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Legal Secretary (Short)

Legal Secretary

Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Prepare, proofread, or process legal documents, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, or pretrial agreements.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Working with Computers
  • Schedule and make appointments.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.
  • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Legal Secretary Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Legal Secretary test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Data Entry
  • MS Word
  • Typing Speed & Accuracy
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:43-6012.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level Administrative
O*Net Context:Office and Administrative Support
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$34,780 or less
Bottom 25%:
$41,450 or less
Median:
$50,680 (Average)
Top 25%:
$66,510 or more
Top 10%:
$82,890 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$16.72 or less
Bottom 25%:
$19.93 or less
Median:
$24.37 (Average)
Top 25%:
$31.97 or more
Top 10%:
$39.85 or more

US Employment Statistics
2022:
161,400
2032 (projected):
126,200
Annual U.S. Job Openings:12,700

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Administrative
  • Law and Government
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Clarity
  • Information Ordering
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
19%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
8%
Some College:
30%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
19%
Bachelor's Degree:
23%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
2%
3 - 6 Months:
21%
6 Months - 1 Year:
15%
1 - 2 Years:
7%
2 - 4 Years:
33%
4 - 6 Years:
16%
6 - 8 Years:
5%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Accredited Legal Secretary, Certified Legal Secretary Specialist, Confidential Secretary, Coordinating Legal Practice Assistant, Judicial Administrative Assistant, Law Secretary, Legal Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Secretary, Legal Coordinator, Legal Office Support Assistant, Legal Secretary, Litigation Legal Secretary, Litigation Secretary, Magistrate Assistant, Paralegal Secretary, Secretary

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Identify problem areas in expense reports.
  • Proofread a letter for grammatical errors.
  • Schedule an offsite meeting.
  • Perform cost analysis for travel authorization.
  • Communicate maintenance schedule changes with employees.

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