Students learn legal terminology, legal document preparation, and today’s office technologies
What does it take to become a legal administrative assistant in today’s competitive job market? Like most types of offices, legal offices and law firms rely on assistants who are adept with technology, strong with communication skills, comfortable with legal terminology, and able to work in a professional and organized manner.
At the Harris School of Business, our Legal Office Technology program prepares students who are interested in a career as a legal administrative assistant, legal secretary, or other office-based administrative position. The curriculum includes the following important skills:
- Business communications
- Intro to law, including
- Litigation procedures
- Criminal law
- Family law
- Property law
- Legal ethics
- Document preparation
- Training on common legal office software
A legal administrative assistant externship provides on-the-job experience
In addition to classroom courses, the students at Harris also get to participate in on-the-job training through our externship program. This means that students work with an externship coordinator to identify a local business or law office where they can complete their externships. The externship position, although unpaid, is treated just like having a real job, and gives the student a taste of what a job in their new career field will entail. After graduation, the externship can be included on the student’s resume as he or she searches for a legal administrative assistant position.
If you think that the Legal Office Technology program at Harris would interest you, it’s easy to find out more. Just visit our programs page to read more about it. The quickest way to get started may be to pick up the phone. You can call Harris at 1.800.510.7920 and an admissions representative will be happy to answer your questions. Or fill out our simple online form, and we will get in touch with you. At Harris, we are here to help you pursue the career of your choice.