Legal Secretary Program

LiberalArts

Program Description

The Legal Secretary program is an open admission, evening program designed to
provide currently employed secretaries and recent secretarial graduates with specialized office training in the legal environment. The program does not provide training in traditional secretarial skills.

The training emphasizes familiarity of legal office theory and procedure, legal terminology, legal communications, legal documents, legal office technology, and actual work experience through cooperative education in a law office
setting.

The legal secretary may prepare, under the supervision of an attorney, initial drafts of common legal documents such as subpoenas, complaints, motions, and summonses. They may also review law journals and assist with legal research. Legal secretaries may handle the payments for witness fees and process fees, record
trial dates, schedule witnesses, and deliver subpoenas.

Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Certificate of Competency – Legal Secretary (18 credits)

Contact Information

  • Counselors/Advisors: Lori Sakaguchi, Student’s last name: A-L, 808.734.9017
  • Counselors/Advisors: Cynthia Kimura, Student’s last name: M-Z, 808.734.9107