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Lawyers rely on sharp, motivated legal secretaries to coordinate the daily functions of their practice. Similar to a specialized administrative assistant, legal secretaries help law offices running smoothly by maintaining schedules, managing clients, filing documents, drafting paperwork, and more.
In this course, you will learn the fundamental skills needed to start an entry-level position as a legal secretary. You will learn basic legal terminology, office procedure and management, basic accounting, and QuickBooks. Along the way, you will discover what it's like to work in this fascinating and fast-paced field.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
There are no prerequisites prior to taking this course.
Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed has practiced law with since 1983. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member of many universities, including New York University and the University of California, Irvine. She received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001.
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When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
How can I get more information about this course?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.
I absolutely loved every bit of this experience. The facilitator for this course (Mrs. Katherine Pang) was very easy to listen to, and she is absolutely the most qualified instructor I have ever had to opportunity to learn from. I am so grateful that this experience was a smooth as it was. I will be looking forward to taking another course from you all soon!- K.L., Labette Community College
I enjoyed the flexibility the program afforded me. It allowed me to fit my school into my day-to-day activities.- S.E., Waubonsee Community College
I enjoyed being able to work at my own pace. The facilitators and support were incredibly helpful and always responded to my questions quickly.- R.P., Camden County College
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