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Legal Clerks are responsible for administrative duties at legal settings and they perform tasks such as handling mail, preparing legal documentation and trials, conducting research, offering customer service, and greeting clients. Unlike regular secretaries, they also need to demonstrate legal proceedings knowledge. Other skills usually highlighted in Legal Clerk resume samples are organizational skills, communication abilities, telephone etiquette, and computer competencies. Those seeking to work as Legal Clerks should be able to display a high school diploma or a college degree in their resumes.

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Legal Clerk

Organized the firms filing system for 25-30 attorneys with approximately 15 cases each

  • Opened cases with the firm's billing program known as TABS and developed a log of all new cases with approval dates and corresponding parties involved
  • Oversaw of the offsite storage and disposal of highly sensitive and confidential material including the return of medical records to the appropriate medical facilities
  • Assisted in the proof reading of end of month draft reports for several attorneys
  • Supervised part-time summer employees & interns
  • Developed a fully functional mail distribution system
  • Occasionally organized exhibits for large legal motions
  • Occasionally performed data entry and prepared discovery logs
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
Business Administration
2

Legal Clerk

Executed daily operations of filing, generating, and mailing notices and subpoenas.

  • Reviewed and filed pleadings, petitions, and other documents
  • Prepared affidavits of documents and maintained document filed and case correspondence.
  • Was instrumental in implementing filing system.
  • Trained new clerks in legal clerk procedures.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Vocal Music Performance
Music Education
3

Legal Clerk

Conducted legal research regarding business, nonprofit, trademark, and copyright law

  • Prepared briefs and legal memoranda regarding statement of issues involved
  • Drafted business and nonprofit formation transactional documents
  • Reviewed business contracts
  • Drafted legal blog entries regarding areas of practice
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
4

Administrative and Legal Clerk Petty Officer

Provided guidance and counseling about rights and benefits, career path options, promotion requirements, and educational opportunities within U.S. Navy.

  • Interviewed personnel and administered tests.
  • Prepared subpoenas and powers of attorney, processed appeals and investigated claims, scheduled courtrooms, and notified individuals involved.
  • Scheduled and issued aircraft inspections and work orders, and maintained aircraft and engine logbooks and associated records.
  • Operated personal computers, word processors, duplicating machines, audio-recording devices and other office machines.
  • Maintained personnel, legal and administrative records.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
MA
Homeland Security
5

Legal Clerk

Drafted and arranged civil litigation referral to Department of Justice.

  • Researched and composed memoranda on discrete issues of law including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, CERCLA, local environmental enforcement authority, mail and wire fraud, corporate liability, and false statements.
  • Prepared case summaries for Continuing Legal Education presentation on CERCLA liability.
  • Drafted information request letters to determine parties' liability at a Superfund site.
  • Attended case preparation meetings coordinated with DOJ.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BS
Psychology
JD
Law; Certificate
6

Legal Clerk

Performed legal research and drafted memoranda related to SEC regulations and compliance

  • Performed contract review of service level agreements and software licensing agreements
  • Reviewed copyright and trademark infringement issues related to Artisan intellectual property
  • Revised HR policies related to nepotism and anti-harassment
Candidate Info
8
months in
workforce
1
month
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
7

Legal Clerk - Office of The General Counsel

Researched and prepared FOIA requests on behalf of the University.

  • Gathered information regarding FOIA requests, and redacted if/when necessary.
  • Developed and implemented FOIA policies for the University.
  • Researched and prepared litigation documents on behalf of the University.
  • Conducted investigations to determine liability for the University on various legal matters.
  • Reviewed University contracts.
  • Developed policies and procedures for various areas of the University.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
JD
Juris Doctor
8

Legal Clerk

Drafted litigation documents for personal injury cases including various motions, oppositions, discovery,
client letters, bill of particulars, summons and complaints, etc.

  • Assisted with preparation of witnesses prior to depositions.
  • Conducted initial client interviews and processed the required paperwork.
  • Maintained and scheduled all calendar court dates and set up depositions for all cases.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
9

Legal Clerk

  • Prepared Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions for filing in all California districts
  • Reviewed client documents and financial information and provided individualized legal options
  • Drafted complaints and motions including complaints/motions to avoid junior lien, motions for default
  • Composed responses and oppositions to motions such as creditors' motions for relief from the automatic
  • Negotiated settlement terms and prepared stipulations with opposing counsel representing mortgage
  • Prepared legal memoranda and briefs in support of debtor's Chapter 13 plan on a variety of topics
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
10

Legal Clerk

  • Conducted research across an array of issues in Illinois state law.
  • Drafted motions, affidavits, and numerous other court documents.
  • Coordinated scheduling, reviewed court dockets, and assisted in all administrative tasks.
  • Assisted in managing a caseload primarily consisting of debt collection, eviction, and bankruptcy.
  • Communicated with and assisted clients who are otherwise unable to afford legal representation.
  • Gained extensive experience drafting correspondence and managing a database.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor

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