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.
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11 Legal Secretary/Receptionist jobs found on Monster.

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Company Confidential Jacksonville, NC, 28540
Jacksonville bankruptcy law firm seeking a dedicated individual for a part time front desk legal secretary/receptionist position who displays excellent oral and written communication skills. Some of the duties are: *Answer multi-line phone system. *Greet customers for scheduled appointments. *Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing....
Company Confidential Traverse City, 49684
LEGAL SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST for fast-paced law firm. Must possess excellent communication skills, and outstanding organizational and multi-tasking abilities. Must be able to work independently, and have good work ethic. Minimum of two years of previous experience in a law firm or professional services organization required. Bankruptcy experience a plus. Please respond to Record-Eagle, Box 1236,...
Company Confidential Springfield, IL, 62704
Springfield law firm seeks full time Legal Secretary/Receptionist with strong clerical, computer, and phone skills. Applicants must have excellent client relations ability, be self-motivated, and detail oriented. Prior law office experience or education preferred. Send cover letter, resume, and references to *****....
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST Griswold area law office seeks self motivated legal scretary. Five yrs exp. in probate, wills. PT or FT. Resume with salary requirements to Bulletin Box 102 10 Railroad Place, Norwich, CT 06360...
Job Purpose: Serves clients and visitors by greeting and referring them; notifying staff member of their arrival; maintaining reception room security and appearance. Duties: * Welcomes clients and visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; transferring calls; answering or referring inquiries. * Helps potential clients by screening type of inquiry; transferring call to legal assistan...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75201
Downtown Dallas law firm is looking for a legal secretary with a minimum of 4 years litigation experience. Candidates should be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Punctuality and the ability to anticipate job needs are a plus. Must be a self-starter. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Resumes and salary requirement should be sent to *****....
Receptionist / CSR The nation’s largest provider of litigation support services has an opening for a full-time Receptionist in downtown Orlando, Florida. This position is based at the front desk and serves as the first person to greet and assist our clients. Candidate must have experience with direct in-person contact with clients and be comfortable in a busy telephone and multi-task environment....
Job Purpose: Asst AV Atty in client contacts, document preparation, Court filing Skills/Qualifications: PC Proficiency, Word, Word Perfect, Professionalism, Informing Others, Meeting Planning, Reporting Skills, Scheduling, Telephone Skills, Multi-tasking, Phone Skills, Legal Administration Skills, Client Relationships...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
Job Purpose: Word-processing and proof reading. Serve clients and visitor by greeting and notifying staff members of their arrival; maintain reception area and conference room area and appearance Duties: * Answer telephone calls; screen calls from potential clients and return calls; schedule appointments and deliveries; update appointment and location schedules by inputting data * Type and proof r...
Company Confidential Victoria, TX, 77901
Real Estate Secretary Job Purpose: Busy Law Office needs experienced real estate secretary with strong computer and organizational skills. Duties: * Prepare Real Estate documents and contracts. * Communicate with Title Companies Tax Offices and Mortgage Lenders. * Knowledge of settlement statements. * Excellent written, verbal and math skills. * Schedule closing dates. * Estate planning experience...
We are an ambitious personal injury law firm based in Joliet. Our current secretary/receptionist is going off to law school, and we are looking to hire a replacement by mid-July. Candidate would handle some legal secretarial duties in addition to having primary reception responsibility. Candidate should have experience with personal injury law and civil litigation. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m....
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Legal Secretary

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$24,960.00 - $72,000.00
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
31.2%
Bachelor's
22%
Associates
18.5%
High School
14.1%
Certification
9.7%
Master's
2.4%
Vocational
2%
(455 Respondents)
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