The legal system is very complicated in itself for any given country. A common stereotype is that a lawyer or solicitor often goes mad during law school given the amount of information they have to remember. This is why they need the extra help in their management department, in the shape of a legal secretary. Using this Legal Secretary Diploma course you can now develop your skills in the highly demanding law industry.

Like all good materials, this course starts out by giving you a brief introduction into the world of a legal secretary and what they do. Following that you find out the different skills needed for a legal secretary including basic computer knowledge, teamwork and attention to detail. You will also learn about general duties of a legal secretary and how the day to day operation commences. This course will further teach you about managing meetings, keeping records with a different filing system, developing research skills, managing transcription for judges and provide tips on writing and proofreading. Furthermore, you will understand the basic understanding of how legal system works in the UK, the courts of UK including Scotland and Northern Ireland, and observe daily tasks from someone who has been there done that.

Overall this is a great course for you to make certain you make it as a legal secretary.

Who is the course for?

  • People interested in working for law firms or courts
  • Professionals interested in pursuing a job in the legal industry

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Assessment:  

  • At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful.
  • Before sitting for your final exam, you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam.

Certification:

  • After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24.
  • PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours, and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days.

Why choose us?

  • Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials;
  • Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts;
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform;
  • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result;
  • The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification;
  • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime;
  • The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card;
  • 24/7 student support via email.

Career Path:

Legal Secretary Diploma course is a useful qualification to possess and would be beneficial for any related profession or industry such as:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Law firm assistant
  • Personal Assistant to Lawyers
  • Assistant to Judges
  • Stenographer

Course Curriculum

Legal Secretary
Introduction to Legal Secretary 00:15:00
Role of Legal Secretaries 00:15:00
General Duties and Day-to-Day Operations of a Legal Secretary 00:30:00
Record Keeping 00:30:00
Legal Writing Skills & Proofreading 00:15:00
Research Skills You Need to Know 00:30:00
Transcription, Editing & Correspondence to Judges 00:30:00
Legal System of UK 00:15:00
UK Court System 00:30:00
Meeting Management & Minute Taking
Meeting Management 00:15:00
The Role of a Minute-Taker 00:15:00
The Skills of a Minute-Taker 00:30:00
Meeting Agreements 00:15:00
Minute Styles 00:30:00
What Do I Record? 00:30:00
Techniques for Preparing Minutes 00:30:00
Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting 00:15:00
The Minute Book 00:15:00
What to include/what to ignore 00:30:00
Motions and Resolutions 00:00:00
Method of recording minutes 00:30:00
Reasons for Meeting 00:30:00
What is a decision? 00:15:00
Minute Taking tips 00:30:00
Other Secretarial Roles and Responsibilities
Working with Your Manager 01:00:00
Administrative Soft Skills 01:00:00
Effective Time Management 01:00:00
Tools of the Trade 01:00:00
Being an Effective Gatekeeper 00:15:00
Organizational Skills 00:15:00
Confidentiality Guidelines 00:15:00
Special Tasks 00:15:00
Customer Service Role
Introduction To Customer Service 00:15:00
The Power of Positive Thinking in Customer Service 00:30:00
Types of Difficult Customers and How to Help them 01:00:00
How to Deal with Difficult Customers 00:30:00
Telephone Etiquette
Aspects of Phone Etiquette 01:00:00
Using Proper Phone Language 01:00:00
Eliminate Phone Distractions 01:00:00
Inbound Calls 01:00:00
Outbound Calls 01:00:00
Handling Rude or Angry Callers 01:00:00
Handling Interoffice Calls 01:00:00
Methods of Training Employees 01:00:00
Correcting Poor Telephone Etiquette 01:00:00
Organizing Work Using MS Word
Opening 01:00:00
Working with the Interface 01:00:00
Your First Document 01:00:00
Basic Editing Tasks 01:00:00
Basic Formatting Tasks 01:00:00
Formatting Paragraphs 01:00:00
Advanced Formatting Tasks 01:00:00
Working with Styles 01:00:00
Formatting the Page 01:00:00
Sharing Your Document 01:00:00
Proof Reading
Introduction to Proofreading 00:15:00
What does a Proofreader do? 00:15:00
Proofreading 00:15:00
Proofreading Symbols 00:15:00
Proofreading on Paper & Screen 00:15:00
Strategies to Check for Specific Errors 00:15:00
Editing & Proofreading Strategies 00:15:00
Proofreading an Essay 00:15:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Legal Secretary Diploma 00:30:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Legal Secretary Diploma 00:30:00

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    To become a legal secretary, you have to learn more than being a secretary. So for this site to provide everything I need was a dream come true. Thanks.

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