Legal Secretary Training Program

LAW 808.62

Acquire the legal substantive knowledge and procedural skills to support a law office as an administrative assistant or legal secretary.

Starting at $995.00
As few as 12 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Understand the framework of the U.S. legal system and court structure
  • Learn the stages of the litigation process
  • Conduct research using statutes, directories, and publications
  • Complete court filings and understand issues of jurisdiction, venue, and statutes of limitations
  • Identify the format and requirements for case pleadings, motions, and discovery documents
  • Evaluate calendaring, billing, and organizational systems used to manage matters in a law office

About this course:

Behind every good attorney is a great legal secretary. Professionalism, competence, and efficiency: these are the qualities law firms seek in a legal secretary. In today's business world, the legal secretary who has the legal, technical, and people skills to work effectively with lawyers, judges, staff, industry experts, clients, and the general public is in high demand. That's why the UCLA Extension Legal Secretary Training Program (LSTP) has spent more than a decade preparing students with practical and substantive legal knowledge to work in this fast-paced and challenging career. Our program can benefit not only those seeking to become legal secretaries but anyone interested in learning about the law office structure, the litigation process, and general legal principles. With specialized and focused instruction, our program can prepare you to become a vital part of a legal team, broaden your opportunities for job advancement, and enhance your goal of professional and personal growth. Our course consists of a combination of practical exercises, written assignments, case studies, and a final exam.

Fall 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens July 31, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Deborah Adams Deutsch
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Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 18, 2023
Course Requirements
California Legal Secretary by Marlene Hazlewood

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