Legal Office Administration
Legal Office Administrators primarily work in offices and perform clerical tasks under the direct supervision of lawyers. They may research matters pertaining to a case, prepare documents for court, invoice clients, answer phones, greet clients, schedule appointments, and maintain files. In this program, students will develop core office administration skills with a focus on legal office environments. Students will build an understanding of current issues in U.S. Law and will focus on specialized areas of practice such as civil litigation, family law, real estate, wills and estate, and more.
Upon completion of this program, students will be expected to be able to:
- Produce accurate court documents.
- Compose routine legal correspondence.
- Apply legal terminology.
- Use the latest software applications specific to the industry.
- Use effective and professional interpersonal and communication skills while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
- Perform legal research and analysis and brief a case.
- List the different areas and types of law
- Discuss the American legal system
- List the key areas of the Constitution
- Differentiate between civil and criminal law
- Manage the timekeeping and billing activities within a law office
- Understand and apply high ethical standards
Legal Office Administration – Topics Include:
Business Software Applications
Introduction to Law
Law Office Procedures
Legal Research and Writing
Law Office Management