The average salary for a Legal Specialist is $62,839.
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Job Description for Legal Specialist
Legal specialists assist supervising attorneys and provide support in a wide range of tasks, and may work on commercial litigation, lawsuits filed by customers, contract disputes, class actions, and more. These specialists may also draft legal communications and make general files, as well as gather documents and respond to clients' requests and legal inquiries. Communication skills are important in this position to work well with clients as well as other legal professionals. Legal specialists …Read more
Legal Specialist Tasks
- Develop, implement and validate document management, version processes and discovery processes.
- Liaise with outside counsel, consultants and other departments.
- Support scheduling, obtain equipment and edit presentations and notes.
- Draft, edit and update legal documents, validating for accuracy.
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Popular Skills for Legal Specialist
Legal Document Review
Skills in Legal Compliance, Legal Document Review, Legal Research and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Specialist
An entry-level Legal Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,476 based on 6 salaries. An early career Legal Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,972 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career Legal Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,798 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Legal Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,398 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,000.
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Employees with Legal Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 27.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (9.4% more) and Nashville, Tennessee (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (28.8% less), Washington, District of Columbia (13.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (5.0% less).
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