Learn the skills you need to become a Legal Secretary - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.
There are certain skills you need to begin a career
as a Legal Secretary. The Penn Foster Career School Legal Secretary Program helps you learn them at home, quickly and conveniently! You'll learn:
* Technologies in the office
* Filing techniques and records management
* PC basics, keyboarding, and Internet basics
* Ethics, professionalism, and risk management
And you’ll learn it all at home – no classroom needed! You’ll get valuable information about written communication, time and stress management, and administrative office procedures.
Upon completion of the Legal Transcriptionist program, the student will be able to:
* Discuss how history has shaped the organization and structure of contemporary courts
* Use and understand basic legal terminology in the drafting of legal documents
* Prepare legal documents utilized in various fields of law, including pleadings, discovery, and appellate procedures
* Use legal libraries, computers, and the Internet to complete legal research
* Use basic word processing programs to create, edit, format, save, and print correspondence, reports, tables, newsletters, and Web pages
* Transcribe and revise any legal document with correct formatting, punctuation, and spelling using word-processing software
* Obtain entry-level employment as a legal transcriber in law firms, independent transcription agencies, corporations, government agencies, insurance companies, banks, and even the military
You’ll also get valuable information intended to help you develop the personal skills needed for a career as a legal transcriptionist such as handling problems, setting up a time-management program, handling work overload, and effective stress-management strategies.
Learn the skills you need to become a Paralegal - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.
There are certain skills you need to begin a career
as a Paralegal. The Penn Foster Career School Paralegal Program helps you learn them quickly and conveniently!
Legal terminology and the U.S. Court System
How to conduct legal investigations and interviews
Legal writing and legal research
Paralegal ethics and professional responsibility
And you’ll learn it all at home – no classroom needed! You’ll get valuable information about the Paralegal’s role in civil vs. criminal litigation, the federal and state court system, case investigation, and evidence and evaluation.
Start a rewarding career in a growing field.
Why learn Paralegal skills? With the right credentials, you can:
Work for a private law firm, corporate legal department, or government agency.
Work in civil and criminal litigation, real estate, or estates and trusts.
Prepare legal documents, do research, and ready cases for trial.
Demand for the professional Paralegal will rise more than 28% through 2018.* Paralegals enjoy exciting, varied assignments, respect and prestige, and the confidence that comes with doing important work and doing it well.
State Licensing Requirements
In the States of California and South Dakota, a Paralegal Diploma will not qualify graduates for employment as paralegals.
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We’ll send you FREE information – with absolutely no obligation! Find out more about Penn Foster Career School's Paralegal training that includes:
All the lessons, equipment, and learning aids you need
Access to student services by website, phone, and mail
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Start today and in as little as one year from enrollment, you can be on your way to a career as a Paralegal!
*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix,” a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As a Private Investigator, you’ll have an exciting and challenging career. Private Investigators conduct investigations involving missing persons, corporate intelligence, or other fascinating areas. Enjoy the special satisfaction that comes with working as a Private Investigator on an important case. Train quickly and conveniently!
You will learn about:
Investigation and reporting techniques
Sources of information and background investigations
Surveillance equipment and techniques
Ethics and professional responsibility for private investigators
And you’ll learn it all at home — no classroom needed! You’ll get valuable information about the private investigator’s role in civil and criminal litigation, corporate intelligence gathering and espionage, and professional development and employment.
Criminal Scene Investigation Basics
This course uses computer simulation software (included) and traditional educational methods to provide an understanding of the scientific theory as well as the actual practices and techniques used to process a crime scene.
The student will learn how crime scene professionals protect themselves and preserve evidence at a crime scene. They will also learn techniques law enforcement professionals execute at the scene of a crime. The course describes the many types of evidence and how evidence is collected and secured before being processed by a crime lab.