Get the Skills to Be a Professional Legal Administrative Assistant

A close up of a smiling legal assistant outside in a law office courtyard.
Legal Administrative Assisting students learn hands-on in real law offices

9-Month* Legal Administrative Assistant Program

Legal Administrative Assistants, sometimes called Legal Secretaries, keep law offices running smoothly and assist lawyers with legal work including research, court filings, and client communication.

If you’re a strong multitasker with an interest in law looking to get established in a steady office position (without spending years in school), training as a Legal Administrative Assistant could be a good fit for you.

Become A Qualified Legal Administrative Assistant

The Legal Administrative Assistant Program from South Coast College provides the hands-on training, practical experience, and industry support it takes to pursue a professional law career.

This program is led by expert instructors with years of experience working directly in the legal field, either in the court system of California or in specialty private practices. Classes are deliberately kept small, so you get plenty of one-on-one attention and guidance from instructors who will help you learn legal skills as well as the skills of an administrative assistant. Areas of study include:

  • Word Processing
  • Keyboarding
  • Administrative Assistant Studies
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Contract Law
  • Law Office Procedures
  • Civil Litigation
  • Legal Transcription
    and More

Graduates of this program feel confident and fully prepared to enter the professional world, knowing they have the skills and real-world experience it takes to pursue a career in today’s sophisticated legal environment.

Career Opportunities

Legal Administrative Assistant graduates are often employed by private law firms at all levels of government and in the corporate business sector. The specialized training you receive at South Coast College can lead to a variety of professional careers, including:

  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Law Firm Receptionist
  • Law Office Manager
    and more!

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The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

Real-World Experience

We believe the best way to learn to be a trusted legal assistant is on-the-job, working with real lawyers and other legal professionals. As a student in this program, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a professional externship in a real law office.

You’ll have the chance to gain practical, real-world experience working with experienced legal professionals and make important industry connections before you graduate.

Convenient Day & Evening Schedules

At South Coast College, we know the time pressures our students face. Many students are working and/or raising families while they attend school. Our programs are specifically designed to fit the needs of busy adult learners. As a Legal Administrative Assistant student, you can choose from either the day or evening schedule – whichever works best for you!

The daytime program can be completed in 9 months*
The evening program can be completed in 1 Year*

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Legal Administrative Assistant training is about more than a certificate to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a professional career you’re proud of. South Coast College is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. The capable, hard working professionals in the Career Services department will be there to make sure you know how to get interviews and present yourself well in them.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Is Legal Administrative Assistant Training Right for You? Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Legal Administrative Assistant, and exploring whether South Coast College is a good fit for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

To speak to a friendly and knowledgeable South Coast College Admissions Representative, give us a call at 1-877-768-9476.

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* Program length when completed in normal time.