The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Secretary with Document Preparation skills in Phoenix, Arizona is $58,747.
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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 pl…Read more
Legal Secretary Tasks
- Organize and maintain law libraries, documents and case files.
- Schedule appointments, answer phones, make photocopies, draft and type office memos.
- Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials.
- Assist attorneys in collecting employment, medical and other records.
- Prepare and process legal documents and papers; summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions and pretrial agreements.
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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary
Filing Court Documents
Skills in Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing, Drafting Correspondence, Microsoft Word and Filing Court Documents.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary
An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,750 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,695 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,482 based on 9 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 45.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (42.1% more) and New York, New York (33.3% more).
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