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.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Legal Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹5,72,197 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹6L
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Legal Analyst Career Path

Learn how to become a Legal Analyst, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Read what Legal Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Ninth Circuit State AttorneyNinth Circuit State Attorney
Certified Legal Intern
18 Mar 2020

“Everyone was very helpful but at the end of the day those are your cases and you're responsible.”

The Gibson FirmThe Gibson Firm
Legal Analyst
1 Sep 2021

“Therefore bonuses are not great and may only be $200 a month or nothing.”

The Halks FirmThe Halks Firm
Legal Intern
27 Jul 2021

“Attorney Nicholas Halks was a great boss who took the time to teach and provide feed back.”

Ardent Privacy
Legal Analyst
3 Nov 2021

“Being able to work with experts in data privacy and Ardent's leadership was a great experience in starting my data privacy career.”

MS AmlinMS Amlin
Legal Analyst
19 Feb 2020

“Not the best for young and ethic minorities.”

Legal Intern
3 Oct 2020

“I felt like i wasn't given the opportunity to do more than admin work and couldn't progress further.”

Fareez Shah & Partners
Legal Intern
5 Jul 2021

“My internship journey was a memorable one and I am honoured and thankful that i chose Fareez Shah & Partners.”

NYC Department of Homeless ServicesNYC Department of Homeless Services
Legal Intern
11 Aug 2020

“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.

The most similar professions to legal analyst are:
  • Paralegal
  • 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.