course Legal – Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary
Career Diploma

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.

 What’s in the course

Our online training will prepare the student for a professional role as a key team member in any legal environment.
 

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
  • Overview of commonly used word and data processing programs;
  • Legal research;
  • Memoranda preparation, and citation format.

Prerequisite: High school diploma
Study Method: On-line study
Program Length: As few as 6 Months.

$ 595
Payment Options Are Available

Typical Tasks
Specific tasks typically required of a legal secretary has changed over the years beyond the typical typing, clerical and filing
duties. As an integral part of any legal team, the legal secretary coordinates, organizes and maintains much of what occurs within the office including scheduling, document preparation and time management of appointments and staff.

Potential Positions
Legal secretaries are widely used in private practice law firms, county and state prosecutor’s offices and have become a vital part of any legal team.

Employment Outlook
The growing occupation ensures plentiful job openings, including many opportunities for temporary and part-time work. Virtually all job openings will stem from permanent position openings while some may stem from those who go to different occupations or leave the labor force. Within one year after graduation, the estimated employment rate for this program is 90%. The typical graduate starting wage is $25,000 with a wage potential of $42,000.