Center for Continuing Studies

Legal Secretary Certificate

Our seven-week online program is designed for beginning and experienced secretaries who want to improve their skills and work more efficiently in a law office.

You will be expected to spend an average of at least 8 hours per week on reading and writing assignments in this accelerated course.

When you finish, you'll have new, marketable skills and be able to increase productivity. You'll earn a certificate of completion from St. Cloud State University.

You'll learn about:

  • legal terminology and process
  • jurisdiction and venue
  • written communications, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions
  • filing procedures
  • billing and accounting
  • time management
  • records management
  • commonly used word and data processing programs
  • legal research
  • memoranda preparation
  • citation format

What you earn

Successful graduates earn a certificate of completion from St. Cloud State University, and a certificate of course hours completed from The Center for Legal Studies.

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