Legal Secretary

Legal Secretaries perform secretarial, clerical and other administrative tasks in support of Legal Professionals, applying knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and documents.
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    Overview

    Legal Secretaries perform secretarial, clerical and other administrative tasks in support of Legal Professionals, applying knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and documents.

    Day-to-day

    • liaises with other staff to arrange meetings, and to gain and provide information
    • prepares reports, briefing notes and correspondence, and proofreads work for typographical and grammatical errors
    • maintains diaries and makes travel arrangements
    • processes incoming and outgoing mail, filing correspondence and maintains records
    • answers telephone calls, responds to inquiries and redirects callers
    • takes and transcribes dictation of letters and other documents
    • greets visitors, ascertains nature of business and directs visitors to appropriate personal
    • may implement management decisions and maintain records of meetings.

    To become a Legal Secretary

    • You can work as a Legal Secretary without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III, IV or diploma in legal services or secretarial and clerical studies may be useful.

      Take a Certificate IV in Legal Services

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