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Legal Assistant

Program Description

Legal Assistant Certificate

The Legal Assistant Certificate helps students to develop the skills necessary for effective legal writing, document processing, and legal research. The certificate will prepare students for an entry level legal assistant position in legal services, and law offices.

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Upon successful completion of the Legal Assistant Certificate, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain legal analysis and the use of authorities and summarizing the uses of statutory law.
  • Analyze a client’s case for key facts and issues.
  • Communicate with others about technology as it relates to the legal community.
  • Identify the functions of a complaint and appropriate service of process.

Program Plan for the Legal Assistant Certificate

COURSE  NAME CREDIT HOURS
LGS 100 Introduction to the Legal Profession 3
LGS 105 Law Office Technology 3
LGS 108 Legal Research 3
LGS 110 Litigation and Trial Practice I 3
LGS 210 Litigation & Trial Practice II 3
LGS 208 Legal Analysis & Writing 3
LGS 303 Ethics for the Legal Professional 3
     
  CORE TOTAL 21
Select one (1) of the courses below.
COURSE  NAME CREDIT HOURS
LGS 200 Administrative Law 3
LGS 402 Alternative Dispute Resolution 3
   
ELECTIVE TOTAL 3

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