Paralegals are legal aides or assistants who take on many of the tasks done by lawyers except to try cases, set fees, represent a client, provide legal opinion and advice to clients. Lawyers can delegate most of their tasks to paralegals but are ultimately responsible for legal work.   Just like lawyers, paralegals can also specialize in various areas such as criminal, tax, copyright, property, patent, contracts, etc.

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Sarah G. Harding

Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phone:  215-546-6687


Looking for a position as a paralegal in a government or private legal agency

Summary of Qualification

  • 7 years of experience a paralegal for a law office specializing in criminal law.
  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills in dealing with clients and courts.

Career Experience/Job History

2003 – Present:  Paralegal,  Applebaum & Associates

  • Assist a lawyer in preparations for trials, court hearings, client meetings, and community and business meetings.
  • Ensure that all aspects of a criminal or civil case have been considered and evaluated
  • Gather, investigate and evaluate relevant information and present to the lawyers for possible use in pleadings or evidentiary argumentation.
  • Research to find relevant laws, statutes, and previous Supreme Court decisions relevant to the case.
  • Assist with the preparation of arguments and court filings and provide assistance during a trial.


2003: Passed licensing from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

2001 – 2003: Bachelor of Laws, Philadelphia University

1998 – 2001: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request