13111 – Legal administrative assistants



13111 – Legal administrative assistants
Legal administrative assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in law offices, legal departments of large firms, real estate companies, land title offices, municipal, provincial and federal courts and government.

Index of titles
Administrative assistant - judicial
Administrative assistant - legal
Collection legal assistant
Commercial law administrative assistant
Commercial law legal assistant
Commercial law secretary
Corporate finance legal assistant
Corporate law administrative assistant
Corporate law legal assistant
Corporate law secretary
Corporate records legal assistant
Estate administrative assistant
Estate secretary
Family law legal assistant
Foreclosures legal assistant
Insurance legal assistant
Judicial assistant
Labour law legal assistant
Legal administrative assistant
Legal assistant
Legal assistant - criminal law
Legal secretary
Legal stenographer
Litigation administrative assistant
Litigation legal assistant
Litigation secretary
Mortgage and real estate legal assistant
Oil and gas rights legal assistant
Real estate administrative assistant
Real estate secretary
Tax legal assistant
Trademark administrative assistant
Trademark secretary
Wills and estates legal assistant


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Prepare and key in correspondence and legal documents, such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs, from handwritten copy, shorthand and machine dictation using computers
Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage
Schedule appointments, meetings and conferences for employer
Set up and maintain filing systems, utilizing knowledge of legal records and procedures and frequently controlling confidential materials and documents
Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and coordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments or organizations
Determine and establish office procedures and routines
May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in the use of current software
May attend court, meetings or conferences to take notes, minutes and dictation
May perform other general office work as required including preparing financial statements.


Employment requirements
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Completion of a one- or two-year college or other program for secretaries or legal secretaries is usually required.


Additional information
By-law clerk (in 14301 Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks)
Court recorder (in 12110 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations)
Paralegals and related occupations (42200)