The Legal Document Specialist
can work in a law firm assisting an attorney in document preparation. In a law firm the Document Specialist is also called a Word Processor. There are many software programs a Legal Document Specialist will need to use to complete legal documents, commercials, legal contracts and letters to clients. They use Word and PowerPoint and any other software used to design presentations and commercials. The primary program used by the Legal Document Specialist is Word fifty percent of the time, and all other programs the other half of the time.
- The Legal Document Specialist is responsible for the paper filing system and the electronic filing system. The legal forms should be organized in a fashion that can be easily accessed by others.
- Document Specialists manage the back-up system to organize data storage for the firm.
- A Legal Document Specialist provides administrative support to the law firm. This means receiving all phone calls and forwarding calls to the proper attorney, managing mail delivery, arrange travel, and schedule meetings for attorneys.
- The Legal Document Specialist enters the documents and proof reads everything before it leaves the office. This includes any printed documents from memos to graphs.
- The Legal Document Specialist needs to have a high degree of accuracy in data entry and must use discretion with confidential matters.
- The Legal Document Specialist communicates with attorneys and vendors to bill and invoice clients in many law firms.
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