A bilingual legal secretary is someone who works in a secretarial or administrative capacity for an attorney or law office. What distinguishes a bilingual legal secretary is that he or she speaks more than one language such as Spanish, French or Korean in addition to English, and is thus is able to bring additional communication skills to the office environment. Bilingual legal secretaries often serve as translators within the law office, but they also typically perform traditional secretarial tasks such as typing, dictation, answering the phones, and keeping track of calendars and schedules. A bilingual legal secretary plays a very important role in legal settings and his or her particular job description is often tailored to the particular attorney and legal practice for which he or she works.
Here are a few sample bilingual legal secretary job descriptions:
Bilingual Legal Secretary
The candidate will manage administrative work: billing, travel, document management, scheduling, and client interaction. Must be bilingual in Spanish with speaking, reading, writing, and translating documents.
Bilingual Legal Secretary
The candidate must be fast typist, computer literate, dictaphone experience. Responsibilities include: typing, dictaphone experience; answering phones and client contact; assisting attorneys and staff; filing and scanning. Should be Bilingual(Spanish). Must have 1 year minimum experience in law firm.
Bilingual Legal Secretary/Scheduler
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist attorneys and legal assistants with general legal practices. Assist in answering 10 line switchboard, greeting clients, making copies, and filing, ordering medical records, scheduling/calendaring depositions, mediations, hearings along with other general law office duties.
Qualifications: Must have high school diploma. Some college is preferred. 1+ year experience as a secretary. Proficiency with Windows, Word and any personal injury case management software is essential. 1 year of secretarial experience in an office setting. Proficiency in Word and the ability to type 50 wpm. Bilingual is a must. Law office experience is a plus.
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