Program Description

This program is eligible for the MnSCU Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Click HERE for more information


Legal Support Careers
Legal Administrative Assistant AAS Degree (60 Credits)

Program Description
Legal Administrative Assistant [LAA] professionals are critical to the support of attorneys and other staff in law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and other legal service facilities. Well-trained legal administrative assistant professionals assist attorneys and other legal professionals in the creation and retention of quality legal documentation and assist with other administrative duties. Students learn family law, legal research and writing, and other important areas of law appropriate to a legal administrative assistant.

Degree Specific Program Requirements: All students are required to purchase a program-specific laptop.

The general education courses may transfer and are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Career Opportunities
The Legal Administrative Assistant graduates successfully complete internships in law firms, court administration offices, and other legal service facilities. These internship sites may lead to full-time jobs. There is a strong demand in the legal workplace for Legal Administrative Assistant graduates.

Technical Studies Prerequisites

» BUSM1207 Keyboarding is required only if students are unable to key text at a speed of 35 words per minute with five or fewer errors on a 2 minute timing. Students must show proof with a high school transcript, Articulated Credit certificate or other documentation showing they have completed a keyboarding course that meets the requirements. Otherwise this course is available fall and spring semesters.

Suggested Technical Studies Semester I
CPTR1210 Introduction to Computers 3 Credits
LEGL1206 Paralegal Basic Law I 3 Credits
LEGL1208 Administrative Legal Office Procedures 3 Credits
LEGL1210 Ethics for Legal Professionals 2 Credits

Suggested Technical Studies Semester II
ADMS1203 Intermediate Microsoft Applications 3 Credits
BUSM1260 Applied Business Mathematics/Calculators 3 Credits
LEGL1203 Legal Research and Writing 4 Credits
LEGL1215 Paralegal Basic Law II 3 Credits

Suggested Technical Studies Semester III
ADMS1204 Computer Applications in Business II 3 Credits
BUSM1212 Customer Relationship Management 3 Credits
BUSM1217 Business Communications 3 Credits

Suggested Technical Studies Semester IV
BUSM1290 Job Seeking/Keeping Skills 1 Credit  
LEGL1204 Administrative Legal Transcription 3 Credits
LEGL2204 Family Law 3 Credits
LEGL2210 Legal Administrative Assistant Internship 4-6 Credits

General Education
ENGL1302 Analytical Writing 4 Credits
CRTK1300 Introduction to Critical Thinking 3 Credits
DVRS1304 Diversity and Social Justice 3 Credits
  MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications Oral 3 Credits
  MNTC Goal Area 6 Humanities 3 Credits

Estimated cost for books and supplies: $2,287

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303