Career Exploration: Legal Executives

Career Exploration: Legal Executives

There are many potential jobs in the legal field beyond becoming a lawyer. Along with legal support staff, like paralegals, legal executives are an essential part of a law firm's team or a corporate legal department. But what does a legal executive do? Here is a closer look at the role. 


To become a legal executive, it's crucial to bring specific skills to the table. These skills include: 

  • Interpersonal skills and strong communication
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • The ability to negotiate 
  • Strong research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization and prioritization skills
  • Team-oriented attitude
  • Professionalism
  • Technology and administrative skills


A legal executive isn't necessarily a lawyer with a Juris Doctor, but they can be. There are some additional advanced education opportunities. Some non-law degrees offered by accredited universities across the U.S., such as the Juris Master, give candidates a legal background without passing the bar. You will want to check with your current area and the job specifications to better understand the education requirements before applying. 


Someone with a background in legal environments will be necessary for roles as a legal executive. Our legal placement team is specialized in general counsel, office administrators, E-Discovery, Contract Administrators, Project Coordinator, Law Firm and Corporate Paralegals, Legal Secretaries and File Clerks. Background in legal offices, law firms, or corporate law will be critical for success in legal executive roles. 

How to Apply for a Legal Executive Position

Once you identify a position that's a good fit for your background, you'll communicate with our legal staffing team. We'll talk with you about your skills and experience and work to provide a match between you and a company looking for talent that you bring to the table. 

If you're searching for your next executive legal leader, get in touch with the Frontline Source Group team.

Category(ies): Blog
Published on: Mar 30, 2022