Legal Administrative Assistant Careers

Legal teams rely on the critical support of administrative assistants to keep offices running smoothly, provide services in a timely manner and act as contacts with clients.

Career outlook facts

Considering a legal administrative assistant career? If so, the job outlook looks good. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, legal administrative assistant jobs are expected to increase 18 percent by 2018.* In addition,

  • The mean annual wage for legal administrative assistants is $42,940.
  • There are more than 240,000 legal admin jobs in the United States.
  • Legal services, local and state governments, management of companies and enterprises, and insurance carriers are the biggest employers.
  • Management of companies and enterprises pays the highest salary: $56,390.**

Depending on training, experience and the type of organization, responsibilities may include receptionist and office management, preparing legal papers and correspondence such as summonses, complaints, motions and subpoenas and legal research.

Career preparation

Employer requirements vary, but all focus on office and computer skills. At Globe University, our 15-month Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma program provides hands-on training in employer-requested skills and knowledge of the most common legal specialties. If you would like more information, call us today at 1-877-303-6060, contact college admissions or stop by any campus location. A representative will be happy to visit with you about careers outlooks and training programs.

*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition 
**Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009