Legal CV template - free download in MS Word from How to Write a CV

Legal CV template

This is a fresh, clean CV template using the delicious Leelawadee free sans serif font. It is perfect for a wide range of professional roles, such as Solicitor, Lawyer or Legal Executive, although it could easily be adapted to most positions. The headings have a mint coloured background to help them stand out and all lettering is in dark grey.

CV info:

  • CV ref: #129
  • File size: 29kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: legal-cv-template.docx
  • Fonts: Leelawadee (free)
  • Price: Free download
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About this CV template:

This CV template was designed with the lawyer in mind but perfect for a very wide range of roles, both professional and administrative.

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Colours

The colours used in this CV template (Hex / RGB codes) are:

  • Mint : #e1ffff / 225 255 255
  • Dark grey : #7f7f7f / 127 127 127

More about this legal CV template…

This supersmart legal cv template has been designed primarily with the practising solicitor or lawyer in mind – however, it is suitable for a whole range of roles. It could be adapted for use by a law student, legal secretary, law graduate, legal graduate, legal assistant, legal secretary or any other professional legal role. The objective statement is also a great place for those seeking a training contract to include impressive accolades in relation to their studies.

Here’s a preview of how the template looks on quality paper:

Preview legal CV template

The template is built using tables and can be customised effortlessly. Although we’ve only included one page in the template, it’s quite easy to expand to two pages by simply pressing return in one of the columns. Here is a preview of how the tables are used to create this template – this can be useful when figuring out how to delete sections or add new ones:

Legal CV template layout

Once you know the positions of the rows and columns (which are of course hidden on the CV template itself), you can easily delete any sections you don’t want or need.

Don’t forget why and how you got promoted on your CV 

Gaining a promotion is not an easy task and should definitely be something you focus upon when writing your CV. Don’t let that important promotion blend into the rest of your tasks and responsibilities, and instead make sure the hiring manager gets to see it in all its glory.

You must show why you got promoted on your CV 

One of the biggest mistakes made when including information about a past promotion is explaining why you got it in the first place. It’s all too easy to forget this important piece of information and only focus on the job title change, tasks and responsibilities.

These are all worth including of course, but the most interesting part to a hiring manager is the why part.

Take advantage of the why and how aspect of your promotion 

You don’t need to go into too much detail but make sure you actually explain on your CV why and how you gained promotion. These two components make for great reading and give the employer an insight into what your future goals may be, and what lengths you will go to in order to climb the ladder.

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Comments

  1. That’s one of the awesome c.v template i have ever seen and thanks for the free download,stay blessed.

  2. What a great template, exactly what I was looking for.

    Appreciate the lack of scammy popups or need to register – just straight to the point. So refreshing, thank you!

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