WHAT DOES A LEGAL OFFICE PROFESSIONAL DO?

A career as a legal office professional puts you amidst a challenging environment.  Attorneys and judges demand accuracy and excellence as employees perform clerical duties using legal terminology, procedures and documents. As a legal office assistant, you also might help with preparation of legal papers and correspondence such as summonses, complaints, motions and subpoenas. Legal research also can be part of your duties.
Career Forecast Declining OutlookAverage Salary $37,320on campus

Learning at Washburn Tech

The program provides instruction that includes legal office projects, legal terminology and transcription, legal research, professional standards and ethics and extensive training in computer software. Written and oral communication skills are emphasized as well as professional workplace skills. You will be expected to work diligently on assignments, learn and perform problem-solving skills and meet deadlines. It is recommended that you can type at least 25 net words per minute. Attending full-time, you can complete the program in two semesters, while part-time and high school students can complete the program in four semesters. Upon successful completion, you will earn a 48 credit hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete an associate degree or more advanced degrees at Washburn University.

CERTIFICATIONS: Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel and Access; OSHA-10

Jobs and Salaries

CAREER FORECAST: declining outlook
The data below refers to surveyed wages and average annual job openings in the state of Kansas due to growth and net replacement. Source: Kansas Department of Labor.

Average Salary

$37,320

(2018)

Potential Job Openings

17

(annually)

Potential Job Growth

-19%

(2016-2026)

Schedule Options

Morning

LENGTH
2 years

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 8-11:10am

Afternoon

LENGTH
2 years

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 11:45am-2:55pm

Full-day

LENGTH
1 year

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 8am-2:55pm
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