Legal Analyst

Assist attorneys in a legal practice.

What does a Legal Analyst do?

Legal analysts help lawyers by performing various duties. They’re familiar with laws, but are not licensed to practice. You could work for a government organization, a private company, or a law firm. One of your duties is carrying out legal research, looking through public records, medical data, or financial statements to find important information. You read up on laws, find precedence, and discover loopholes. Your research and knowledge of laws entitles you to suggest improvements. You help in drafting and proofreading legal documents such as legal contracts. Other duties include coordinating meetings, helping lawyers prepare for court trials, and writing reports.

Skills required to be a legal analyst are effective communication, both written and verbal, proficiency in legal research and litigation software, excellent analytical skills, the ability to stick to deadlines, and the ability to perform assigned tasks independently. You should have at least a bachelor’s degree to become a legal analyst.