What does a Legal Analyst do?
Legal analysts are legal specialists who support individual lawyers and legal teams. They are responsible for conducting research, assembling legal documents and evidence, and maintaining databases and tracking systems. They are skilled at conducting legal research, and they organize, assess, and file necessary documents and research and gather related legal information. They decipher laws, rulings, and regulations in legal papers and assemble, proof, and amend drafts including contracts or leases. Legal analysts monitor, study, and develop written summaries of legislation which could be anticipated or indoors.
Legal analysts perform similar tasks for regulations, court decisions, industry standards, trade journals, and other relevant publications. They are responsible for the maintenance and update of database and tracking systems and serve as the point person for internal business teams looking for legal or regulatory support. They're also responsible for daily record keeping and for filing documents both physically and electronically. They sometimes conduct all-purpose administrative duties including correspondence or answering telephones and need a minimum bachelor's degree in law and two years of experience as a legal analyst or a similar position.
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“Everyone was very helpful but at the end of the day those are your cases and you're responsible.”
“Therefore bonuses are not great and may only be $200 a month or nothing.”
“Attorney Nicholas Halks was a great boss who took the time to teach and provide feed back.”
“Being able to work with experts in data privacy and Ardent's leadership was a great experience in starting my data privacy career.”
“Not the best for young and ethic minorities.”
“I felt like i wasn't given the opportunity to do more than admin work and couldn't progress further.”
“My internship journey was a memorable one and I am honoured and thankful that i chose Fareez Shah & Partners.”
“Everyone was really kind and I left with a writing sample!”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a legal analyst
When working as a legal analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are MS Access, Requests, Adobe Acrobat, Technical Assistance and Filing.
- Law Clerk
- Legal Secretary
- Legal Assistant
The most common qualifications to become a legal analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.