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What does a Legal Administrator do?

A Legal Administrator works in a court or legal practice performing administrative duties. This may involve general administration tasks like filing or preparing documents or may include work on the financial side of legal administration with some accounting, budgeting and financial analysis involved. A Legal Administrator will work closely with lawyers and paralegals and will have a strong understanding of legal processes.

Teamwork skills are essential for a Legal Administrator. You’ll need to be able to work on multiple tasks at once and have a good eye for detail. Time management skills are important and it’s crucial you can manage your own work schedule. Legal Administrators should be able to work with a range of people and have strong communication skills. You’ll need to be good with numbers and be able to use office software systems.

Legal Administrator Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Legal Administrator.

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How much does a Legal Administrator earn?

In Australia, a full time Legal Administrator generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Legal Administrator?

In Australia, there are 9,100 people currently working in the legal administrative industry and many of these are hired as Legal Administrators. This number of people in this profession has dropped slightly over the last five years. Legal Administrator jobs can be found in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Legal Administrator?

A Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) is a great qualification if you’re thinking of a Legal Administrator career. You could also enrol in a Certificate IV in Legal Services or a Diploma of Legal Services.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within legal services. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.