Take a seat in the legal sector without the need to be a fully-fledged lawyer or solicitor, by becoming a highly regarded legal secretary who can still make a real difference. The legal support team is an incredibly valuable asset, and by signing up to this intensive Legal Secretary Diploma, you can be a part of this team. From helping lawyers to manage their case loads to providing the essential admin and secretarial support, legal secretaries can demonstrate incredible organisation skills, and with this course, you will be one step closer to proving your worth in the role.
Seventeen Modules, Ten Hours
Split into 17 easy-to-navigate and comprehensive modules, the Legal Secretary Diploma should take, on average, around 10 hours to complete. Each module should take between 15 and 60 minutes to study, and as there are no deadlines you don’t have to worry about sticking to these time constraints – it’s a guideline, so take your time and complete the course to the best of your ability.
Gain the Qualification You Need
Like many job roles, work experience or an associated qualification is essential if you wish to get a foot in the door. Give potential legal sector employers a reason to hire you as a legal secretary by gaining this invaluable certification that can prove your knowledge and skills are up to the challenge.
KEY LEARNING POINTS
If you’re looking to work as a legal secretary, and would like to be part of this fast-paced and challenging sector, this course would be a perfect springboard for you.
- Gain insight into the duties, responsibilities and operations expected of a legal secretary.
- Get to grips with some basic legal proofreading and writing skills. Brush up on your typing and audio skills in order to increase productivity.
- Learn more about the importance of client confidentiality.
- Take a comprehensive look at the English legal system, from court systems and structures to legal aid and who is eligible for it.
- Understand more about civil litigation, wills and probate law.
- Gain insight into how to find legal secretary positions, and how to secure an interview to showcase your abilities.
ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE
- Study online at times that are convenient to you, thanks to the flexible courseware that can be accessed around the clock.
- Final assessment can also be completed online, at a time and location that suits you perfectly.
- Compatible with a range of devices and platforms, so you can learn on the go as well as at home.
- Modules are broken down into manageable chunks, so you don’t need to feel overwhelmed with information at any time.
- Begin your career in the legal sector, and fast track your way to becoming a qualified legal secretary, by polishing and honing your skills.
- Build your confidence and bag a job you’ve been dreaming of, by learning how to look for legal secretary positions and how to secure those essential interviews.
Embark on a rewarding and challenging career in the legal sector by becoming a qualified legal secretary – take the first step, now!
- Managing letters and post
- How to take messages
- Filing and preparation of forms and documents
- Billing, invoicing and client care
- Legal writing mistakes
- Tips and insights on correct legal writing
- Punctuation, capitalisation, italics, numerals
- Form paragraphs and form files
- What is confidentiality and why is it important?
- Implementing confidentiality in a law office
- How to maintain confidentiality
- Records safety and security
- Introduction to the English legal system
- Aspects of UK law
- History of the English legal system
- Laws governing debt recovery, bailiffs, default notices
- Understanding court systems in the UK
- Supreme Court, High Court, Crown Court, technology and Construction court
- Queen’s Bench, Court of Protection, County Courts, magistrates’ courts
- Aims and objectives of legal aid
- Eligibility for legal aid
- Civil legal advice
- Legal aid in criminal cases
- Civil litigation initial procedures
- Pre-action protocols, Civil Procedure Rules (CPR)
- Out of Court settlements
- Claim forms and Particulars of Claim
- Explanation of terms: Deed, Freehold, Leasehold
- Registration of land
- Submission of forms for searches
- Title information documents
- Basic contents of a Will
- Executors, codicils
- Grant of Probate and Grant of Letters of Administration
- Form IHT 200, 205, D18, D21, etc.
- Starting legal proceedings in matters relating to family law
- Divorce petitions and facts of evidence
- Court Action
- Affidavit in support of the Petition
- Starting proceedings in criminal cases
- Different types of crimes
- Magistrates’ court and Crown Courts
- Warrants, Summons and witness statements
- How to start a company
- Types of business entities
- Memorandum of Association
- Articles of Association, company seal
- Licensing Act 2003 and the period prior to the Act
- Objectives of licensing regulations
- Premises License
- Personal License
- Appeals against criminal cases
- Criminal Cases Review Commission
- Appeals against civil cases
- Skeleton Arguments
- How a legal secretary can help the fee earner
- Important skills
- Setting up new client appointments
- Dictation and Transcription
- Importance of legal secretaries
- The job seeking process
- What prospective law firms are looking for
- Writing an effective cover letter
- 50+ useful terms and abbreviations