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Legal Secretary Certificate Program
A career as a legal secretary requires specific skills, competencies, and knowledge to meet the demands of this fast-paced profession. This 12 week comprehensive certificate program is designed to provide both beginners and current legal staff with an overview of the skills and knowledge required to excel in a legal career.
 
A general overview of legal topics covered includes:
 
• Litigation
• Contracts
• Business Organization
• Real Estate
• Torts
• Family Law
• Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
• Estate Planning, Estates and Guardianship
• Bankruptcy
 
In addition to a general overview of substantive law, you will learn the practice and procedures common to all law offices:
 
• Ethics and Professionalism for Non-Lawyers
• Business of Law Office Management including Billing
• Preparation of Legal Documents and Office Communications
• Use of Electronic and Conventional Calendaring and Docket Control Systems
• The Court Systems  including the Local Judicial Systems and the Local Clerks of Court

 Students will be assigned a fictional client file and will learn how to prepare pleadings, notices, communications and other documents commonly used in a law office. An overview of software popularly used by attorneys and their staff will also be provided.

Admission requirements: Prospective students must complete an application form and submit it along with a resume. 

 
$595, 48 hrs., 4.8 CEUs:
 
12 Saturdays 

Feb 14  – May 16
(no class 3/7 and  4/4) 

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Boca Raton Campus
#LA - 021415
To register online click here

For more information or to register, visit http://www.fau.edu/conted-pros or call 1.800.228.5845

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