Legal Office

Interested in the law, but not sure you want to become a lawyer? Get a certificate in Legal Office and start working in a legal office setting in less than one year! 

What is a Legal Office Assistant? Legal office assistants support legal staff, including lawyers, paralegals, and government officials, by managing the day-to-day operations and clerical duties of law offices. 

Through the Emily Griffith Legal Office program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of legal and governmental offices. You’ll learn legal principles such as preparing legal documents, interpreting legal terminology and following legal procedures. 

Attention to detail: If you have the ability to work under pressure, organizational skills and pay close attention to accuracy, working as a legal office assistant may be a great career for you! 

Internship: Gain experience through an internship at a real-world legal office. 

Want more information? Get the Legal Office Program Flyer and the Legal Office Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Legal Office Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Legal Office program have gone on to these jobs:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant

Graduates can work in a variety of fields, including law firms, real estate offices, bank trust departments, and government agencies. Graduates can go on to become paralegals or attorneys. 

Business & Office Professionals
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
9 Months
Full-time program length
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Course Information

Required Courses

BTE 166 Business Editing Skills

Provides proofreading techniques and reviews spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word processing formats on various types of business documents and worksheets.

Start Date: 09/29/2020
Instructor: Mary Konzier
BTE 213 Intro to Legal Office Procedures

Simulates a typical legal office and acquaints students with the tasks and responsibilities performed in a legal office environment and shows how these tasks relate to the court system.

Start Date: 08/18/2020
Instructor: Mary Konzier
BTE 229 Legal Transcription

Prepares students to work as legal transcriptionists. Students transcribe a variety of legal documents and develop a legal vocabulary

Start Date: 12/03/2020
Instructor: Mary Konzier
BTE 238 Legal Office Procedures

Designed for students who will be working in a legal office either in the private or the public sector. Covers fundamental office procedures found in both general and specialized law offices

Start Date: 10/06/2020
Instructor: Mary Konzier
BUS 287 Cooperative Education

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement course work with practical work experience related to their educational program and occupational objectives. Students are placed at approved work stations related to their program of study. They work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor/coordinator.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Alisha Perry
CIS 135 Complete Word Processing

Introduces basics of word processing software to create, edit, format, and print documents as well as advanced features to enhance documents. This course includes working with images, creating/using styles, formatting multi-page documents using advanced features of headers/footers and section breaks, integrating software to create and format tables and charts, using mail merge, and creating documents with columns.

Start Date: 11/19/2020
Instructor: Mary Konzier
ENG 113 Business English

Introduces business English skills that are applicable to business correspondence. This course will review basic principles of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and word usage.

Start Date: 08/18/2020
Instructor: Mary Konzier

“I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S.”
— Adnan

In Syria, Adnan studied pharmacology in college and worked as a Pharmaceutical Representative and in medical sales for 7 years. When he first arrived here in Denver, he heard about Emily Griffith and started taking English classes. “One of the challenges I faced upon arriving was getting familiar with new words, new language, new environment, new expectations,” explains Adnan. “I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S. It was really expensive in Colorado and a challenge to get a job. I got a job as a driver, but it wasn’t in my field and I didn’t make enough to pay my expenses.”

He says that Tiffany Jaramillo helped him in the CAREERS program and once his English was good enough he worked on getting into the Pharmacy Tech program. “I needed to get my high school diploma from my country, but this was too hard because my country was in the war. I had to get the documents I had translated and then work with the Health Science department to get approved with what I had,” explains Adnan.

The Pharmacy Tech classes have had their own challenges for Adnan. “I had to learn a new vocabulary and medical words. My primary language is Arabic and most of the people in my class speak English,” he says. “Mr. Joe has helped me if I need specific or more help or clarifications. He is a helpful man.”

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