Legal Secretary Certificate

This 42-hour, seven-week, 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. Topics include: 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; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format. New topics include law office management, professionalism, database management and computers in the law office.

Snapshot

  • Format: Online course

    Hours: 42 hours / 4.2 CEUs

    When: Bi-monthly start dates

    Cost: $645

The Legal Secretary Certificate Course is offered in partnership by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Center for Legal Studies.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals seeking legal secretary training and skills necessary for a career in the legal field
  • Current paralegals, administrative assistants and legal secretaries wanting to increase their legal secretary skills  as well as learn new marketable job skills

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

August Session – Register Now
Monday, August 24, 2015 - Friday, October 9, 2015 
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October Session – Register Now
Monday, October 19, 2015 - Friday, December 4, 2015
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Course Format: 
Online
Course Fee(s): 

$645

Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 42 hours of course work.
 
Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, you must have a score of 70% or better on assignments and on the final written examination.

This program is coordinated by our educational partner, The Center for Legal Studies, one of America's most respected legal education training centers. They offer legal programs nationally since 1980. These courses are taught by experienced legal and educational professionals selected by the Center for Legal Studies. 

This course presumes a basic knowledge of word processing and a typing proficiency of at least 50 words per minute. Basic word processing and typing skills will not be covered in this course. 

Textbooks are available from the Center for Legal Studies. To order your textbooks please call 800-522-7737 or visit The Center for Legal Studies.