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Achieving Excellence in Legal Education Since 1980
Legal Secretary Certificate Course
About This 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.

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.

Formats available:

Live Lecture Format

For beginning and advanced legal secretaries.

Online Format

The Center for Legal Studies features in an online format the same Legal Secretary Certificate Course that has been offered live since 1980 at colleges and universities throughout the nation. Through your computer, this course is available to students who, because of location or schedule conflicts, are unable to attend the popular live lectures.

DVD Format

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.

This course will provide those interested in a career change with new, marketable job skills and also help those already working as legal secretaries to increase efficiency and productivity in their offices. Job search strategies and placement possibilities will also be discussed.

Text-Only Format

The Center for Legal Studies features in a text-only format the same Legal Secretary Certificate Course that has been offered live since 1980 at colleges and universities throughout the nation. This course is available to students who, because of location or schedule conflicts, are unable to attend the popular live lectures or online courses.

Course Books

Required textbooks for the Live Lecture and Online formats are:

Required textbooks for the DVD Format:

Required textbooks for the Text-Only Format:

Highly Recommended Legal Resources:

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