Want to kick-start your career in the legal field and restore justice to the world? Enrol in our Legal Secretary Courses. Why wait? Start your journey now!
Watch the College Principal explain everything you need to know about all the requirements for NATED courses.
What Do Legal Secretaries do?
Legal secretaries are responsible for a number of administrative tasks. They work in an office setting and often handle traditional secretarial duties as well legal-related tasks.
Expect to answer telephone calls and prepare paperwork like subpoenas and more. This role is not to be mistaken for paralegals, as the nature of their work may differ. Paralegals perform duties on behalf of attorneys.
Some of the other tasks Legal Secretaries are responsible for include:
- Drafting legal documents
- Using email and telephone to communicate with clients and attorneys
- Managing and ordering office supplies and stationary
- Filing case documents and organising folders
Who Will Benefit From This Course?
If you have no experience and would like to become a force to be reckoned with in the legal field, use this course as a stepping stone. You will learn all you need to know about court cases, law firms, how to perform your daily tasks, and more.
This course will also give you transferable skills that could help you find work in other industries. Completing this course will give you a competitive edge and make you more appealing to recruiters.
Here are the application requirements for each of the Legal Secretary National Certificate Courses:
- N4 Legal Secretary National Certificate Course: To apply for this course you must have a matric pass certificate. You cannot apply for the N4 Legal Secretary course with a matric equivalent certificate.
- N5 legal Secretary National Certificate Course: To apply for this course you must have an N4 Legal Secretary National Certificate.
- N6 Legal Secretary National Certificate Course: To apply for this course you must have an N5 Legal Secretary National Certificate.
- N6 Legal Secretary National Diploma: To achieve an N6 Legal Secretary National Diploma, you must have an N6 National Certificate with 18 months of industry-specific work experience.
Once the work experience has been approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training, you will receive your National Diploma in Legal Secretary.
What Skills Do You Need To Become A Legal Secretary?
Like with any other job that requires administrative skills, Legal Secretaries are expected to be all rounders. Scared that you might not have what it takes to take on this career? A course will do you good. Enrolling in a job specific course like Legal Secretary Courses will help you build up your skills.
Soft skills refer to your personal traits and social skills. It has to do with how well you communicate or coexist with others. Having these skills will help you effectively solve problems. Some soft skills you will pick up with our Legal Secretary Courses:
- Communication Skills
- Time Management
- Conflict Resolution
You will perform your daily tasks in a law office and it is only fair you familiarise yourself with the equipment. Legal secretaries are expected to work on computers and use switchboard telephones. Make sure you have a good understanding of the following:
- Digital File Organisation
- File Management
- Video Conferencing
- Accessing the Internet
- Telephone Operation
- Email Management
Benefits Of Our Legal Secretary Courses
One of the biggest benefits of our Legal Secretary Courses is the fact that they’re distance learning programmes. We’ve looked at all the cons of distance learning and found solutions to help our students. Here are some of the benefits of our Legal Secretary Courses.
Earn While You Learn
The great thing about distance learning is you don’t have to choose between working and studying – you can do both. Want to experience what it’s like to work in the legal field? Go ahead and seek work opportunities in the industry and apply what you have learned.
Earn a Respectable Salary
Earning a handsome salary is probably one of the main reasons you considered furthering your studies. Your seniority, experience and daily responsibilities can influence your salary. Legal Secretaries earn an average of R 10 266 per month. These are the average salaries as of January 2020.
Online Study Groups
Become part of an online community with like-minded people. Matric College in association with Together We Pass (TWP) will place you in an online study groups with other students enrolled in Legal Secretary Courses. Here you can share your knowledge, help solve problems and offer support.
Our NATED Legal Secretary National Qualification:
Looking to gain practical work experience that will set you apart from all other applicants?
Sign up for DHET’s FREE placement service either after, or during your studies!Your online profile will be matched with employers in your field who are looking for people like you to take part in Work Integrated learning (WIL) and Worplace Based Learning (WBL).
Command Respect When you Step Into the Law Firm
Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Matric College, discusses everything you need to know about the requirements for NATED courses
Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden, 30 July 2021
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