Graduates of the Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant program will be able to:
Possess the skills needed to secure and maintain entry-level employment as
legal receptionists, document clerks, legal word processors, legal secretaries,
or legal assistants.
Practice professional work habits expected in the legal office
environment, including confidentiality and legal ethics.
Achieve a working knowledge of basic terms and concepts related to the state
and federal court systems, family law, probate and estate planning, criminal
and civil litigation, business organizations, real estate, and bankruptcy.
Prepare a variety of legal documents, including correspondence, pleadings,
charges, and tables from rough draft, transcription, forms, and boilerplate
Demonstrate proficiency in using computer hardware and software, specifically
the basic Microsoft Office software applications.
Perform those basic office tasks and procedures that are typical in legal
office reception and support positions.
Research legal and employment information via printed materials, electronic
media, and the Internet.
Perform mathematical operations applicable to the legal office field, such as
calculating time and billing reports.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing at a level
necessary for successful employment in the legal office field.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to prioritize, anticipate and
analyze problems, and to evaluate and implement solutions.
Possess a commitment to diversity and enhanced employability through the
understanding and practice of human relations and teamwork skills.
Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an
effective employment package, including resume, and present oneself positively
in a job interview.
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