INTRODUCTORY MODULE

Course Objectives:
To give an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the legal office.

Pre-Requisites:
Comprehensive end-user knowledge of Microsoft Word, competent keyboarding (at least 40 wpm), good letter layout and office practice skills

Course Content:

  • Lesson 1: the legal office, rules and guidelines, new terminology 

  • Lesson 2: lawyers, the solicitor, sole practitioners and partnerships, office location, qualifying as a solicitor, The Law Society, the barrister, qualifying as a barrister, the legal executive, support staff 

  • Lesson 3: procedures, accuracy, speed, confidentiality, limitations 

  • Lesson 4: introduction to where the law comes from, classifications of English law, case law, Acts of Parliament, rules of interpretation, statutes, delegated legislation, European law, European member states 

  • Lesson 5: legal publications and journals 

  • Lesson 6: criminal and civil law, the English court structure, the Magistrates Court, the County Court, the Crown Court, the High Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords - Judicial Committee, the European Court of Justice, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, alternative dispute resolution 

  • Lesson 7: incoming and outgoing post, the DX system, letters, proof reading, copies, faxes, email, couriers 

  • Lesson 8: introduction to documentation, documents in draft, endorsement sheets, engrossments, certifying a copy 

  • Lesson 9: standard documents, document references, forms, specialist software, filing 

  • Lesson 10: opening files, new clients, solicitor's accounts, petty cash, time sheets, bills, glossary

Features

  • Structured modular approach to make learning easy

  • Practical exercises to consolidate knowledge gained

Benefits

  • Develop an excellent knowledge of the workings and structure of the legal office 

  • A wide choice of training locations and times, and the flexibility and value of self-study training methods that allow for different learning speeds and styles 

  • A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide post-training 

  • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training certification

Duration: 7 hours


See Also:-

LEGAL INTRO

CIVIL LITIGATION

COMPANY LAW

CONVEYANCING 

CRIMINAL LAW

FAMILY LAW

WILLS & PROBATE




 

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