The University of Central Missouri’s Legal Secretary Certificate course is designed for beginning and more experienced secretaries. Students will improve their skills and become more valuable in the workplace through this online, instructor-led seven-week course. Through emails and an online discussion board, students have the advantage of interacting with their instructor and other students. Median pay for legal secretaries is $44,730, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through this program, students earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Online instructor-led course
|45 hours||High-school diploma or GED recommended. Basic knowledge or word processing and keyboarding (at least 50 words per minute)|
This recognized course includes an introduction to theory of law, the legal process and the nature of the practice of law as well as legal terminology and ethics. Other topics covered are law office management, common law office technologies, court documents and legal research.