A Legal Secretary (sometimes called Legal Assistant) supports lawyers with the more administrative and clerical tasks associated with their role. This includes screening potential clients, producing basic legal documents, and transcribing meetings.
Essential elements of a Legal Secretary’s job description:
- Legal Secretaries will work with individuals across the organisation as well as external clients
- They support individual lawyers and the wider team to help ensure the business runs smoothly and efficiently, which means a high level of organisation and structure is absolutely essential
- Companies they work for are most commonly law firms, ranging from SMBs to large-scale firms
- Although not essential it is strongly recommended to not only look for a candidate with an administrative background but someone who has experience working at a legal firm and with handling confidential information