Cover Letters for Legal Issues (Jobs)
A cover letter is an important document for getting a good job in any of the reputed organization. A cover letter is drafted in order to highlight the essential parts of the resume in a positive manner. It should be short and precise with relevant information, the details entered should be correct and to the best of your knowledge and the cover letter should give a professional outlook. It is important that you go through the cover letter before sending it to the recruiter, so as to check for the sentence construction, grammar and vocabulary.
Below are two samples job application cover letter for legal jobs; one is for entry level and another is for the experienced person.
Job Application Sample Letter
Gerald G. Crosby,
1741 Pursglove Court,
West Mansfield, OH 43358,
Date: October 10, 2011.
Mr. Bradley E. Jefferson,
3200 Brooklyn Street,
Eugene, OR 97408.
Subject: Application for the post of legal advisor in Ambians Services.
Reference: Advertisement posted in local employment newspaper dated October 8, 2011
Dear Mr. Jefferson,
With the reference to the advertisement posted in local employment newspaper dated October 8, 2011, I am drafting the cover letter for the post of legal advisor in Ambians Services. I have just completed graduation in Law from International School of Law (ISL). I have also completed indoor and outdoor project that have proved to be beneficial in building my career skills. In the final year, I have also done internship program from ABC Financial Services.
I have a very strong academic background and currently I am also pursuing Masters in Business Management (MBA) in Finance from XYZ University. I have also completed certification course in accounting and has a work experience of 5 month in handling legal documents from Major Accounts Inc., New York. I have good hands on labor and mercantile laws along with corporate law. The rest of the details i.e. educational qualification, project details, certification courses, achievements, extra-curricular activities and contact details are contained in the resume, enclosed with the cover letter. I believe that I could make a significant and valuable contribution in for the development and success of this organization.
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss how my education and experience will be helpful to you. If you find me eligible for the post, do call me up at your convenience. I would be waiting for your reply. Thank you for your time and consideration in going through the cover letter.
Gerald G. Crosby,
Senior Student, Law,
1. Resume – myresume.doc
2. Letter of appreciation by The Head of Department, Law, ISL. – appletter.doc
Sample Cover Letters for Legal Issues(Jobs)
William T. Garza,
3939 Chicago Avenue,
Farmersville, CA 93223,
Date: October 10, 2011.
Mr. Robert V. Lyons,
1036 Quiet Valley Lane,
Calabasas, CA 91302.
Subject: Application for the post of legal advisor in ABC Services.
Reference: Referred by Mr. Thomas A. Jones (Sr. legal advisor in XYZ Associates)
Dear Mr. Lyons,
As per the verbal talk with Mr. Thomas A. Jones, who is a senior legal advisor in XYZ Associates, for the post if legal advisor, I am forwarding my resume attached with the cover letter. According to the eligibility criteria, I hope to fulfill every aspect of it. I have a working experience of 5 years in this field. Currently I am working in ABZ technologies handling the legal issues and for the last 2 years.
I also have two years of real estate litigation experience, including internship as a legal assistant last year with the New York City office of International Accounts Inc. My roles and responsibilities includes handling corporate transactions, financial and capital markets transactions, banking, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. I am eager to join the company so that I could use my skill set for the development of the company. I am confident that my combination of practical work experience and solid educational experience will help a lot for the company's growth and success. My background and professional approach to business will provide the organization with a highly productive attorney upon completion of the development program.
My educational background, professional details, present and past experience, achievements, skill set, personal details and other essential details are contained in the resume attached with the cover letter. Finally I would like to thank you for your consideration and precious time in going through the cover letter. I would be waiting for a positive reply from your side. If there is any possibility of arranging a meeting or scheduling an interview, it would be a great pleasure to meet you. Please do contact me via telephone or email, whichever is convenient to you. My email address is william_g_at_abc.com and contact number is 559-594-7236. Hoping for a positive reply.
William T. Garza.
Resume – myresume.doc
Internship certificate, International Accounts Inc. – appletter.doc
Copy of the experience letter from previous employers.
Copy of the salary slip for the last three months (if required).
This is one of the best cover letter for the post of legal advisor that will give you a clear idea of how to draft a cover letter and what are the things that need to be included in the cover letter. Do remember to attach the resume with the cover letter; otherwise it will be of no use. Good Luck for future!