In this webinar, we’ll discuss how the legal secretary evolved and is slowly but surely becoming extinct. We will explore where the need for the legal secretary originated and how that need has evolved into something that can no longer be considered a “secretary.” The webinar will touch on how robotics, artificial intelligence and changes in the ways law firms operate will necessitate a new model for legal support staff across all firm sizes.


  • Review the evolution of the legal secretary.
  • Identify how to classify and recruit for the evolved legal secretary role.
  • Examine how current technology influences the legal secretary position.

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60 Minutes 

Audience: Essentials 

CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) toward the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application. 

CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI).

CLE: Participatory Credit


Jennifer Hill was previously the President of JHill’s Staffing Services, a Division of Marcum Search LLC and recently transitioned into a consultant role with the company. She began recruiting in 2003 and has recruited for top-tier law firms and corporations throughout the United States. Hill also hosts a weekly radio show on LA Talk Radio, “Get Yourself the Job,” for more than 30,000 listeners a month; she interviews experts and authors from around the world about landing one’s dream job. Hill earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California Irvine and currently is a part of the Dean’s Leadership Society at UCI. 

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
October 07, 2020 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Is the Legal Secretary Becoming Extinct?
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