In the event the applicant were applying for a teaching position a CV resume format would be more appropriate.
Please note the applicant has begun the resume with a litigation section that acts as a sort of summary of qualifications resume.
This section clearly identifies why the applicant is qualified for the position.
Note that the applicant has made a point to highlight honors and relevant activities in the education section.
This can be particularly important if the applicant has little experience practicing law.
You may be surprised to learn that a corporate pilot resume is also based on the same resume template, but with an interesting difference!
Sample Legal Resume
2906 Winding Way
Chicago, IL 55555
- Successfully conducted litigation in a number of high-profile cases
- Practiced before arbitrators and administrative boards
- Achieved favorable resolution of cases difficult to win
Curtis and Curtis, Chicago, IL
Senior Associate, June, 1995 to Present
Represented a diverse group of clients in civil litigation matters. Met with clients to develop trial strategy. Litigated each case and frequently achieved favorable results. Three verdicts resulted in settlements that exceeded $1 million.
Gordon and Associates, Chicago, IL
Associate Attorney, April, 1989 to May, 1995
Member of trial team that successfully defended H.J. Higgins and Co in a $7 million litigation. Prepared and argued motions. Drafted settlement briefs.
- J.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Editor of Law Review
- B.A. Political Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Honors: Summa Cum Laude
- Debate Society
• Member of the Bar, State ofIllinois, admitted 1989
• Contributor, The Midwest Law Review
Attorney Resume Tips
In the attorneys resume template shown, the applicant has also included a professional affiliations section.
This specifies information such as bar membership and contributor information for professional legal publications.
Including such information can provide the applicant with a competitive edge over other applicants.