Skills Administrative Assistant - Legal in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "administrative assistant - legal" was moved from the group Legal administrative assistants (NOC 1242) to the group Legal administrative assistants (NOC 13111).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an administrative assistant - legal in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Legal administrative assistants (NOC 13111).

Tasks

  • Schedule and confirm appointments
  • Maintain filing system
  • Record and prepare minutes of court sessions, meetings or conferences
  • Determine and establish office procedures and routines
  • Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations
  • Prepare financial statements and reports
  • Train and supervise staff
  • Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information
  • Prepare and key in correspondence and legal documents
  • Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Service and Care Help -
    • Counselling and Nurturing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Serving Others
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
  • Management Help -
    • Strategic Planning
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Evaluating
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Teaching and Training
    • Professional Communicating
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Interviewing
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information
  • Handling Goods and Materials Help -
    • Sorting
    • Loading and Unloading

    Knowledge

  • Social Sciences and Arts Help -
    • Languages (English and French)
    • Languages Foreign
    • Psychology
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Geography
    • Philosophy and Theology
    • History and Archaeology
    • Library and Heritage
    • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Business Management
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Accounting
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Clerical
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Client Service
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