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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
5%
2 - 4
3%
5 - 7
0%
8+
92%

Common Skill Sets

Prospects
Excellent Customer Service
Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent Communication
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Leasing Agent Seniority Levels

L2
Leasing Agent
$37,993/yr
L4
Realtor
5% made the transition
Real Estate Broker
12% made the transition
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Leasing Agent Salaries

Average Base Pay

$37,987 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$24K
Median: $38K
$59K
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