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Legal Secretary Certificate - Online

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Master the skills you need to be a legal secretary and prepare for the National Association of Legal Professionals (NALS) Accredited Legal Secretary (ALS) exam. This course teaches you all the skills you need to work for a lawyer in a law office. You will master everything from legal office management and accounting to legal terminology and legal writing.


Prerequisites: A high school diploma or GED if you want to work for a lawyer in a legal setting such as a law office, a law firm, an in-house legal department, or a governmental or non-profit agency. You do not need any prior experience or training in this field. You should have an Internet connection and e-mailing capabilities and be familiar with using the Internet.

Requirements:This program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. PCs require Windows XP or later operating systems with IE8 or later browsers. Mac computers require Safari browser. (A high-speed Internet connection is hightly recommended.) In addition, you may require Adobe Reader, Flash Plug-in, and a QuickTime plug-in on your computer (all are available through free downloads). PowerPoint is also required for the program.

Hardware Requirements:
-For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
-1.8 GB free disk space for installation
-1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
-1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color

Learning Objectives:

  • Manage the front end of a legal office.
  • Attend to accounting and QuickBooks details for attorneys.
  • Use legal terminology effectively.
  • Complete basic legal writing tasks.
  • Manage projects in legal offices.
  • Communicate persuasively and effectively.


Materials Included:
-Office Procedures for the Legal Professional
-Gregg Reference Manual
-Harvard Business Essentials: Power, Influence and Persuasion
-Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting for the Successful Small Business
-Bookkeeping Made Simple
-Dictionary of Legal Terms
-Accouting for Managers

View the course syllabus

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You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion. There are no refunds for this course.

If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or

Class Details

92 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun


Online Instructor 

CEUs : 35



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/1/2018 - 12/31/2018 Weekly -Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM N/A - Online Online Instructor