Legal Administrative Assistant (LA)

Description

The Legal Administrative Assistant program prepares students to perform legal administrative duties for law firms, corporate legal departments, financial institutions, and educational, government, judiciary, and public interest organizations.

Students earn an Associate of Applied Business degree and develop competencies in technology skills (such as word processing, graphic presentations, spreadsheets, and keyboarding), as well as knowledge of legal terminology, legal transcription, correspondence and documentation, legal office procedures, law office protocol, time management, and organizational skills.

Related Programs

Program Code

LA.AAB

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Perform tasks necessary to assist in the administrative legal activities of law firms, businesses, and court systems.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$26,000–$46,000 annually

Employment Outlook

Good. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of Legal Assistants to grow by 17 percent through 2022.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Mt. Saint Joseph University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Dinsmore & Shohl
  • Frost, Brown, Todd
  • Keating, Muething & Klekamp
  • Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss
  • Magelaner & Associates

Co-op Salary Projections

$9/hr - $15/hr

Curriculum

Legal Administrative Assistant (LA)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
IM 100 Computer Literacy ( B) 1 2 2
IM 115 Administrative Office Procedures and Practices ( B) 2 3 3
IM 130 Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word ( T) 2 3 3
IM 165 Legal Office Environment ( T) 3 0 3
FYE XXX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
BUS 190 Professional Practices ( B) 1 0 1
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel ( T) 2 3 3
IM 135 Business Document Formatting ( T) 2 3 3
IM 150 Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint ( T) 2 3 3
LAW 101 Business Law ( B) 3 0 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 3      
LAW 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Legal Assistant ( T) 1 40 2
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( B) 2 2 3
Semester 4      
IM 145 Document Proofreading and Editing ( T) 2 3 3
IM 155 Emerging Technologies and Social Media ( T) 2 2 3
IM 225 Legal Transcription and Formatting ( T) 2 3 3
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 5      
LAW 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Legal Assistant ( T) 1 40 2
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication ( G) 3 0 3
Semester 6      
IM 290 Administrative Assistant Capstone ( T) 2 3 3
LAW 150 Bankruptcy, Debt Collection and Secured Transactions ( T) 3 0 3
MGT 10X Management Elective (B)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   52 110 65

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 3
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
Management Elective  
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 105 Human Resource Management 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC  

Contacts

Program Chair
Connie Crossley, BA, BS, M.Ed.
(513) 569-1833
Advisor
Viola Johnson, Ed.D.
Colleen Meyer, M.Ed., CIW-CI, CIW Associate
David Hensley, BS, MBA
Co-op Coordinator
Brian Hooten, MAOL
(513) 569-1634
brian.hooten@cincinnatistate.edu