This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills required by a legal professional working in a legal office that relate to office management, practices and procedures. It begins with the roles and responsibilities of various professionals encountered in a legal setting. Then it explores the workings of the court system, time and financial management, organizational skills, communication skills, the production and processing of legal documents, and legal terminology and citation.
Introduction to the Legal System or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Students enrolled in this course receive text and/or other related resource materials. There is a final exam to evaluate student progress for this course. Participants who receive 70% or higher overall will receive a certificate.
Module 1: Introduction; the Legal Office Environment
Module 2: Order in the Court; Administrative Tribunal Procedures; Time Management
Module 3: General File Management; Client File Management
Module 4: Client Accounts
Module 5: Communication
Module 6: Legal Correspondence
Module 7: Processing Correspondence; Legal Terminology and Citation
Module 8: Legal Documents; Legal Forms