Legal Assisting

Be ready to step in to assist attorneys in the performance of their professional duties. Legal administrative assistants are increasingly relied upon by private law firms, offices of public defenders, court systems, government agencies, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, banks, real estate agencies, community service agencies and programs, consumer organizations and health care facilities.

You’ll be eligible to take certification exams to become an Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

In addition, Stark State offers a one-year technical certificate for those interested in legal assisting.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE COURSE SEQUENCE

SSC101 
Student Success Seminar
ENG124 
College Composition
AOT130 
Editing, Proofreading and Language Skills
AOT121 
Keyboarding/Formatting
ITD122 
Computer Applications for Professionals
BUS121 
Business Administration
IRT131 
Legal Terminology
AOT127 
Word Processing – Microsoft Word
AOT129 
Keyboarding Skill Building
AOT239 
Legal Transcription
AOT224 
Legal Office Procedures
AOT132 
Records Management
MTH108 
Explorations in Modern Mathematics
AOT226 
Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel
AOT237 
Legal Office Applications
ACC130 
Business Law & Ethics
SOC225 
Cultural Diversity
ACC121 
Principles of Accounting
COM121 
Effective Speaking
AOT232 
AOT Practicum
AOT235 
Legal Research and Writing
PSY121 
General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
ITD108 
Microsoft Outlook

TOTAL CREDITS 62

Associate of applied business in legal assisting

The Legal Assisting One-Year Certificate is stackable to the legal assisting degree

  • Betty Jean Morford Scholarship

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Franklin University

  • law firms
  • corporate legal departments
  • government agencies
  • legal assistant
  • administrative assistant
  • legal researcher
  • law clerk