Why 2018 is a Great Year to Become a Legal Secretary

Demand for legal administrative roles, particularly legal secretaries in Co. Dublin is on the rise, and with the demand comes competitive salaries and packages. The reason for this demand? The legal secretary role has undergone a major transformation in recent years and the talent gap is beginning to show, as changing job requires more of a technology-based skill set and a fresh understanding of admin in the digital age.

Technology has been very kind to those in the legal sector, with administrative workers waving goodbye to archaic typewriters and saying hello to shiny new tablets, smartphones and laptops.

Whereas the role was once heavily paperwork based and manual tasks such as filing and transcribing took up a large chunk of the job, sophisticated technology has now revolutionised the way these tasks are done. The majority of law firms in Co. Dublin have now gone fully digital, with the remainder fast making the transition to electronic filing systems.

With a decline in the traditional clerical duties thanks to technology, it has allowed legal administrative roles to evolve and changed the way we think of ‘admin’ roles forever.
The new, improved legal secretary

The legal secretary role of old is gone and in its place is the new, much more flexible and tech-savvy role. And therefore, it requires a new generation of legal secretaries that are receptive to the changing environment and have the skill and knowledge to adapt to changing technologies.

And with this new, improved role comes an increased salary to match. A tech-savvy and skilled legal secretary can enjoy a starting salary of around €28k per annum and with experience can earn up to €45k.

If you’re interested in finding out more about pursuing a career in legal administration, you can attend an open evening at the Pitman Training Centre on North St in Swords on 19th September. There will be experts in the legal recruitment field talking about the various jobs in the sector, the qualifications and training required, salaries, benefits, and how to start or progress a career in legal admin.

For more information and to book a free place on the open evening, call 01 8404075 or email swords@pitmantraining.net.

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