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Legal Secretary - An Introductory Course



Qualified and competent legal secretaries are always in high demand. They produce most of the legal documents used within the legal practice. Here you’ll get to grips with legal terminology and specialist document formats that are used for a wide variety of legal work. You will learn to be familiar with the language used in legal documents, including Latin words and phrases. You will need touch typing skills and access to a computer to complete your assignments.


1. Introduction and the Conveyancing Office
2. The Litigation and Common Law Department
3. The Probate Department
4. General Guidelines for Typing Legal Documents
5. Applying for a Legal Secretary Position
6. Your First Day on the Job
7. Latin Words, Phrases and Law Terms
8. Final Assignment: Typing Various Legal Documents

Course Code: LEGL
Prerequisites: Open entry
Assessments: 8 lessons / 8 assignments
Duration: This course must be completed within 12 months.
Stotts is registered as a private training establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments. This course has NZQA local approval, which indicates it has been quality assessed by NZQA and industry. This course has no National Qualifications Framework accreditation and no credits will be reported to NZQA upon completion.

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