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        Office Administration – Legal

        Learn office administration skills with specialized course content for law firms and legal departments.

        Paralegal Studies

        Learn the research, writing, and theoretical skills necessary to assist lawyers as they deliver legal services.

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        Legal Career Spotlight

        • Paralegal Services
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        Paralegal Services or Legal Assisting

        In an increasingly complex legal environment, lawyers require assistance in preparing cases. Depositions must be taken, research performed, and paperwork filed for hearings, trials, or closings.

        • Key Traits: Excellent communication skills, research ability, attention to detail.
        • Education Required: Certificate/diploma, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree.
        • Where Paralegal Services Are Needed: Law firms, government organizations, corporate legal departments.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        74,100 new jobs, or 28% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        iBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition,Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos114.htm (visited December 13, 2010).

        Legal Office Administration

        Lawyers and paralegals require assistance, such as typing, editing, and filing, in preparing documents for hearings, trials, or closings. Legal office administration is a specialized form of office administration that ensures legal department and law firm offices operate effectively.

        • Key Traits: Attention to detail, excellent communication skills.
        • Education Required: Certificate/diploma or associate degree.
        • Where Legal Office Administration Is Needed: Law firms, government organizations, corporate legal departments.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        48,400 new jobs, or 18% growth rate nation-wideii

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        ii Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos151.htm(visited December 21, 2010).

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