Sample Cover Letter for Paralegal with No Experience
[address line 1]
15 Fetter Lane
Dear [recruiter's name],
I have completed a law degree at the [University] with an first class degree. I am applying for a paralegal position requiring a fluent [language] speaker.
I am very enthralled by the prospect of working as a paralegal because it will allow me to assume the role of a project manager and will afford me early responsibility. Given that law is both transactional and ongoing, it is clear that I will have to build a rapport with the client and apply strong communication skills coupled with high technical ability when forming a clear picture of the client’s needs and objectives and then explaining what may well be a complex area of law when advising on the best solution. This may require me to liaise with a number of legal departments thus making each day a unique, enjoyable and fulfilling work experience.
I am suited for this paralegal role as I can freely interchange between [language] and English in many different settings. My high calibre can be reflected in my academic life where I have attained highest grades in [language] and English at GCSE and A-Level. Whilst studying at [university] University I have been a very active member and an executive of the [language] Speaking Society ([SOCIETY INITIALS]) for the last three years. This role required me to communicate and interact with over two-hundred members, both individually and collectively. Last year, I was responsible for organising a trip to Cardiff and a New Year’s party for the members of the [university] [SOCIETY INITIALS]. Recently, I have started up a [university] Amateur [Sport] Club for the first time in sixty years of University’s history. I am currently the president of the society and have the responsibility of managing over ten executives, thus accentuating my excellent organisational and leadership skills. Last summer, I have worked for [law firm], law firm aimed at predominantly [language] speaking clients. This work experience has not only enhanced my teamwork skills but has also improved my ability to switch between [language] and English in a professional setting.
What makes me stand out from other applicants is not only my fluency in [language] and English, but also my sensitivity to [language] and English cultures. Throughout my life I have lived in [country], [country], USA and UK. This has effectively augmented and shaped my appreciation and interest in several cultures pertaining to the named countries. This is reflected in my personal and working life when interacting with clients at a law firm or working in a team as part of an executive board of a university society. This is a fundamental element of a successful and strong work ethic. Furthermore, I keep abreast with the general developments in [country] and England by following the news and interacting with a diverse range of English and [language] speaking individuals.
I am attracted to Peters & Peters by the small teams which I feel will offer me bespoke training that is individually tailored to my interests, experience and aptitude. Small teams also suggest that I will have increased responsibility and operate as a lawyer from day one in an informal and collegial working environment. More importantly, I will receive the excitement and challenge of working on high value, complex transactions and disputes, in the size of office where everyone knows who you are. For me this will mean getting involved in real work from the start whereby I will be able to add something to the cases I work on. This environment will unquestionably foster my professional and personal growth in my capacity as a lawyer.
Having worked for a number of private clients at leading legal firms, [law firm] and [law firm], I can attest to the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships. This, coupled with my fluency in [language], English and [language], would make me a valuable asset when working on cross-border transactions and responding to growing market pressures.
I would be grateful for the opportunity to attend an interview for which I am available at your convenience.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.