To work as a Legal Secretary, you need to have good typing skills. This means that you should be able to type at least 50 words per minute and have a high level of accuracy. Some firms will expect you to be able to type 60-80 words per minute but others may not feel that a fast typing speed is necessary. It all depends on the individual firm's needs and these will be set out in the job description when they advertise a vacancy.
We advise our Students to have a minimum typing speed of 50 wpm. If you would like to improve your typing skills, we highly recommend a free typing course which can be found at www.typing.com. Through this site, you can learn to touch type as well as improve your speed and accuracy.