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Legal Office Assistant Diploma

CIP Code: 22.0302
New York Hegis Code: 5005
Available online in all states

Program: DLOA

The Legal Office Assistant diploma program emphasizes the practical hands-on applications and skills necessary to enter the legal profession in a specialized administrative capacity.  Legal Office Assistants provide support in traditional and non-traditional legal settings.  Coursework includes extensive training in case management, organizing and maintaining both print and electronic documents, and drafting documents and correspondence used in a variety of venues.  Graduates of this program may apply the courses and credits toward the Paralegal Studies AAS degree plan.

Graduates of this diploma plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:

  • Describe and discuss the basic responsibilities, legal and procedural theories, and professional standards of a paralegal.
  • Define, apply and defend principles of legal ethics within a variety of settings.
  • Utilize appropriate legal terminology and terms correctly in legal documents.
  • Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
  • Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
  • Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
  • Participate in social, academic and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.