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legal secretary Job is Available For Those Who Are Qualified

A:  What makes a person qualified to do a legal secretary job? Well, first of all one should understand that the job itself entails assisting lawyers, sometimes a whole bunch of them. Secondly, it is a great career move especially if you have been an executive secretary or an administrative assistant for several years now. It is definitely a great career move for you. To answer the question, a person who is qualified to do a legal secretary job should be familiar with legal procedures. Some enroll themselves in a program that would train them in the legal proceedings and...

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How do i get to be a legal secretary?

A:  You have answered that for yourself. Solicitors firms will only take you on as a trainee. Typing legal documents is a specialised job and you will need training. To the lady below. This is the Uk things are different here. You do NOT want to do this. WARNING: Jobs in the field of law are drying up FAST!!! This is NOT a good field to invest in right now. Reasons: There are just too many attorneys right now, very bad economy, today people think they can do their own legal work now thanks to the WWWeb, there are WAY TOO MANY law schools (this includes those that train legal support professionals such as legal Secretaries) churning out WAY TOO...

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What is the difference between a legal secretary and a Paralegal?!!!?

A:  legal secretarys type all of the documents into the system. Paralegals are Attorneys in training or are people who are satisfied stopping at paralegal status. They go to the courthouse to do filings;Read over Depositions and do research for Attorneys . secretarys are way over worked and way under appreciated. Lets put it this way. secretarys are like nurses are to doctors. They do most of the work, while the Attorney gets the credit. A legal secretary is simply a secretary in a legal setting. Nothing special about it. A para

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Can I be a legal secretary if...?

A:  If your interested in working in law, why not look into becoming a legal Executive? The salary and status both exceed that of a secretary and you dont get as complexly involved as a full blown solicitor. It would also leave a huge ladder for you to continue to develop your career. Great area of work though whichever route you take! Good luck! i have worked as a legal secretary and to be honest u dont need any particular qualification u just need someone willing to take u on. if ur bright intelligent and quck to learn u should do fine. maybe try a small law firm to start with who may not be looking for qualifications so much. good luck. ps i...

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Anyone a legal secretary?

A:  Besides the specialized legal secretary positions involving, litigation, immigration, family law, probate, corporate, bankruptcy, intellectual property, etc. here are some basic skill requirements: 1. Ability to handle more than one attorney, perhaps up to three and complete their assignments in a priortized manner. 2. Familiarity with computer-driven office software programs such as Microsoft Word 2003, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 3. Competence in dealing with recordkeeping, entry of attorney time sheets, file setups, calendaring of attorney appointments and scheduling of conference rooms for those very important meetings with clients and other staff members. 4. Can type at accurate speeds from handwritten...

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legal secretary?

A:  Yep. You can train on the job (this is, in fact, the most common way), so consider applying for admin positions with solicitors. Ideally look for a reasonable size firm who seem interested in offering training, even if it is just NVQ Admin to begin with. Check the ''Jobs4U'' section of www.connexions-direct.com for more information (click on ''job familes'' section and then on legal careers). Well, if it is anything like the law firm I worked at, they would hire anyone who was willing to put with being treated like crap. Beware that the majority of law offices treat you this way. You are expected to put in long hours and often have to stay over after hours without...

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Why are there always vacancies for temporary legal secretaries? What's 'wrong' with it?

A:  Nothing wrtong at all and it is especially lucrative. As someone who did staffing for years i can tell you there is nothing harder for a company than when superstar legal secretary Jane requests a two week vacation. What to do? there are piles of paper Jane handles every day, the clients, the scanners, not to mention the paralegals she supports. Jeesch. Every company hasd a "Jane or two. And they all go on vacation. Finding a great person to come in, sit down and independently handle Jane''s job with success is really difficult. More power to you if you can! I used to pay them 25-35 per hour... There''s not anything wrong with the position. Generally (in my area at least) these...

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What are the differences between a paralegal and a legal secretary?

A:  A paralegal has a degree and their qualification are overseen by the court. A legal secretary does more trascribing and does not necessarily need formal training or a degree. but a great legal assistant combines the aspects of both castellilaw.com Links: castellilaw.com...

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How do i become a legal secretary?

A:  In order to work as a legal secretary you need to have good secretarial skills together with a knowledge of law and legal procedures. You can gain these skills through your local college or take a course through an organisation such as The Institute of legal Secretaries and PAs. You would not necessarily need to go to University unless you wanted to obtain a law degree. A law degree would provide you with an understanding of different areas of law but it would be important for you to gain the practical skills that you need also. You can take a legal

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How to get a job as a legal secretary?

A:  Many firms hire 2nd & 3rd year law students for research and paralegal duties, it''s a great way to learn the ropes and see how a firm works from the inside. The best benefit for the law firm is that you have access to the law library and online services that the attorneys would normally have to pay for. law firms - legal and civil - always need extra help - short hours don''t matter. Call the biggest firms and ask if there are any entry level positions for law students, you may get lucky! Not many students have the gumption to go after what they need to get their feet wet. Be the exception....