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.

2021 Sessions

Cost:  $995

  • Jan. 11 - Feb. 26
  • March 8 - April 23
  • May 3 - June 18
  • June 28 - Aug. 13
  • Aug. 23 - Oct. 8
  • Oct. 18 - Dec. 3
Materials: Order "Legal Secretary Handbook, 2nd Edition" through The Center for Legal Studies.

WESTLAW legal research access available through the course.

Alternate registrations

  • 800-522-7737 to pay with credit card
  • Complete this form (PDF) to pay by check / invoice / purchase order
Interested in a payment plan?
  • Click Register Online above
  • Add the course to your cart
  • At checkout click on “Learn More”
  • Answer a few questions (under 2 minutes)
  • Select a payment plan or
  • Register and pay with credit card
Contact: Tammy Anhalt-Warner