Career Major - Legal Office Assistant

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Legal Office Assistant - Alva Campus
The Legal Office Assistant career major prepares students for careers as legal support professionals. Students acquire the necessary terminology and knowledge of legal procedures to provide clerical and administrative assistance to attorneys and paralegals. Students learn the advanced software skills needed to prepare complex legal documents as well as effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques.  Students are introduced to many of the legal specialty areas such as real estate, criminal law and bankruptcy. Students gain skills required for numerous industry-related certifications including ALS, the basic certification for legal professions awarded from NALS, a national association for legal professionals.

Career Major Length: 1190 hours

SOC Code: 43.6012
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Fundamentals of Technology* 120
Foundations for the Legal Office 190
Legal Office Procedures 190
Legal Specialities 190
Advanced Legal Communications 190
Advanced Computer Applications for the Law Office 190
Legal Office Capstone 120

Campus Location
: Alva

*This course meets the requirements for a computer science/computer technology course for high school students that are in the OHLAP program.

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes, for those who qualify.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors & Adults

Student Organization: BPA - Business Professionals of America

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $2,380
Full-time out-of-district adult - $4,760
Full-time materials use fees - $595

Salary Range:

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Dependability

Cluster: Business, Management & Administration

Pathway: Administration & Information Support

Instructor: Mrs. Andrea Long

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Updated 6/9/15