Career prospects for Legal Secretaries are very good. The role can command generous salaries once Legal Secretaries have gained some experience, but there are also many opportunities for those new to the world of supporting solicitors and barristers. One way to start a career as a Legal Secretary is to gain a Legal Secretaries Diploma, but there are no hard and fast rules about entry. Excellent secretarial skills are essential, and it will help to have some basic knowledge of law. Legal Secretaries also need computer skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and good attention to detail. A polite manner and the ability to communicate clearly will be invaluable.