What does a Leasing Agent do?
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.
- Transcribe and proofread legal documents
- Process third party and vendor invoices
- Arrange travel arrangements for attorneys
- Accurately file documents with the court ahead of deadlines
- Schedule court depositions, hearings, and other meetings
- File, organize, scan, copy and fax legal documents in a timely manner
- Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
- Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues, and partners
- 3+ years' experience as a paralegal or legal secretary
- Working knowledge of litigation management software systems
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
- Familiarity with legal documents and terminology
- Able to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines
- Superior written and oral communication skills
- Able to work as a team with attorneys and other colleagues
- Demonstrate a courteous and professional demeanor
- Ability to type with a speed of at least 50 wpm with high accuracy
How much does a Leasing Agent make?
Leasing Agent Career Path
Learn how to become a Leasing Agent, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Leasing Agent
When working as a Leasing Agent, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Prospects, Excellent Customer Service, Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Communication, and Search Engine.
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The most common qualifications to become a Leasing Agent include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.