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).

Stark Sate also offers a one-year certificate program in legal assisting for non-degree-seeking students. Students selecting the certificate program may apply credits earned in this one-year program to the associate degree. You will be awarded a certificate in legal assisting upon completion of the program.

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

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Franklin University

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