Gaining specialist secretarial skills, which focus on the Legal sector, can lead to a rewarding and prosperous career, opening doors to legal secretarial roles.
Employers looking to hire legal secretaries, not only look for relevant certifications in the legal field, but also a good grounding in office based skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, meetings and minutes and effective business document production. Being able to showcase a broad range of skills, including the specialist legal areas will certainly help to make you stand out in front of employers.
Across the legal world there are different sectors which a practice could focus on, such as Company Law, Family Law or Wills & Probate, amongst many more. All sectors use specialist terminology and processes, and it’s essential to gain a thorough understanding of these.
As you continue your journey, working in a legal secretarial role, you will also find requirements to keep up to date with CPD. All of our Pitman Training courses are CPD accredited, and we have a range of courses which will help to bolster your efficiencies as a Legal Secretary, including a full range of paralegal courses and speedwriting courses which will ensure you don’t miss a word!