Legal Secretary & Legal Assistant Jobs
Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant Job Description
Legal secretaries and assistants provide administrative support to teams and individuals in the legal field.
What does it take to be a legal assistant or legal secretary?
While there is no formal degree or specific educational requirement for becoming a legal assistant or secretary, people interested in entering the profession should possess the following essential skills:
- Strong written and verbal communication ability
- Fluency with modern computer systems and software
- Great time management
- Willingness to be flexible
If you want to focus more on the clerical side of law, you might want to become a legal secretary. As a legal secretary, you are a specialized administrative assistant who manages office tasks to help a law firm run smoothly. You may complete tasks, such as case research or preparing and sending legal documents, under the supervision of an attorney or paralegal.
A legal assistant, on the other hand, may prepare legal documents, contracts and other legal materials for trials under the guidance of a lawyer. Much of your work will require advanced understanding of the law and legal proceedings. You will likely handle the research and administrative work for a lawyer who is preparing to go to court.
Where does a legal assistant or legal secretary work?
Both roles may work in a large firm, for individual attorneys, or even in other settings such as corporations, real estate offices, schools and government agencies.
What is a typical day for a legal assistant or legal secretary?
These legal professionals perform a variety of tasks and typically operate with minimal oversight and guidance. Their main job is to keep the teams and individuals that they support organized, focused and prepared. Some of the day-to-day duties that they may be responsible for include:
- Scheduling hearings
- Preparing legal documents and correspondence
- Recording notes and taking minutes at meetings
- Arranging meetings and schedules
What's the difference between a good legal secretary and a great one?
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Legal Secretary Job Postings
Location: Washington, District of ColumbiaDate Posted: 07/202018-07-20Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: International LawEmployment Type: TemporaryAre you a seasoned Legal Secretary who is fluent in Spanish? Are you interested in using your language skills while earning a higher salary? The Washington DC office of a successful international law firm is looking for someone just like you to support some of the most respected and...View Details.
Location: Charlotte, North CarolinaDate Posted: 07/192018-07-19Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: Banking and Commercial FinanceEmployment Type: Direct HireA legal secretary job in Charlotte, NC is immediately available via Special Counsel. To be considered for this opportunity you must have at least an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and 1 - 5 years of experience in a similar role. Finance experience is a plus. Strong...View Details.
Location: Orlando, FloridaDate Posted: 07/192018-07-19Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: LitigationEmployment Type: Direct HireNow hiring for a Legal Secretary job in Orlando, Florida, courtesy of Special Counsel! Do you have more than four years’ experience providing secretarial support to attorneys in a law firm environment? If so, then apply today to be considered for this permanent role!...View Details.
Location: Minneapolis, MinnesotaDate Posted: 07/182018-07-18Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: Intellectual PropertyEmployment Type: Direct HireWe have an immediate, permanent opening for a Legal Assistant with experience in Patent Prosecution. Contact Special Counsel Minneapolis immediately if...View Details.
Location: Orlando, FloridaDate Posted: 07/182018-07-18Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: Real PropertyEmployment Type: Direct HireWe are recruiting for a Finance Legal Secretary job in Orlando, Florida! If you have four plus years’ experience providing support to attorneys in Securities or Public Finance, then this could be a great opportunity for you! Our client is a successful locally based law...View Details.
Location: San Francisco, CaliforniaDate Posted: 07/182018-07-18Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: Family LawEmployment Type: Direct HireAre you an experienced legal assistant or paralegal interested in working within family law? We are looking for someone who will master the tasks of...View Details.
Location: Alameda, CaliforniaDate Posted: 07/182018-07-18Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: InsuranceEmployment Type: ContractSpecial Counsel is looking for an experienced litigation secretary for a contract role in Alameda. Are you a wiz when it comes to calendaring,...View Details.
Location: Denver, ColoradoDate Posted: 07/182018-07-18Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: Litigation – CivilEmployment Type: Direct HireOur client, a large well respected downtown law firm, is searching for a Litigation Legal Secretary in Denver, CO. You will need at least 2 years’ experience in a law firm environment, and must be detail-oriented, superior organizational skills and outstanding administrative...View Details.
Location: Oakland, New JerseyDate Posted: 07/182018-07-18Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: LitigationEmployment Type: Direct HireSpecial Counsel has a Litigation Legal Assistant in the Bergen County area, for a well-respected law firm client. If you are a litigation legal assistant with strong e-filing experience, we would like to speak with you! This firm offers great career growth and...View Details.
Location: Washington, District of ColumbiaDate Posted: 07/172018-07-17Position: Legal SecretaryPractice Area: LitigationEmployment Type: Direct HireAre you a recent graduate looking for an entryway into the legal field? If so, this may be the position for you! A major DC law firm is looking to hire an entry-level legal secretary to support their busy attorneys. This is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself and to work...View Details.
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