How to be the best Legal Secretary
Joining a Legal related position can be rather daunting. But do not be discouraged from joining this industry because you might not have the qualifications, or fear that it might be too difficult.
When you see a job ad asking for a Legal Secretary, unless the job description details that they are seeking an individual with ‘Legal’ experience or qualifications, take the chance and apply for the job. When you are called in for an interview, you can then decide for yourself.
Many law firms or corporations are prone to hiring people with no legal background for their secretarial positions. Often what is required to do this job are good communication skills, fast typing and a bright mind and ambition.
Fear of taking on this job, means you do not have the ambition required for the position. After all, being a Legal Secretary is as challenging as other legal jobs in the law industry. You need to be truly ambitious about the job, because it is also as important as any other legal profession.
Being an ambitious Legal Secretary, means that you are able to cope under big pressure and deal with the many legal papers you will encounter on a daily basis. It also means that you will experience keeping track of the attorney’s schedule with a great attitude.
Of course being a Legal Secretary means that there will be the good and the bad, because the law environment is both good and bad.
However, it is a chance for you to be challenged. It can be very exciting at times and you will get to learn something new every single day. But, not all days will be great, as you will probably experience nerve-racking people, such as attorneys from other firms.
You must prepare yourself for all of these situations. And if you have a love for this job and hope to grow in the law industry, being a Legal Secretary is the best place to start.
It does not have to end there. If you have an interest in the law industry, you can get your qualifications while working and training as a Legal Secretary.
According to Mywage.co.za an average Legal Secretary earns an estimated R115 000 annually.
So, not only is it a great job for a chance at great experience and challenge, but it also pays well. Take a chance and apply for Legal jobs on Job Mail, where you can also find ideal Legal Vacancies in South Africa.