A legal secretary is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to one or more lawyers. This varies from transcribing and proofreading legal documents, scheduling court depositions, hearings, and meetings to filing and organizing important documents. Essentially, legal secretaries maintain the efficiency of all office procedures and case management to guarantee reliability and consistency. Legal secretaries may work in law firms and legal departments of private corporations.
Most legal secretaries hold an Associate's degree or higher in Legal Studies or a related field. A typing speed of 50 words per minute with high accuracy is required as well as 3 years of experience as a paralegal or legal secretary. Successful legal secretaries possess excellent written and oral communication skills with a friendly and professional demeanor.
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