Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary Job Description

Legal Secretaries Provide A High Level Of Administrative Support For Lawyers And Legal Executives. They Help With The Day-to-day Tasks Involved In Running A Legal Services Or Law Firm.

If You Are Interested In The Law And Want To Develop Administrative Skills In The Legal Sector, This Job Could Be Ideal For You.

Legal Secretaries Perform Clerical Duties At Law Firms And Other Legal Offices. Unlike Regular Secretaries, Legal Secretaries Require Extensive Knowledge Of Legal Proceedings And Documentation.

Legal Secretary Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • Support attorneys in a legal setting.
  • Prepare correspondence and legal papers such as summonses, complaints, motions, responses, and subpoenas under the supervision of an attorney or a paralegal.
  • Review legal journals and assist with legal research.
  • Teach how to prepare documents for submission to the courts.
  • Keeping records up to date
  • Typing up legal documents
  • Answering the phone
  • Organising diaries
  • Preparing court forms
  • Attending court
  • Performing legal research
  • Making appointments with clients
  • Arrange for outgoing mail and packages to be picked up.
  • Prepare statistical reports.
  • Manage spreadsheets.
  • Greet and receive visitor.
  • Prepare confidential and sensitive documents.
  • Coordinates office management activities.
  • Determine matters of top priority and handle accordingly.
  • Prepare agenda for meetings.

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