Legal Secretaries

(NOC 1242)
+8.14%
 

Career Description

Legal secretaries perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in law offices, legal departments of large firms, real estate companies, land title offices, municipal, provincial and federal courts and government.

Duties May Include

Prepare and key in correspondence and legal documents, such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs, from handwritten copy, shorthand and machine dictation using computers

Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage

Schedule appointments, meetings and conferences for employer

Set up and maintain filing systems, utilizing knowledge of legal records and procedures and frequently controlling confidential materials and documents

Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments or organizations

Determine and establish office procedures and routines

May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in the use of current software

May attend court, meetings or conferences to take notes, minutes and dictation

May perform other general office work as required including preparing financial statements.

Examples of Titles

Legal Secretary
Litigation Secretary
Real Estate Secretary

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Office Administration - Legal Diploma
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Surrey, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Legal Administrative Studies Certificate
Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma
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Northeastern University - Graduate Programs
Boston, Massachusetts, US

Related Program(s):
Human Resources Law Certificate; Online
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Modified on May 17, 2012