Also known as Confidential Secretary, Coordinating Legal Practice Assistant, Judicial Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Secretary, Legal Coordinator, Legal Office Support Assistant, Legal Secretary, Magistrate Assistant, Secretary
Also known as Confidential Secretary, Coordinating Legal Practice Assistant, Judicial Administrative Assistant
Legal Coordinators perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents.
In addition, Legal Coordinators
Legal Coordinators are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Legal Coordinators. More generally, Legal Coordinators are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Legal Coordinator is $48,980, and the average salary is $52,750. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Legal Coordinator salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Legal Coordinators earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Legal Coordinators earn less than $29,620 per year, 25% earn less than $37,090, 75% earn less than $65,610, and 90% earn less than $82,270.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Legal Coordinators is expected to change by -21.0%, and there should be roughly 12,000 open positions for Legal Coordinators every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Legal Coordinator are usually higher in their Conventional and Enterprising interests.
Legal Coordinators typically have very strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Also, Legal Coordinators typically have moderate Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Legal Coordinator tend to value Relationships, Support, and Working Conditions.
Most importantly, Legal Coordinators strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Legal Coordinators strongly value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Legal Coordinators moderately value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Legal Coordinators must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, integrity, and dependability.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Legal Coordinators, ranked by importance:
Legal Coordinators often have training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Legal Coordinators usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Legal Coordinators may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as administrative, law and government, or customer and personal service knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Legal Coordinators might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Legal Coordinators must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Legal Coordinators need abilities such as oral comprehension, written comprehension, and written expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Legal Coordinators, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Legal Coordinators frequently use skills like reading comprehension, writing, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Legal Coordinators, ranked by their relative importance.
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