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Legal Secretary Job Description

A legal secretary is a person who does secretarial and administrative duties to support a lawyer or a legal executive. Their job involves handling and responding to correspondence and telephone call, arranging and confirming appointments and meetings, carrying out research on legal matters, and Preparing and managing legal documents and reports.

A legal secretary should be enthusiastic, resourceful, methodical, attentive, and able to take accurate notes of meetings and summarize discussions effectively. They should have good knowledge of legal proceedings and documentations, and the ability to communicate effectively.

What does a Legal Secretary do?

Legal secretaries may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Legal secretaries usually work normal office hours, but may be required to work overtime and weekends to meet deadlines. They work in offices and courthouses. Their work may be stressful because of the pressure of deadlines.

What is Required to Become a Legal Secretary?

There are no standard educational requirements to become a legal secretary, but a diploma or degree in administration, legal administration or a similar discipline is helpful. Legal secretaries receive on-the-job training.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Legal secretaries need to have:


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