What do Legal Secretaries do? Here is one definition: Legal secretaries provide administrative support to lawyers and legal executives and help with the day-to-day tasks in running a legal firm.
Their main duty is to type letters and other legal documents such as wills, contracts, leases, divorce petitions and court documents. They often work from notes dictated onto audiotape. Other duties may include:
* dealing with telephone calls and correspondence
* organising diaries and making appointments
* keeping records of costs and controlling petty cash
* dealing with enquiries from clients
* attending court or police cells with solicitors
* delivering and collecting documents
* filing and other general clerical work.
How can eFiling and eService help the Legal Secretary?
* Will allow them to more effectively communicate with their clients regarding status of filings in their case.
* Will allow them to improve record keeping and cost control.
* Will allow them to move directly to the filing or serving of legal documents, motions and pleadings ...eliminating the need to stop, turn the digitally created documents into paper and delivering that paper to the Court
* Will reduce the amount of paper filing to be done in the office
* Save client's money through the time-savings inherent in eFiling and eService
Here are various Legal Secretary sites to give readers a better understanding of what they do and how the Courts can improve their service to them through eFiling and eService: