Legal assistants, or those in legal secretary/paralegal hybrid roles, often work closely with lawyers on legal matters, perform basic legal research and draft legal documents for lawyers’ review. In addition, they are usually expected to perform clerical duties traditionally performed by legal secretaries. Legal assistants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, technical savvy and strong attention to detail. Note taking at meetingsCommunicating with clients, witnesses, court officials, opposing counsel and other partiesScheduling depositions, site inspections, hearings, closings and meetingsPreparing legal documents and noticesUpdating transactional documentsMaintaining case and correspondence filesAssisting lawyers in preparing for transactional closings, depositions, hearings, trials and conferencesInvestigating the factual evidence of a transaction or case and preparing exhibits, charts and diagrams to display informationConducting routine discoveryObtaining due-diligence materials, such as corporate certificates of good standing, real estate and title information, and securities filingsOrganizing and tracking files for important transactions or case documents, including pleadings and voluminous discovery documents, in addition to creating and maintaining a case-management database Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your paralegal/legal assistant recruitment needs.
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Salary for Legal Assistant (hybrid job duties)
$51,250 - $70,250
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
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
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile Paralegal Manager $86,500 $97,500 $107,000 Senior/Supervising Paralegal, 7+ Years' Experience $78,000 $84,000 $102,250 Midlevel Paralegal, 4-6 Years' Experience $67,250 $75,750 $86,500 Paralegal, 2-3 Years' Experience $49,250 $57,750 $67,500 Junior Paralegal, 0-2 Years' Experience $44,750 $48,750 $53,750 Senior Legal Assistant (Hybrid Job Duties) $70,750 $77,750 $84,750 Senior/Executive Legal Secretary (Hybrid Job Duties), 12+ Years' Experience $66,500 $72,750 $80,750 Legal Secretary (Hybrid Job Duties), 7-11 Years' Experience $57,250 $67,000 $77,250 Legal Secretary (Hybrid Job Duties), 3-6 Years' Experience $51,500 $57,000 $66,750 Legal Secretary (Hybrid Job Duties), 1-2 Years' Experience $41,250 $46,750 $50,500 Administrative Assistant – Legal $40,250 $45,000 $48,500
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