Course Overview

Legal administrative assistant is one of the occupations expected to open the largest number of new jobs in the near future. As this position deals primarily with court systems, legal procedures, and record keeping and filing of legal documents, those who are looking to take this profession need to have the right training to perform the aforementioned functions efficiently.

Our Legal Administrative Assistant course provides you with extensive and up to date lessons that will prepare you to become an indispensable legal administrative assistant. The course imparts knowledge and skills in traditional secretarial work as well as legal procedures that include corporate, civil, and family law, wills and estates, and conveyancing and mortgaging, among others.

The practical knowledge and skills that can be gained from this course will help you qualify for a legal administrative assistant post in a variety of sectors, including corporate and government-owned companies, law enforcement agencies, municipal offices, insurance companies, real estate offices, and financial organizations.

Course Highlights

  • 24/7 access to quality course content and materials for 12 weeks
  • Seamless compatibility across all devices and browsers
  • Access to dedicated online support throughout course duration
Course Duration

To provide maximum flexibility, there is no specific deadline of completion for this course. Since the course can be accessed anytime online, you may choose to learn the lessons in multiple sessions or cover the entire course in one go.Take note that the aforementioned learning hours is just an estimate. The duration to complete the entire course still depends on your learning pace.

Course Certification

Upon finishing the Legal Administrative Assistant Course, you will receive a certificate of completion from Skills on Projects. This certificate will be in PDF format and will be sent to the email address you used when you signed up for the course. No additional fee will be charged to secure this certification. Use it to boost your CV and your knowledge in this field.

Course Outline
  • Module 1: The Legal Administrative Assistant
    • Overview of the Legal Practice
    • The Duties and Functions of the Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Module 2: The American Justice System
    • The Legal Theories in America
    • The Court Systems in America
    • The Role of the Courts in the Justice System
    • The Jury System
    • The Three Basic Types of Laws
  • Module 3: Legal Terms and Definitions
    • Basic Guide to Common Legal Terms and Definitions
    • Avoiding Legal Jargon
    • Common Terms Used in Legal Documentation
    • Importance of Legal Terminology
  • Module 4: The Client Interview
    • Interviewing the Client
    • Interviewing a Witness
    • The Stages of an Interview
    • The Intake Memo
    • Fact Particularization
    • Deductive-Inductive Interview Technique
  • Module 5: Legal Analysis
    • The Application of Legal Analysis on Precedents
    • Preparation of Documents for Legal Analysis
    • Common Types of Legal Writing
    • Preparation of Discovery, Deposition, and Trial Documents
    • Trial Documents and Jury Instructions
  • Module 6: Understanding Legal Authority
    • The Different Types of Authority
    • The Relationship of Authority and Court Rulings
    • Types of Primary Authority
  • Module 7: Understanding Legal Research
    • The Nature of Legal Research
    • Tools Used for Legal Research
    • Techniques for Efficient Research
    • Other Components of Legal Research
  • Module 8: Tips On Proficiency In Legal Writing
    • Grammar Words
    • Do’s and Don’ts in Legal Writing
    • Writing an Up-Front Summary
    • Using the Right Professional Tone
  • Module 9: The Principles of Contract Law
    • What is a Valid Contract?
    • Oral and Verbal Contracts
    • Preparing Contracts
    • Formulating a Contract
  • Module 10: Principles of Tort Law
    • What are torts?
    • Types of Torts
    • The Litigation Process
  • Module 11: Principles of Legal Investigation
    • The Planning Phase of Investigation
    • Three Major Steps in Legal Investigation
    • Different Methods of Investigation
    • Dealing with Evidence
  • Module 12: Principles of Appeals
    • Legal vs Actual Issues in Appeals
    • The Appellate Procedure
    • Preparing an Appellate Brief

Minimum Technological Requirements

Device and Browser

Gain access to the course from any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. You also need an updated browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11.

Pen and Paper

Important points are spread throughout the course. A pen and paper should come in handy in jotting down the helpful notes you need to remember.

Internet Access

To participate in the online aspects of the course, you need to have access to a stable Internet connection.

Interested in Becoming a Legal Administrative Assistant?

Our Legal Administrative Assistant Course will prepare you for this exciting career by helping you develop the essential skills sought after by different legal offices. Enrol now!

Price: $399