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Legal Transcript Specialist

 

Legal transcription has come into the public view recently being recognized for its efficient and professional influence on legal records and is steadily becoming a popular trend in the legal field. Legal Transcriptionists use verbatim methods to store, recover, and record legal information, and pre-trail and trial proceedings. They use prerecorded information, and written material to compile reports. Legal transcriptionists transcribe material that has been dictated or recorded in courtrooms, closed hearings, law offices, or through personal interviews. They accurately document all testimony, pleadings, interrogations, meeting minutes, and hearings.  Legal secretaries perform clerical duties at law firms and other legal offices. Unlike regular secretaries, legal secretaries require extensive knowledge of legal proceedings and documentation. They may do factual or legal research at all levels of a case and will often organize meetings, appointments and dates for attorneys.  Law firms will continue to be the largest employers of paralegals, but many large corporations are increasing their in-house legal departments to cut costs.

Tuition: $3,295.00
Length: 280.00 Hours (Online)
Open Enrollment
*We offer open enrollment in which students can sign up at any time. Students can proceed as fast or slow as they want, but must complete the program in a maximum of 6 months. If you need more time, extensions are available for a small fee. *

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This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Transcription

Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant

Looking for a challenge? Do you like research and staying organized? Do you enjoy the excitement of a busy office? If so, then you should consider becoming a legal secretary or legal assistant.

Legal secretaries perform clerical duties at law firms and other legal offices. Unlike regular secretaries, legal secretaries require extensive knowledge of legal proceedings and documentation. They may do factual or legal research at all levels of a case and will often organize meetings, appointments and dates for attorneys.

Some of the duties of a legal secretary include overseeing all clerical tasks that are necessary for keeping a law firm running efficiently, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov). A legal secretary works under general supervision to perform administrative and support functions for an attorney or judge.

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Define the job description of a legal secretary
  • Identify correct billing & accounting methods
  • Define terminology of the court
  • Recognize types of contracts & torts
  • Identify types of business partnerships
  • Define types of wills & trusts

Legal Transcription

Legal transcription has come into the public view recently being recognized for its efficient and professional influence on legal records and is steadily becoming a popular trend in the legal field. Legal Transcriptionists use verbatim methods to store, recover, and record legal information, and pre-trail and trial proceedings. They use prerecorded information, and written material to compile reports. Legal transcriptionists transcribe material that has been dictated or recorded in courtrooms, closed hearings, law offices, or through personal interviews. They accurately document all testimony, pleadings, interrogations, meeting minutes, and hearings.

This Legal Transcription course teaches the most current practices for transcribing and revising any legal document with correct formatting, punctuation, and spelling.

  • Formatting and terminology skills using illustrations of legal documents.
  • Real-world projects dictated on accompanying CD using both national and international accents and dialects.
  • Discussion of legal office procedures related to legal transcription activities.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Type quickly and correctly
  • Identify the transcription format for civil litigation
  • Identify the transcription format for probates
  • Identify the transcription format for family law
  • Identify the transcription format for legal instruments
  • Identify the transcription format for bankruptcy and the appellate procedure

Course Outline

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Funding for Courses:
Sallie Mae Career Training LoanSM
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