared correspondence, client billing and legal documents including trial notebooks for Supreme and Appellate Courts.
  • Maintain and organize the Managing Corporate Counsel calendar prioritizing to respond quickly to the incoming emails and schedule conference calls.
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Legal Support Services2005 - 2008
Miami Dade CollegeMiami, FL
 
 
Contact Information
Atlanta, GA
(330) 555-2693
jstewart@example.com
Skills
Civil Litigation
Legal Proceedings
Litigation Support
Intellectual Property
Legal Documents
Discovery Responses
Product Liability
Medical Records
General Correspondence
Trial Preparation
 
 
Jennifer Stewart
Contractor-Paralegal
Washington, DC
(670) 555-0289
jstewart@example.com
Skills
HOALexisPowerpointCivil LitigationMLSBankruptcyLegal DocumentsReal EstateTitle CompaniesPacer
 
 
Employment History
Contractor-Paralegal2018 - Present
Robert Half InternationalWashington, DC
  • Aided senior attorneys prepare discover responses to opposing parties discovery demands.
  • Managed legal administrative tasks including document review, drafting and processing of legal documents.
  • Draft legal documents in NetDocs and E-file legal documents with the court.
  • Filed exhibits, briefs, appeals, and other legal documents with the court or opposing counsel.
Real Estate Paralegal2012 - 2018
ROSS ELECTRICLynchburg, VA
  • Prepare medical records and research for mediation with the insurance companies.
  • Identify and select appropriate outside counsel to perform services required in handling of self-insured litigated matters in local jurisdictions.
  • Prepared property/legal descriptions, sanitary sewer agreements, easement agreements, and amendments as needed.
  • Prepared and ordered legal documents for refinance and purchase loans for residential and commercial property in Massachusetts.
Bankruptcy Paralegal1993 - 1998
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & GarrisonNew York, NY
  • Organized document productions, deposition preparations, briefs, expert reports, research assignments and trial preparation under strict deadlines.
  • Supported attorneys to resolve Financial Services, Insurance, and Product Liability disputes.
  • Conduct computerized research to obtain & gather relevant data & materials for bankruptcy and foreclosure.
  • Drafted pleadings, discovery responses, fact sheets and deficiency outlines for attorneys' review.
Education
Doctoral Degree of Legal Support Services2004 - 2007
Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA
Master's Degree of Psychology1998 - 1999
University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA
Bachelor's Degree of Psychology1985 - 1988
University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, IL
 
 
Gerald Young
Contractor-Paralegal
Contact Information
Charlotte, NC
(950) 555-5599
gyoung@example.com
Skills
  • Craigslist
  • Appropriate Options
  • Daily Operations
  • Lexis
  • Internet
  • Positive Shopping
  • Discovery Responses
  • CRM
  • Lease Agreements
  • Rental Agreements
 
 
Employment History
Contractor-Paralegal2014 - Present
Time Warner Cable Enterprises
Charlotte, NC
  • Handled travel arrangements for my department, and assisted in all aspects of running an efficient office.
  • Managed complex personal and professional calendars for Vice-President and In-House Counsel.
  • Generated title insurance policies, structured and transcribed powers of attorney, affidavits and other basic legal documents.
  • Compiled data, statistics and supplementary information to maintain research activities, .and redacted and proofread legal documents and correspondences.
  • Gather and analyze statutes, decisions, legal articles and codes using Lexis Nexis research software.
  • Prepared discovery responses including privilege logs.
Customer Support Specialist2012 - 2014
Time Warner Cable Enterprises
Charlotte, NC
  • Utilize expertise and effective communication of cable equipment, cable modems, computers, and accessories to assist customers.
  • Assist customers with internet connection, PC, Digital Phone, and or TV set up or connections.
  • Created and implemented PowerPoint presentations, and conducted training to representatives regarding new policies, incentives, and sales.
  • Use many tools to troubleshoot internet, cable, and phone technical problems.
Leasing Agent2011 - 2012
United Properties Holding
Lynchburg, VA
  • Keep an open dialogue with property owner on vacancies, tenants, physical condition of property, financial issues.
  • Reviewed and approved the payroll for the Equipment Department.
  • Managed all day-to-day essential business and property management for 276 unit class A conventional community.
  • Manage front end, greet and tour prospects, process applications, manage communication and software through real page database.
  • Perform background checks and verify referrals of prospective tenants.
  • Maintained property customer service standards, respond to resident requests and work with residents to minimize/resolve problems and complaints.
Education
Bachelor's Degree of Legal Support Services2008 - 2011
Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA
 
 
Sean Warren
Contractor-Paralegal
Contact Info
Miami, FL
(550) 555-2318
swarren@example.com
Skills
Legal Documents
Powerpoint
Document Preparation
LLC
Pagemaker
Contract Database
General Correspondence
Confidential Information
Word Documents
Ensure Accuracy
Employment History
Contractor-Paralegal2014 - Present
LAW OFFICES OF WINN SIMSMiami, FL
  • Prepare correspondence to counsel regarding various matters in the litigation.
  • Draft legal documents such as, pleadings, and motions.
  • Conducted initial investigations, reviewed retainer agreements; facilitated referrals with other law firms.
Legal Secretary2004 - 2014
Choice LegalFort Lauderdale, FL
  • Gathered and arranged legal documents for attorney review and case preparation.
  • Perform Notary Public Acts for Executive & Legal Department.
  • Type memos, correspondence, reports, and other legal documents.Operate PBX telephone console.
  • Prepare routine correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents from draft or dictated text.
  • Composed letters, legal documents, reports, and reviewed all for accuracy and completeness.
Word Processor (Part-Time)2002 - 2004
Convey Health SolutionsFort Lauderdale, FL
  • Worked in Word Processing department utilizing various Microsoft Office applications.
  • Created flowcharts, slide shows using MS Visio and MS PowerPoint for presentations to prospective clients.
  • Performed word processing in a worker's compensation investigative firm.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations incorporating Excel spreadsheets and other tasks as requested
  • Prepared exams, general correspondence, quizzes, proposals using Microsoft Word 6.0 and WordPerfect.
Education
Bachelor's Degree of Legal Support Services2001 - 2004
Keiser UniversityFort Lauderdale, FL
 

What Should Be Included In A Contractor-Paralegal Resume

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1. Add Contact Information To Your Contractor-paralegal Resume

Your name should be the biggest text on the page and be at or near the top of the document.

Your address doesn't need to include your street name or house number - listing your city and state works just fine.

Your email address should be professional, but not your current work email address. It's not a good look to use your work email for personal projects (job-searching).

Your social media can be included if you have a fully-fledged LinkedIn page or another social media page that showcases your relevant skill set.

Contractor-Paralegal Resume Contact Information Example #1
JANE MOORE
Montgomery, AL 36043| 333-111-2222 | jane.moore@email.com

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2. Add Your Relevant Education To The Resume

Your resume's education section should include:

  • The name of your school
  • The date you graduated (Month, Year or Year are both appropriate)
  • The name of your degree
If you graduated more than 15 years ago, you should consider dropping your graduation date to avoid age discrimination.

Optional subsections for your education section include:

  • Academic awards (Dean's List, Latin honors, etc. )
  • GPA (if you're a recent graduate and your GPA was 3.5+)
  • Extra certifications
  • Academic projects (thesis, dissertation, etc.)

Other tips to consider when writing your education section include:

  • If you're a recent graduate, you might opt to place your education section above your experience section
  • The more work experience you get, the shorter your education section should be
  • List your education in reverse chronological order, with your most recent and high-ranking degrees first
  • If you haven't graduated yet, you can include "Expected graduation date" to the entry for that school

Contractor-Paralegal Resume Relevant Education Example #1
Bachelor's Degree In Legal Support Services 2014 - 2016
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
Contractor-Paralegal Resume Relevant Education Example #2
Bachelor's Degree In Legal Support Services 2014 - 2016
Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, FL
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3. Next, Create A Contractor-Paralegal Skills Section On Your Resume

Your resume's skills section should include the most important keywords from the job description, as long as you actually have those skills. If you haven't started your job search yet, you can look over resumes to get an idea of what skills are the most important.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when writing your resume's skills section:

  • Include 6-12 skills, in bullet point form
  • List mostly hard skills; soft skills are hard to test
  • Emphasize the skills that are most important for the job
Hard skills are generally more important to hiring managers because they relate to on-the-job knowledge and specific experience with a certain technology or process.

Soft skills are also valuable, as they're highly transferable and make you a great person to work alongside, but they're impossible to prove on a resume.

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4. List Your Contractor-paralegal Experience

The most important part of any resume is the experience section. Recruiters and hiring managers expect to see your experience listed in reverse chronological order, meaning that you should begin with your most recent experience and then work backwards.

Don't just list your job duties below each job entry. Instead, make sure most of your bullet points discuss impressive achievements from your past positions. Whenever you can, use numbers to contextualize your accomplishments for the hiring manager reading your resume.

It's okay if you can't include exact percentages or dollar figures. There's a big difference even between saying "Managed a team of engineers" and "Managed a team of 6 engineers over a 9-month project."

Most importantly, make sure that the experience you include is relevant to the job you're applying for. Use the job description to ensure that each bullet point on your resume is appropriate and helpful.


Work History Example # 1
Contractor-Paralegal
The Weitz Company
  • Maintained professional and empathetic relationships with clients through telephone contact and mail correspondence.
  • Drafted Affirmations and/or Affidavits to amend filed court documents.
  • Drafted, edited and proofread affidavits, affirmations and attorney correspondence.
  • Assembled information for and coordinated Political Action Committee filings with outside counsel.
  • Assisted legal counsel in processing and documenting litigation resulting in construction lawsuits.

Work History Example # 2
Leasing Agent
Landing
  • Created daily advertisements to promote current specials and availability through advertising generators for Craigslist ads.
  • Maintained traffic data in YARDI to aide in effective advertisement.
  • Used Internet marketing tools and followed other property-specific marketing plans, drives, and special programs.

Work History Example # 3
Contractor-Paralegal
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
  • Prepared subpoenas and responses to notice of discovery and interrogatory requests.
  • Reviewed, organized and summarized documents and testimony; prepared subpoenas.
  • Presented digital documents in court using Sanction, document cameras and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Organized and prioritized the case loads/Electronically filed documents using Electronic Records Express and Pacer.
  • Coordinated hearings with opposing counsel and scheduled hearings according to Judges Administrative Orders.

Work History Example # 4
Law Clerk
City of Phoenix
  • Led fifteen (15) special investigators and reported directly to the Kansas Secretary of Labor and General Counsel.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor and felony criminal cases including assault, theft, DUI, drug possession, and child pornography.
  • Prepared memoranda for submission to the Justices with recommendations for action thereon.
  • Engaged in significant personal interaction with all Supreme Court of Guam Justices.
  • Served as the Command Ethics Counselor as provided in the Federal Joint Ethics Regulation.

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5. Highlight Your Contractor-Paralegal Certifications On Resume

Certifications can be a powerful tool to show employers that you know your stuff. If you have any of these certifications, make sure to put them on your contractor-paralegal resume:

  1. Certified Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant (CP/CLA)
  2. Advanced Paralegal Certification (APC)

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6. Finally, Add A Summary Or Objective Statement

A resume summary statement is a 1-3 sentence spiel at the top of your resume that quickly summarizes who you are and what you have to offer. In this section, include your job title, years of experience (if it's 3+), and an impressive accomplishment, if you have space for it.

Remember to address skills and experiences that are emphasized in the job description.

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Updated October 6, 2021