Hybrid Paralegal/Legal Secretary Roles on the Rise

By on March 19, 2018 at 9:58pm


Lawyers were asked, “Have blended or hybrid paralegal/legal secretary positions become more or less common than they were two years ago?”*

24% Much more common
42% Somewhat more common
17% No change
4% Somewhat less common
1% Much less common
Don’t know: 11%

Lawyers were asked, “Does your law firm or company plan to increase or decrease its hiring of legal support professionals for blended or hybrid paralegal/legal secretary positions in the next 12 months?”*

1% Increase significantly

14% Increase somewhat
61% Keep the same/no change
9% Decrease somewhat
1% Decrease significantly
Don’t know: 15%

50% of current legal support jobs at respondents’ law firms or companies are blended paralegal/legal secretary positions.

Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 200 lawyers with the largest law firms and companies in the United States

*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2018 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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