To be a Barristers Clerk an employer will be looking to see if you have a good background and proven track record in Administration and also a keen interest in Law. You will need to be very organised and be able to provide support to a barrister or several barristers and support them in collating documents for a client, for trial, doing research, talking to clients, arranging appointments etc.
Any Barrister will also be looking to ensure that you can communicate effectively and that you can work to tight deadlines efficiently. If this is the kind of role you are hoping to do then please see the below covering letter that you can use as an example in your application.
Barristers Clerk Cover Letter Example
Application for a Barristers Clerk
I would like to apply for the role of Barristers Clerk which I have seen advertised in (where and when and any job reference).
I have always had a keen interest in Law from an early age and wanted to follow my career in a law environment. I am a very organised person and having researched the role and looked into your company I understand that I will be required to prepare documents for court, taking anything to and from court as a runner, organising diaries and scheduling appointments with clients.
I feel that I have excellent administration skills and I have had a lot of experience in dealing with customers and feel that I am able to do this well. In my previous roles I have also been responsible for ensuring that customers know the fees applicable to their visits and I am able to chase these payments up, send invoices etc.
I feel that I am a very professional person who is looking forward to working in a Law company and learning all the challenges along the way. I work well on my own initiative as well as with others and feel that I am very efficient and dedicated to any work that I am doing.
I have enclosed my CV for your consideration, if you are interested in my skills and have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course.