Administrative assistants in a law firm or corporate legal department prepare administrative documents and correspondence and oversee day-to-day office operations and administrative support activities. They may support receptionists or legal secretaries as needed. Administrative assistants work directly with the legal support supervisor, lawyers and other legal staff. Employers generally prefer two to five years of work experience. Administrative assistants must be detail oriented and have excellent communication and organizational skills. Managing budgetary information and coordinating the ordering of office supplies and facility maintenancePreparing a variety of documents necessary for the administrative operations of the law office, such as timecards and expense reports, and fulfilling check requestsPreparing, organizing, and maintaining correspondence and administrative filesScheduling and coordinating meetings and conferencesProviding relief to receptionists by answering incoming phone calls or assisting secretarial staff by handling word processing, filing, and document transmission Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your administrative assistant legal staffing needs.
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Salary for Administrative Assistant Legal
$40,250 - $48,500
25th percentile
$40,250
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
$45,000
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
$48,500
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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