Legal Office Administration


Business Major—Legal Office Administration Concentration, Bachelor of Science Degree

See also Legal Office Systems and Office Administration

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 administration students develop the qualities necessary to stand out as ideal legal office employees.

Students gain a strong knowledge base by studying legal terminology and by applying their skills in a wide variety of sample legal situations. With this knowledge and experience, graduates are uniquely valuable employees able to fill vital roles in legal offices. By studying transcription, keyboarding, office procedures and management, records management, computer applications, and accounting, as well as liberal arts areas such as Bible, English, history, interpersonal skills, and oral communication, students prepare to be skilled, articulate legal office employees.

The purpose of the legal office administration concentration is to prepare students to be detailed, proficient legal office assistants and administrators. Students incorporate mastery of general office skills, legal terminology, and legal transcription with biblical decision making and integrity to be an integral member of the legal team. By completing a legal office practicum, students assimilate classroom knowledge with on-the-job situations.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the legal office administration concentration will be able to

  • make ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview,
  • communicate effectively in written and oral presentations,
  • use current technology and computer applications effectively in their chosen profession,
  • relate knowledge to practical experiences,
  • be prepared to pursue advanced study in their chosen field,
  • support management in legal office duties, and
  • direct the work effort of others to support and assist management in a legal office.
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Career Possibilities

  • Legal office administrator
  • Legal office assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Legal transcriptionist

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. ’02
Legal secretary/assistant, Nolan, Plumhoff & Williams Chtd. (Towson, MD)