Legal secretaries do secretarial and administrative tasks.
Legal secretaries do secretarial and administrative tasks. You may work for law offices, legal departments of large companies, real estate companies, land title offices, or municipal, provincial and federal courts or government offices. You may also be called a legal office assistant.
Generally, legal secretaries:
This job requires:
College or University
This job requires
0 - 2
years of work experience.
As a legal secretary, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with clients, lawyers, law clerks, court clerks and other clerical and administrative staff.
Legal secretaries need good computer skills because you need to use the internet for research and to prepare and file documents on computerized systems. However, due to several administrative tasks being automated, the demand for legal secretaries has been declining. The primary source of job openings have been current workers retiring. However, there are opportunities for legal secretaries to become paralegals.
The work prospects for this job are:
The average hourly wage for this job is:
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Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Some college programs and bridging programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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