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Legal Secretaries

Also called: Confidential Secretary, Legal Administrative Assistant, Legal Office Support Assistant, Legal Secretary

What they do:
Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare, proofread, or process legal documents, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, or pretrial agreements.
  • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.

Knowledge

Business
  • administrative services
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks Hot Technology
  • Sage 50 Accounting
Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS
Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic adjudication management systems EAM
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$44,730
$27,080
$76,500
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