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Legal Secretaries - 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
  • Judicial Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Administrative Secretary
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Litigation Assistant
  • Magistrate Assistant
  • Secretary

SOC Occupation Groups

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.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.
  • Prepare and distribute invoices to bill clients or pay account expenses.
  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Law Office Clerk (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Legal Services Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Legalman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Legal Secretary

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Legal Secretary