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Course: Legal Assistant/Secretary Associate Program
Program Length: 630
Course Type: Mentor Supported

Legal Assistants Conserves attorneys time by reading, researching, routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; organizing client conferences, and attorney meetings. It is imperative that legal assistants have the proper administrative skills as well as understand the law. Our Legal Secretary Associate program is for individuals looking to work in a legal office setting, and teach the necessary skills to perform the job successfully while understanding the law.
Understanding the Law The US legal system plays an ever-increasing role in our lives. Our Understanding the Law course helps you become engaged in the study of US law by examining how various aspects of law affect individuals.  We use hypothetical and real world examples to illustrate important points of the law and to inspire insight. This course also incorporates extensive coverage of ethical issues, consumer rights, employee rights and family law. Students will discover the fundamental different types of US law, including international and comparative law in order to gain essential knowledge for today's global marketplace. 
Prerequisite(s): None
Legal Assistant (Secretary)Looking for a challenge? Do you like research and staying organized? Do you enjoy the excitement of a busy office? If so, then you should consider becoming a legal assistant or legal secretary. Legal assistants/secretaries perform clerical duties at law firms and other legal offices. Unlike regular assistants/secretaries, legal assistants require extensive knowledge of legal proceedings and documentation. They may do factual or legal research at all levels of a case and will often organize meetings, appointments and dates for attorneys. Our Legal Assistant/Legal Secretary course will introduce the basic duties of the job and the knowledge necessary to be successful in the field. 
Prerequisite & Recommendation: Student needs to have general secretarial training or experience. We highly recommend that the student also take a course in Understanding the Law to have a very solid background in the legal system. 
** Course Subject to Change.

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