Center for Continuing Studies

Legal Secretary Certificate

WIOA Certified

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.

2019 sessions

  • March 11 - April 26
  • May 6 - June 21
  • July 1 - Aug. 16
  • Aug. 26 - Oct. 11

Cost: $729 online and text only

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, and pay by credit card
  • Complete this form (PDF) to pay by check or purchase order

Need a payment plan?

  1. Complete a registration form (PDF), then submit it by email, mail or fax
  2. Make a 25 percent down-payment and arrange monthly payments 
Contact: Angela Olson