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Legal Secretaries

Overview

Legal secretaries, sometimes called litigation secretaries or trial secretaries, assist lawyers by performing the administrative and clerical duties in a law office or firm. Legal secretaries spend most of their time writing legal correspondence, preparing legal documents, performing research, and answering incoming calls and e-mails. Legal secretaries read and review many law journals to check for any new court decisions that may be important for cases pending at that time. Legal secretaries also maintain files and records, take notes during meetings or hearings, and assume all other general secretarial duties. Approximately 202,660 legal secretaries work in law offices and firms in the United States today.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

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Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Organized

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Paralegal

Senior Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary

"Floater" Secretary