Legal Assistant

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Legal Assistant Diploma

Program Overview

Get started in law and positively impact your community. This program is intended to provide you with knowledge of the legal system and the administrative skills to assist a legal team. Get started in this field by earning your Career Education Diploma – Legal Assitant from FNU.

Learning Outcome

This 31 credit Legal Assistant program will prepare you for entry-level employment as a legal secretary or assistant and give you the foundation for further legal studies. You’ll learn legal terminology, legal records and secretarial skills so you can start you career in this field as soon as possible.

Course Overview

Communications (6 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3ENC 1101English Composition I*
3ENC 1102English Composition II*

Computers (4 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3CGS 1030Introduction to Information Technology

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3PLA 2104Legal Research & Writing I
3PLA 2114Legal Research & Writing II
3PLA 2700Professional Ethics and Liability
3PLA 2303Criminal Law and Procedure
3PLA 2273Introduction to Torts
3PLA 2201Introduction to Civil Procedure

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3CGS 1500Word Processing*
3CGS 1510CSpreadsheet Application
4CGS 2104Computers for Business
3PLA 1426Contracts and Business Entities
3PLA 2273Introduction to Torts
3PLA 2600Fundamentals of Wills Trusts, & Estates
4PLA 2610Real Estate Principles, Practices, & Law
3PLA 2763Law Office Management