The role of legal secretaries, also known as administrative assistants and legal assistants, has evolved in the past two decades. As technology continues to transform the law office, legal secretaries have transcended traditional roles of typing and answering phones to perform high-value activities once reserved for professional and managerial staff, such as selecting vendors, managing client relationships, and drafting legal documents.
However, despite the legal secretary’s practice environment, firm size or legal specialty, certain core responsibilities have remained the same. To succeed in today’s law office or corporate law department, legal secretaries must master the ten skills below. For more on success as a legal secretary or legal assistant, review these traits of a successful legal secretary.
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