Legal Secretaries:

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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Indiana Average Salary $38,440.00
Average Time to Fill 26 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,408
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Written Communication
Organization
Information Gathering
Integrity
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Attention to Detail
Time Management
Professionalism
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Decision-making
Customer Service
Teamwork

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain public records, reports, or files
Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings
Record information about legal matters
Manage law enforcement or security-related records or files
Write administrative procedures services manual
Write legal correspondence
Compose draft or final legal pleadings
Prepare legal, regulatory, or investigatory forms or documentation
Maintain processes and procedures manual
Maintain telephone logs
Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance
Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications
Prepare corporate minute books

Performing Administrative Activities

Dictate correspondence to be recorded
Take messages, notes, shorthand, and dictation
Transcribe spoken or written information
Prepare business correspondence
Complete purchase requisitions
Perform administrative or clerical duties such as typing, accepting orders, or sorting mail
Maintain legal or court related records, reports, or files
File documents in court or with the proper agency division
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Send information, materials or documentation
Process individual, group, or organizational invoices
Issue identification documents to employees, members, or visitors

Getting Information

Conduct legal hearings to investigate and delineate the actions of individuals or organizations
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
Analyze legal questions
Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information
Conduct legal searches or investigations
Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information
Conduct legal research
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Locate persons through skip tracing

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Correct grammar, punctuation, or spelling in written materials
Edit written materials or content
Solve administrative problems in the workplace
Employ rules of evidence procedures
Decide causes of legal action


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
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Proofreading
Expense Reports
Customer Billing
Budgeting
Paralegal Certification



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