Course Detail: CLSLEGSEC - Legal Secretary Certificate Course

Course Description
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; overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.

Lessons
Lesson 1
During this 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.

Registration Deadlines

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August 26August 30
October 21October 25
January 13January 17
March 9March 13
May 4May 8
June 29July 3
Lesson 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.

Lesson 3
This 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.


Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Continuing Education Units and Contact Hours
45 contact hours or 4.5 CEUs

Format
Online

Cost
$645~$729+Books

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Course Resources
Center for Legal Studies Brochure (PDF Document)

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