Legal Secretary

Posted Nov 20      Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria
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Legal Secretary Job Description
A legal secretary has to perform various secretarial duties for the attorneys for which they work. They have to prepare different types of legal papers and documents pertaining to the case and thus assist the attorneys in carrying out their duties effectively.
Job description
The legal secretary has to look through a wide range of papers and documents that shall help the attorneys by minimizing the work burden. There are innumerable legal papers and documents that have to be handled carefully and the legal secretary has to take care of all such facts.
Job duties
A legal secretary has to perform a wide variety of different duties which are as follows.
•The secretary needs to handle all appointment records for their attorneys.
•They need to manage the different documents that are a part of the legal proceedings.
•It is their duty to greet the clients and other people who turn up for legal counseling.
•They have to coordinate the calendar for their attorneys by fixing the different events.
•They must assist their attorney by preparing the different legal papers and documents as and when required.
•They have to handle the bills of their attorneys and check the invoices and other related details as well.
•They must check that the office supplies are intact and the stock level is good as well.
A legal secretary should have the following skills.
•Should be efficient in planning meetings.
•Should be skilled in making different types of legal documents.
•Should have efficient organization skills.
•Should have efficient communication skills.
•Should be skilled in the field of law.
•Should be thoroughly skilled in managing different appointments and events.
Work environment
The legal secretary should have their own office. They may have to visit the courtroom along with their attorney. They would generally have a peaceful atmosphere to conduct their work proceedings; however, they may be submerged in a lot of different activities together.
Thus, their work can be stressful; however, once things fall into a proper format, it should be easy to carry out the duties.
In order to be a legal secretary, there are no specific qualifications set. However, the following qualification is recommended.
•Should have a bachelor’s degree preferably in the field of law.
•Any type of diploma courses in the field of laws and taxes is going to be recommended.
•Any type of prior experience in the field should be of help.
•A lot of law firms provide apprenticeship training to willing applicants. Such training turns out to be useful.
Tips for the job
The following tips should be implemented for people who are working as legal secretary.
•Make sure to have an excellent working relationship with your attorney.
•Try and keep all the legal documents ready and on time.
•Have a cheerful disposition when you greet your clients at the desk.
•Make sure that you carry out all duties efficiently and reach the office on time as well.

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