Sample General Attorney Cover Letter

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This general attorney cover letter focuses on the applicant's ability to work in a law firm that handles a variety of matters relating to the law. This person must be a member in good standing of the Bar Association in the state where he will be employed. He also shows the hiring manager his special abilities, such as doing research, defending people against prosecution, finding facts in books and on the computer, interviewing witnesses, and so on. General attorney cover letters must make a clear and convincing case for why the applicant should be hired and how he will be an asset to the law firm.

Gordon Appleton
Attorney at Law
21 Seacrest Road
City Road, USA 23417

September 30, 2006

Richard Haynes
Attorney at Law
Haynes and Lincoln Law Firm
452 54th Street
Any Town, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Haynes:

I've practiced general law for the past three years in Small Town, USA and now I would like to focus on research for a variety of cases. I understand from your listing on that you are in dire need of a general attorney.

I am writing this cover letter to apply for that position. I would like to arrange with you to work part-time in the office and part-time in my home, in order to help my wife care for her aging mother. My home office is set up for this kind of work and I promise to deliver my best as I partner with other general attorneys in your firm.

I would be happy to meet with you in person to show you the cases that exhibit my success and to find out what you have in mind for the man or woman you hire.

I'm available to meet you any afternoon after 3:00 p.m. Please call 888-888-8888 to arrange a time that fits your calendar. I hope to be a part of your law firm in the days ahead. Thank you for taking the time to consider my cover letter.


Gordon Appleton

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