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Legal Office Admin

Legal Office Administrators, who are sometimes known as legal secretaries, are responsible for taking care of many vital tasks that keep a law office running smoothly. Some of the main duties of a Legal Office Admin are processing and preparing legal paperwork such as summonses, subpoenas, motions and appeals. In addition, Legal Office Administrators may file legal documents, maintain electronic databases, make and receive phone calls, and schedule appointments. Administrative assistants are taking on more and more tasks that used to be handled by management, so Legal Office Administrators must be willing to tackle a variety of assignments.

Legal Office Administrators must be proficient in common software programs and have a good grasp of how to use technology to their advantage. Legal Office Admins are also expected to have exceptional written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent time management and multi-tasking skills. Since the Legal Office Administrator often receives telephone calls, they must be able to correctly assess the needs of customers and clients.

Salaries received by Legal Office Administrators vary depending on the state and region. Some employers pay more to those with college degrees, or to those who have significant experience.

Quick Facts:

  • Education Requirements: Most employers require either training in vocational schools, an Associate, Degree, or experience in a related field.
  • Job Increase: Administrative Assistants and Secretaries are among the largest in number of job openings per year. Growth is expected to be faster than average in the next decade.

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