Penn Foster Career School

Career Diploma: Legal Secretary

Penn Foster Career School's Legal Secretary Career Diploma Program is designed to give students the skills necessary to pursue a career as a legal secretary. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Legal Secretary

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's Legal Secretary Career Diploma Program gives students a chance to learn about office technologies, filing techniques, records management, PC basics, keyboarding, Internet basics, ethics, professionalism, and risk management. This program is intended to teach students scheduling skills, personal computer skills, and how to prepare legal documents. Students in this program are also able to prepare to take the National Association of Legal Secretary Certification Exam. This program is designed to be completed in as few as eight months. However, students can take longer to complete this program if need be.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

Penn Foster Career School provides students in its Legal Secretary Career Diploma Program with the books, lessons, equipment, and learning aids needed to complete the program. Students are also provided with Keyboarding Pro software. After graduation, students may receive the Handbook for Office Professionals, a study guide for the National Association of Legal Secretary Certification Exam, and legal secretary procedures texts.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% APR financing, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Legal Secretary Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Learning Strategies
    • The Legal Secretary
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Your Professional Image
    • Stress and Time Management
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Interpersonal Communication Skills
    • Administrative Office Procedures
    • Travel and Meeting Planning
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Filing Techniques
    • Records Management
    • Math For Office Professionals
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Technologies in the Workplace
    • Resources and References
    • Internet Basics
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Business English
  • Instruction Set 7
    • First Steps in Using A Personal Computer
    • Using Windows®
    • Keyboarding and Word Processing
  • Instruction Set 8
    • Advanced Word Processing
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Integrated Applications
  • Instruction Set 10
    • Legal Terminology, Part 1
    • Legal Terminology, Part 2
    • Ethics, Professionalism and Risk Management
  • Instruction Set 11
    • Legal Document Preparation
    • Legal Research
  • Instruction Set 12
    • Office Finances
    • Office Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete Penn Foster Career School's Legal Secretary Career Diploma Program may be interested in pursuing an associate degree in legal fields such as legal administration, legal assistant, or paralegal specialist. This might increase their knowledge of the legal field and prepare them for higher legal positions with added responsibilities.

Associate degree options include (but are not limited to):

  • Associate of Paralegal Studies in Legal Secretary
  • Associate in Administrative Assisting in Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Associate of Legal Administration in Secretary
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Legal Office Administrations
  • Associate of Paralegal in Legal Assistant
  • Associate of Specialized Business in Paralegal Specialist

Career Paths:

Graduates of Penn Foster Career School's Legal Secretary Career Diploma Program might be able to pursue entry-level positions as legal secretaries. Their responsibilities might include scheduling appointments or preparing legal documents. Students might be able to find work in a law firm, bank, corporate legal department, insurance company, or real estate agency.