Program Guidelines


Legal Administrative Assistant

Professional-Technical Program

The Legal Administrative Assistant Program is a rich mix of specific course work in the legal area combining a blend of academic schooling and technical expertise. A legal administrative assistant is a skilled professional who performs all general office work in addition to specialized legal assignments. Employment opportunities include: public defender's offices, prosecuting attorney's offices, private law firms, government agencies, and legal departments of large manufacturing, banking, insurance or real estate firms. This specialized assistant uses transcribing machines, creates and modifies legal instruments and documents utilizing computer technology, and adheres to court procedures such as calendaring, scheduling, and docketing. In addition, the legal administrative assistant files legal documents, maintains clients' fees, and performs law office public relations.