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This certificate will prepare the student to enter the workforce in only one year. Skills taught include computer applications, legal terminology, and legal office procedures. If the student decides to continue to obtain a degree, the courses in this certificate are also included in the Legal Office Assistant degree.
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Legal secretaries, perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of technical terminology and procedures. Legal secretaries prepare correspondence and legal papers such as summonses, complaints, motions, responses, and subpoenas under the supervision of an attorney or a paralegal. They also may review legal journals and assist with legal research—for example, by verifying quotes and citations in legal briefs. Additionally, legal secretaries often teach newly minted lawyers how to prepare documents for submission to the courts.
What You Can Do
- Legal Secretary
- Legal Assistant (not Paralegal)