Course Detail: LSCC - 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 23

August 27

October 8, 2021

October 18

October 22

December 3, 2021

January 10

January 14

February 25, 2022

March 7

March 11

April 22, 2022

May 2

May 6

June 17, 2022

June 27

July 1

August 12, 2022

Required Books

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

Recommended Books

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition - ISBN 978-1-4180-8091-4

Westlaw Access


There are no prerequisites for this course.

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



Course Resources
Legal Secretary Certificate Course - Online - SYLLABUS (PDF Document)

 Session Detail: PF21LSCCO2

Schedule: 100% Online Course
Times: 12:00am - 11:59pm
$ : $995.00

Facility Detail

1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484