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2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Office Technology: Legal Administrative Assistant Option, AS

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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 Instructor Sandy Kraus, Program Coordinator at (203) 285-2359 or email skraus@gatewayct.edu.

Program Outcomes

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.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 15-16

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Program Credits: 61-62

Students who satisfy the Keyboarding for Information Processing I (BOT* 111 ) requirement may substitute Computerized Communication (BOT* 220 ). BOT* 271  and BOT* 272  are offered in odd years only.

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