Law Secretaries

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Law Secretaries

Law Secretaries - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, legal secretaries:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a high level of interaction with clients and staff.
  • Communicate by telephone, letters, memos, and in person on a daily basis. They also use e-mail, but less often.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Often work indoors. However, they may occasionally go outdoors to deliver documents or attend meetings at other firms.
  • Work near others. They may share the same office space or general work area with other secretaries.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact in their work. Errors could cause serious problems for clients or their cases.
  • Repeat the same physical or mental activities.
  • Often make decisions that affect clients and the lawyers they work with. They make most decisions without consulting a supervisor first.
  • Set most of their daily tasks and goals without consulting a supervisor first. They often use calendars of impending cases to determine their schedule.
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  • Abide by strict daily deadlines.


  • May work full time or part time. Most work full time.
  • Generally work a set schedule.
  • May work nights or weekends to meet deadlines.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.