1242 Legal administrative assistants

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Lead statement

Legal administrative assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in law offices, legal departments of large firms, real estate companies, land title offices, municipal, provincial and federal courts and government.

Example Titles

  • administrative assistant – legal
  • corporate law legal assistant
  • legal assistant
  • legal assistant – criminal law
  • legal secretary
  • litigation legal assistant
  • litigation secretary
  • real estate secretary

Main duties

  • Legal administrative assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Prepare and key in correspondence and legal documents, such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs, from handwritten copy, shorthand and machine dictation using computers
    • Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage
    • Schedule appointments, meetings and conferences for employer
    • Set up and maintain filing systems, utilizing knowledge of legal records and procedures and frequently controlling confidential materials and documents
    • Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments or organizations
    • Determine and establish office procedures and routines
    • May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in the use of current software
    • May attend court, meetings or conferences to take notes, minutes and dictation
    • May perform other general office work as required including preparing financial statements.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a one- or two-year college or other program for secretaries or legal secretaries is usually required.

Exclusions

  • By-law clerks (in 14521452 Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks)
  • Court recorders (in 12511251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations)
  • Paralegal and related occupations (42114211)