A legal office administrator provides administrative support in a law office, and their duties may vary depending on their office's needs. Tasks that may be performed by the legal office administrator include scheduling appointments with clients, noting trial dates and hearings in office schedules, and planning meetings and staff travel. They may also perform front desk duties such as answering phone calls and greeting clients. The legal office administrator also maintains legal databases, as well as drafts communication on behalf of the office. As needed, they perform any follow-up with clients and obtain documents from outside parties, ensuring privacy requirements are followed at all times. Sometimes, the legal office administrator is required to compile data and create reports as well.
A high school diploma or equivalent is typically the minimum educational requirement for legal office administrator positions; a postsecondary degree in business administration or another relevant field may be preferred. Previous experience in a related role may be required or preferred as well. Legal office administrators must have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to multitask and use basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite. This job requires the ability to sit and use a computer for long periods of time.
Legal Office Administrator Tasks
Maintain personnel data and records, and conduct performance evaluations.
Coordinate events and meetings.
Recruit, hire, and train paralegals.