OADM210 Legal Secretarial Procedures

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Office Administration

I. Course Number and Title
OADM210 Legal Secretarial Procedures
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
OADM115 (C or better) and OADM140 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a study of specialized procedures used in law offices and legal departments of businesses with emphasis on points of law and legal secretarial procedures. Students will complete computer applications projects.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of basic legal concepts and terminology;
    2. prepare and format legal documents; and
    3. manage a legal office with as little guidance as possible from the attorney.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. understand human relations in the law office
    2. develop effective telephone skills
    3. use calendars and billing records
    4. prepare legal documents using word processing
    5. understand the history of law
    6. understand the organization of the court system
    7. complete legal research
    8. define a lawsuit
    9. develop wills and probate documentation
    10. understand the purpose of corporations
    11. review and understand real estate transactions
    12. develop letters of application
    13. prepare for personal interviews
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals is based on classroom discussions, written tests, assignments, papers, and/or performance-based tasks and projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 4/99; Revised 1/2010; New Core 8/2015