Legal CV template: free law-themed Word download

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.

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  • CV ref: #129
  • File size: 29kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: legal-cv-template.docx
  • Fonts required: Leelawadee (free)
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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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Jayne Smith – SOLICITOR


Address: 123, The Street, Topletown, Nottingham NG1 234

Phone: 01234 567890 / 07456 018123


Social: @jaynesmith / LinkedIn: jaynesmith / Twitter: jaynesmith


Admitted 2001

PGDipLaw (LPC)
University of London
1995 – 1999

Bachelor of Laws LL.B
University of Reading
1991 – 1994

4 A Levels
including Law (A, A, A, B)
West Notts College
1989 – 1991


Going to the gym


I am a Partner at a Midlands law firm, seeking a fresh challenge within a regulated law firm. I am interested in joining a smaller firm where I can use my proven skills and experience to grow the property department as I have in previous positions.


ABC Law Firm | Partner
2001 – date

Heading up the Residential Conveyancing department, I oversee a team of 15 paralegals in dealing with sales, purchases, remortgages and plot sales. From joining the firm in 2001, the department has grown to handle more than £20 million of transactions each calendar year. This was partly achieved through an overhaul of the property section on our website (which I designed and project managed), and partly through introducing an online conveyancing portal.

Since heading up the department in 2003, we have increased repeat business from 23% to 53% through various client retention strategies that I implement (details available).

123 Law Firm | Solicitor
1999 – 2001

I was a solicitor in the property department dealing with a busy workload of residential conveyancing transactions. I also mentored new members of the firm joining the property department, acting as a go-to person.

NRB Law Firm | Trainee Solicitor
1997 – 1999

I completed my training contract with NRB Law Firm, covering several areas including Residential and Commercial Conveyancing.

XYZ Law Firm | Paralegal
1994 – 1997

I worked as a paralegal in the Civil Litigation department, processing claims, completing forms and keeping clients updated with their case.


As a partner I am required to give 3 months’ notice in my current position although this might be negotiable. References are available on request.

Template details:


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

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

More about this legal CV template:

NB: This template was originally published on 26th December 2017 and it has been completely updated for 2020.

This super-smart 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. Here are just a few examples that this could be adapted for:

  • Law student
  • Legal secretary
  • Law graduate
  • Legal assistant

The objective statement is also a great place for those seeking a training contract to include impressive accolades in relation to their studies. The objective statement is what the hiring manager first reads – so make it count! Ensure it’s snappy and to the point, and try not to waffle on. A paragraph or two is all that’s needed to catch the reader’s attention and keep them there.

TIP: You could also add professional memberships into this template, such as the Law Society, CILEX or CLC.

Here’s a full preview of how the template looks:

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. As with all of our free CV templates we would like you to customise them to suit your needs. Take out any sections you like, or even add some – the choice is yours.

How to utilise a promotion on your legal CV template

Being promoted in the past is something worth talking about on your CV. However, most people fail to recognise the significance, and don’t take advantage of the opportunity.

The promotion often gets hidden within the ‘work history’ section. The job seeker will simply add this in as a new job title underneath the same role. Although the employer will be able to see this, it shouldn’t just be another job title. Instead, the promotion should be discussed and highlighted.

Here’s how to utilise a promotion on your CV…

Explain why you got promoted

The most important aspect of a promotion is – why did you get promoted 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. The hiring manager can see that you got promoted, but you haven’t explained to them what you did right.

Here is an example of what you could put on your CV:

Promoted within the first year for hitting targets consistently, leading the team to numerous successful projects. Those projects included…

My manager recommended that I take an internal management training course. This was because I was already taking up a supervisory role naturally, and training and helping other team members on a regular basis. 

I was offered this due to my potential to lead a new team which was transferring over to our offices. I passed the management training course with distinction and am now responsible for managing a team of 6 junior lawyers. 

You can also go into more detail if you wish, but a brief explanation is always wise when trying to keep to a two page CV. Include numbers and stats, as figures speak volumes.

If a promotion is something that you are currently striving for, then we have some fantastic tips for you. Please check out our guide – 5 career traits that could earn you a promotion.

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10 thoughts on “Legal CV template: free law-themed Word download”

  1. 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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