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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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 assi...
Job Purpose: Serves clients by assisting attorneys in handling legal matters. Duties: * Welcomes clients and visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; transferring calls; answering or referring inquiries. * Keeps calendar of due dates on both electronic and paper media. * Maintains reception areas by straightening up; * Works with different legal computer programs to produce ...
Company Confidential Bridgeport, CT, 06604
Bridgeport, Ct Law firm seeks full time Legal Secretary/Assistant with experience in Trust, Estates and Probate filings. Microsoft Word and Windows experience required. Health insurance benefits & 401k participation offered. Please respond with resume and salary requirements....
Administrative/secretarial position in Auburn Hills Elder Law and Estate Planning firm. This is a position working for one attorney whose practice includes elder law (Medicaid planning and applications, VA planning, long-term care planning), estate planning, probate and trust administration. The position includes a variety of both administrative and client service work, including a great deal of c...
LEGAL SECRETARY GilbertRussell McWherter Scott & Bobbitt, PLC has an immediate opening for anexperienced litigation legal secretary in its Nashville/Franklin office. Idealcandidate will have experience as a legal secretary assisting litigationattorneys and paralegals who practice in both state and federal courts. Thesuccessful candidate will have experience in filing civil pleadings in bothstate ...
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...
Oakland County law firm seeks experienced legal secretary/receptionist for a busy family law practice. Applicants must have prior legal experience. Some of the duties include answering phones, dictation and billing. This is a full time position....
A busy growing personal injury law firm seeks a legal secretary/receptionist to support their growing Columbia area law office. DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist firm Attorneys and Paralegals as requested. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Schedule attorney & paralegal appointments using Microsoft Outlook. • Keep lobby, desk, office, conference rooms & kitchen area clean and presentable. • Greet CLIENTS...
A busy growing personal injury law firm seeks a legal secretary/receptionist to support their growing Charleston area law office. DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist firm Attorneys and Paralegals as requested. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Schedule attorney & paralegal appointments using Microsoft Outlook. • Keep lobby, desk, office, conference rooms & kitchen area clean and presentable. • Greet CLIEN...
Craigs list Dallas, TX
CL dallas > dallas > jobs > legal/paralegal post [ account ] 0 favorites0 — — — reply xprohibited[?] Posted: 2015-02-06 8:11am ◀ prev▲ next ▶ Legal Secretary / receptionist (Dallas Texas) compensation: $42K to $44K Large multi-location commercial litigation law firm seeks receptionist secretary with two (2) plus years working in commercial litigation law firm to work in their downto...
A busy growing personal injury law firm seeks a legal secretary/receptionist to support their growing Greenville, SC office. DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist firm Attorneys and Paralegals as requested. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Schedule attorney & paralegal appointments using Microsoft Outlook. • Keep lobby, desk, office, conference rooms & kitchen area clean and presentable. • Greet CLIENTS, v...
Marten Transport Gainesville, FL
Company DescriptionLaw firm's attorneys handle business law matters, trust and estate cases, probate matters, and some civil trial cases.Job DescriptionThree 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 appearanc...
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference. SUMMARY: Provide professional support to Managing Counsel an...
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference. SUMMARY: Provide professional support to Managing Counsel an...
Adecco Casper, WY
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Adecco Austin, TX
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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...
JOB DESCRIPTION: Assist manager in overseeing the departmental operations to coincide with the strategic plan, the fiscal budget, and the company's short term and long-term profitability objectives, along with specific departmental revenue and budgetary goals. Oversee the standards, delivery and measurement of guest service consistent with the company's core values and brand attributes. Supervi...

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