A legal secretary is responsible for organizing, supervising and performing administrative work. He/she reads and replies to e-mails and letters, formats legal instruments (eg. contracts, leases, reports…). He/she answers the phone, filters communications for law firm and must be keep all information strictly confidential. On request, he/she can also organize meetings as well as attend and report on same.
Adaptability, availability, the ability to keep information confidential, being organized and analytical skills are among the qualities essential to this position. Also noteworthy is the ability to work in a legal context, especially as it relates to the writing of letters and the formatting of acts (eg. contract, minutes, order to pay, leases…).
An associate degree, diploma or undergraduate degree in law studies
The average salary of a Legal Secretary is approximately 1,800 € (US$ 2,000) per month. Salaries vary by country and the person’s experience.