While the world continues to change with technological growth, keeping in step with technological growth is required in every profession. With radical changes taking place in the entire dynamics of information storage, access, retrieval, publishing and search and indexing mechanisms, apparently a lot of secretarial work that can be done either more efficiently or cost-effectively by software is being delegated to software.
What is happening is actually a shift in the scope of human endeavor related to every field. Legal secretaries, who previously used to take down dictation in shorthand, and then transcribe the dictation by typing out on paper, can now just have digital voice recordings transcribed by software, and then just do legal copyediting and create a finished product without the involvement of paper or ink.
The role of the legal secretary is shifting from a career centered around document management and production towards a career where time and project management based upon technology use is becoming increasing critical.
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