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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 81 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 82 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 87 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 87 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 87 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 89 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 89 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 89 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 91 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 94 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 94 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!

Mary Jane in in Hialeah, Florida

Patino & Associates

Has anybody out there heard and/or worked for Patino & Associates in Coral Gables, Florida? If so, I would appreciate your comments as to how is it...

ex-legal secretary in Florissant, Missouri

Updated 96 months ago

Starting out... - 248 Replies

How did you get your start doing legal secretary work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a particular...

Just a Secretary in San Diego, California

Updated 96 months ago

Work Comp Defense Looking for Secretaries - 1 Reply

Hi There, I am currently looking for Defense Workers Comp Secretaries.I have 2-3 positions available in the Tarzana, California. If you have...

Mezosub in Santa Monica, California

Updated 96 months ago

Putting a positive spin on negative situations - 4 Replies

I found this forum today while reactively (i.e. attorney boss driving me crazy again) googling for "how to handle a difficult boss" and "legal...

Dallasarea in dallas, Texas

Updated 97 months ago

The Future of Legal Assistance - 23 Replies

Hey I have been noticing over the last few years that technology is becoming much more intuitive and that younger attorneys are more technologically...

Corp Legal Secretary in Suwanee, Georgia

Updated 97 months ago

Filing Procedure Help - 3 Replies

A part of our job that everyone dreads is filing. How do you handle email filing? My boss does a lot of work via email, and I currently have over...

Robin504 in The Bronx, New York

Updated 97 months ago


I have been employed in the Court System in NYC for the past 16 years and I am curious about the upper-most salaries within the court systems of New...

paintsaint11 in Demotte, Indiana

what high school credits do you need for this?

I'm about to go into 9th grade and I need to plan my classes. I've realized I really want to do this occupation, but I have no idea what classes I...

Sara C in Denver, Colorado

Updated 98 months ago

Legal Staff Recruiters in NYC - 4 Replies

I'd appreciate any tips/advice/information on quality legal recruiters in the NYC area. I've been looking at Filcro (among others) and their...

Jennifer in Valrico, Florida

Updated 100 months ago

The Axe Effect - 46 Replies

I started working for an attorney 4 years ago. Small firm, so I did his paralegal work too. Then I took on the bookkeeping. Then the office...

lovelegal in Contra Costa County, CA

Updated 101 months ago

New Jobs? - 22 Replies

Anyone looking to make a move? I have a friend that is looking to hire some litigation secretaries. I would make the move, but I am super happy...

tessie425 in New York, New York

Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan

I just got called for an interview at this firm here in NYC...anyone ever heard of/worked for them? Any opinions would be appreciated, I am a...

dh in Northern CA, California

Updated 101 months ago

Secretarial Layoffs - 23 Replies

Have any of you been reading about layoffs in several firms recently? I was perusing and notice several articles with scathing...

Phill in Los Angeles, California

Updated 101 months ago

Usefull business formation resource for all Legal Secretaries - 9 Replies

This might sound like an advertisement, but it's not. I used to work at a legal office in santa monica, and the amount of requests from my boss...

rlwncc in Campbell, California

Updated 102 months ago

Special Retainer Agreement - 1 Reply

Does anyone have a source for a good, simple special retainer agreement? My new boss needs one and I can't find a good one in my text books. Thanks!

Maggie in Hialeah, Florida

Updated 104 months ago

Boss being nasty out of no where... - 33 Replies

I've been working for an attorney now for a little over a year. He is a sole practitioner, so the office just consists of me, him and his...

Wanda d. cleckley in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 104 months ago

How are Washington DC/Baltimore legal sec jobs these days? - 3 Replies

I worked in D.C. ears ago and the jobs were great. My husband and I are thinking of relocating to D.C. because of the terrible Orlando job market. ...

Eileen in Lynbrook in Lynbrook, New York

Updated 105 months ago

Intellectual Property - 3 Replies

Any of you secretaries do IP work? How different is it from litigation? Thanks for your help, Adriana

Gail Rudman in San Jose, California

Updated 106 months ago

Legal Secretarial - Going from small firms to larger - 279 Replies

I have spent 14 years in smaller firms which were mismanaged, chaotic, etc. I have gained various experience in varied areas of law, however, I am...

dh in Northern CA, California

Updated 107 months ago

Beginning a Legal Career - 1 Reply

Hello, I am currently interested in pursuing a legal career in Southern California. I plan to attend law school in the future, but for now I wish to...

BC in Omaha, Nebraska

Updated 107 months ago

Is $65k - $80 that much money in NY? Probably NOT. - 20 Replies

I know from personal experience that $70K+ won't get you anywhere in Orange County, California. It will allow you to rent an apartment in a decent...

Elaine in New York, New York

Updated 107 months ago

Legal Secretary $65,000 to $80,000 - 74 Replies

I've found that this site is best for legal secretaries who are seeking work in New York's top 25 law firms:

Sullolaw-Criminal Defense Traffic Ticket in houston&dallas

Traffic Ticket

A traffic ticket is a citation issued by a police officer to motorists who fail to obey traffic laws. Traffic tickets generally come in two forms,...

Paralegal in Dallas, Texas

Updated 111 months ago


I'm looking through all the forums - and I see so many people spending thousands of dollars to be career changers. We are either all grasping for...

Kathleen Reuther in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Updated 112 months ago

New York area market - 4 Replies

I am curious as to the market at the present time for Legal Assistants with diversity in every area of law, but a “strong” litigation...

Deborah James in San Francisco, California

Updated 113 months ago

How to break free from Litigation Legal Secretary and into Corporate Legal? - 30 Replies

Any ideas on how to make the transition? Where/how do you find these jobs? It seems like these jobs are never or rarely advertised. I'm tired of...

carol shuu in London, United Kingdom

Updated 113 months ago

To be the best... - 3 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every legal secretary must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your legal secretary...

Pamela123 in Middle Village, New York

Updated 116 months ago

Possible Relocation to Scranton, PA area - 2 Replies

I am living in NY right now and work in Manhattan, NY but I am thinking of relocating to the Scranton area of Pennsylvania. I know New York is much...

Nicole in Baltimore, Maryland

Updated 116 months ago

Boom or bust? - 4 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most legal secretary...

Karen in Post Falls, Idaho

Updated 117 months ago

Which Area - 1 Reply

Hello, I am just beginning a legal secretary course. I have to pick 3 of the 6 electives below. Does anybody have any advise please? · Legal...

Lisa in Saugus, Massachusetts

Legal Assistant salaries in Savannah GA??

Can anyone comment on an average salary for someone with med mal defense experience (18 yrs) any thoughts would be great, my husband is being...

The Assistant-at-Law in Dallas, Texas

Updated 125 months ago

First Year Associates - 3 Replies

For the "seasoned" secretaries out there, what are some tips you can offer in terms of helping first year associates utilize you as a...

Elaine, Fall River MA in Turners Falls, MA

audio typing using digital dictation

What is audio typing using digital dictation? How is it used? Is it anything like a transcriber- headphones and tapes?

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