With so many lawsuits being registered in all types of courts daily the world over, a job as a legal secretary can be a rewarding and satisfying option. Legal secretaries are appointed by attorneys to handle the clerical and administrative duties in the office. Unlike other secretaries, it is compulsory for the people working in this position to gain some basic legal training.
If you have completed your training and trying for a job as a fresher, or are experienced, you will need a cover letter. Since you are someone from the legal field where writing is the core skills used for communication, the employer will expect you to be exceptional in written English. Hence, the responsibility as a candidate in applying to the job through a cover letter is more on you. Like every specific clause pertaining to a contract or case that you type have to be hundred percent relevant, similarly, the cover letter must be specific as well. It should generate a sense of feeling about you in the readers' minds that you are the one they are looking for.
1234, West 67 Street
Carlisle, MA 01741
Date: 1st January 2009
1234 Archer Road,
Gainesville, Fl 32607,
Dear Mr. Justin,
First of all I want to thank you for posting your advertisement for the vacancy of an experienced legal secretary on job4good.com which I check daily. I am willing to join this position and can begin work immediately. You will get to know from my resume that I am working in a large firm in Los Angeles for six years. There, worked as the head of the legal secretaries and we together served ten personal injury attorneys.
I am ready to execute and have knowledge of various functions concerned with this position, including composing letters, creating contracts and documents for attorney/client agreements, preparing for depositions, and handling efficiently the flow of e-mail, phone calls, and miscellaneous paper work.
If you have time I would like to meet you in person for an interview. I am available to meet you on any weekday except Thursday. Please feel free to contact me at (123)-456 7890 to arrange time and fix the schedule.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
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