Train for a Career in the Legal Field with a Legal Office Assistant Certificate

The Legal Office Assistant certificate focuses on the aspects of law and the legal system needed for potential careers in the workforce!

Blue Ridge CTC’s legal office assistant certificate program delivers students both academic and experiential learning opportunities to gain knowledge on basics of legal research and writing, document processing, computer application, and more.

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Why Enroll in the Legal Office Assistant Certificate Program

The Legal Office Assistant Certificate is the first year of the A.A.S. Paralegal Studies Degree. This certificate also serves secretaries, administrative assistants, and office managers who are interested in law and procedure. This certificate represents the foundation of knowledge that may be applied in a variety of legal office situations.

    • Obtain core legal office knowledge and skills.
    • Advance an existing career.
    • Explore elective options to align the course with your career goals.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree.


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Prepare For a Rewarding Career with the Legal Office Assistant Certificate Program

Are you interested in learning more about the law and procedures? Gain advanced knowledge of the law and legal systems from highly trained faculty with our Legal Office Assistant certificate.

Through the Legal Office Assistant certificate program, students learn the basics of legal research and writing, document processing, computer applications, and legal assisting needed to work efficiently in legal offices.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

The Legal Office Assistant certificate program provides functional knowledge of the legal system and prepares students for potential careers in social fields.

Our extensive curriculum teaches essentials including legal terminology, legal research and writing, criminal law and procedure, and more. The programs assists student to:

    • Identify legal terminology needed to communicate with professionals in the legal field.
    • Demonstrate professional skills necessary to a paralegal career, including oral and written communication and technology skills.
    • Describe the sources of law, hierarchy, and powers of various state and federal courts.
    • Compose various types of legal correspondence and legal documents.

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Let’s hear from our alumni students who successfully completed this Legal Office Assistant Certificate program in West Virginia and came closer to their career goals.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

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With the time-saving and cost-effective Legal Assistant certificate program, get started on a path to a promising career in the legal field by learning foundational knowledge on law and legal systems from our highly trained faculty.
The comprehensive curriculum of the legal office assistant certificate program teaches the essentials of law and legal systems including legal terminology, legal research and writing, criminal law and procedure, and more. Learn foundational knowledge of the law and legal systems applicable in a number of settings, including magistrate courts, circuit/district courts, prosecutor’s offices, public defender offices, and private law offices.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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