Legal secretaries provide the support necessary to keep solicitors, barristers and law clerks churning out documents by the score. While no longer tied to typewriters full of carbonised copies, they nevertheless take responsibility for ensuring the efficient production of large volumes of correspondence, documentation, and a wide range of administrative tasks. '
Although many legal secretaries now pass the bulk of their typing to 'WP' (word processing operators), they still have plenty to do. Besides screening phone calls, scheduling appointments, and providing non-legal advice to clients, they may be required to prepare invoices, key time sheets, update databases, open new files, send faxes, clear the partner's email, photocopy and bind documents, organise filing systems, maintain and archive files, liaise with the accounts department, and perhaps calm down a client or two.
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