If you want to help clients win their cases either by taking part in the courtroom action or by simply supporting them with administrative work, then the right position for you is in the legal field. Here are the top administrative careers in law.
Paralegal is an individual trained in legal education and subsidiary legal matters but not fully qualified by law. Paralegals may work for traditional legal employers like government agencies, legal departments of businesses and law offices. Paralegals can also work with the title companies, banks, insurance companies and in civil legal specialty areas like real estate, family law, securities and corporate, estates and trusts. The main responsibility of a paralegal is to provide assistance to lawyers or attorneys. This is done basically by conducting a thorough investigation of the case, preparing legal documents and researching about prior legal cases. The skills required to become a paralegal are data analysis, writing, active listening, reading comprehension. They are also required to obtain a certificate from American Bar Association – an approved school and have a working knowledge of the local rules and civil procedure.
Court reporters are the professionals who mostly use a shorthand machine or steno mask to create official transcripts of the hearings in the court, official proceedings and depositions. They are mainly employed by law firms and judicial departments at the federal, state and city level. They are the tiny typewriters who ensure that they transcribe spoken or recorded speech into written format. Their main focus is to take information neutrally and they are known as having good poker faces because they do not express their reactions to what they are hearing. Court reporters are expected to possess a degree and certificate program along with a typing speed of 225 correct words per minute. Good listening skills is the most important criteria for the job.
Legal secretaries are the ones who prepare legal documents and provide important administrative support to attorneys and paralegals. Legal documents like summonses, complaints and subpoenas are prepared by legal secretaries. They also schedule meetings, answer phone calls and file the cases. Most important skills required to work as an efficient legal secretary are Microsoft office skills, excellent proofreading skills, good communication skills and having an interest in the legal field.
Law Offices of Adam S Kutner Career Opportunities seeks a superstar BILINGUAL legal assistant. The prestigious personal injury firm requires a candidate who has previous experience in personal injury which involved setting up client intakes through medical treatment. The ideal candidate must have experience in serving client needs, skills in handling large number of cases, medical notification, PD, representation letters and all areas of pre-litigation. The candidate is expected to have excellent verbal & written communication skills; knowledge of MS outlook, word, excel; ability to work under pressure, ability to work full time and have excellent client service skills. Candidate who can work in a fast paced team environment is welcome. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided to the right candidate.