Legal Secretaries perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. They also prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as complaints, motions, summonses, and subpoenas. Finally they may also assist the lawyers in legal research and arrange meetings between the attorney and potential witnesses for some cases. Generally they help run the law office and ensure that the services provided to each of the clients is both efficient and complete. Educational Requirements Most states do not require an individual to (…)
How to Get a Law Internship as an Undergraduate
Your undergraduate years are a great time to have a legal internship. If you’ve already decided that you want to work as a legal intern, you need to figure out how to go about getting a law internship. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to find the right legal internship. Learning about what to expect in an internship and how to approach the application process can help you make your search a successful one. What are law interns? (…)
A law clerk will help lawyers and judges in law firms, courts, and other types of legal settings. In order to become a law clerk there is some training required. The legal field is extremely complex and changes consistently. In order to keep up with these changes a team of legal professionals is necessary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 41,550 law clerks employed throughout the United States. Job Description of a Law Clerk A law (…)
According to the National Association for Court Management (NACM), the increasing complexity of American life and the scope of litigation in the United States have created an administrative burden on the courts that cannot be handled by judges and traditional court staff alone. The Court Administrator, a relatively new position, fills this gap by handling the managerial duties and administrative functions within the court system. This includes paying court employees, balancing the budget of the court system, and making sure (…)
What is a Chief Legal Officer?
Chief legal officers (or general counsels) are chief lawyers and have the responsibility of overseeing every legal aspect of a business or law firm. As the head lawyer, they are paid a premium salary which according to the Bureu of Labor Statistics (BLS) can be as high as $187,199 (90th percentile in 2013) or more depending on the industry. The majority of the time a chief legal officer will advise the business when changes are made to the laws and (…)