A legal secretary is an administrative assistant trained exclusively in the field of law.

Legal Secretary

Job Description

A legal secretary is an administrative assistant trained exclusively in the field of law. Legal secretaries are proficient at handling all administrative duties within a law office or legal department setting. Legal secretaries possess excellent judgment and make important decisions within the scope of their duties on a daily basis. Legal Secretaries are employed in a number of settings, including law firms and legal departments within private corporations, insurance companies and real estate firms.

Program Description

This training program provides the skills needed to succeed as a Legal Assistant including how to:

  • Arrange for the delivery of legal paperwork
  • Type correspondence and legal paperwork
  • Transcribe court proceedings and other recorded meetings
  • Schedule, coordinate and confirm court dates, appointments, and meetings
  • Conduct research in legal matters

Admission Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to enroll in this course, as well as have proficient computer and communication skills.

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for a legal secretary in 2018 was $46,360.

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Program Contact

Sue Champagne
860.253.3034
schampagne@asnuntuck.edu