Course Detail: CEPD-LSCCOL - 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.


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.

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. 

Registration Deadlines

Course Begins

Register By

Course Ends

August 22

August 26

  October 7, 2022

October 17

October 21

December 2, 2022

January 9

January 13

February 24, 2023

March 6

March 10

April 21, 2023

May 1

May 5

June 16, 2023

June 26

June 30

August 11, 2023

Required Books

Legal Secretary Handbook, Second Edition - ISBN 978-0-9637248-3-0


Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition - ISBN978-1-4180-8091-4

Westlaw Access


There are no prerequisites for thiscourse.

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

Available Sessions