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Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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 A Short Version is Now Available!

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Legal Secretary (Short)

Legal Secretary

Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Prepare, proofread, or process legal documents, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, or pretrial agreements.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - modify work procedures or processes to meet deadlines
  • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Interacting With Computers - use computers to enter, access or retrieve data
  • Schedule and make appointments.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.
  • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Legal Secretary Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Legal Secretary test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Data Entry
  • MS Word (2019)
  • Typing Speed & Accuracy
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:43-6012.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level Administrative
O*Net Context:Office and Administrative Support
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$28,760 or less
Bottom 25%:
$35,780 or less
Median:
$47,300 (Average)
Top 25%:
$63,480 or more
Top 10%:
$79,610 or more

Hourly US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$13.83 or less
Bottom 25%:
$17.20 or less
Median:
$22.74 (Average)
Top 25%:
$30.52 or more
Top 10%:
$38.27 or more

US Employment Statistics
2018:
180,100
2028 (projected):
142,500
Annual U.S. Job Openings:14,300

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Clerical
  • Law and Government
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Clarity
  • Information Ordering
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
9%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
4%
Some College:
15%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
10%
Bachelor's Degree:
11%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
3 - 6 Months:
11%
6 Months - 1 Year:
7%
1 - 2 Years:
4%
2 - 4 Years:
17%
4 - 6 Years:
8%
6 - 8 Years:
2%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Accredited Legal Secretary, Certified Legal Secretary Specialist, Confidential Secretary, Coordinating Legal Practice Assistant, Judicial Administrative Assistant, Law Secretary, Legal Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Secretary, Legal Coordinator, Legal Office Support Assistant, Legal Secretary, Litigation Legal Secretary, Litigation Secretary, Magistrate Assistant, Paralegal Secretary, Secretary, Accredited Legal Secretary, Certified Legal Secretary Specialist, Confidential Secretary, Coordinating Legal Practice Assistant, Judicial Administrative Assistant, Law Secretary, Legal Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Secretary, Legal Coordinator, Legal Office Support Assistant, Legal Secretary, Litigation Legal Secretary, Litigation Secretary, Magistrate Assistant, Paralegal Secretary, Secretary

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Identify problem areas in expense reports.
  • Proofread a letter for grammatical errors.
  • Schedule an offsite meeting.
  • Perform cost analysis for travel authorization.
  • Communicate maintenance schedule changes with employees.
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