When you’re applying to work at a law firm, there are a wide variety of skills and talents you need to display in your job application. Even after going to law school, you still need to show the law firm that you know how to work in your specialized practice area (such as criminal defense or environmental law), and that you’re the right person for the legal job you’re applying to. Here’s what you need to know about creating a cover letter for a legal profession.
Yes. A cover letter with these sections puts you ahead of many other job seekers who might not think about including a cover letter. Many applicants don’t write a cover letter because they’re concerned about their writing skills. If this sounds like you, just use the ResumeHelp cover letter builder. No matter what your skills or knowledge, this cover letter builder helps you create a great cover letter.
Your cover letter should be between half a page and 3/4 of a page in general. Shorter than half a page, and your cover letter looks like it doesn’t have quite enough content. Longer than 3/4 of a page, and it’s less likely that a hiring manager will want to read the whole thing.
You need experience to get a law firm position. However, whether you’re a first-year student looking to be a part-time paralegal or you’re a law school graduate looking for a full-time career, you have relevant experience in the legal field. You just need to showcase that experience appropriately. Include internship experience, academic experience, and volunteer work to show off your skills.