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.

13 Legal Secretary/Receptionist jobs found on Monster.

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West Allis law firm seeks motivated individual for full time legal secretary/receptionist. Position requires strong computer and word processing abilities (70+ words per minute) and good communication skills. Previous bankruptcy or litigation experience a plus but not required....
LEGAL SECRETARY / PARALEGAL TO TRIAL LAWYER ATTORNEY COMPANY: THE RO FIRM, P.S.C. is a trial lawyer's litigation law firm handling various types of highly disputed legal issues. The Firm's primary area of law is: LITIGATION. As part of the“Top 100 Trial Lawyers” of the National Trial Lawyers, the Firm's attorney handles various areas of litigation. Incoming Legal Secretary / Professional(s) hired...
Bilingual legal assistant needed for small immigration and criminal defense firm. Our firm has an excellent work environment and atmosphere. This is a full-time position. Candidate must be able to work Monday - Friday. This is an excellent entry level opportunity for someone looking to work in the legal field. Requirements Candidate must be bilingual - Spanish and English Candidate must have k...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11242
We are a small firm specializing in Trust and Estate Litigation. We are seeking a motivated individual with litigation experience and high proficiency in Microsoft Word, Word Perfect and timekeeping systems, as well as editing and proof reading ability. The ideal candidate will be highly proficient in using technology, organized, and will have excellent interpersonal and telephone skills .Must hav...
Be a Part of the Future in New Jersey Law!, in collaboration with Cedar Law Firm of Cherry Hill, has an opening for a full time position for a legal assistant to perform secretarial and paralegal services. The position requires secretarial and receptionist duties that include: answering of telephones, transcribing incoming messages, returning telephone calls, photocopying, sche...
Don't miss this great Opportunity to get you started in your career! Description: Serves visitors at a legal office by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Duties: * Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Directs vis...
Santa Fe Public Schools Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Job Description: Under direction, performs a variety of clerical, secretarial, and other minor administrative functions required for the operation of school sites and other instructional programs; performs other related duties as required. Responsibilities: • Administers first aid and prescription medications to students (under the direction of a health care professional) for the purpose of pro...
JOB TITLE: Legal Secretary SUPERVISOR: Commercial Partner DEPARTMENT: Commercial, San Francisco, CA FSLA STATUS: Non- Exempt, 37.5 hour work week SUMMARY: The legal secretary/receptionist position at Withers Bergman is responsible for increasing attorney effectiveness by providing administrative support, information and information management, representing the attorney to clients and others. ...
Company Confidential Martinsburg, WV, 25401
*TOP JOB* Legal Secretary Small but fast paced law firm is looking for an experienced secretary/ receptionist to handle front office duties. Must be organized and detail oriented. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and knowledge of Quick Books necessary. Informal work environment. Send resume to: Law Office of Heather Dern Myers, PLLC 299 Rock Cliff Drive Martinsburg, WV 25401 heather@heathe...
Small Tier 1 downtown law firm seeks a legal secretary/receptionist. Practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance coverage, construction, maritime, and appeals. At least 5 years of experience in the legal field is a prerequisite. Prior litigation experience preferred. Must possess excellent typing, dictation, and computer skills; be able to handle multiple priorities; be proficient in the ...
State of Georgia Clayton, GA, 30525
Minimum 12 months secretarial experience to include Microsoft Word. Bilingual in(English/Spanish). 12 Month Experience 12 Years Education Preferred Skills Prepare legal pleadings, and real estate closing documents. Job Description Will assist answering the phone, schedule and make appointments, manage satellite office. Bilingual secretary/receptionists to help open an office in Clayton Georgi...
MGM Resorts - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV, 89134
Supervise assigned operational functions as directed by Assistant Manager and Manager to achieve the department's financial goals. Oversee the delivery and measurement of guest service consistent with the company's core values and brand attributes, ensuring the ultimate wedding experience for each and every couple, while focusing on the employee's ability to maintain and deliver these standards. ...
Supervise assigned operational functions as directed by Assistant Manager and Manager to achieve the department's financial goals. Oversee the delivery and measurement of guest service consistent with the company's core values and brand attributes, ensuring the ultimate wedding experience for each and every couple, while focusing on the employee's ability to maintain and deliver these standards. ...

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