March 26: National Legal Assistants Day -- recognizing the many contributions made by legal assistants within the legal profession
The role of legal secretaries continues to grow and evolve. According to the Robert Half Legal 2015 Salary Guide, legal secretaries are taking on a broader array of duties and supporting more attorneys than ever before. In fact, many of today’s legal secretaries work for five or more lawyers.
Thanks to their ever-expanding career responsibilities, legal secretaries are also earning higher salaries than ever before. This year, legal secretaries with three to six years of experience working at large law firms (more than 75 lawyers) will earn a starting salary between $47,750 and $61,750, according to the 2015 Salary Guide. That’s a 2.6 percent salary increase as compared to 2014.