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Character Witness Letter

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A character letter is written in support of the character of a person. This example witness character reference letter is drafted by one person about the character of another person. Many organizations ask for character letters when they are about to recruit a person into their organization. This letter is often asked by universities as well, in which college authorities provide a character letter for the respective student. This letter depicts the nature and behavior of the reference person. Here you will find some information along with character letter content. These letters have the potential to influence the decision if the person will be hired for the position. A good character letter can be incredibly helpful to a persons' case. Writing such a letter can be a challenge, particularly for those who are inexperienced with writing down relevant personal character traits.  Read on to learn more about how to write a top-notch letter of support.

How do you write a Character reference letter?

The character reference for a job position is to provide relevant information to a hiring manager or management team of potential new employer. It's also useful, if you need one for a friend, or co-worker with a written statement on the Defendant’s moral or mental qualities. In case of the latter, such a letter is commonly provided in child custody and/or drunk driving (DUI) occurrences but may be used in any situation needed where the court should hear about the personality and reputation of the Defendant in order to have the case drawn in their favor.

The character witness letter should be a simple 1-page document stating your experience with the recommended individual as well as why you feel the need to provide this reference. Depending on who you are and how the court views you in consideration of the case it may or may not sway the Judge into using the letter in their final assessment.

The introduction should state who you are, how long you’ve known the individual, and why you feel the need to make this recommendation to the court.

Body Paragraph(s)
The body paragraph is your main argument why the recommended individual is a person of high moral character. For example, if you are the employer of the individual it should state how important they are to the workplace and to plead to the Judge to show leniency in this case. Or if it is a child custody lawsuit it should have a family member write how much the kids mean to the recommended individual.

The conclusion should summarize the purpose of the letter and he or she should write their contact information (phone and e-mail) in case the court should want to follow up on any of the information suggested in the letter.

What do you say in a character letter? 

This letter must be drafted with keen care since it is a guarantor for the character of a person. There are mentioned some guidelines which must be followed while writing a character letter:

  1. After writing the necessary letter ingredients at the start, start the body by informing the reader about your relationship with the candidate. 
  2. Explain how you met the candidate. Academic organizations mention the year and class in which the candidate took the admission. 
  3. Also, mention the tenure, which means for how long you have been known to the person you are referring to. 
  4. Explain the true nature of the candidate by providing relevant examples that compliment your words. Mention the positive qualities of the candidate. 
  5. A character letter must be closed with a recommendation line, so it is compulsory for you to do it as well. 

At the end of the letter, provide your contact information just if they want to contact you back for verification purposes. 

Sample Character Letter:

Here are written some sample reference letters for your help. Multiple examples have been provided so you can pick whichever suits you the best:

Dear {{Name}}, 

I am writing to tell you of the many fine qualities of {{Name}}, whom I have known for {{length of time}} in various capacities, including {{ways in which you know the person being referenced}}.

I have had the chance to get to know {{Name}}, and I say without a doubt that you are dealing with a person of very good moral character. {{Name}} operates with integrity, and never has a bad word to say about anyone. {{He/she}} is also hard working and dedicated, and never leaves a job unfinished.

On a personal level, may I just say that I really like {{Name}}, and I have no doubts about {{his/her}} abilities to succeed in the future. Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

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This part includes the address, line by line, with the proper dates.


  1. I am pleased to write a character reference letter for {{person whom you are referring to}}.  I have had the pleasure of knowing for about He has been a close friend of my sister since they were in college. I have witnessed him growing as a smart, talented, and responsible person. {{Person whom you are referring to}} have always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and ambition in many of the aspects.
  2. I am writing this letter because {{full name}} asked me to provide a character reference on {{his or her}} behalf. I met {{him or her}} when we {{explain circumstances of how you met; examples may include things like living in the same neighborhood, went to school together, played sports together, did volunteer work together, etc.}}. I have known {{him or her}} for {{number}} {{years or months}}, so I feel qualified to speak on {{his or her}} behalf in terms of character. 
  3. I exceptionally recommend {{Recipient’s Name}} for the job of {{Job position}} at {{Company Name}}. {{Recipient’s Name}} is my close childhood friend whom I have known for {{number}} years. I watched his skills grow from humble beginnings ever since our college days where he majored in Management. I honestly believe he is the man for the job.
  4. It is with great pleasure that I recommend {{Name}}. I have known her for {{Number of Years}} years. {{he/she}} has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and ambition. {{He/She}} is definitely a leader rather than a follower.
  5. I am writing to recommend {{employee name}}. {{He/She/They}} worked with us at {{company name}} as a {{employee job title}} and {{reported to me/worked with me}} in my position as {{insert your job title}}.

Body/main text:

  1. He is more mature than his years, expressed many of his innovative ideas during the university projects. He has more qualities of a leader than being a follower who I explored in many of his group projects along with my sister. A skilled leader who always maintained his professionalism.
  2. He has excellent communication skills. Furthermore, he has a great ability to interact effectively and efficiently with his teammates and ensure that the project is getting done. He was always a topper in the class. In addition to his studies, he was able to hold two part-time jobs during his academics. So, I believe he would be more suitable for any position and be a tremendous asset to your company.
  3. Throughout the time that I have known {{the first name}}, I have formed a very positive opinion of {{him or her}}. {{first name}} has always been {{a few sentences describing positive traits you have seen in the person you are writing about; examples may include things like honest, helpful, intelligent, creative, success-oriented, considerate of others, etc.}}. 
  4. After our days in school, he diligently looked for employment and nailed {{Job position}} locally. He is exceedingly passionate about his duties and treated them with the necessary seriousness. With his exceptional people skills, he helped staff members with their administrative responsibilities.
  5. Unfortunately, the {{Company Name}} suffered an unforeseen fire and is no more. {{Recipient’s Name}} is a hard worker whose passion and devotion will positively impact your Gallery.
  6. As an employee, {{employee name}} was always {{insert quality}}. During {{his/her/their}} time in my team, {{he/she/they}} managed to {{insert example}}.
  7. I’ve always put a premium on {{insert quality}} among my team members and {{employee name}} never failed to deliver. An example was when {{insert example}}
  8. {{employee name}} is a delight to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire {{him/her/them}} again.
  9. In addition to her excellent scholastic accomplishments, {{he/she}} has proven her leadership ability by organizing a hockey league in North Dakota to provide young people an opportunity to compete and learn good sportsmanship.
  10. {{Name}} is also a most dependable team player. Her good judgment and mature outlook ensure a logical and practical approach to {{His/her}} endeavors.

Complimentary close:

  1. I highly recommend {{person whom you are referring to}} for any position or job that he chooses to pursue in your company. I am sure that he will grow even more and do a great job for your company.
  2. Not only do I like {{first name}}, I also respect {{him or her}} greatly. I felt honored to be asked to provide this character reference and hope that the information I provided helps you understand what an outstanding individual {{full name}} really is. If I can be of further assistance, please call me at {{phone number}} or contact me by email at {{email address}}.
  3. I am confident to recommend {{Recipient’s Name}} for the post of {{Job position}}. If you have any inquiries about him, do not hesitate to ask.
  4. {{Name}} would be an asset to any organization, and I am happy to give her my wholehearted endorsement.
  5. Should you have any further questions about {{him/her/them}}, feel free to reach me at {{phone number}}.


Mark your personal signatures at the end of the letter. You can either handwrite them after printing the cover letter or you may insert scanned signatures directly in the MS word file and then print it out.

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Dena Rubio(11/13/2021) - NZL


Frederique H(11/13/2021)

Very useful reference letter to state someone's moral character.

Daniell Ali(11/13/2021) - DEU

Thank you for the letter!!

Loraine Tyler(11/13/2021) - GBR

Endorsed teh document and page to my network

Lura Decker(11/13/2021) - DEU

Very good file to have, I saved it and bookmarked your website :p

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