Legal Secretary Courses

Want to live out your favourite legal dramas and positively influence societal change? Then enrolling in our Legal Secretary Courses could take you one step closer to living out your dream. You could earn a respectable income, gain transferable skills, all while fighting to help others. 

We Offer the Following Accredited Legal Secretary Courses:

Legal Secretary Courses

Legal Secretary N4

In this course, you will get the training you need to be the face of a law office. You’ll learn about subjects like Mercantile Law and Communication. This course will serve as your foundation.

Legal Secretary N5

The N5 Legal Secretary course explores everything you have learned in the N4 Legal Secretary in much greater detail. This is your second step to achieving a National Diploma qualification.

Legal Secretary N6

This course covers everything you need to know in this field. Doing this course means that you are on the verge of entering the exciting and dynamic world of working in a law firm.

What do Legal Secretaries do?

Legal secretaries are one of the most important players when it comes to the daily running of a law firm. No law firm can properly function without them. Legal secretaries help lawyers and paralegals by doing things like:

  • Answering telephones
  • Dealing with clients
  • Setting up daily meetings and making appointments
  • Ordering office supplies
  • Doing the filing
  • Helping with legal research when needed
  • Writing legal documents
  • Proofreading legal documents

Why is Legal Secretary Training Important?

 

Apart from doing everything a normal secretary would do, legal secretaries need to have special skills and knowledge to work in a law firm. Legal secretaries learn:

  • Frequently used legal terms
  • How to write legal documents
  • How to look up legal information for lawyers.

What you Will Learn From Legal Secretary Courses?

Most of what you will learn in this course is office admin work. This is the normal everyday things that keeps an office running properly. These skills can be applied to any office admin or secretary role. Our curriculum will teach you things such as:

  • An introduction to law
  • Common law practices
  • Increasing your typing speed
  • Audio typing (typing while listening to what you have to type)
  • Legal terms and words.

You will also be expected to do 18 months of practical work experience in a real workplace.

 

How Much do Legal Secretaries Earn?

If you study to be a legal secretary you could get experience and earn money by working in a law firm while you study.

According to PayScale, the average annual salary for a legal secretary is about R162 000 . This number was correct at the time of writing

You could even specialise in different areas of law such as contract writing. There are plenty of career options that you can go into. One of the many options is to become a Paralegal.

Study Legal Secretary Courses Through Distance-learning

Only a few companies and colleges offer Legal Secretary Courses. Skills Academy goes the extra mile by offering these courses via distance learning. This gives students who are currently working a chance to further their studies part-time. There are no scheduled classes or seminars for these courses, students can finish their coursework at their prefered pace.

 

Where can I go to study?

The best thing about distance learning is that you can study just about anywhere. You don’t have to spend extra on transport, unless you want to. You can study from the comfort of your own home, local library, or favourite cafe. Make sure to choose an environment that inspires you to learn and do your best.

 

What is the Difference Between an Accredited Course and a Non-accredited Course?

To put it simply: an accredited course gives you a recognised qualification while a non-accredited doesn’t. This doesn’t make one better. A non-accredited course will show potential employers that you are serious about the job and you have the skills to prove it. Non-accredited courses are also cheaper and you usually don’t need a matric certificate to register for them. Either one is a good choice. You just need to decide for yourself which one you want to do.

 

Take Action and Sign up for our Legal Secretary Courses today!

Call us for free at 0800 39 00 27, message us on Whatsapp at 082 318 8892 or fill out a form 

Still exploring your options? Have a look at our related courses:

Office Administration Courses

Bookkeeping Courses

Last Updated: December 4, 2019

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