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Legal Administrative Assisting

Students in this program learn the core responsibilities of the legal assistant. These core duties primarily focus on performing and coordinating an office’s administrative activities and ensuring that information is disseminated to staff and clients. As Legal Assistants are also responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run a legal organization efficiently, students in this program receive specialized training. In addition to keyboarding and office automation involving a wide range of computer software programs, facsimile machines, transcribers, photocopiers, and telephone systems, the students also receive training in preparing various forms of legal correspondence. Preparing official legal papers such as summonses, complaints, motions, responses, and subpoenas is also covered in the curriculum. Using automated systems commonly used within a law office or judicial system, students learn how to conduct legal research. The skills learned in this program also provide the student with a great foundation and career flexibility to transfer into other specialized legal administrative assistant positions if the student wishes.

Students may earn college credit through Tech Prep Agreements. Students test for certification through NALS – National Association of Legal Secretaries

Employment opportunities following high school graduation:

Intake clerk, office clerk, legal office receptionist, bookkeeping clerk, customer service representative, data entry keyer, billing & posting clerk, legal secretary, legal research clerk