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The Creative Legal Secretary
Expanding through tradition, the AV Factor

By: Ric Riccobono
March 26, 2014

By now all of you are fully aware of the basic job functions of a Legal Secretary, at least I hope you are, but just for the introduction here make sure that your understanding aligns with the following; Legal secretaries perform legal clerical duties mainly at law firms and other legal offices. Unlike regular secretaries, even the higher paying executive secretaries whose job functions are basically proficiency in the use of standard phone, fax, word processor, database knowledge, good personality, and communication skills etc., Legal Secretaries require those functions along with extensive knowledge involving legal proceedings and documentation which others lack. Most workers complete legal secretary training programs prior to employment. A Legal Secretary performs all of the normal secretarial and administrative duties for an attorney that also includes typing letters, memos and reports, answering phones, filing documents, knowing computerized data systems, plus they have a legal experience skill set.

One of the incentives that lighten the requirement load that many of you probably have found in seeking a good Legal Secretary career is that it only requires a high school diploma with 0-2 years of experience in the field. You of course need to be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field, but that goes directly to the career of being a Legal Secretary. Your tasks will vary considerably and include multi-tasking while you work under general lawyer supervision. You'll also want to feel comfortable that you carry with you the knowledge you'll learn in all of our courses from our unique program. All the extras here will help give you that boost of confidence that will certainly reveal itself right in the beginning, during your interview.

Let's say that before you decided on a Legal Secretary career you don’t know the difference between an Executive Secretary and a Legal Secretary. Well, an Executive Secretary, as discussed above, must perform standard tasks that you mostly learn on the job. However, by getting your Legal Secretary certificate from us here at Legal Field Careers, you now have a skill that is earned on the battlefield of education and then polished in the workplace. You now not only are a proficient secretary, but one whom is versed in various legalities, legal filings and such, something the normal executive secretary would be lacking. This is and should be looked at as a bonus that can command higher salaries and the potential for faster advancement.

While getting your training for your certificate from us you might also be wise to learn various additional software, tools and functions. This will not only show that you know the industry standard software application for the trade you're applying in, but it also shows you have taken an extra step and desire to not just work in the industry. Remember you’re becoming a part of an industry as a career choice. All of these 'extras' add that AV (Added Value) aspect to your career potential.

It's very simple to see the advantage of potential advancement and elevation in pay scale by building your advanced skills now while you’re getting your Legal Secretary certificate from us. Please keep in mind that most colleges or career counselors may suggest that you start off your career seeking a job at a small or medium size law firm because the main challenges in larger legal firms is that no one has spare time to train you, but that is just not true. Don’t limit yourself in any way. The purpose of the continual articles is to get you to think outside of the norm, expand your thoughts, and stretch your imagination, skills and to think ahead of the competition.

I hope you have found some insight here and by all means, if any of our articles and tips have been responsible for you obtaining a higher career position, please let us know, stay in touch, we want to hear from you. It's your career, now go get it!

Written by Ric Riccobono
Attorney at Law
Founder and Director LegalFieldCareers.com

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