Legal Office Assisting

Program Description

The Legal Office Assisting program is designed to provide entry-level legal assisting skills for individuals preparing for positions in private law firms, mortgage companies, banks, title insurance companies, firms in or associated with the mining industry, private corporations, government and administrative agencies. Specialized courses in legal assisting and word processing are complemented by general education courses.

Opportunities for Employment

The Legal Office Assisting program prepares students for a wide range of entry-level positions in the legal/paraprofessional field.  

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and Mathematics placement tests. Chances of success in this field are increased if students have good organizational skills and like to work with people. Classes are offered both on-campus and online.

For Further Information Contact:

Beth Snodgrass
276.523.2400 ext.  257

Fran Doyle, Assistant Dean
276.523.2400 ext. 313

Legal Office Assisting (261)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

AST

108

Telephone Techniques

1

BUS

241

Business Law I

3

ENG

111

English Composition I

3

LGL

110

Introduction to Law & the Legal Assistant

3

LGL

120

Legal Terminology

3

SDV

101

Orientation to Business Programs

1

MKT

170

Customer Service

1

FIRST YEAR SPRING

AST

141

Word Processing I

3

AST

238

Word Processing Advanced Operations

3

LGL

115

Real Estate Law

3

LGL

117

Family Law

3

MTH

141

Business Mathematics I

3

AST

155

Introduction to Desktop Management (Outlook)

1

AST

160

Learning the Internet for Business

1

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate

32

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