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You might hire a legal assistant to:

  • Collect legal and factual information and documents
  • Communicate with opposing counsel, clients, and judicial authorities

  • Perform clerical duties at a law office or organization

  • Schedule appointments with clients, family members, witnesses, etc.

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Experience working in a relevant, fast-paced legal environment Degree or legal assistant certification relevant to country of employment
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills Knowledge of online court filing systems
Excellent attention to detail Experience working with multiple lawyers simultaneously
Strong organizational skills Experience using dictation and transcription software