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Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants - 43-6012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Confidential Secretary
  • Coordinating Legal Practice Assistant
  • Judicial Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Administrative Secretary
  • Legal Coordinator
  • Legal Office Support Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Magistrate Assistant
  • Secretary

SOC Occupation Groups

43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations
43-6000 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
43-6012.00 Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Related Occupations


  • Assist attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records.
  • Attend legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions, and take notes.
  • Complete various forms, such as accident reports, trial and courtroom requests, and applications for clients.
  • Draft and type office memos.
  • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
  • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.
  • Make travel arrangements for attorneys.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.
  • Prepare and distribute invoices to bill clients or pay account expenses.
  • Prepare, proofread, or process legal documents, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, or pretrial agreements.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Review legal publications and perform database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.
  • Schedule and make appointments.
  • Submit articles and information from searches to attorneys for review and approval for use.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Issue documentation or identification to customers or employees.
  • Make travel, accommodations, or entertainment arrangements for others.
  • Obtain personal or financial information about customers or applicants.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Prepare business correspondence.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Record information about legal matters.
  • Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Send information, materials or documentation.

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  • Yeoman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Legal Secretary

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Legal Secretary