54 Analos Lane
Wesville NSW 2356
Tel: 02 55 333 333
02 85 555 555
Dear Ms Summers
Re: Junior legal secretary position
I am writing in response to the advertisement on lawjobs.com on 4 November for a junior legal secretary with your firm. The role described is exactly the kind of opportunity that I have been looking for.
I have recently completed my Certificate III in Business Administration (legal) and am now seeking an entry-level position to begin my career and expand my knowledge in legal services. My current position as office junior for Lawson Accountants has been a great introduction to working in an office environment. I have been employed part-time in this position for the past year and have learnt all the basics, including dealing with clients, answering phones, diary management, photocopying and filing, amongst other things. Additionally, I also developed great customer service skills through my previous position as sales assistant at Hughson Department Store.
I am a proficient computer and Internet user and am familiar with Microsoft Word. My typing speed is currently 55 wpm. I would consider my strengths to be my written and verbal communication skills, my high attention to detail and my ability to always be well organised. I am a hard worker with an enthusiastic attitude and a loyal disposition. I work well in a team, am capable of taking initiative and working unsupervised, and have a flexible approach to my work.
Thank you for taking the time to read my application and I hope that I will get the chance to meet you in person for an interview.
Legal Secretary Cover Letter
Legal Secretaries provide assistance to lawyers and complete various clerical and administrative tasks. Common responsibilities of a Legal Secretary include liaising with partners and clients, greeting visitors, performing research, drafting legal documents, maintaining records, handling correspondence, cultivating client relationships, and keeping information confidential. Constant knowledge updating is required of these professionals in order to complete their duties at high standards.
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- Legal terminology knowledge
- Research skills
- Telephone etiquette
- Customer service orientation
- Meticulous attention to details
- Computer proficiency
- Experience with litigation management software
- Time management and deadline orientation
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Dear Mr. Peterson:
Upon learning of your need for a Legal Secretary, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your review. As an experienced legal assistant with experience providing comprehensive administrative and client support, I am confident that I would be a valuable asset to your team.
My background consists of more than 10 years’ experience overseeing administrative and operational functions for senior-level attorneys. Backed by superior communication and multitasking capabilities, I excel at providing exceptional organizational and time-management skills and driving optimal law office efficiency and success.
Highlights of my experience include…
- Greeting clients, managing complex calendars, scheduling meetings, preparing legal documents, conducting research, and maintaining confidential records while ensuring adherence to internal policies to realize maximum efficiency and productivity.
- Balancing multiple tasks within deadline-driven atmospheres while providing top-level interpersonal skills and maintaining strict attention to detail.
- Delivering an exceptional level of service and support while consistently completing work ahead of schedule to propel firm productivity and enhance client satisfaction.
With my proven commitment to delivering the highest level of law office support, I am well prepared to extend my record of exceptional service to your team. I welcome the opportunity to discuss this position and my qualifications with you further. Thank you for your consideration.