How Does a Legal Secretary Spend a Work Day

571 Views
A legal secretary is going to be the person who is doing many different things for an attorney or for a lawyer. There are going to be many different aspects of your work day that you are going to have to be sure you are focusing on when you are a legal secretary, because there are simply going to be too many things for you to do. A legal secretary is the type of person that has a lot to do. If you are going to be a legal secretary as your job, and if you have gone to college for it, you are going to want to be sure that you understand how you will spend your work day.

As a legal secretary, there are going to be several things that you are going to need to do with your time, and with the days that you have. First of all, as you probably learned in college, the job of an attorney is something that might very well take up more time than anyone is aware of. Being an attorney is very hard work, which means that there is going to be a lot to do. A legal secretary is the kind of job that you are going to want to focus on, because this is the type of job that can really suit you. As a legal secretary, you are going to have much to accomplish.



First of all, when you are working as a legal secretary, you are going to be working in an attorney's office, or with a group of lawyers. Usually you will have more that one attorney or lawyer that you are working for. Of course, in some cases, you might be working for just one attorney or just one lawyer. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, it means that you are going to have to be working for a group of lawyers or attorneys.

At any rate, you are going to have many different tasks when this is your job – just like when you were in college. Part of what you will be doing will include taking all of the information that the lawyers and attorneys have about the way that they are going to be working and about the work that they are going to be getting done. You are going to have to synthesize the information about the cases that they’ll be working on, and how well they are going to be doing on those cases. Then, you are also going to have to work on the way that they will be focusing on the different types of information that go with the case that they are working on.

A legal secretary is going to be in charge of many things. First of all, they will probably be in charge of scheduling, to make sure that the attorneys and lawyers are getting the right type of schedule for their needs. Then, they will also be in charge of gathering information for the attorneys and lawyers, to make sure that they have the right information for what they are looking for. Often, a legal secretary is going to be presented with the facts of the case, and is going to need to be sure that they research all of the information for the attorneys and lawyers. This is going to be one of the main things that a person who is doing this type of job is going to be in charge of, so it is important that you understand this going in.


Featured Testimonials

I was looking for a job, and LawCrossing was the one that helped me. The paralegal article on the site was wonderful.
Yolonda


Facts

LawCrossing Fact #55: Users of LawCrossing are more likely than those who don’t use the site to find their dream jobs because LawCrossing’s staff works 24 hours a day to find them promising career opportunities.


Location
Washington, DC
Description
Receptionist / Legal Secretary The candidate will answer incoming calls and provide callers with ne...
Apply now  
Location
Santa Monica, CA
Description
Legal Secretary Duties: Preparation of draft and final documents to support timekeepers; client c...
Apply now  
Location
Denver, CO
Description
Legal Secretary - Trial Duties: Prepare, edit, file and save documents electronically via CM/ECF an...
Apply now  
Location
Atlanta, GA
Description
Legal Secretary - Litigation The candidate will be responsible for document preparation, editing; f...
Apply now  
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Description
Senior Administrative Assistant The candidate will work for a Senior Partner. Will serve as the pri...
Apply now  
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Description
Legal Practice Assistant The candidate, on a day-to-day basis, works under the direction of attorne...
Apply now  
 

NOW TRENDING ON BCG ATTORNEY SEARCH

MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

Testimonial of the Week

I came back to LawCrossing to search through the listings in my new job search because I had been able to get my last 2 jobs through using the site. I love the search capacity and filters. This is a very valuable service.
  • Jennifer Guidea Bloomfield, NJ
Job of the Day

Document Management Attorney

New Orleans, LA

Curry & Friend, PLC, an established boutique defense firm is currently seeking a Document Management Attorney with a min...

Employer: Curry & Friend

Job Search Tip

There's no stigma associated with losing your job. It's happening to a lot more people now than ever before. So never, never be ashamed of it.