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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 + materials

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

Course Topics

  • Introduction to the American Legal System & Ethics
  • Reception Duties, Correspondence, File Management & Filing Systems
  • Calendar & Docketing, Fees, Billing & Accounting Practices
  • Word Processing & Legal Document Preparation
  • E-discovery, Computers in a Law Office
  • Legal Secretary Practicum

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

This course presumes a basic knowledge of word processing and a typing proficiency of at least 50 words per minute.

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

January Session – Register Now
Monday, January 9 - Friday, February 24, 2017
#87496

Course Format: 
Online
Course Fee(s): 

$645 (does not include course materials)

Continuing Education Information: 

Continuing Education Information” to “Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course.
 
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.