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An organization needs good people, processes, and products to build a strong brand and companies are constantly on the lookout for talented administrative professionals. Not only can an excellent administrator handle the tasks of the office like bookkeeping, computers, and document processing, but they act as a resource for the entire office. Managers know the value of a great executive legal assistant.
Sprott Shaw College Executive Legal Administrator diploma program has been developed to meet the needs of today’s companies.
First, we focus on the fundamentals like MS Office, Sage 50 (Simply) Accounting, and Document Efficiencies, so our graduates will have the hard skills to work in a busy office and get things done.
Second, we ensure that Executive Legal Administrator graduates are equipped with soft skills, like efficiency, communication, and career development.
And third, we provide expanded training in the areas of digital marketing (including social media), human resources, and travel/event planning.
Graduates are well equipped to handle the many complex demands of their roles in the workplace and rise above the competition. Executive Legal Administrators are the ultimate, sought-after resource for companies looking to get an edge.
Executive Legal Administrators are well-paid and have strong prospects for full-time work. The most employable and promotable legal assistants have specific training and experience in litigation and conveyance procedures.
Executive Legal Administrators have some common duties across their field. They type correspondence, reports, invoices and related material from handwritten copy or machine dictation, using a computer. In addition, their duties may include the preparing of presentation materials, compiling data, preparing routine correspondence, researching statistics and other information. Some assistants attend committee meetings and take minutes.
Other common duties include scheduling and confirming their employer’s appointments and meetings as well as greeting visitors and directing them to the appropriate person. They may handle routine invoicing, payments, order office supplies, and they may supervise other office workers.
Executive Legal Administrators are required to have understanding of the vocabulary and processes of law. They handle and format legal correspondence such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs. They also proofread outgoing documents and correspondence to make sure that the documents agree with legal procedures and grammatical usage. In some cases they attend court or meetings to take notes or minutes.
A typing speed of 50-65 words per minute may also be required for employment.
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