quinebaug valley community college

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Certification
Legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.

Program Description

This certificate program is designed for individuals who are seeking a career change and the skill set for a successful transition into the paralegal/legal assistant profession. The Legal Assistant Training Certificate Program is an 11-week course of study designed to train in the aspects of the profession most in demand and most desired by attorneys.

The program merges the interactive, user-driven aspects of the Internet with a comprehensive Legal Assistant curriculum. It teaches students form manipulation based on templates and instructs students in foundational skill sets. In addition, the online Writing Lab included in the program contains step-by-step instructions for preparing documents specific to the state court level. Students will learn to create valid legal documents for their jurisdiction.

Time Commitment
• 11 Weeks
• April 8-June 12, 2019
• Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-9 pm

Payment Information
• Cost: $550
• May be eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds/SNAP Benefits

Completion of program does not guarantee employment.

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours.

Employment Outlook
Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected
to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the
average for all occupations. Formally trained paralegals with
strong computer and database management skills should have
the best job prospects. In May 2017 the median annual wage for
paralegals and legal assistants was $50,410.