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Main Community News Pursue a Career as a Legal Assistant

Pursue a Career as a Legal Assistant

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Positions in law offices, courts, legal departments and large organizations are among the potential opportunities for new legal assistant graduates. After earning their post-secondary diploma in legal administration, grads can look forward to bright careers in a fast-paced work environment, surrounded by other professionals in the legal field.

To be successful on the job, legal assistants must possess certain qualities. Strong organization and time management skills, the ability to maintain accuracy, personal integrity and respect for confidentiality are common traits employers look for when hiring for these positions.

In addition, computer literacy and fast keyboarding skills can help candidates stand out from their competition. These characteristics are essential considering the wide range of tasks legal assistants may perform on a day-to-day basis. They must be able to differentiate between assignments to maintain accuracy while ensuring they meet necessary deadlines.

Strong listening skills are also beneficial, as legal assistants may attend court meetings or conferences to take notes, minutes and dictation.
Aspiring legal assistants can hone their skills and prepare for a rewarding career by enrolling in the legal administrative assistant program at Reeves College. To get started, fill out the form on the right.