Similar to a specialized adminstrative assistant, legal secretaries help law offices run smoothly by maintaining schedules, managing clients, filing documents, drafting paperwork, and more. In this course, you will learn the fundamental skills needed to start an entry-level position as a legal secretary. You will learn legal terminology, office procedure and management, basic accounting, and QuickBooks. Along the way, you will discover what it’s like to work in this fascinating and fast-paced field. Learning Objectives: Manage the front end of a legal office. Attend to accounting and QuickBooks details for attorneys. Use legal terminology effectively. Complete basic legal writing tasks. Manage projects in legal offices. Communicate persuasively and effectively. Prerequisites: A high school diploma or GED if you want to work for a lawyer in a legal setting such as a law office, a law firm, an in-house legal department, or a governmental or non-profit agency. You do not need any prior experience or training in this field. You should have an Internet connection and e-mailing capabilities and be familiar with using the Internet. Requirements: This program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. PCs require Windows XP or later operating system. Mac require OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later. This program is compatible with the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. A high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended. Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, and Microsoft PowerPoint are required. www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader. www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash to download the Adobe Flash Player. Materials Included: Accounting for Managers Bookkeeping Made Simple Dictionary of Legal Terms, Barron’s Educational Series Paralegal Practice & Procedure careertraining.ed2go.com/ksuconed/training-programs/legal-secretary-course-online?Category=legal For our online course refund policy, click cpe.kennesaw.edu/registration/policies/. You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion. There are no refunds for this course. If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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