You can find 70% of legal assistants in many organisations’ legal department, and law firms, and the remaining 30% will be in the government offices and corporate offices. They help in various law works involved in the office like litigation, employee benefits, criminal law, risk and safety management, immigration, labour law, and family law.
As the law also has many complex partitions, it is important to hire a person who is specialized in the category in which the client’s case is filed. For example, if a person is specialized in labour law then he has to concentrate on the employee benefits.
The work of legal assistants will be varied according to the organisation’s nature. In simple terms, the persons working for corporations will help in works like preparing employee contracts, stock option plan, benefits of employees and agreements related to share. Other works in which they are involved will be a financial report submission, maintain financial minutes, and prepare loan security.
They should be aware of the latest legal announcements, and if any of them relates to their present work then it has to be updated immediately to avoid complications in future. They should maintain the legal documents related to the office also.