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Legal Secretaries

Legal Secretaries

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Legal Secretaries Description

Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.

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Legal Secretaries Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Complete various forms, such as accident reports, trial and courtroom requests, and applications for clients.
  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements.
  • Schedule and make appointments.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.
  • Draft and type office memos.
  • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Prepare and distribute invoices to bill clients or pay account expenses.
  • Submit articles and information from searches to attorneys for review and approval for use.
  • Attend legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions, and take notes.
  • Review legal publications and perform database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.

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