What does a Rental Associate 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Rental Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

$35,122 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$25K
Median: $35K
$49K
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Rental Associate Career Path

Learn how to become a Rental Associate, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Associate Leasing Agent
$38,330/yr
L3
L4
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Read what Rental Associate professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Lincoln Property CompanyLincoln Property Company
Leasing Agent
Aug 31, 2021

“management is really helpful when it comes to answering questions to ensure great customer service to my clients and residents.”

Ashford CommunitiesAshford Communities
Leasing Consultant
Mar 8, 2021

“Short vacation time and sick time; it's not the best in the world.”

Mill Creek Residential TrustMill Creek Residential Trust
Leasing Consultant
Nov 16, 2021

“Management was quite moody and it would sometimes get in the way of the already arduous tasks at the helm.”

GreystarGreystar
Leasing Professional
Jun 9, 2021

“Greystar has excellent training in customer service which I retained and has benefitted my continued career search.”

Davis DevelopmentDavis Development
Leasing Consultant
Mar 24, 2021

“The commission structure is awesome and the best I have seen in my 10 year career here in the DFW.”

CommonCommon
Leasing Manager
Dec 9, 2020

“I have been here for about 4 months and have nothing but great things to say.”

Hendrick Automotive GroupHendrick Automotive Group
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Apr 30, 2021

“The sky is the limit here and I look forward to my continued career path here at Hendrick Automotive.”

McGrath Estate AgentsMcGrath Estate Agents
Leasing Consultant
Aug 12, 2021

“Base rate salary is low but that is expected when it’s a results based role.”

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