Legal Secretary in Fresno, California Salary

The average wage for a Legal Secretary in Fresno, California is $22.18 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Scheduling, Litigation Case Management, Organizing, Proofreading, and Word Processing.

$27,223 - $63,850
$27K
$43K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,098
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50%
90%

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$13.13 - $25.68
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.09
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$0$63K
Salary $27,223 - $63,850
Bonus $350 - $1,750
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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$27,500 - $54,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.13 - $25.68
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $350 - $1,750
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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$27,500 - $54,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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.

About Fresno, California

Fresno County, California
520,072
Male:
256,130 (49.2%)
Female:
263,942 (50.8%)
Fresno (/ˈfrɛznoʊ/ FREZ-no), the county seat of Fresno County, is a city in the U.S. state of California. As of 2016, the city's population was 520,000, making it the fifth-largest city in California, the largest inland city in California and the 34th-largest in the nation. Fresno is in the center of the San Joaquin Valley and is the largest city in the Central Valley, which contains the San Joaquin Valley. It is approximately 220 miles (350 km) northwest of Los Angeles, 170 miles (270 km) south of the state capital, Sacramento, or 185 miles (300 km) south of San Francisco. The name Fresno means "ash tree" in Spanish, and an ash leaf is featured on the city's flag. The original inhabitants of the San Joaquin Valley region were the Yokuts people, who engaged in trading with other Californian tribes of Native Americans including coastal peoples such as the Chumash of the Central California coast,...
Fresno:
$43,494
California:
$64,500
$910
Fresno:
$203,700
California:
$449,100
6.7%

Legal Secretary Job Listings

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
35%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲22%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$42,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries

Scheduling
▲21%

Litigation Case Management
▲17%

Organizing
▲16%

Proofreading
▲15%

Word Processing
▲14%

Drafting Correspondence
▲12%

Client Interaction
▲12%

Typing
▲12%

Microsoft Word
▲12%

Transcription
▲12%

Filing
▲1%

National Average
$42,000

Filing Court Documents
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 17%