Legal Office : Emily Griffith Technical College

Legal Office

We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

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. You will be required to complete 90 internship hours in order to complete the program.

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
Part Time
Program length

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Course Information

Required Courses

BTE 117 Legal Terminology & Procedures

Introduces legal terminology and its proper usage in legal documents, legal instruments, and legal correspondence. Emphasis will be placed on definition of legal terms and expressions, correct spelling of terms, correct pronunciation, proper usage in a legal context, and legal procedures. The student will gain a basic understanding of the various areas of the law and career opportunities.

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BTE 125 Records Management

Instructs on how records are created, stored, and retrieved. Covers the basic filiing rules - classifying, indexing, coding, storing, and retrieving as applied to basic methods - alphabetic, chronological, subject, numeric, and geographic. Emphasizes 'hands-on' recotds management thorugh the use of simulations, which includes manual and/or computer software.

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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.

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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.

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BTE 229 Legal Transcription

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

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BTE 230 Legal Transcription Hands-on Lab

Covers the practical lab portion of the Legal Transcription course. Emphasizes the demonstration of recording Legal Transcription information discussed in BTE 229.

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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

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BTE 268 Legal Transcription II

Continues Legal Transcription I, providing students with reinforcement of legal terminology, guidelines and formatting skills needed to prepare accurate legal documents in a timely manner.

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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.

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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.

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CIS 140 Microsoft Outlook

Introduces the functions used in Microsoft Outlook including e-mail messages, calendar, contacts, tasks, journals, and notes

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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.

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"It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally."

For Jay Wrathrall, coming back to school after 20 years was a daunting decision. “I was really anxious about going back to school at 40 years old.” But he decided to enroll in the GIS program after encouragement from friends and realizing that without additional education, he would continue to hit a wall in whatever industry he worked in. 

As a single parent to a 12-year-old son, he needed a program that could fit into his schedule and he didn’t have a lot of money to spend. It became clear very quickly that Emily Griffith was the right choice for him. “I get extra value for my money,” he says. 

Now Jay is almost finished with the program and says he has gained a lot of skills that will be useful in whatever career he decides to go into. “It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally,” he says. “I feel like I’m in a pretty good place.” He gives a lot of the credit to his instructors, Jen Lillis and Donnie Kirk, who he says really made themselves available and gave him the support he needed to succeed!

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