Legal Administration

Upcoming Information Session
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
6 pm
Anoka Technical College
Rm 251

Or attend virtually here:  https://webmeeting.minnstate.edu/deborahallen

The Anoka Technical College Legal Administrative Assistant program includes degree, diploma and certificate options developed by legal professionals. This online program combines basic administrative assistant courses with specialized legal courses to provide graduates a broad based skill set for success in the work place.

The Anoka Technical College Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Legal Administrative Assistant is a 60-credit program that consists of core general administrative courses designed to develop basic skills, and additional credits of specialized legal courses.

In addition to basic keyboarding, accounting, and English language skills, the legal administrative assistant student will receive training in computer operations and legal software, legal transcription, and document preparation.

    Course Prerequisites

    Prospective students should have strong communications skills, including grammar and writing, and an interest in computers and software. Prospective students should also be personable, able to function in stressful situations, and comfortable with confidentiality and other ethical requirements of the legal profession.

    Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

    The prerequisite for ADSC 1010 Keyboarding I is ADSC 1003 Introduction to Keyboarding Speedbuilding. 

    Program Learning Outcomes

    By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

    1. Communicate effectively, think critically to solve problems, interact in complex environments, and other general education competencies needed for success in careers.
    2. Demonstrate competency in creating letters and legal documents, including the use of Microsoft Word.
    3. Demonstrate the requisite skills for employment as defined by NALS and the LAA Program Advisory committee. The LAA Program will deliver an industry-validated technical education LAA curriculum.
    4. Successfully fulfill their internship at the legal host sites.
    5. Be employed in a related job or continue their education in the legal field.

    Program Sequence

    FIRST YEAR
    Fall Semester
    Course Number     Course Title Credits
    ADSC 1003  Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding
    2
    ADSC 1064 Government, Courts, and Criminal Law 3
    ADSC 1010 Keyboarding I
    3
    ADSC 1031
     Business English Skills
    3
    INTS  1000 Critical Thinking Applications for College
    3
    TOTAL

    14
     
    Spring Semester
    ADSC 1006 Business Law 4
    ADSC 1054
    Office Bookkeeping
    4
    ADSC 1197
    Microsoft Word
    4
    ENGL 1107 Composition I
    4
     OR
       
    ENGL 2105
    Business and Technical Writing 
    4
    TOTAL   16

    SECOND YEAR
    Fall Semester
    ADSC 1075 Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy
    3
    ADSC 1085 Probate and Real Estate Law
    4
    ADSC 1111 Legal Transcription 2
    ADSC 1171 Microsoft Excel 
    2
    Gen ed/MnTC See list below
    4
    TOTAL    15

    Spring Semester
    ADSC 1095 Family Law and Civil Litigation   4
    ADSC 1100 Legal Research, Citations and Office Procedures 4
    ADSC 1135 Legal Administrative Assistant Internship 2
    Gen Ed/MnTC
    See list below
    5
     
     General Education/MnTC Requirements
     16

    Sixteen (16) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. MnTC credits must be from three different goal areas. Student is required to take:


    ENGL 1107
    Composition I
    4
    OR 
       
    ENGL 2105  Business and Technical Writing
     4
    INTS 1000
     Critical Thinking Applications for College
     3
    Choose eight (8) credits from the MnTC goal area  8
         

    Admissions Requirements

    Program Admission Requirements: Students are required to have an Accuplacer reading score of 78 or higher or appropriate test score for admittance to the program. If students do not achieve 78 or higher, they may take ATC READ0960 or ATC READ0900 achieving a C or higher for admittance to the program.

    Graduation Requirements

    All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

    Transfer Opportunities

    To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, visit:

    Industry Information

    As a legal administrative assistant, you will work for lawyers in private law firms, governmental offices, legal departments of corporations, court houses, legal aid offices, or the offices of county attorneys or public defenders. The legal administrative assistant functions as an assistant to the lawyer or judge.

    Duties may include preparing legal documents, billing and accounting, processing correspondence, transcribing, communicating with clients, utilizing a variety of software, and organizing and managing a busy legal practice.

    Wages/Outlook/Advancement

    Faculty

    Deborah Allen
    763-576-4024

    For service during summer hours, contact Enrollment Services
    763-576-7710

    The Anoka Technical College Legal Administrative Assistant diploma is a 51-credit program online program that consists of technical legal specialty courses plus core general education classes designed to develop basic skills.

    The online program combines basic administrative assistant courses with specialized legal courses to provide graduates a broad based skill set for success in the work place. 

     

    Course Prerequisites

    Prospective students should have strong communications skills, including grammar and writing, and an interest in computers and software. Prospective students should also be personable, able to function in stressful situations, and comfortable with confidentiality and other ethical requirements of the legal profession.

    Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

    See Credits:
    [A] The prerequisite to ADSC 1010 Keyboarding I is ADSC 1003 Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding

    Program Learning Outcomes

    By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

    1. Communicate effectively, think critically to solve problems, interact in complex environments, and other general education competencies needed for success in careers.
    2. Demonstrate competency in creating letters and legal documents, including the use of Microsoft Word.
    3. Demonstrate the requisite skills for employment as defined by NALS and the LAA Program Advisory committee. The LAA Program will deliver an industry-validated technical education LAA curriculum.
    4. Successfully fulfill their internship at the legal host sites.
    5. Be employed in a related job or continue their education in the legal field.

    Program Sequence

    FIRST YEAR
    Fall Semester
    Course Number     Course Title Credits
    ADSC 1003
    Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding
    2
    ADSC 1010
     Keyboarding I  3
    ADSC 1031 Business English Skills 3
    ADSC 1064 Government, Courts, and Criminal Law 3
    INTS 1000
    Critical Thinking Applications for College
    3
    TOTAL
      14
     
    Spring Semester
    ADSC 1006 Business Law 4
    ADSC 1111 Legal Transcription
    2
    ADSC 1171 Microsoft Excel 2
    ADSC 1197 Microsoft Word 4
     TOTAL
      12
     
    SECOND YEAR
    Fall Semester
    ADSC 1054 Office Bookkeeping
    4
    ADSC 1075 Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy 3
    ADSC 1085 Probate and Real Estate Law 4
    Technical Elective
    See Advisor
    2
    TOTAL

    13
     
    Spring Semester
    ADSC 1095 Family Law and Civil Litigation   4
    ADSC 1100  Legal Research, Citations and Office Procedures
    4
    ENGL 1107
    Composition I
    4
    OR
    ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing 4
     TOTAL   12

    Admissions Requirements

    Program Admission Requirements: Students are required to have an Accuplacer reading score of 78 or higher or appropriate test score for admittance to the program. If students do not achieve 78 or higher, they may take ATC READ0960 or ATC READ0900 achieving a C or higher for admittance to the program.

    Graduation Requirements

    All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

    Transfer Opportunities

    The Legal Administrative Assistant diploma program has credit transferability to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Legal Administrative Assistant program. 

    To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

    Industry Information

    Legal Administrative Assistants assist lawyers in private law firms, governmental offices, legal departments of corporations, courthouses, legal aid offices, or the offices of county attorneys, public defenders, and judges.

    Duties may include preparing legal documents, billing and accounting, processing correspondence, transcribing, communicating with clients, utilizing a variety of software, and organizing and managing a busy legal practice.

    Wages/Outlook/Advancement

    Gainful Employment Report

    Faculty

    Deborah Allen
    763-576-4024

    For service during summer hours, contact Enrollment Services
    763-576-7710
     

    The Anoka Technical College Legal Administrative Assistant certificate is a 17-credit online program that consists of administrative support career and legal courses to provide graduates a specialty area in law for success in the work place. 

    Course Prerequisites

    None.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

    1. Illustrate proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of keyboard.
    3. Compose legal correspondence and legal documents.
    4. Employ Microsoft Word.
    5. Recognize legal terminology.

    Program Sequence

    FIRST YEAR
    First Semester
    Course Number     Course Title Credits
    ADSC 1003
     Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding
    2
    ADSC 1111
     Legal Transcription
    2
    ADSC 1171
     Microsoft Excel 2
    ADSC 1197
     Microsoft Word
    4
    INTS 1000  Critical Thinking Applications for College
    3
    Technical Elective
     See list below.
    4
    TOTAL
      17
     
     Technical Electives
    4
     Four (4) technical Electives are required for this certificate. Select one of the following courses:
    ADSC 1006
     Business Law
    4
    ADSC 1085  Probate and Real Estate Law 4
    ADSC 1095  Family Law and Civil Litigation   4
    ADSC 1100  Legal Research, Citations and Office Procedures
    4

    Graduation Requirements

    All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

    Transfer Opportunities

    To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

    Industry Information

    Legal Administrative Assistants support lawyers in private law firms, governmental offices, legal departments of corporations, courthouses, legal aid offices, or the offices of county attorneys, public defenders, and judges.

    Duties may include preparing legal documents, billing and accounting, processing correspondence, transcribing, communicating with clients, utilizing a variety of software.

    Wages/Outlook/Advancement

    Gainful Employment Report

    Faculty

    Deborah Allen
    763-576-4024

    For service during summer hours, contact Enrollment Services
    763-576-7710
     

    “Our programs are based on what the legal industry said they wanted. For example, a Legal Administrative Assistant student is cross-trained to transcribe legal documents as well as draft certain legal documents. Students also take grammar transcription and various legal specialty courses, become familiar with current computer software programs and complete an internship.”