Legal Administrative Assistant
- Award: Diploma
- Credits: 51
- Delivery: Must be completed entirely online; no face-to-face options available.
About this Program
Legal Administrative Assistants assist lawyers in private law firms, governmental offices, legal departments of corporations, courthouses, legal aid offices, or the offices of county attorneys, public defenders, and judges. Duties may include preparing legal documents, billing and accounting, processing correspondence, transcribing, communicating with clients, utilizing a variety of software, and organizing and managing a busy legal practice. The Legal Administrative Assistant program consists of technical legal specialty courses plus a core of general education classes designed to develop basic skills. In addition to keyboarding and accounting skills, the legal administrative assistant receives training in computer and word processing operations. law office management, legal transcription, and the Minnesota legal system, procedures, and documents.