Legal Secretary

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Legal Secretary Job Description


Title: Legal Secretary


Overview: A Legal Secretary is responsible for supporting lawyers and other legal professionals by performing a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. They assist with the preparation and filing of legal documents, communicate with clients and other stakeholders, manage schedules and deadlines, and maintain confidential information.




1. Document preparation: The Legal Secretary prepares and formats legal documents such as briefs, contracts, pleadings, and motions.


2. Filing: The Legal Secretary files legal documents with courts, government agencies, and other organizations.


3. Communication: The Legal Secretary communicates with clients, witnesses, opposing counsel, and other stakeholders, both in person and through written correspondence.


4. Calendar management: The Legal Secretary manages calendars, schedules, and deadlines for lawyers and other legal professionals.


5. Data management: The Legal Secretary maintains electronic and paper files, including confidential information.


6. Billing and invoicing: The Legal Secretary assists with billing and invoicing clients for legal services.




1. High school diploma or equivalent. Some employers may require a degree in legal studies or related field.


2. 2+ years of experience as a legal secretary or in a related role.


3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook.


4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


5. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.


6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Salary: The salary for a Legal Secretary varies depending on the location and type of employer. On average, a Legal Secretary earns between $35,000 and $60,000 per year.