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Legal Office Systems Concentration

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Career Opportunities

  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Receptionist
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Transcriptionist

Associate of Science Degree, Business Major

See also Legal Office Administration and Office Systems

Become a valuable asset to a legal office

The legal field needs trustworthy employees with a special combination of office skills, legal expertise, and strong ethics. Office personnel must be able to multitask and keep up a fast pace while handling legal information with the highest level of accuracy and confidentiality. PCC’s legal office systems program helps students develop the qualities necessary to stand out as ideal legal office employees.

In this two-year degree, students gain a strong knowledge base by focusing on core office procedures and legal terminology. With fewer liberal arts classes, students devote their focus to studies in transcription, keyboarding, filing and records management, computer applications, and accounting to be equipped for the field. With this knowledge and experience, graduates are valuable employees able to fill vital roles in legal offices.

After gaining this strong foundation in legal office procedure, graduates can further their knowledge by transferring to the four-year program once they meet two-year degree requirements.

Graduate Perspective

“My education at PCC laid the foundation for working in the legal field. The courses in Microsoft Office, legal terminology and keyboarding, business writing, and others gave me the confidence necessary to be an effective assistant. My skills have dramatically improved in computer software and other areas and have led to increased responsibilities and job opportunities.”
Darcy F.
Legal secretary/assistant, Nolan, Plumhoff & Williams Chtd. (Towson, MD)

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