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 - 1 year
Average pay $49,714
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,100

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

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Legal Services
Diploma of Legal Services
Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)