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I want to work in legal as a secretary or typist what skills do I need besides a fast typing?

any short courses I should take?

Asked By: Bugsy - 8/21/2008
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LOL - I have a degree in secretarial science. Two years of classes! Not all secy specific though. Back then I learned shorthand (don't bother), typing, how to fold envelopes (hey, you gotta learn sometime) and filing. That's all I remember... More
Answered By: RuneAmok not has a PMS! - 8/21/2008
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You will probably need to be able to dicatate and audio type also, perhaps also need to know shorthand you may also need to have an idea of legal terminolgy you can take courses im sure for these, contact your local uni, college or learning centre where you will get further details, hope this helps.
Answered By: Carol L - 8/21/2008
 
Mostly it is audiotyping these days which is easy. If you are efficient and have some brains cells you will be fine. I work with the laziest people ever and how they have a job I do not know. None of the secs here have any legal training - you can pick it up as you go along.
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Answered By: Cookie - 8/21/2008
 
General business courses and legal terminology would be good many junior colleges and technical have courses for paralegals and legal secretaries Fast and ACCURATE typing is important Knowledge of word processing is important--take courses in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
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Answered By: chatsplas@sbcglobal.net - 8/21/2008
 
It depends on what area of law you want to work in. I work in property and I need to know how to fill in specific types of forms - AP1, LR1 that kind of thing. I also need to know how to do searches, such as water & drainage. Im also expected to obtain office copies of the title deeds etc.
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Answered By: OriginalBubble - 8/21/2008
 
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