Paralegal cover letter
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As a paralegal, you know the power of the written word when it comes to persuading someone. To be considered for top paralegal jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for service. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a paralegal, or download the paralegal cover letter template in Word.
From 2016 through 2026, jobs for paralegals are projected to grow by 15% (or 41,800 jobs), which is much faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: California, Florida, New York, Texas, and Illinois; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Atlanta.
In terms of salaries, you can expect to earn a median wage of $50,410 per year (or $24.24 per hour) as a paralegal, according to the BLS.
Paralegal cover letter template
Sometown, MA 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
August 10, 2017
Mr. Walter Smythe
55 Pioneer Way
Sometown, MA 55555
Re: Paralegal Position Advertised on Monster
Dear Mr. Smythe:
Throughout my six-year career as a paralegal and legal assistant, I earned consistent praise for my attention to detail, organizational abilities, legal research skills and strong grasp of case law and litigation management. These skills appear to be an excellent match to the requirements listed in your paralegal job posting, and I am very interested in the opportunity.
I currently serve as a paralegal for XYZ Corp., where I work closely with general counsel to provide paralegal support on a number of high-priority cases and projects. Within the first few months of my employment, I created XYZ’s centralized system for corporate and subsidiary records, garnering feedback from the CEO and general counsel for this “outstanding effort” that improved information accessibility, prevented missed deadlines and ensured compliance with state requirements.
Previously as a paralegal for DEF Corp. (a law firm specializing in criminal and civil litigation), I thrived within a high-volume and deadline-intensive environment. I received commendations for my trial preparation work, ability to handle complex assignments and dedicated support of senior attorneys. I demonstrated due diligence in preparing hundreds of discovery demands, motions and case-status reports and managed clients from diverse backgrounds.
My qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a paralegal/litigation specialty certificate, training in IP law and proficiencies in Westlaw, LexisNexis, Summation and MS Office Suite.
I would like the opportunity to discuss how I can contribute to your legal team. To arrange a meeting, please call (555) 555-5555 or email email@example.com. Thank you.
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