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.


21 Legal Secretary/Receptionist jobs found on Monster.

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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. * Interviewing witnesses, organizing legal files, drafting pleadings. * Helps potentia...
Receptionist/Entry-Level Legal Assistant needed for small Personal Injury law firm. Excellent communication and office skills required. Potential for advancement. Please email resume to *****...
Legal Assistant/Paralegal (Dunedin) Temporary position, about 3 months may develop into a permanent position General Practice- sole practitioner Real Estate Law, Title Insurance and Estate Planning/Probate, Collections and Business/Corporate Law Experience with Doubletime a plus Substantial work experience required in some of the above areas of law Must have a positive attitude and be a te...
Small Personal Injury law firm specializing in medical malpractice, nursing home, legal malpractice and catastrophic injury claims seeks a legal assistant/bookkeeper. The position involves traditional legal assistant responsibilities (file management, scheduling, drafting, transcription, filing, etc…), some administrative responsibilities and some bookkeeping. Some experience preferred. The firm u...
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...
The Law Office of Matheson, Horowitz & Devonmille was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity and a commitment to the rights of the injured. At Matheson, Horowitz & Devonmille our attorneys have over 48 years of trial experience handling cases for the injured throughout the entire state. While the hallmarks of Matheson, Horowitz & Devonmille have been "knowledge," "experience" and "vision,...
Fast paced boutique law firm looking for a full-time highly organized and detailed-oriented legal secretary with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in civil litigation to assist Real Estate side of practice. Applicant must possess the ability to communicate effectively, work independently, prioritize and efficiently manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, and remain flexible to meet atto...
Full-Time personal injury litigation assistant sought for Farmington Hills Law Firm. Competitive Salary, Health Insurance, 401k plan and paid vacations. Duties include, but are not limited to, managing attorney calendars, scheduling, depositions, communicating with clients and courts as well as e-filing documents. Experience with Time-Matters is a plus but not required. Please email resume with co...
Job Purpose: We are looking for an individual with the following skills: Ability to work in a faced paced environment Independent self starter who can effectively manage a case load Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to take direction from an Attorney Must have strong multi-tasking skills The ability to understand Property Damage A general knowledge of the legal process and PIP E...
Dynamic boutique defense firm in McKinney, Texas, seeks the perfect secretary/receptionist for full-time, permanent employment. Spanish-speaking candidates will be given preference. At least two years of secretarial experience is required and legal experience is preferred. The more education you have, the better your chances of employment. This employee will support a 5-member team of legal assis...
Confidential Law Firm Indianapolis, IN
Our office is seeking a full-time legal secretary with excellent phone and communication skills, attention to detail, great organizational skills, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and teamwork is a must. Legal experience is preferred. Prior experience in an office setting required. Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration. The job responsibilities will include: *M...
Our office is seeking a full-time legal secretary with excellent phone and communication skills, attention to detail, great organizational skills, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and teamwork is a must. Legal experience is preferred. Prior experience in an office setting required. Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration. The job responsibilities will include: *M...
Job summary : assist with daily patient flow and scheduling for a very busy Orthopaedic Surgical Practice. Responsibilities to include, but limited to: · Scheduling of tests and procedures · Patient scheduling · Process insurance referral/prior authorization and document · Answering incoming patient phone lines · Retrieving and processing messages left by patients’ · Cross covering other positions...
Tired of always doing the same thing, every day?? Join the Legal Office team! The Legal Affairs Division has an interesting position open for a Senior Legal Typist. A legal background is helpful, but NOT required. Training will be provided. Under the direction of the Staff Services Manager I, use departmental supported software such as Microsoft Word and Excel to prepare correspondence, court for...
Three attorney Uptown area Dallas law firm seeking full-time legal secretary/receptionist with 3 plus years experience with demonstrated continuity of employment. Applicants must be dependable, personable, well-spoken, have a professional appearance and a positive attitude. A friendly and sunny personality is important. Wills and estate experience is a must. Law firm's attorneys handle business ...
Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Walworth County has an open application period every three months for any clerical opening (for example: a Clerk, Account Clerk, Legal Secretary, Receptionist, etc.) that may occur in any Walworth County office or department. Candidates that pass the testing to be placed on this clerical eligibility list will be eligible for hire from March 1, 20...
Marten Transport San Diego, CA
Company DescriptionInnovative Therapy 4-Kids, Inc. is located in the beautiful Carlsbad in Southern California. Innovative Therapy 4-Kids, Inc. is dedicated exclusively to providing exceptional therapeutic services to all children and their families. Our approach is unique in that we treat each individual based on symptoms and the whole child, rather than only a diagnosis or label. We have access ...
Merit Training Institute Houston, TX
Job Description: Welcome to Merit Training Institute! Don't wait another day to get the IN DEMAND skills you need to become employed! Contact us today at 609.386.6400 or visit our website: Do you love your job? … Are you ready for a change? Or are you unemployed? Thinking of getting certified and taking your career to the next level? An 'In Demand' career in Me...
Whitman Associates, Inc. Washington, DC
Ready to start working immediately? Whitman Associates offers a wide variety of temporary and temp to hire positions including Administrative Assistants, Executive Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Receptionists, Office Clerks and many others. We are searching for successful candidates who are results driven, able to work right away, highly organized and have the ability and enthusiasm to excel at an...
Randstad Phoenix, AZ
Randstad is having a Career Fair and is looking for quality talent! When: Wednesday January 7th from 9:00am-2:00pm Where: 3800 N Central Ave Suite C100 Phoenix, AZ 85012 *Free 1 hour parking located just west of US Bank and Kinder Care between parking garage and main tower Working hours: 9:00am-2:00pm Qualified candidates for the following positions: -Administrative Assistant: Entry-Executiv...

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