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Legal Secretary

Legal secretaries format and proofread legal documents, and carry out other administration duties. They word process and format letters, reports, court documents, wills and complaints and take and transcribe dictation. They work in a similar role to an office secretary, except that they specialise in legal documents. Usually, they work in a legal office, alongside lawyers, clients and other administrators. They may be required to attend court hearings and deal with clients from a range of backgrounds and cultures.

Legal secretaries are responsible for helping lawyers with their administration tasks and for making sure all correspondence and filing is correct and up to date. They need to be highly organised and effcient and being a fast typist helps. Many legal secretaries are also interested in working in law and may be studying law as well. Being a legal secretary gives them a great idea of what working in law is like.