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Program Details

Students seeking to gain an additional understanding of the roles and responsibilities required in a legal office may be interested in enrolling in the Legal Office Clerk certificate program at Yavapai College. The certificate program is designed to prepare students with the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue entry-level clerical positions in law office settings.

Earning the certificate in Legal Office Clerk studies may build a solid foundation for further educational aspirations or serve as the required minimum to secure a current career position. Students in the certificate program may use the specialized coursework to enter career fields needing administrative professionals with a legal education foundation. Students will partake in 12 credit hours of courses, comprised of topics related to leadership, legal ethics, professional responsibilities, computer applications, office management, paralegal duties, and multitasking.

An advanced education in the area of clerical legal studies may strengthen a student’s awareness of essential concepts of office management, legal appropriateness and professionalism. Students may also use the certificate to supplement any already learned experiences and educations, or to secure a current position as a legal clerk or secretary. Upon successful completion of the required credit hours, students should be able to perform the critical tasks associated with compiling spreadsheets, filling in databases, presenting casework, understanding legal terminology, and transcribing legal documents.

Graduates should be well-trained professionals, able to conduct professional etiquette in a legal office as well as many other types of administrative roles. The Legal Office Clerk certificate may be the ideal education for individuals needing the formal academic designation to acquire or maintain positions in a legal office setting.


The student is expected to have mastered basic keyboarding skills before beginning this program.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission