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Legal Secretary Certificate Course  

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
Item: 201903LS10200 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.

Class Dates: 8/26/2019 - 10/11/2019 Fee: $729.00
Students benefit from direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board.

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.