Sample Paralegal Cover Letter

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A paralegal cover letter discusses the applicant's training, experience, and ability in this specialty profession that involves performing some of the same tasks as lawyers such as conducting research, investigating the facts of a pending case, writing contracts and preparing financial documents. All paralegal cover letters should list these duties and let the hiring manager know the applicant's experience and training in the field.


Walter Parsons
456 Farnsworth Drive
Centerville, USA 34576

August 15, 2006

Mr. Robert Baxter
Hiring Manager
Morgan and Morgan Legal Services
17 Plainfield Drive
Any Town, USA 78956

Dear Mr. Baxter:

I have been a paralegal on cases that range from first-degree murder to petty theft, from child custody to personal injury. Today I feel ready to join the other paralegals at your prestigious firm and focus on civil litigation, as called for in your listing on

If we could meet in person, I will show you photos of some of the cases I've worked on and also share the awards I've received for my service in various capacities.

Are you free to get together any morning next week? Please call me at 456-777-8989 to let me know. I'll fit into your schedule. Thank you for reviewing my cover letter and resume prior to our meeting.



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