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Legal Office Specialist Certificate

Belmont College is no longer accepting applications for this program.
The Legal Office Specialist certificate program provides education that leads to entry level positions in law firms, corporate legal departments, and various government offices. Legal office specialists handle routine assignments and help in the preparation of closings, hearings, trials, and meetings. They analyze and organize as well as manage and track files of case documents.
Under the Legal Office Specialist certificate program, students will be given training in legal documents and terminology, legal machine transcription, legal office procedures, spreadsheet/ database management applications, and word processing. These courses are essential in providing administrative support in a law firm.

Career Possibilities

  This program prepares graduates for entry level positions in:InLineWebPic2-150x141

  • Law firms
  • Corporate legal departments
  • Local, state, and federal government offices and agencies

Throughout the Legal Office Specialist certificate program, students gain crucial skills, via challenging situations and hands-on activities, in a multitude of legal areas.  These skills are essential in providing administrative support in law firms and other legal environments and include:

  • Understanding legal documents and terminology
  • Legal machine transcription
  • Legal office procedures
  • Word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database applications
  • Assisting with organization and preparation of closings, hearings, trials, reports, memos, and meetings
  • Preparing, analyzing, and organizing legal documents and information
  • Tracking case documents
  • Managing databases
  • Creating graphics for presentations

Program Outcomes

  1. Transcribe legal terms from prerecorded dictation.
  2. Analyze and organize information.
  3. Define legal terms and use them in legal context.
  4. Provide administrative support.
  5. Create legal documents using word processing software.
  6. Produce legal documents using machine transcribers.
  7. Apply appropriate writing techniques, use correct spelling, punctuation, and proper grammar when composing business correspondence.
  8. Learn correct records management procedures in order to file and retrieve correspondence in a correct and timely fashion.

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