2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Legal Office Clerk Certificate

The Legal Office Clerk certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level clerical positions in law offices.

Credit Hours Required: 18

Note: The student is expected to have mastered basic keyboarding skills before beginning this program.

Note: This program can be completed entirely online.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Legal Office Clerk Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Use computer applications including word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, and internet skills for the law office setting. (CSA 126, LAW 102, LAW 107)
  2. Define legal terms and describe legal principles in the areas of tort, contract and criminal law. (LAW 100, LAW 107)
  3. Describe basic court systems and court procedures. (LAW 100, LAW 107)
  4. Create, format, revise, and print letters, memos, tables, and legal documents. (BSA 225, CSA 126, LAW 102, LAW 107)
  5. Perform standard office practices including office communications, telephone skills, mailing methods, time management and prioritizing. (BSA 225, LAW 107)
  6. Apply office-related professional etiquette skills. (BSA 225, LAW 107)
  7. Use multi-tasking and initiative techniques. (BSA 225, LAW 102, LAW 107)
  8. Describe legal office procedures. (LAW 100, LAW 107)
  9. Complete law office billing. (LAW 102, LAW 107)
  10. Use filing systems as they pertain to the legal office. (BSA 225, LAW 102, LAW 107)
  11. File legal documents with the courts using docketing procedures. (LAW 107)
  12. Identify confidentiality requirements as set forth in the Ethics Rules. (LAW 103, LAW 107)
  13. Use the Harvard Law Review Bluebook uniform system of legal citations. (LAW 107)