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Vivalajuice39 in Perris, California

Updated 15 days ago

Why are there so many nasty, bitter women in this field? - 68 Replies

Every law office I've worked has had several women in it that are just, bitter nasty people. I remember when I first started in this field there...


Updated 27 days ago

Legal Secretarial Work IS NOT good money - 151 Replies

I never could understand how the legal secretary profession got its reputation for being good pay. To anyone who happens to care, here's some info...

Cinderella in Dallas, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

How to Find Out if You're Really Being Blackballed? - 48 Replies

Someone on this forum said they have been blackballed by former employer via called other administrators (pardon me if I used wrong term) at other...

Zaire in Glendale, Arizona

Updated 5 months ago

Age discrimination as a leagal secretary. - 228 Replies

I'm about to be 38 and going to a community college to become a certified legal secretary. It will take me about a year. I have no ambitions to be a...

Carrie-Pillette in Lincoln Park, Michigan

Nobody wants me because I worked in a law firm

I was a legal secretary for years. I am now in search of a new place of employment. I have put out resumes for 3 years before finally contacting a...

Carrie-Pillette in Lincoln Park, Michigan

Updated 7 months ago

Legal secretary vs paralegal? Which has more job openings? Which is a better career? - 27 Replies

I will be going to college soon and want to do something in the legal field. I know that a legal assistant and a paralegal are the same thing. But...

cp in Brick, New Jersey

Updated 14 months ago

Legal Secretary Positions for newcomers - 43 Replies

Hello everyone I was thinking of getting my legal secretary certificate but need some advice. I am an EDGAR operator and have about 9 years...

April in Charlotte, North Carolina

Legal Secretary Job Hoax

Hi! I received an email from "someone" looking for a legal secretary. I responded to the email and wish I hadn't! Beware! This is what I received...

Joanne in Boston, Massachusetts

Updated 18 months ago

Legal secretary blog! - 276 Replies

This forum seems a bit quiet, but to anyone who happens to be here, you might want to check out my new blog. It's by a legal secretary, for legal...

AEC in Weehawken, New Jersey


I'm a certified phlebotomy technician thru NHA here in NJ since 2014. I'm currently working in lab and soon I'll be moving to Texas. Will my...

Linda in Farmington, Michigan

Updated 19 months ago

Does getting fired from a legal secretarial job today still carry the same negativity as it did 15 years ago? - 1 Reply

Does getting fired from a legal secretarial job today still carry the same negativity as it did 15 years ago? Or do recruiters just accept that jobs...

Overworked in London, United Kingdom

What are the best industries to work in as a secretary when a legal secretary wants to leave law firms?

What are the best industries to work in as a secretary when a legal secretary wants to leave law firms. Has anyone made the move from law firm to...

mrsvp in New York, New York

Updated 31 months ago

Legal Secretary-how to get the heck out?? - 15 Replies

I have been reading through these posts, and I see that many of you guys are as miserable as I am with this profession. I really really need a...

Cathleen Yoo in Jackson, West Virginia

Updated 32 months ago

Looking for Legal Transcription - 1 Reply

Hello. I have over 20 years experience as a certified paralegal. I am looking for employment as a transcriptionist and to start transcription from...


Updated 34 months ago

Outsourced Transcription at my firm... - 137 Replies

Has anyone had any problems using an outsourcing firm for transcription??? I enjoy transcribing but it takes up the majority of my time. I will be...

Deceived in Pensacola, Florida

Updated 37 months ago

Getting ahead... - 16 Replies

What is the best training for becoming a hirable legal secretary? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective...

Pollywogged in Concord, California

Updated 37 months ago

Are all lawyers so GREEDY?? - 2 Replies

I have noticed, since I started working for lawyers, that their greed never seems to come to an end.. I currently work for a sole practioner. He...

Trixiebelle in Whittier, California

Updated 45 months ago

legal secretarys - 72 Replies

Whats the average income for a legal secretary

tmf1977 in Yonkers, New York

Updated 48 months ago

whose unemployment benefits have run out or are about to? - 28 Replies

I’m a reporter at, and I'm looking to interview laid-off individuals whose unemployment benefits have expired. I’d like to find out...

xnmmi in Lancaster, California

Updated 49 months ago

credit scores - 1 Reply

Since when do I have to give me credit score to be hired for a job which I am highly qualified for. I have been out of work for 3 years, looking and...

Well Meaning Stranger in New York, New York

Updated 54 months ago

Titles for Legal Secretary - 64 Replies

do you have a creative idea for a title that better describes what a Legal Secretary does? I've heard Administrative Legal Assistant, Practice...

Well Meaning Stranger in New York, New York

Updated 54 months ago

Is it worth it? What are you experiences? - 2 Replies

I'm thinking of becoming one. Is the salary good? Is the experience good? Please, tell me your experiences.

Well Meaning Stranger in New York, New York

Updated 54 months ago

Fired from legal secretary job over protocol error...Not sure how to explain this in interview. - 20 Replies

I made a protocol error by requesting a transfer to a litigation desk and was let go 5 days later. Could anyone provide advice on how to handle...

At Wit's End in Dallas, Texas

Temp Work in Dallas

I've never in my 20 years done temp work, but I'm thinking of starting. Is there anyone here in the Dallas area with any tips on which agencies are...

At Wit's End in Dallas, Texas

Temp Work in Dallas

Never in all my 20 years have I done temp work. Is there anyone here in the Dallas area with any tips on which agencies are the best and...

Not so bored in Denver, Colorado

Updated 55 months ago

Show me the money... - 1366 Replies

What are typical legal secretary salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

Tweedlebird in Lakeland, Florida

Location change

I don't make enough money to drive from Lakeland to Tampa everyday. I want to stay in the Legal field but I don't know if I should just try for any...

Paralegal in Austin, Texas in Columbia, South Carolina

Updated 56 months ago

Where is Displaced Legal Professional? - 2 Replies

He seems to have disappeared. I appreciated his input on the legal profession - does any one know what has happened to him?

Jenny P. in Miami, Florida

Updated 56 months ago

Miami - Downtown/Brickell - S. Florida Salaries - 19 Replies

I'll be relocating to Miami next year with my husband. We aren't exactly sure about Brickell, so it might be anywhere between Ft. Lauderdale and...

New Paralegal Student in Lewiston, Idaho


I have hear from a few people that a paralegal is under paid and stressful job. I am going to college to get my four year degree as a paralegal.. And...

Tessa in Lakewood, Washington

Updated 59 months ago

The best part is... - 10 Replies

What do you enjoy most about legal secretary work? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and...

jls135 in Navarre, Florida

I have an interview coming up for a legal assistant position?

I want to know what kind of questions I can expect so that I can be prepared. I do not have any experience in the law field, but I will be getting my...

Mary in Florissant, Missouri

Updated 63 months ago

When legal secretarial jobs are disappearing, you know things are getting bad. - 218 Replies

That was one thing about this field, you could always find a job...always lots of them advertised or you heard about them through word of mouth. Not...

Jazzygirrl07 in Zephyrhills, Florida

Thinking about becoming a paralegal and i am wondering some info?

Will a associates degree work? Looking for a job in Florida? Any ideas of tampa area or wesley chapel? How much will you make in associates...

Susy C. in San Francisco, California

A couple of questions for patent secretaries

I worked as a patent secretary for 9 nine years. I quite liked the work, but always wanted to do docketing instead. Is there anyone here who has...

Older and Wiser in Secaucus, New Jersey

Updated 64 months ago

Offering to work for free (temporarily) as a Legal Assistant - 21 Replies

Hello, About seven months ago, I was dismissed from a position as a Legal Assistant from a law firm in Denver. When I inquired as to why, I was...

factprincess in Clovis, New Mexico

Updated 65 months ago

I Think I am About to be Eliminated - 8 Replies

My attorney told me in confidence yesterday that I should be prepared to be let go. She said she would give me a good reference. The problem is...

kinsa in Daleville, Virginia

What tests can I expect at an interview?

I've been out of the legal secretary field for a few years. I have an interview next week and have been told to expect testing. What do I need to...

Lucylegal in New York, New York

Using Word in Law Firms

York College's continuing education program is offering a course in How to use Word in Law Firms. I've been looking for something like this for...

Becky Neal in Winter Park, Florida

Updated 70 months ago

Transcription as a career - 2 Replies

Are you looking for some extra money that you can earn from home to help make ends meet? If you’re looking for a job that allows you to control the...

Lynne in Decatur, Georgia

Updated 70 months ago

I think my boss is addicted to perscription drugs - 6 Replies

My boss, who's a shareholder/partner at my firm, has lots of medical problems. He's only 58 but he needs some sort of dental surgery plus his foot...

Jean in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 70 months ago

Interview Preparation - 2 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming legal secretary interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

Dogface in Houston, Texas

Updated 72 months ago

corrupt bosses? - 1 Reply

I'm a new legal secretary trying to learn and save up for the notary exam. In normal circumstances, I can take a lot of stress. But my boss seems to...

ToHellandBack in Oak Lawn, Illinois

Updated 72 months ago

Dogs in the Workplace - 219 Replies

I interviewed with a medium size law firm specializing in my expertise which is insurance defense law, hired for the job, worked daily for 2 weeks...

Em49 in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated 72 months ago

Have you complainers found other work yet? - 6 Replies

I'm sure in this economy you're still blasting your life as a legal secretary but just in case I want updates. I have never read stories by a bunch...

Domestic Legal Underling in Severna Park, Maryland

Updated 74 months ago

Advice and Questions Please - 3 Replies

Hello. I was wondering if people who are successful doing legal transcription at home could tell me how I should get started. I have been in the...

akire in Clementon, New Jersey

How to get legal experience?

I want to work as a legal secretary or paralegal. I have a bachelor's degree, but how do you get experience? Everyone wants 2 years or more. Should I...

Kelly in Tonawanda, New York

Just moved to the area, looking for info.

I am experienced Paralegal that just moved to the area and was told that a couple of firms may be looking, but know nothing of any reputations. Any...

WP Specialist NYC in New Jersey

Updated 77 months ago

legal secretary - 208 Replies

I want to became a legal secretary, please if you have any good or bad coment about this carrier, let me now.I don't want to spend one year studing...

Princesswithskills in Fairfax, Virginia

Updated 77 months ago

legal secretary job - 1 Reply

I've been looking for a year in DC and can't seem to find one. I'm beginning to feel as though I'm blacklisted - HELP!

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