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Secretary job duties:
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.
Legal 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 lot quicker.
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.
In 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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