Legal Secretary

Legal Secretaries assist lawyers with administrative tasks and are versed in legal terminology, procedures, and documents. They help prepare and file legal documents such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Legal Secretary is compiling contract paperwork to send to a client regarding use of an available incubator space for the client to grow their clean energy business. The Legal Secretary ensures all files have the correct information and are sent in a timely manner.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements.
  • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records.
  • Receive and place telephone calls, schedule and make appointments, and draft and type office memos.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Confidential Secretary, Judicial Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Secretary, Legal Assistant, Litigation Assistant

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$44,180

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

GED/ High School Diploma, Legal Secretary Certificate (recommended), Associate’s Degree (recommended)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

None

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Writing Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Communication Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Receptionist, Office Manager, Administrative Assistant