Legal Typist

May 16, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

A multi-disciplined law practice in South Africa that provides various legal services to both business and individual clients is looking for a Legal Typist to join them as a vital part of the legal team, responsible for accurately and efficiently transcribing dictated legal documents, correspondence, and other materials. This role requires strong typing skills, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.


  • Type legal documents from dictation, handwritten notes, or electronically recorded files with high accuracy and speed.
  • Proofread and edit transcribed documents to ensure they are free of errors in grammar, punctuation, and formatting.
  • Format documents according to specific legal style guides.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client and legal information.
  • Organize and maintain electronic and paper files.
  • May prepare basic legal documents such as letters and pleadings.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as needed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Typing speed of at least 50 words per minute with excellent accuracy.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and other relevant software programs (e.g., legal practice management software).
  • Excellent grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with legal terminology (a plus).
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.