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Legal Secretary Certificate Course (Textbooks Not Included)   

This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office.

Students will study such topics as: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time management; records management; an overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.

 
Legal Secretary Certificate Course (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202203LS102024 Instructor: 

Lesson 1: During this first section students will receive an introduction to the theory of law, the legal process, and the nature of the practice of law. Discussion will include the process of law as well as the specific legal terminology. Ethics are also covered.

Lesson 2: This section addresses the particulars of law office management. This session also studies technology used in the law office. Students will be exposed to actual court documents and will prepare some of these documents as part of their homework.

Lesson 3: The final section will be spent examining the intricacies of the law office, including office procedure manuals, billing techniques, and overall management techniques of the law office. Students will also be introduced to the basics of legal research and proper citation format. Job search strategies and placement possibilities will also be discussed.

  • View the Course Syllabus
  • Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information.
  • Student benefits from direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board.
  • Student has 7 weeks to complete the online course.
  • Student emails assignments and exams.
  • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent in time for the start of class.
Class Dates: 8/22/2022 - 10/7/2022 Fee: $995.00
Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course. The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program.
 

Legal Secretary Certificate Course (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202204LS102024 Instructor: 

Lesson 1: During this first section students will receive an introduction to the theory of law, the legal process, and the nature of the practice of law. Discussion will include the process of law as well as the specific legal terminology. Ethics are also covered.

Lesson 2: This section addresses the particulars of law office management. This session also studies technology used in the law office. Students will be exposed to actual court documents and will prepare some of these documents as part of their homework.

Lesson 3: The final section will be spent examining the intricacies of the law office, including office procedure manuals, billing techniques, and overall management techniques of the law office. Students will also be introduced to the basics of legal research and proper citation format. Job search strategies and placement possibilities will also be discussed.

  • View the Course Syllabus
  • Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information.
  • Student benefits from direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board.
  • Student has 7 weeks to complete the online course.
  • Student emails assignments and exams.
  • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent in time for the start of class.
Class Dates: 10/17/2022 - 12/2/2022 Fee: $995.00
Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course. The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program.