Legal Secretary with Filing Court Documents Skills in Sydney, New South Wales Salary (Australia)

A Legal Secretary with Filing Court Documents skills in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average salary of AU$51,897 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

AU$40,011 - AU$75,311
AU$40K
AU$52K
AU$75K
MEDIAN: AU$51,897
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50%
90%
AU$16.11 - AU$30.97
AU$16
AU$25
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$24.90
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$75K
Salary AU$40,011 - AU$75,311
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$40,011 - AU$72,718
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$16.11 - AU$30.97
Overtime AU$35.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$72K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$40,011 - AU$72,718
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Legal Secretary

Legal secretaries work primarily for lawyers’ offices and courts to perform secretarial duties and provide legal support services to attorneys. They must file materials, such as motions, briefs, memorandums, pleadings, etc. at various court systems in a timely manner, as well as maintain appointments and remind lawyers to see clients. They may need to interview clients, either on the phone or in-person prior to referring them to their lawyers. They are generally tasked with typing and editing pleadings, briefs, technical papers, letters to various parties, and memos, among other documents, and must ensure that all legal documents are free of grammatical errors and typos. They may also accompany lawyers to courts to assist in hearings.

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Legal Secretary Tasks

  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers; summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions and pretrial agreements.
  • Review legal publications and perform database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.
  • Attend legal meetings; client interviews, hearings or depositions and take notes.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting employment, medical and other records.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents and case files.

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Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲22%

▲15%

National Average
AU$52,000

▼4%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 98%