Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Legal Secretaries is expected to grow 4%* between 2015 and 2023.
- Entry level wages are about $14/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Legal Administrative Specialist
1050 hours/approx. 10 months – full time
M – F 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (part-time)
M – F 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (full-time)
Evening-Hybrid (classroom & online)
M – Th 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. part time
Classroom: Tuesday & Thursday – Online: Monday & Wednesday
Students will be prepared for employment as a Legal Administrative Specialist, Information Technology Assistant, Front Desk Specialist and Administrative Support.
Coursework prepares students to perform legal office duties utilizing knowledge of legal terminology and legal office procedures; to transcribe legal documents; to perform legal office functions; to produce quality work using advanced features of business software applications. After successfully completing the program, the student will be able to perform legal office activities and will have developed skills in keyboarding, records management, communications, human relations, transcription, computer applications, and decision making.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Adobe Acrobat
- Business Fundamentals
- Business Law Concepts
- Communication Skills
- Computer Literacy
- Document Preparation
- Employability Skills and Portfolio
- Legal Office Procedures
- Legal Terminology
- Legal Transcription
- Microsoft Office 2016
- Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy Development
Industry Certification & State Credentials:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an AS/AAS degree by Broward College or select schools in the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.
To get started in the Legal Administrative Specialist program, sign up today for a program orientation!
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Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment