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Course Outcomes

LEGL-2310 - Legal Forms and Terminology

This course studies forms used by attorneys in legal and business transactions. An explanation of the origin and use of the forms introduces terminology in which the legal assistant should be versed. Discussions and simulations revolve around legal terms in the context of a variety of legal documents such as complaints, motions, stipulations and contracts. Lecture: 2 hours

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand basic legal terminology in specific areas of the law
  • Pronounce, spell, define, and use the terms in a variety of legal documents and forms
  • Use the Internet in a legal environment to enhance communication
  • Understand the elements of legal style including formatting documents and punctuation within documents and forms
  • Understand the use of standard clauses within legal documents and forms
  • Coordinate the organizing, processing, and responding to communications to facilitate the flow of information in the legal environment
  • Use effective interpersonal skills in the legal environment

LEGL-2420 -Legal Office Administration

This course prepares students to work as legal administrative assistants in a variety of law office environments. Procedures followed by attorneys in various specialties of the law are covered including litigation, real estate law, criminal law, wills and estates and many other areas of the law. Students also become familiar with the court system. Lecture: 2 hours

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand terminology, background, and procedures required for employment in a law office
  • Identify information that is necessary to complete legal documents
  • Use the Internet for legal research
  • Understand the procedures involved in the litigation process
  • Produce accurate documentation for civil, corporate, real estate, family, and wills and estates law by a specified deadline using computer technology