A legal secretary review client correspondance before entering it into the files

Legal Secretary

Legal Secretaries perform secretarial, clerical and other administrative tasks in support of Legal Professionals, applying knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and documents.

Overview

Legal Secretaries perform secretarial, clerical and other administrative tasks in support of Legal Professionals, applying knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and documents.

Day-to-day

  • liaises with other staff to arrange meetings, and to gain and provide information
  • prepares reports, briefing notes and correspondence, and proofreads work for typographical and grammatical errors
  • maintains diaries and makes travel arrangements
  • processes incoming and outgoing mail, filing correspondence and maintains records
  • answers telephone calls, responds to inquiries and redirects callers
  • takes and transcribes dictation of letters and other documents
  • greets visitors, ascertains nature of business and directs visitors to appropriate personal
  • may implement management decisions and maintain records of meetings.

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To become a Legal Secretary

  • You can work as a Legal Secretary without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III, IV or diploma in legal services or secretarial and clerical studies may be useful.

    Take a Certificate IV in Legal Services

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