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OCT 230 LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES

OCT 230Legal Office Procedures

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  OCT 230 Legal Office Procedures

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” in OCT 107, OCT 121, and OCT 250 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This introduces students to the highly specialized skills and knowledge necessary for legal office work.  A hands-on approach is used to prepare documents relevant to the types of law used in legal offices everywhere.  Topics covered include legal terminology, ethics, financial recordkeeping, filing procedures, and procedures used in legal offices, as well as the use of computers to process legal documents and correspondence.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain the role of a legal secretary in today’s legal system and in a legal organization;
  2. prepare memos, correspondence, and legal documents from various sources;
  3. demonstrate competent, proficient, and professional performance of a variety of administrative and clerical responsibilities; and
  4. communicate effectively with accurate legal terminology in written form.