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What does a Legal Secretary do?

A Legal Secretary’s role involves performing secretarial duties for other people working in the legal industry. Your work might include supporting colleagues with administrative tasks and preparing paperwork and documents used for legal proceedings. Your daily activities will be varied, but they might involve transcribing documents and preparing briefings, attending meetings with clients or keeping records for legal use. You may also have to answer phone calls and emails, coordinate meetings or organise travel arrangements.

A Legal Secretary needs to be organised. Your employer will be working with numerous clients and you’ll have to stay on top of any administrative tasks. You’ll need to be comfortable working with a wide range of people and be able to get your work done in a timely manner. Legal Secretaries need to be good at following instructions and have a strong understanding of the legal system.

Legal Secretary Courses

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

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How much does a Legal Secretary earn?

In Australia, a full time Legal Secretary 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 Secretary?

There are currently 9,100 people working as a Legal Secretary in Australia. This number has dropped slightly from 10,900 five years ago. Legal Secretaries work in all regions right across Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Legal Secretary?

Legal Secretaries will often complete a qualification such as a Certificate IV in Legal Services. This is a 12 month course but you might also consider a Diploma of Legal Services or a Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal).

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within legal secretary and 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.