Legal Transription Specialist Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-LTS
Program Duration: 9 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

This training program combines a two course training track:

Legal Secretary

Legal Transcription

Legal transcription has come into the public view recently being recognized for its efficient and professional influence on legal records and is steadily becoming a popular trend in the legal field. Legal Transcriptionists use verbatim methods to store, recover, and record legal information, and pre-trail and trial proceedings. They use prerecorded information, and written material to compile reports. Legal transcriptionists transcribe material that has been dictated or recorded in courtrooms, closed hearings, law offices, or through personal interviews. They accurately document all testimony, pleadings, interrogations, meeting minutes, and hearings. Legal secretaries perform clerical duties at law firms and other legal offices. Unlike regular secretaries, legal secretaries 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. Law firms will continue to be the largest employers of paralegals, but many large corporations are increasing their in-house legal departments to cut costs.

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Pre-Requisites

Understanding the Law course or Legal Secretary training

Job Outlook

Employment of legal assistants is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As employers try to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of legal services, they are expected to hire more paralegals and legal assistants. Following the cutbacks experienced during the recent recession, some law firms are rebuilding their support staff by hiring paralegals. Paralegals can be a less costly alternative to lawyers and perform a wider variety of duties, including tasks once done by lawyers. This will cause an increase in demand for paralegals and legal assistants.

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Program Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

Define the job description of a legal secretary

Identify correct billing and accounting methods

Define terminology of the court

Recognize types of contracts and torts

Identify types of business partnerships

Define types of wills and trusts

Type quickly and correctly

Identify the transcription format for civil litigation

Identify the transcription format for probates

Identify the transcription format for family law

Identify the transcription format for legal instruments

Identify the transcription format for bankruptcy and the appellate procedure

 
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