“Legal Assistant curriculum involves confidentiality, accuracy, and professionalism. Students will receive training to prepare him/her for a profession in the legal field, as a legal assistant/paralegal, or for continuing his/her education.”
- Mr. Kessler
- Potential for employment at law firms, court system, insurance agencies and title agencies
- Potential to earn college credits and a Tech Prep Scholarship from Sinclair Community College
- Study legal terminology in the various types of law
- Prepare documents through research, investigation, facts, and laws for the attorney by learning and using Microsoft Office Suite
Legal occupations of both the legal assistants and paralegals are projected to grow 22 percent through 2016. Employers are trying to reduce costs and increase the availability and efficiency of legal services by hiring legal assistants and paralegals to perform tasks once done by lawyers.
The lab is set up to simulate an office setting and to promote a professional atmosphere. Students complete legal work through simulations of office documents: Legal Office Projects and Fernandez, Payne, and Webster. They also produce a variety of work through the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Publisher). Transcription (tapes and digital) will be an acquired skill through the two years of training. While completing their office work, they will learn to organize their desks, prioritize their work, and meet deadlines.
Legal Assistant students carry their skills into the workforce by being employed at law firms, court systems, insurance agencies, and title agencies. Employers who frequently help in placing our students are Montgomery County Common Pleas Courts/Montgomery County Clerk of Courts; Dyer, Garofalo, Mann and Schultz; and Young Pryor, Lynn and Gerardi. Smaller law firms and insurance agencies in local communities are also helpful in employing our students.