Legal Office Administration
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A2537A)
Legal is a concentration under the curriculum title of Office Administration. This curriculum prepares individuals for entry-level positions in legal or government-related offices and provides professional development for the currently employed.
Course work includes terminology, operational procedures, preparation and transcription of documents, computer software, and court-related functions as they relate to the legal office profession. Emphasis is placed on the development of accuracy, organizational skills, discretion, and professionalism.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate effective use of computer software applications to perform office functions related to legal office administration.
- Students will demonstrate proper use of terminology and effective communication techniques related to legal office administration.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to manage working relationships with internal and external customers.
- Students will be able to identify professional, ethical and social issues related to legal office administration.Students will demonstrate the ability to define a problem, identify possible solutions, and develop and implement solutions to issues arising in a business setting (individually and/or in work groups).
Graduates should qualify for employment in corporate legal departments; private practices, including real estate and estate planning; and city, state, and federal government offices. With appropriate work experience, graduates may apply for certification as a Professional Legal Secretary (PLS).
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