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The Legal Office Assistant Certificate provides students with technical skills in two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research.
This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a legal setting. After successful completion of the program students should be able to perform duties assigned to legal receptionists and transcriptionists. Students who successfully complete this program should be able to demonstrate the ability to keyboard with speed and accuracy, file correctly using alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing systems, apply rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling in written and oral communications, prepare documents using word processing software, format business letters, memos, reports, tables, and newsletters to office standards, and solve basic business math problems. They will also be able to operate a 10-key electronic calculator by touch, analyze and calculate data using spreadsheet software, demonstrate the ability to relate effectively with others in the classroom, demonstrate human relations skills and professional behavior necessary for successful job performance, and recognize and use legal terms correctly.
Prerequisites include: demonstrated proficiency in math, reading, English, and basic keyboarding skills.
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