Sample Paralegal Cover Letter with Experience
Dear [recruiter’s name],
I have completed a law degree at the [University] with an upper second class degree. I am applying for the [language] Speaking Paralegal position advertised on reed.co.uk. I am available at the beginning of [month], [year] and would be willing to negotiate the salary.
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.
Unlike other candidates, I have excellent leadership and project-management skills. Currently, I am managing several properties in [London Borough] which requires me to liaise with a number of different individuals and professional bodies; ranging from the local council and solicitors to surveyors and clients. This means that I would be able to assume early responsibility and liaise with a range of different bodies at the start.
I have the skill of working under pressure to meet approaching deadlines in a busy environment. At [law firm], I was required to complete research on a taxation subject-matter in a very short space of time, which has improved my problem solving skills and significantly improved my time management skills.
I have an ability to interchange between [language], English and [language] in a both legal and non-legal context. At [law firm], I was able to communicate with clients in [language] and then translate their requirements into English. As an executive of the [language] Speaking Society at university, I had to liaise and collaborate with a large number of [language] speakers when organising events, which has increased my confidence levels and consolidated my presentation skills. Similarly, At [company name], I was required to communicate in [language] to a number of [language]-speaking professionals in a busy commercial environment. This would therefore make me a valuable asset when working with [language] clients and would place me above other candidates when it comes to forming and maintaining strong relationships.
Furthermore, I am a very entrepreneurial and possess exceptional negotiation skills. At [law firm], I participated in a small-scale potential acquisition of a media firm. This required me to help the partners to draw up the heads of agreement through round table negotiation with the sellers as well as carry out due diligence investigations. At university, I was a dedicated representative of all law students at regular law school meetings where I had to negotiate on behalf of the law students. I not only remained abreast of current affairs, but also mooted them in regular debating sessions. Similarly, as a budding lawyer, I was always keen to get involved in mooting competitions to improve my ability to argue persuasively.
As a [language] paralegal, I will have an opportunity to apply my excellent linguistic skills in a commercial setting, thus making my work experience both personally and professionally rewarding. Likewise, as a person with great attention to detail and outstanding academic credentials, I will undoubtedly make a positive contribution to the firm’s work and continuing success.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.