The United States legal system is more than the high profile legal cases seen in the news and big city law offices depicted in television dramas. Our system of laws and regulations is design to protect ordinary people. As a legal office assistant you can be part of the process that serves people in areas such as estate planning, personal injury, real estate law, civil proceedings, and criminal cases.
Legal office assistants are vital to the smooth operation of thousands of legal office settings throughout the country. As the backbone of the daily routine, you can be doing everything from maintaining records to assisting clients to researching and preparing documents.
The intense and exciting legal field provides a challenging and interesting work environment for legal office assistants. In this role, you will perform a variety of administrative and clerical activities such as record keeping and document maintenance, preparing correspondence, scheduling appointments, and providing information to clients. You will also prepare complicated documentation such as subpoenas, complaints, and motions. Because of increased workflow efficiency as a result of technology, many routine tasks that once were performed manually are now automated. read more
"Once a student has gone through Lake Michigan College's Legal Office Systems curriculum, they are really ready for the work world," states LMC Legal Office Systems instructor and advisor Lisa Augustiniak. "Hands-on, practical training gives students a high level of proficiency in the office skills they will need to get the job and be successful." Because today's legal office environment is so heavily dependent on technology, you will become familiar with software programs as well as other high tech tools. Coursework will include instruction in Microsoft XP, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. read more
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