Legal Secretary

Performs secretarial, clerical and other administrative tasks in support of Legal Professionals applying knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and documents.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $47,972
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,400

What does a Legal Secretary do?

  • liaising with other staff to arrange meetings, and to gain and provide information
  • preparing reports, briefing notes and correspondence, and proofreading work for typographical and grammatical errors
  • maintaining appointment diaries and making travel arrangements
  • processing incoming and outgoing mail, filing correspondence and maintaining records
  • answering telephone calls, responding to inquiries and redirecting callers
  • taking and transcribing dictation of letters and other documents
  • greeting visitors, ascertaining nature of business and directing visitors to appropriate persons
  • may implement management decisions and maintain records of meetings

Related courses

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Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)
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Certificate IV in Legal Services
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Diploma of Legal Services
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Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
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