Join the World of Law as a Legal Office Professional | Harris School of Business

Join the World of Law as a Legal Office Professional

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the field of law? As a legal office support professional, you can play a key role in a number of legal settings, including a law office, corporate legal department, or a federal, state, or local government agency. You could work in areas such as business, health care, entertainment, sports, or government. Since the legal profession continues to expand and specialize, with training from the Harris School of Business, you can explore this industry and find the right fit for your interests and skills. 

At the Harris School of Business, you will get training in legal terminology, legal office procedures, and legal document preparation. You will also gain legal specialty skills, and hands-on training in word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and file management programs.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, from 2010 to 2018, moderate growth in legal services is projected to lead to faster than average growth in employment for legal office professionals. The volume of legal activity and litigation continues to increase even when the economy slows down.

Although private law firms are the largest employers of legal office specialists, a growing number of opportunities also exists in corporate legal departments, federal, state, and local government agencies, consumer agencies, and self-employment.

Consider a career in Legal Office Technology

Learn about what you will do on the job, employment outlook, and salary trends.

Sample Harris School Courses

Read about the classes you will enroll in, what they cover, and how they prepare you for your new career.

Placement Services

Once you are ready to start your new career, we’ll be there with you every step of the way, from resume, to job search, to interview.


Success Story

Erin Binetsky Legal Office Technology


Erin Binetsky
Legal Office Technology
Campus: Harris School/Cherry Hill, NJ

Erin Binetsky enrolled in the legal office technology program at the Harris School of Business when the company Erin worked for as a buyer downsized, leaving her unemployed.


"I took the opportunity to pursue law since I had always found it intriguing," said Erin, and she chose the Harris School of Business because of its fine reputation and the program’s externship.

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All in a Day's Work

Legal office professionals perform a variety of tasks, which could include the following:

  • Assist in legal research
  • Prepare correspondence and legal papers
  • Assist in preparing presentations, reports, and other documents
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files
  • Assist attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records
  • Create spreadsheets
  • Manage data and databases
  • Negotiate with vendors
  • Purchase supplies
  • Schedule and make appointments
  • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter