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Legal Assisting

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
AOT130  Communication & Transcription Skills
AOT121  Keyboarding/Formatting
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
BUS121  Business Administration
IRT131  Legal Terminology
AOT127  Word Processing Microsoft Word
AOT129  Keyboarding Skill Building
AOT239  Legal Transcription
AOT224  Legal Office Procedures
AOT132  Records Management
MTH108  Explorations in Modern Mathematics
AOT226  Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel
AOT237  Legal Office Applications
ACC130  Business Law and Ethics
SOC225  Cultural Diversity
ACC121  Principles of Accounting
COM121  Effective Speaking
AOT232  AOT Practicum
AOT235  Legal Research and Writing
PSY121  General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
ITD108  Microsoft Outlook

TOTAL CREDITS 64


The goal is that graduates will be able to organize work areas, use legal resources, make decisions, and exhibit proficiency in the use of legal office procedures and legal information systems; apply practical knowledge and utilize technical skills such as data input methods (keyboarding and voice recognition), transcription, proofreading, legal document production, integrated computer applications, legal research, records management, and use of the Internet; demonstrate employable skills and professionalism in legal office occupations, and work in individual, team and group settings; must be able to form ideas and information verbally and in written form, use computational skills for solving legal office problems and making analytical judgments; acquire, organize and evaluate information to make decisions and solve problems in legal environments.


Resource Link:

National Association for Legal Professionals NALS

 
Be ready to step in to assist attorneys in the performance of their professional duties. Legal administrative assistants are increasingly relied upon by private law firms, offices of public defenders, court systems, government agencies, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, banks, real estate agencies, community service agencies and programs, consumer organizations and health care facilities.

You’ll be eligible to take certification exams to become an Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied business in legal assisting

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
The Legal Assisting One-Year Certificate is stackable to the legal assisting degree.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
Franklin University

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• law firms
• corporate legal departments
• government agencies

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N) 
• legal assistant
• administrative assistant
• legal researcher
• law clerk

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
National Association for Legal Professionals local chapter

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Rene Eneix
Department Chair, Administrative Services and Office Applications
330-494-6170, Ext. 4876
reneix@starkstate.edu