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Legal Assistant

Legal Secretary

Legal Assistant
  • Job ID #1180446
  • Responsibilities: -Assist lawyers and legal team in a variety of admi...
  • Posted 12th Feb 2024
  • Starting 1st Apr 2024
  • Permanent

Legal Assistant

The job of a legal assistant is to provide support to lawyers by undertaking a range of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties can vary depending on the size and type of law firm but may include drafting documents, conducting research, managing client relationships and organising files. Legal assistants usually work regular office hours, although some overtime may be required to meet deadlines. The role of a legal assistant is vital to the smooth running of a law firm, and the successful candidate will be organised, efficient and have excellent communication skills.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in law, then working as a legal assistant is an excellent way to get your foot in the door.

Qualifications, training and skills required
  • A legal assistant is a professional who provides support to lawyers by performing a variety of tasks, including conducting research, preparing documents, and managing schedules. In order to be successful in this role, legal assistants must have strong research and writing skills, as well as the ability to stay organised and multitask.
  • They must also be able to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Many legal assistants have paralegal certification, which demonstrates their knowledge of the law and commitment to their career. With the right skills and experience, legal assistants can play an important role in helping lawyers provide quality service to their clients.
Extra desired training
  • Organisational Skills
  • Skills in writing
  • Competencies in technical fields
  • An eye for detail
  • Competencies in interpersonal relations
  • Getting to know legal terminology and documentation
  • Managing multiple tasks
  • Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Teamwork