Legal Office Professional
The Legal Office Professional program prepares students for entrance into a support staff position in the field of law. Instruction includes legal office projects, legal terminology and transcription, legal research, professional standards and ethics, and extensive training in computer software. Written and oral communication skills, including grammar, are emphasized as well as workplace skills. Attorneys and judges demand accuracy and excellence; therefore, students must have excellent attendance, work diligently on assignments, learn and perform problem solving skills, and meet deadlines. This program will offer students preparation to test for the industry-recognized credentials listed below.
- Required Math Score: Level 4
- Required Reading Score: Level 5
- Program Start (semesters): August; January
- Financial Aid available (for post-secondary students only): Yes
- Veteran Benefits Eligible (for post-secondary students only): Yes
- Industry-recognized credentials: Microsoft Specialist Excel; Microsoft Specialist Word; Microsoft Specialist Access
|BAT 113||Intro Acct and Acct Software||4|
|BAT 122||Business Communications||4|
|BAT 130||Word Processing||4|
|BAT 140||Document Processing||4|
|BAT 172||Spreadsheet Management||4|
|BAT 180||Human Relations||4|
|BAT 200||Business Law||4|
|BAT 212||Professional Skills & Ethics||4|
|LOP 240||Legal Terminology||5|
|LOP 250||Legal Office Projects||3|
|LOP 260||Legal Transcription||4|
|BAT 215||Database Management||4|
LOP 240 Legal Terminology (5)
Students will attain knowledge and understanding of terms commonly used in the legal profession. Students will learn to define the terms, correctly pronounce them, and use them in legal context. Keyboard practice is used to solidify definitions and correct spelling of legal terms and terminology will be used in correspondence and legal pleadings.
LOP 250 Legal Office Projects (3)
The law office environment is somewhat different from the traditional business world. Legal Office Procedures is designed to present an overview of the structure and functions of the law office and provide the student with an opportunity to learn about different specialty areas of the law and to prepare real life documents and pleadings required in this profession.
LOP 260 Legal Transcription (4)
Legal Transcription teaches students to transcribe from sound common legal pleadings, correspondence, and recorded sessions to reinforce the correct pronunciation of legal terminology. Transcribed dictation is evaluated with written copy to increase rate typing speed in transcription and produce error free documents from sound.