OADM210 Legal Secretarial Procedures

Department of Business Studies: Office Administration

I. Course Number and Title
OADM210 Legal Secretarial Procedures
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
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. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. 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.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  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 Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals is based on classroom discussions, written tests, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 4/99; Revised 1/2010