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Legal CV Example
Here at Sonder Consultants we realise that everyone has a story. A CV, whilst an important part of the job hunt, doesn’t fully capture that story or the essence of who the human behind the CV truly is.

In saying that, your legal resume is the starting point for telling your story, and an opportunity to distinct yourself and make a positive first impression. Done well, you’re likely to capture the attention of the legal recruiter or HR professional. Done incorrectly (which a surprising number of lawyers do), and your resume may go by the wayside.

Set yourself up for success by taking note of the example legal CV we’ve created below. 

(This guide has been put together to be used as a guide only, and the information is to be used as suggestions.)

Example Legal CV 




M: Phone

E: email


Sell yourself. Who are you? Brief summary of your key focus areas, industries, clients you’ve worked with. Strong points. How will you differentiate yourself from other applicants? What attributes and skills do you have that may not be specified below? Keep to 3-5 sentences.


Admission date, location




Bachelor of Laws – First Class Degree



Month Year to present









 Jun 2016 to Aug 2018



Senior Associate – Practice/team

Brief summary about the practice group, types of matters, key focus areas, industries, clients, role.  End ‘with recent/key matters including:’


· Advising the liquidators of Company X Australia, in relation to indemnity and funding arrangements for the on-going trading of the business, sale of assets and various issues arising from the previous appointment of voluntary administrators.

· Have at least 4-6 listed



Associate – Practice/team

  • Experience working on…
  • Insert matter list/deal list


Key Achievements (or publications if applicable)

University Academic Award for outstanding performance in Law (if any)

Leader programmes (if any)

Debating Society (if any)

Charity work (If any)

Sports achievements (if any)



Available on request
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”
– Walter Elliot
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