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Legal secretaries

Legal secretaries apply specialized knowledge of legal terminology and procedures in providing support to legal professionals with communication, documentation and internal managerial co-ordination activities, in law offices, legal departments of large firms and governments.

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(a) preparing and processing legal documents and papers, such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs
(b) reviewing and proofreading documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures
(c) mailing, faxing, or arranging for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials
(d) organizing and maintaining documents, case files and law libraries
(e) screening requests for meetings, scheduling and organizing meetings
(f) assisting in the preparation of budgets, monitoring of expenditures, drafting of contracts and purchasing or acquisition orders
(g) supervising the work of office support workers

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