Legal Administrative Assistant ATC

The Legal Assistant option provides training in legal office procedures and the preparation of legal documents. Experience in a law-related office under the Legal Office Experience course is an integral part of the Legal Assistant curriculum. Upon completion of the Legal Assistant program, students will:

  • Produce legal documents from draft, dictation, and forms
  • Understand basic legal research skills and be able to function effectively in a standard law library
  • Maintain office, court calendars, and understand basic office procedures
  • Work effectively with a wide spectrum of legal professionals
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Understand the importance of legal ethics
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill to run a variety of computer programs

Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required.

General Education Core

COMM-101PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH3.00
or COMM-202 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
HRPT-185HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS3.00
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Total Credits9.00

Program Requirements

ACCPT-101BASIC ACCOUNTING3.00
CITPT-110BUSINESS COMPUTER SKILLS3.00
CITPT-212SPREADSHEETS AND DATATBASES IN BUSINESS3.00
GNBPT-122MECHANICS OF BUSINESS WRITING I3.00
GNBPT-202FINANCIAL BUSINESS APPLICATIONS3.00
GNBPT-245MECHANICS OF BUSINESS WRITING II3.00
LAWPT-219LEGAL TERMINOLOGY3.00
LAWPT-223LEGAL SUPPORT FUNDAMENTALS AND ETHICS3.00
LAWPT-224INTRODUCTION TO LAW3.00
LAWPT-230LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING I3.00
LAWPT-265BUSINESS LAW I3.00
LAWPT-274LEGAL PROCEDURES3.00
LAWPT-294AINTERNSHIP IN LAW I3.00
LAWPT-323CIVIL LITIGATION3.00
OFFPT-233OFFICE PROCEDURES3.00
WRPPT-200BUSINESS DOCUMENT PROCESSING6.00
Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required
Total Credits51.00

Summary

General Education9
Program Requirments51
Total60