Jul 06, 2020  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
    
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Secretary Certificate


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CIP: 22.0301
School of Business, Professional Studies and Education, 505-428-1308

This certificate prepares students for a career in law as a legal secretary and leads to higher level employment, including as a paralegal or executive legal secretary. Graduates are trained to facilitate operating legal offices and legal departments within courts, government agencies, and larger organizations. The program focuses on preparing legal correspondence, interoffice documents, conducting basic legal research, developing case files for litigation, and utilizing time management and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of the American legal system and how legal cases are processed.
  • Describe the legal secretary’s role in utilizing time management and organizational skills in the effective operation of law offices and legal departments within governmental agencies and larger organizations.
  • Compose legal correspondence and interoffice documents to communicate effectively with attorneys, clients, witnesses and the general public.
  • Organize case files.
  • Conduct basic legal research.
  • Describe the legal secretary’s role in maintaining ethical and professional standards.

Total 22 Credits Min.


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