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Legal Secretaries also do Transcription


Transcription work is often done by legal secretaries. Legal secretaries work for judges, law firms, hearing officers and also for private investigators. A legal secretary may be responsible for many duties depending on the level of the firm and the assigned work. Though there is a very subtle difference between a legal secretary and a Para legal staff or a legal assistant, most of the duties can overlap between them. Even though legal transcription has become a specialized area of work today, with increased outsourcing of transcription work being sent to transcription professionals, a legal secretary is often depended upon for instant transcription work and document preparation.

Besides doing a lot of administrative work and other legal document management work a legal secretary is also expected to be work independently and assist the legal professional. A short list of the many possible duties and responsibilities of a legal secretary can include,

  • Maintaining calendar of court dates
  • Correspondence/ mail management
  • Hearings transcription
  • Schedule deposition
  • Overall monitoring/coordination of work
  • Trial transcription
  • Case management
  • Document management for court hearing
  • Handle court exhibits
  • Travel arrangements
  • Payment system management
  • Court reporting schedule management
  • Legal correspondence transcription
  • Statistical report preparation
  • Dictation transcription
  • Witness management
  • Drafting/editing/proofreading
  • Document review for citation
  • Assist attorney to file documents
  • Arranging teleconference

Thus we see that besides being efficient in many areas including legal transcription and document management, a legal secretary must primarily have a good knowledge of all court rules and regulation and also keep contact with the public, federal /state agencies, court officials and others to obtain and manage information related to cases.

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