Legal Secretaries 


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.


Work: 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.

Title Examples: Legal Secretary, Litigation Secretary, Real Estate Secretary

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma

Requirements: Completion of secondary school is usually required. , Completion of a one- or two-year college or other program for secretaries or legal secretaries is usually required.

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