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Legal secretaries have a huge
variety of duties to perform.
Mainly their job is to assist the attorney they work for. They will
perform research and will often organize meetings, appointments and
dates for attorneys.
A legal secretary can be called by different names such as a paralegal
or legal assistant.
secretaries can work in many different settings and offices. Some of
those might include large corporations, law offices, governmental
agencies and nonprofit organizations.
So far as I know there
is no formal education needed to attain the position of a legal
secretary. Most people will have had plenty of experience doing
secretarial work. If you do have some experience in law office work, or
law enforcement classes in college, it could help you get in the door a
Legal secretaries take on the duties of
organizing many office affairs, including organizing dates and
organizing motions for court hearings, working with other attorneys or
with the court. Filing, faxing and answering the phone, are also the
most basic duties that are always done on a daily basis.
They may do legal research and help an attorney interact with clients.
summary, their duties cover just about anything and everything the
attorney wants completed by an assistant. Being very helpful is
Legal secretaries are not allowed to give legal advice,--only an
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