3342-Legal secretaries

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Legal secretaries
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Job Description: 
Legal secretaries apply specialized knowledge of legal terminology and procedures in providing support to legal professionals with communication, documentation and internal managerial co-ordination activities, in law offices, legal departments of large firms and governments.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) preparing and processing legal documents and papers, such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs
  • (b) reviewing and proofreading documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures
  • (c) mailing, faxing, or arranging for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials
  • (d) organizing and maintaining documents, case files and law libraries
  • (e) screening requests for meetings, scheduling and organizing meetings
  • (f) assisting in the preparation of budgets, monitoring of expenditures, drafting of contracts and purchasing or acquisition orders
  • (g) supervising the work of office support workers.

Examples of the occupations here:
- Legal secretary
- Legal practice manager


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Legal assistant - 3411

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