JD Grad Cover Letter

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(Name of Hiring Manager, Title)
(Name of Company)
(City, State, Zip)


Dear (Mr. or Ms.) (Last Name), 

As a Juris Doctorate recently admitted to the State Bar, I am writing to you today regarding your open position of (Job Title). Having gained expertise and made several achievements in research, analysis, and document management, I believe I am an ideal candidate for your company. My experience includes drafting memoranda, complaints, and communication regarding privilege, intellectual property, tax status, trademarks, and corporate by-laws.

Select examples of my work include:

  • Identified contractual issues within a document and performed quality control on documents drafted by team; incorporated new developments related to a family of documents by reviewing supplemental documents and accounts while ensuring compliance to document protocol.
  • Analyzed legal documents for privilege, confidentiality, and responsiveness, achieving team goals of 70 document reviews per day; determined issues associated with each document and coded them accordingly.
  • Researched legal issues and provided reports regarding housing, domestic violence, and social security; reviewed statutes and case files for clarity; drafted complaints, memoranda, and correspondences.

Eager to meet with you to discuss this opening in greater detail, I am attaching my resume for your review. I will make myself available at your convenience and hope to meet with you soon. I appreciate your consideration and look forward to your call. 



John Smith