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Legal Support Careers
Legal Administrative Assistant AAS Degree (60 Credits)
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. The LAA students train on the latest computer technology. They successfully complete college courses and have comprehensive knowledge in family law, legal research and writing, and other important areas of law appropriate to a legal administrative assistant. Their studies also include subjects such as business math, customer relationship management, advanced Microsoft Office, the humanities, the social sciences, and more.
All students are required to purchase a program-specific laptop.
The LAA 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|
|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:||$3,547|
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.