I used to be a legal secretary. I worked for a firm of solicitors and was secretary to one of the partners of the firm. Audio typing, diary management, greeting clients and dealing with their phone calls and queries were the main roles of the job, you have to be able to type accurately but really, practice makes perfect and all that. I didn't have any specific qualifications other than RSA word and text processing (have a feeling they've changed since I did them).
Yes I am. Job changed massively since I started out (so 20 odd years experience). I have a law degree and secretarial qualifications. Don't do much typing - lawyers all have speech recognition tech. Mainly MI, sorting out billinq issues, dealing with supplier invoices and payment chasers. Some PA work for a Partner so diary management expenses claims, setting up presentations on powerpoint, that sort of thing. Using the internal conferencing systems to set up internal and external conferencing. Can't discuss the work as its specialist and identifying but work on files indexing and categorising documents and evidence. Prepare bundles for settlement meetings etc. Have my own task diary to run on case management systems. Also open new files onto our systems - we have strict procedures for this to comply with internal, external regulatory requirements and SLAs. Draft some basic correspondence which is checked and signed out by a lawyer. That's mainly it I think.