The duties of a legal administrative assistant vary considerably depending on the specialty of the law office. However, all legal administrative assistants should be able to: prepare time sheets indicating the hours an attorney spends on behalf of various clients; prepare clients’ fee and disbursement statements; and prepare appropriate documents for real estate, probate, corporate, tax, civil or criminal litigation, and domestic matters. Knowledge of legal terminology is essential for anyone seeking a career as a legal administrative assistant. For more information, call Sheri Valentin, Program Coordinator at (203) 285-2169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
- Differentiate between the various kinds of law offices, courts, corporate legal departments, law schools, and a wide range of other office settings.
- Exhibit effective verbal and written legal communication skills.
- Demonstrate skills in law office procedures and legal document processing.
- Employ the use of technology appropriate for use in the legal environment.
- Proofread and edit documents accurately.