“Legal secretaries in short supply”

Has our firm or company experienced this staffing problem? Are you doing more secretarial work as a result?

"They might not have the fancy degrees, academic honors or journal publications that usually impress law firms, but there’s nobody more sought after right now than legal secretaries.

"’There really is a true supply problem,’ said Steve Ferber, director of human resources at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. ‘We’ve had trouble even filling an internship program.’


"To compensate for the shortages, salaries of legal secretaries have increased in recent years. In Pittsburgh, a new legal secretary might start in the upper-$20,000-a-year range, but experienced secretaries can earn more than $60,000 _ more if they work overtime."