School of Business, Professional Studies, and Education, 505-428-1308
This certificate prepares students as entry-level law office administrative assistants, a position leading to higher-level employment, including legal secretary, or paralegal. Graduates are trained to assist in operating private law firms, courts and government agencies, corporations, and other businesses/organizations conducting law-related work. Students gain skills in preparing correspondence, word processing, utilizing legal filing systems, scheduling and coordinating depositions and meetings and similar activities integral to handling legal cases and providing multifaceted office support in fast-paced legal environments. Students also gain skills in professional communication, workplace behavior and proper office attire and grooming.
Students can earn the following degree and certificates related to this certificate: