Legal Support Specialist

Certificate of Applied Science (C.A.S.)

Program Description

The need for qualified legal office personnel in private law firms, state government, insurance companies, and many other offices continues to increase. The Legal Support Specialist Certificate option provides training to ensure employability within a one-year period of time in the areas of writing, math, computer applications, human relations, and legal concepts.

Program Outcomes

  •  Computer Competency: Students must have a computer competency in and including skills in hardware, software, basic Windows, Internet, Word, and Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  •  Understand and communicate using legal terminology and concepts
  •  Communicate ideas in various venues including written and oral, using a variety of media
  •  Perform mathematical functions found in business
  •  Perform keyboarding at a minimum speed of 25 wpm for a five minute timing with five or less errors and produce accurate business documents in proper format
  •  Function on a team
  •  Apply critical thinking skills to make effective decisions and solve business problems creatively
  •  Exhibit professional ethics
  •  Obtain, analyze, organize, evaluate, and manage information
  •  Apply knowledge of the Montana Court System and office skills to prepare and manage legal documents and perform legal research in support of litigation activities
  •  Identify and compare opportunities for continuous professional development in the legal field

Advanced Degree Opportunity

  • A.A.S. Administrative Office Management Specialist
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Advising / Staff

Deb Micu - Office Technology Instructor
(406) 447-6962
deb.micu@umhelena.edu

Robyn Kiesling - General Education and Transfer Division Chair
(406) 447-6930
robyn.kiesling@umhelena.edu

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Gainful Employment

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