Legal Assistant Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Legal Assistant




Total 209 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Legal Administrative Specialist (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Eastern College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Canada
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Want to play a part in the pursuit of justice? Step into one of the world’s most demanding workplace settings as a Legal Administrative Specialist. You’ll leave the program with expertise on the major areas of legal practice, key legal terminology, required software, and professional workplace communication skills. Whether you aim for a role within a large law firm or a small practice, every legal office relies on the talents of their support staff to ensure all communication is completed in a timely, accurate manner. Eastern College prepares you to meet this challenge head on with legal training that employers want.

Course Highlights
Student Success Strategies
Software Lab
General Law Office Procedures
Civil Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Law
Family Law
Wills and Estates
Principles of Canadian Law and Legal Terminology
Document Formatting
Business Math
Writing for Comprehension
Image Development
Business Communications
Office Skills
Career Planning and Preparation
Field Placement

Legal Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Academy of Learning College - Saskatchewan
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): North Battleford, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Canada
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In the last number of years the legal community has come to recognize the need for well-trained Legal Assistants. They are now seeking individuals who have skills beyond those of a Legal Secretary. Our Legal Assistant graduates are trained in, but not limited to Family Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Legal Research. Students who excel in their training are in high demand. Candidates for this career must have strong written and oral communication skills, above-average research skills, must pay close attention to detail, and have a keen interest in the Canadian legal system. Graduates possess the skills and knowledge to do work of a legal nature under the direct supervision of a licensed lawyer. Their knowledge regarding legal documents, the legal system and the ethical consideration of the legal profession make them invaluable. Graduates will have the skills required to assist lawyers in the delivery of legal services. They will have knowledge regarding the legal system, and ethical considerations of the legal profession, which will enable them to do work of a l... [Read More]

Legal Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Herzing College in Winnipeg
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Winnipeg, Canada
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Legal assistants work side by side with lawyers as important members of the legal profession. They can help draft contracts, mortgages, separation agreements, and trust instruments. They also may assist in preparing tax returns and planning estates. Legal assistants are found in all types of organizations, but law firms, corporate legal departments, and various government offices employ most. Legal assistants who work for corporations often assist lawyers with employee contracts, shareholder agreements, stock-option plans, and employee benefit plans.

This program provides an overview of legal principles, practices and procedures. Areas of study include legal office procedures, word processing, legal theory, and the practical application of legal assistant/secretary responsibilities.

This program provides an overview of legal principles, practices, and procedures. Areas of study include legal office procedures, word processing, legal theory, and the practical application of legal assistant/secretary responsibilities. Graduates will be prepared to work i... [Read More]

Legal Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Continuing Education at Hunter College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States

This program is designed for both beginning and experienced assistants who would like to improve their skills, preparing students for employment opportunities, such as Legal Assistants in law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, banks, legal aid societies, and federal and state courts. This program consists of 6 required courses plus 3 electives.

Paralegal Studies

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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The Paralegal Studies program at LATTC will prepare students for employment as paralegals or legal assistants in both the private and public sectors. Students who complete the program will be able to work with lawyers in law offices, corporations, governmental agencies or other entities. Upon completion of the program students will having the following skill-sets: Prepare cases for courts, collect data and investigate case facts, and build arguments based on data, Review previous judiciary decisions and make information available and accessible to attorneys, Prepare legal reports for attorneys, Identify the law pertaining to individual cases and all required information, and Prepare legal documents, draft motions, and obtain affidavits. The program will also provide hands-on experience in legal assistance practices through research studies on legal cases, internships within law firms, and other employment sectors complementing the Paralegal Job Market. The Paralegal Studies program will enhance the professional specialized skills of a law office clerk. The graduate possessi... [Read More]

Legal Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Texas Southern University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant Module 1
The Law Office
•The Lawyer’s Assistant
•The Career of a Lawyer’s Assistant
•NALS Certification
•Ethical Considerations
•Maintaining Integrity
•Getting to Know the Law Office
•Client Relations
•Dealing with Incoming &, Outgoing Mail
•File Management
•Computers in the Law Office

Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant Module 2
Billing, Accounting &, Written Communication
•Understanding Billing
•Time &, Cost Entries
•Handling the Firm’s Checking Account
•Written Communication
•The Basics of English Grammar
•Review of Sentence Structure
•Punctuation &, Capitalization
•Abbreviations &, Number Usage
•Writing Letters, Memos, &, Messages
•Parts of a Business Letter

Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant Module 3
Preparation of Legal Documents
•Basic Preparation of a Legal Document
•Legal Citations
•Legal Research &, the Law Library
•Computer-assisted Legal Research
•Hist... [Read More]

Legal Assistant-Medical Specialization (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The Legal Assistant-Medical Specialization is a step towards the Paralegal Technology degree from HCC with an emphasis in medical legal training. This certificate allows a student to work in a law office or corporation as an assistant to an attorney or a trained paralegal. The training and education offered by the certificate is ideal for those students who are interested, have been employed or who are currently employed in the medical field. It consists of 30 semester hours which provides adequate training in the skills necessary to be a trained Legal Assistant with a medical specialization.

Legal Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States

The Legal Assistant certificate allows a student to work in a law office or corporation as an assistant to an attorney or a trained paralegal. It consists of 30 semester hours which provides adequate training in the skills necessary to be a trained Legal Assistant.

Introduction to Legal Assistantship

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: UTA - Division for Enterprise Development
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Austin, Arlington, Houston, United States

This course will provide an understanding of the role of paralegals and the general substantive areas of law that paralegals work in including duties and tasks. A large emphasis is placed on the ethical obligations surrounding the legal profession as well as the professional associations available to paralegals.

Legal Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Court Reporting Institute
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, St. Louis, United States
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The Legal Assistant program is designed to introduce students?to paralegal training, law application and the legal environment, while also examining business, family, and employment law. 營n addition, courses include the study of business ethics, estate administration, trial preparation, and office administration. Students receive instruction from industry experienced experts in each Legal Assistant course at the Court Reporting Institute Online.

A diploma in Legal Assisting will prepare graduates to work in entry-level positions as a legal assistant or paralegal under the supervision of attorneys engaged in private practices or corporate legal departments. This paralegal training will provide students with fundamental skills in keyboarding, legal research, corporate law, and will build an understanding of trial preparation and procedure.

Paralegal

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: El Centro College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States
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The Paralegal Studies Program is an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree program designed to prepare the student to function as a technically qualified assistant to the lawyer.

Upon completion of the program, graduates should be able to accomplish these program goals:
1.Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate information in various substantive areas of law.
2.Demonstrate the ability to draft legal documents with minimum supervision.
3.Demonstrate written and oral communication skills, teamwork, critical thinking, computer proficiency, and legal research relevant to their work as a paralegal.
4.Demonstrate the ability to integrate legal theory and related practical applications.
5.Demonstrate the ability to manage practical ethical dilemmas commonly encountered by working paralegals including how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law by non-lawyers.
Paralegals (also called legal assistants) typically work in law firms, governmental agencies, corporations, and other business entities. The program does not quali... [Read More]

Paralegal (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, Weslaco, United States
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STVT can help you prepare for a new career with a high level of personal satisfaction with our paralegal/legal assistant (PLA) program. Our PLA diploma program is led by experienced career professionals and is designed to train students in a variety of tasks commonly performed to assist attorneys. Successful PLA graduates will learn to work under the supervision of an attorney in performing duties such as investigation, case evaluation, probate, public records searches, office management, library maintenance, preparation of legal memoranda or documents, and numerous other aspects of legal administration. In as few as 42 weeks, you can be ready to start your rewarding new career as a paralegal or legal assistant.

At STVT, we are committed to helping you build a strong foundation for your future success as a paralegal or legal assistant. Students must possess a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent, or demonstrate the ability to benefit from training. The PAL graduate will be qualified to work in such areas as legal services, legal aid, court systems, a... [Read More]

Legal Secretary

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: University of the Incarnate Word
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Antonio, United States
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This intensive online program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office. After successfully completing the tests and assignments for this seven week course, you will know:
•the origins and history of the American legal system
•the meaning and application of important legal terminology
•ethics for the law office
•the elements of tort law and contract law
•the important rules of civil procedure
•how to conduct a legal interview and maintain good client relations
•how to use some of the common word processing features specifically for the law office
•how to prepare legal documents including letters, pleadings, discovery documents, motions and memos
•the basic rules of citation format
•the elements of law office management

Legal Secretary (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Dorsey Schools
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Lansing, Madison Heights, Roseville, Saginaw, Southgate, Taylor, United States
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TRAINING IN THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:
•Popular Microsoft Office applications ?Word, Excel, Access, &, PowerPoint.
•Business fundamentals and the basics of law.
•Understanding Legal Terminology and efficient use of Legal Transcription.
•Interpersonal Skills to maximize your personal potential.
•Electives permitting you to gain proficiency in Accounting, Medical Terminology, or various Computer Software programs.
•Generating documents (i.e., wills, summonses, complaints, depositions, and contracts).

Law Office Clerical Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: American River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States
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This certificate provides the skills needed for entry-level
clerical positions in law offices. The course work emphasizes
workforce skills including an introduction to the use of
terms particular to the legal field.
Completion of the Law Office Assistant Certificate does
not qualify the holder under California state law as a
Legal Assistant or paralegal.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this certificate program, the student will be able to:
?demonstrate keyboarding competence in the legal workplace.
?solve common office problems using current business
technology and software applications.
?practice effective communication with law office personnel
and clients.
?apply appropriate ethical standards to the special situations
encountered in a law office.
?produce written documents in appropriate formats using
typical legal office technology.
Career Opportunities
Typical career opportunities are entry-level clerical positions
in a law office. In order to become a ... [Read More]

Legal Assisting

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: American River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States
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*18 units of ABA Breadth Requirements which must include one of: ENGWR 300 or ENGWR 480, and five classes (15 units minimum) selected from at least two different areas of Areas 2 - 5B on the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC). All courses must be completed with a grade of &,quot,C&,quot, or better. Performance and activity courses, as well as the lab component of science courses, are excluded. The units applied to this requirement can also be used to meet the regular ARC General Education and Competency requirements where applicable.



*30 units of Legal Assisting courses required for major



*Students must also fulfill ARC General Education &, Competency requirements

Legal Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Bristol University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Anaheim, United States
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This program is delivered only in residence on-site in Anaheim, California. The Legal Administrative Assistant program is designed to give the student the necessary “procedural?skills to support an attorney. Emphasis will be placed on preparing legal documents including pleadings, motions, discovery, trial briefs, etc. Also covered will be training in how to manage client files and records, documenting and calendaring, and coordinating court appearances by the attorney. Legal Assistant students will also receive computer training and English grammar review.

Completion of this program requires 6 months (24 weeks) of study taking 2 classes per month.

Paralegal Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Bristol University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Anaheim, United States
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This program is delivered only in residence on-site in Anaheim, California. The Paralegal Assistant program is designed to provide the student with entry-level skills and knowledge to be competent to work assisting paralegals and attorneys in a law firm or other legal settings whether in the private and public sectors, corporate environments, or government entities. Emphasis will be placed on substantive law, legal research and writing, English grammar and writing skills, computer training, and civil litigation in California courts.

Completion of this program requires 6 months (24 weeks) of study taking 2 classes per month.

Legal Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Vancouver Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vancouver, Canada
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This specialist program is intended for graduates of the administrative assistant program as well as experienced administrative assistants who want to work in the legal field. Graduates of this program acquire the skills and knowledge to apply time management principles and to set priorities, create, edit, print, store and retrieve legal documents and correspondence using computers. Legal administrative assistants also perform duties and procedures in the areas of general law, litigation, conveyancing, family law, corporate procedures, and wills and estates.

This program is intended for graduates of the Administrative Assistant Program as well as experienced administrative assistants wishing to work in the legal field.
Students learn the skills and knowledge to apply time management principles and to set priorities, create, edit, print, store and retrieve legal documents and correspondence using computers, perform legal administrative assistant duties and procedures in the areas of general law, litigation, conveyancing, family law, corporate procedures, and... [Read More]

Legal Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of the Fraser Valley
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Canada
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Legal Administrative Assistants (LAA) qualify for a variety of administrative support positions in corporate, law enforcement agencies, government sectors including court services and Crown Counsel, federal, provincial, and municipal offices, notaries public, insurance companies, financial organizations, correctional institutions and real estate offices.

These diverse workplaces require assistants that have a higher skill set, knowledge base, and keen multitasking abilities. UFV’s LAA program offers students the most up to date industry knowledge and practical skills so that upon graduation, our students are job ready. This challenging career can be both personally and financially rewarding.

Upon successful completion of the Legal Administrative Assistant certificate, students may also continue their studies into the Paralegal program.

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