Law Firm Receptionist

Keep a law office running by scheduling appointments and receiving calls.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Law Firm Receptionists do?

With piles of paperwork and never-ending court cases to prepare for, Lawyers spend most of their time on the go. A Law Firm Receptionist is like a Personal Assistant to one of these busy professionals, helping them keep everything organized and orderly.

Holding a Law Firm Receptionist position means you act as a personal planner to a specific Lawyer, and help him or her remember meetings, sort through and deliver mail, and make calls to clients. While there’s no need to memorize volumes on law, knowing the basics about which forms a client needs to fill out and understanding the basic jargon – vocabulary specific to the industry – will help you keep on top of all the paperwork as a Law Firm Receptionist.

On a typical day you answer the phones and schedule appointments with clients that come in. While you can’t give out legal advice, you can help clients understand what kind of help the Lawyer you work for can offer. Once you’ve caught up on the phone messages, you sort the mail and file away paperwork. Running errands is another common task, from mailing letters to picking up office supplies.

Without your services as a Law Firm Receptionist, the law firm and its Lawyers would miss meetings, forget to return important phone calls, and spend all their time sorting through papers. They’d never have a chance to get their jobs done. You serve as an assistant in this fast-paced field, helping to keep things organized and running smoothly.

Should I be a Law Firm Receptionist?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Law Firm Receptionist

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