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Legal Secretarial Diploma



Whether you are a newly experienced secretary or have been in a secretarial position for a while, you may be looking at how to advance your career. For these individuals it is essential that they can demonstrate their expertise and specialised knowledge in order to be an effective and efficient legal secretary. They are expected to display sector-specific skills and have a broad understanding of the various aspects of the law such as Conveyancing, Civil Litigation and Criminal Law to name but a few. All must have excellent IT, communication and time management skills and be able to immediately make a contribution to the organisation.

Legal Secretaries can progress to senior PAs office managers in larger firms and with further training may become a legal executive, paralegal or licensed conveyancer.

Learning legal secretarial skills is easy with Pitman Training. Our tried and trusted methods are the best available. You will work at your own pace in our comfortable premises, helped by experienced tutors as required. You choose your own hours and keep the reference materials when the course is over.  On completion, you will receive a Pitman Training Diploma that is recognised nationally and internationally by employers.


Core Subjects

Computer Keyboard Skills
Learn how to touch type accurately, using the correct keyboard technique. This may help to reduce the risk of RSI (repetitive strain injury).

Keyboard Speed Development
Develop your typing speed to improve productivity using graded copying exercises and timed dictations. A number of stages are available, taking you up to a speed of 70 wpm.

Effective Business Communication
Learn how to communicate effectively in business by letter, email, telephone and presentation. This will cover correct use of grammar, punctuation, principles of letter writing and CV writing.

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Business Document Production
Develop skills and understanding of routine and complex business documents and the conventions used in their production and presentation.

Microsoft Word
Learn word processing skills to a good business standard. This will enable you to create professional looking documents, produce tables, insert pictures and much more.

Microsoft Word Expert
Microsoft Word Learn word processing skills to a good business standard. This will enable you to create professional looking documents, produce tables, insert pictures and much more.

Microsoft Excel
Learn spreadsheet skills to a good business standard. This course will enable you to create a spreadsheet, enter data, formulas and functions; create charts and more.

Microsoft PowerPoint
Gain competency in creating slide presentations. Areas covered include formatting, inserting tables, pictures, sound and hyperlinks; applying transition and timing effects.

Microsoft Outlook
Learn how to share, manage and schedule information electronically. Covers the use of email, electronic calendar, scheduling meetings and appointments; creating and assigning tasks and creating address lists.

Audio Transcription
Learn audio typing techniques to produce business documents to a high degree of accuracy and skill.

Legal Secretarial - Introduction
Gain an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice, and structure of a legal office including rules and guidelines, terminology, legal personnel, court system and documentation covering different legal specialisms.

Legal Secretarial Modules
Discuss the options available with your course advisor.


Elective Subjects - choose TWO

Computer Skills
Windows XP
Internet Skills
Microsoft Access
Office 2007 Fast Modules 1 - 3
Office 2007 Fast Modules 4 - 6

Personal Development
Go Make a Difference!
Health & Safety Essentials


Guideline Learning Time
7 weeks full-time or 220 hours flexi study
(full-time is based on approx 20-30 hours a week)



See Also:-

LEGAL INTRO

CIVIL LITIGATION

COMPANY LAW

CONVEYANCING 

CRIMINAL LAW

FAMILY LAW

WILLS & PROBATE


 


Just one week after finishing my Diploma I found a job with a prestigious law firm  thanks to my training

 













 

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