A legal secretary job is an administrative position in which the incumbent works under the direct supervision of a lawyer. Legal secretaries are found everywhere you might find an attorney. You'll see legal secretaries in real estate, government, criminal law, estate planning, and more. While legal secretaries are often confused with legal document assistants, or LDAs, there is a difference: Legal secretary jobs don't usually involve direct contact with clients for legal document preparation.
If you are confident, can keep up with a heavy workload, and are good at multitasking, you may be able to be a legal secretary. A legal secretary's daily tasks are multiple and may include typing, filing, editing, and meeting with clients to get documents signed or to witness clients' signatures on important legal documents, such as powers of attorney or last wills and testaments. Good English skills and a knack for organization are critical, and although many legal secretaries are female, there are a large number of men who have taken up the challenge.
Legal secretaries are responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties that are necessary to run and maintain organizations efficiently. They schedule appointments, give information to callers, organize and maintain files, fill out forms, and take dictation. They may also type letters, make travel arrangements, or contact clients. In addition, secretaries operate office equipment such as facsimile machines, photocopiers, and telephones with voice mail capabilities.