Legal administrative assistants perform 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.
People in this occupation:
- require an understanding of legal terminology, legal processes and common legal documents
- handle and format legal correspondence, and review and proofread outgoing documents and correspondence to ensure that the documents agree with legal procedures and grammatical usage
- set up filing systems, control confidential materials and establish office procedures
Individuals must be able to work individually and as part of a team. People interested in this occupation must have verbal communication and numerical abilities, as well as well-developed motor coordination. They should also have an interest in compiling information, operating computers and other office equipment.