Legal Secretaries work in busy law offices providing a high level of admin support to lawyers, solicitors and barristers etc, making sure the office runs smoothly and all day to day tasks are kept up to date.
Their responsibilities are varied and include things like producing letters and other legal documents, preparing court papers, managing databases, looking after lawyers’ diaries and typing up notes from legal meetings. An excellent standard of written English is essential along with strong communication skills and the ability to deal with complaints and queries. You’ll need a good level of IT skill, excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. There are no specific qualifications required but you a good standard of education is needed and experience of working in a busy office can be very helpful. Trainee schemes and apprenticeships are available.
Job Application Letter for Legal Secretary
Dear Mr Manager
Re Legal Secretary
I am writing in response to your advertisement for the above position and enclose my CV for your information.
As you will see from my CV, I have extensive administrative experience and have provided secretarial support to senior executives. I have a keen interest in the law and sound understanding of data protection and client confidentiality. I have excellent organisational and administrative skills and a very high standard of IT skill, with a strong working knowledge of all the major MS Office packages.
I have strong communication skills and am able to confidently communicate with people at all levels. I can put others at ease while being able to manage complaints calmly, assertively and politely. I have a strong commitment to providing an excellent standard of customer care and have a clear telephone voice and the ability to explain complex issues clearly and concisely. I have outstanding attention to detail and am able to translate information quickly and logically. I touch type and am competent in all aspects of office administration. I can be relied upon to get the job done efficiently and within set timescales and I have an excellent attendance record.
I look forward to hearing from you.