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Legal Secretarial work can be stable and rewarding as a career. However, what happens if you get to be a Legal Secretary and you want more. Well there are plenty of options for Legal Secretaries and here is a look at the career options.
The Legal Secretary qualification that is an industry standard for Legal Support Staff is CILEx. To become a Legal Secretary you will need to have completed Level 3, which is a QCF accredited qualification. The CILEx qualification is ideal for a Legal Secretary who wants options.
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This is because you can opt to become a Paralegal or Legal Executive at a later date by commencing the Level 6 CILEx qualification, which is the next step up. This qualification is a higher level legal qualification, but it offers real potential for career progression.
Therefore, if you are considering where next as a Legal Secretary, both Paralegal and Legal Exec work is available. However, this is more attainable if you have completed the CILEx qualification. This is a lesson for any future Legal Secretaries, who are looking for the correct course for their Legal careers.
The CILEx qualification is both thorough, widely recognised and provides options to progress in the future.
The other option is to leave Legal work. In the past legal secretarial work had a better pay packet than in normal industry. However, this is no longer the case; some Executive PAs and Office Manager out earn Legal Secretaries. Therefore, you could use your transferable skills to gain a high level and paying
Administrator or PA job.
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All too often there is a job for an Executive PA and a good pay range that asks for a Legal background. This is often in consultancies, businesses that require attention detail and highly skilled professional firms.

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