Legal Secretary Certification Course

 

Students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies, private businesses and state and federal government agencies. This course will provide those interested in a career change with new, marketable job skills and help those already working as legal secretaries to increase efficiency and productivity in their offices.

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.

  • Session 1: During this first session 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.
  • Session 2: This session addresses the particulars of law office management. Also, this session studies technology in the law office. Students will be exposed to actual court documents and will prepare some of these documents as part of their homework.
  • Session 3: The final session 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.

    Tuition: $575.00

Note: In order to complete the requirements for the certificate you are required to complete one session in it’s entirety. 

2014 Online Sessions

 
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Session 1

January 13, 2014
February 28, 2014
March 10, 2014
April 25, 2014
May 05, 2014
June 20, 2014
June 30, 2014
August 15, 2014
August 25, 2014
October 10, 2014
October 20, 2014 December 5, 2014

 

2015 Online Sessions:

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Session 1

January 12, 2015 February 27, 2015

 

For Payment Options visit Center for Legal Studies
or call 1(800) 522-7737

Required textbooks:

  • Legal Secretary Handbook
    2nd Edition
    ISBN# 978-0-9637248-3-0. This book is only available for purchase through CLS.

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