Profession legal administrative assistant

Legal administrative assistants carry out the daily administrative activities of firms, offices of notaries public, and companies. They perform activities such as writing mails, phone-answering and typing/keyboarding. They combine these activities with specific knowledge and understanding of the procedures and codes managed in legal business affairs.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Legal department processes

    The different processes, duties, jargon, role in an organisation, and other specificities of the legal department within an organisation such as patents, legal cases, and legal compliance.

  • Legal terminology

    The special terms and phrases used in the field of law.

  • Procedural law

    The law that encompasses the rules of procedure followed in court, and the rules governing the civil and criminal procedures.

Skills

  • Perform office routine activities

    Program, prepare, and perform activities required to be performed everyday in offices such as mailing, receiving supplies, updating managers and employees, and keeping operations running smoothly.

  • Compile legal documents

    Compile and collect legal documents from a specific case in order to aid an investigation or for a court hearing, in a manner compliant with legal regulations and ensuring records are properly maintained.

  • Meet deadlines for preparing legal cases

    Plan and adjust timings in order to prepare legal documents, collect information and evidence, and contact clients and lawyers in order to prepare the case properly.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

  • Manage personnel agenda

    Schedule and confirm appointments for the personnel of the office, mostly managers and directive employees, with external parties.

  • Communicate by telephone

    Liaise via telephone by making and answering calls in a timely, professional and polite manner.

  • Perform clerical duties

    Perform administrative tasks such as filing, typing up reports and maintaining mail correspondence.

Optional knowledge and skills

civil process order issue sales invoices manage accounts legal research fix meetings apply technical communication skills study court hearings decode handwritten texts legal case management handle evidence translate keywords into full texts revise legal documents civil law brief court officials court procedures

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