Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant Certificate Program

Course Information

Program Duration: 9 Months
Tuition: $3,750.00
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

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Course Overview

This training program combines a two course training track:

Legal Secretary

Microsoft Office Specialist 2013

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. For many companies, the high cost of lawyers and their support staff makes it much more economical to have an in-house legal department rather than to retain outside counsel. This will lead to an increase in the demand of legal workers in a variety of settings, such as finance and insurance firms, consulting firms, and health care providers.

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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

Identify the steps for creating, formatting, saving, and printing a Word document

Identify the steps for inserting media into a document including images, text, charts, and tables

Identify the steps for implementing themes, templates, and document building blocks

Identify the steps to perform a mail merge

Identify the steps for securing and sharing a document

Job Outlook

Overall employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is expected to grow 12 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Among specialties, medical secretaries is the only occupation that is expected to have much-faster-than-average employment growth. This is driven by the rapid growth of the healthcare industry. Overall, the majority of job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave these occupations.

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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?

By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the student’s responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.

Does this course translate in to college credit?

Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.

How long do access to my complete my course?

Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.

When are the course start dates?

The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.

Is the Certification exam included in the course?

The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.

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