Legal SecretaryJohn A Britton Law Office
FT/PT, small Roseville litigation law firm. Experience required. Email resume
Work in law offices and perform secretarial tasks that are specific to the law field: writing legal documents, such as summonses, motions, subpoenas, etc., conducting research and reading legal articles, and more, as well as standard secretarial duties, that might include answering phones and email, filing, creating and maintaining schedules for lawyers, ordering supplies, copying, faxing and maintaining the office.
Listening and Communication Skills: You will be expected to follow instruction from your boss, and your ability to understand those instructions with little or no follow up will be appreciated. Understanding legal terminology and being able to apply it correctly will also help. Good listening and communication skills ensures that the information is relayed correctly.
People/Interpersonal Skills: You might be the first line of communication between your legal office and the outside world, potentially speaking with clients, law enforcement, judges and other lawyers.
Organizational Skills: Legal assistants help keep the working day in order.
Computer Skills: Writing emails, transcribing notes, researching legal documents faxing, copying, and creating spreadsheets or printing documents figure heavily in a legal assistant's day.