Legal Secretary/Receptionist Jobs

Legal Secretary/Receptionist Overview

Legal secretaries are often the face of a law firm. They are the first person a client sees or talks to over the phone. They play an essential role in making a law office run smoothly and professionally. Legal secretaries perform many of the same tasks as receptionists in other fields, such as answering phones, drafting messages, organizing files, scheduling appointments and assisting staff members. They also perform other administrative or clerical tasks as assigned by partners, associates or paralegals within the firm. Specific duties include preparing correspondence and papers, using legal terminology, for summonses, subpoenas, complaints and motions. Legal receptionists may also assist attorneys, legal assistants and paralegals in case preparation and legal research.

Legal Secretary/Receptionist Education Requirements

No specific education is required for legal secretary positions. However, most law firms will require candidates to have a high school diploma or GED certificate. To remain competitive in the field, legal secretaries should pursue a certificate program or associate's degree with an administrative or legal focus. These degrees are offered at community colleges, trade schools and vocational schools across the country. Applicable course subjects include legal terminology, correspondence methods and legal procedures.

Legal Secretary/Receptionist Job Market

The job openings for legal secretaries is expected to rise approximately 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Legal secretaries with computer knowledge will have an edge over the competition as law office environments increasingly move to digital formats and online research methods.

Legal Secretary/Receptionist Salary

The median annual salary for legal secretary receptionist jobs is $42,390 per year. Legal secretary salaries vary widely depending on factors such as the location, reputation, type and size of the law firm worked. Factors such as years of experience and educational background may also affect earning potential.

15 Legal Secretary/Receptionist jobs found on Monster.

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Company Confidential Quincy, MA, 02171
LEGAL SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST N. Quincy area. Prior law office exp. pref. MS Word req'd. Tabs3 & Quickbooks helpful. Please send resume & salary requirements to PO Box 0661, c/o Patriot Ledger, 15 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA 02368....
Foley, Baron Metzger & Juip, PLLC, an "AV" rated law firm with offices in Livonia, Ann Arbor & Carmel, IN, is interviewing candidates to fill an immediate opening for a Legal Secretary / Receptionist position for its Livonia, MI office. Qualified candidates should have 2-5 years experience in a law firm and possess good computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Products. Excellent commun...
Stevens & Lee, a Law and Professional Services Firm is seeking a permanent full-time Legal Secretary/Receptionist for its King of Prussia office working for multiple attorneys and professionals. The hours are 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and pleasant with a positive attitude. We are looking for a team player that will also be wi...
Immediate opening for an experienced secretary/receptionist in a busy law firm. Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, be detail-oriented and organized. Please submit resume to: Legal Assistant, P. O. Box 599, Pittsburg, KS 66762....
Appleby & Company, Inc., an Information Management Company is looking for a legal secretary. Job Purpose: Review medical records and prepare summary for law firms. Duties: * Subpoena preparation * Data Entry * Medical records summarization Skills/Qualifications: PC Proficiency, Professionalism, Subpoena preparation and data entry. Must be experienced in Medical Records Summarization and type 55 wp...
Client Service Representative / Scheduler The nation’s largest provider of litigation support services has an opening for a Client Service Representative/Scheduler in Downtown Jacksonville. This position is full-time and eligible for benefits as per company policy. The ideal candidate will be punctual, reliable, organized, and ready to put the customer first. Must work well under pressure, enjoy a...
Company Confidential Jersey City, NJ, 07306
Due to technical difficulties, if you have previously applied to this position, please reapply. Duties: * Welcomes clients and visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; transferring calls; answering or referring inquiries;conflict checks;word processing of legal pleadings and correspondence;knowledge of MS Word and email;ordering supplies'banking;running errands; must have a valid...
Company Confidential Houma, LA, 70360
LEGAL SECRETARY Experience required. Send resume to: P.O. Box 4135 Houma, La 70361 *****...
Legal Secretary/Office Administrator Position The Fegley Law Firm Required Skills: Miscrosoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel, and Windows 7; experienced with internet and social media; “people person” skills; limited typing, good organizational skills and accuracy; good time management; ability to work independently without much supervision. Required Tasks: The firm is a small office...
Plaintiff's civil litigation firm specializing in employment law and personal injury cases seeks a highly motivated individual for a legal assistant position. You must be available for full-time work - Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION your resume and/or application must include the following: 1. typing speed 2. high school GPA 3. college GPA 4. c...
FAST GROWING LAW FIRM & ROOM FOR YOU TO GROW WITH US! *LOOKING TO HIRE IMMEDIATELY! Job Purpose: Enhances attorney effectiveness and reputation of the firm by providing information-management support; representing the attorney to clients and others. Duties: *Welcomes guests and clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries; Professional and courteous at a...
Burns White is committed to representing our client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted us to establish our firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. We have grown from our original five partners to more than 100 innovative lawyers in nine locations. Our Pittsburgh office is located on the thriving North Shore, near pictur...
Company Confidential Bedminster, NJ, 07921
Full-time Receptionist needed for a Sandelands Eyet law firm in Bedminster, NJ. Seeking a hardworking, energetic individual who is computer literate able to multi-task, greet clients, answer phones, type and conduct basic law firm administrative tasks. Please submit your resume to *****. Please list your salary requirements with your resume....
Vero Beach, 32960
The Law Office of Matheson & Horowitz, P.A. was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity and a commitment to the rights of the injured. At Matheson & Horowitz, P.A., our attorneys have over 48 years of trial experience handling cases for the injured throughout the entire state. While the hallmarks of Matheson & Horowitz, P.A. have been "knowledge," "experience" and "vision," it has been the...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10006
Boutique Manhattan civil litigation firm seeks legal secretary/receptionist with experience. Will be responsible for providing administrative support to attorneys, preparation of documents and correspondence and miscellaneous other legal assistant duties, including answering all incoming telephone calls. Strong attention to detail and ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines is required....

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