Learn all the basics required in order to work in a legal department of an organisation or at a law firm.
Legal Secretarial work is highly paid, and a Pitman Training qualification can be a quick route to get into this exciting field.
Our courses are highly practical and focus on teaching you skills that you will need to use at work, giving you the confidence to apply what you’ve learnt straight away.
In approximately 12 hours of study at Pitman Training London (Holborn and Notting Hill) or Manchester, or from home via distance learning, you’ll cover everything you need by way of an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the legal office.
Pitman Training Centres in Holborn, Notting Hill and Manchester are recognised by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) as training providers for Continual Professional Development (CDP).
In four lessons that require around 12 hours of self-paced study, you’ll learn:
Lesson 1: The legal office, legal practitioners, support staff, the legal secretary, the importance of proof-reading.
Lesson 2: Difference between civil law and criminal law, court system and structure, how laws are made, general office procedures. Different methods of communication, setting up files for a new client, client care letter, instruction form, telephone attendance note.
Lesson 3: House style, business letter layout, special instructions and marks. Routing correspondence, inserting dates into documents, legal document layout, inserting horizontal space. Precedents and specialised software, preparing a codicil, importance of good file management.
Lesson 4: The office account and client account, how time is recorded, client care and invoicing, business memo layout, letter before action, correct expansion of abbreviations.
How The Course Works
You’ll work through the course with an audio guide and a comprehensive workbook which is yours to keep at the end of the course.
When you study at one of our centres, our friendly tutors are there to help you if you get stuck as you work your way through the course. They can also be reached via email or phone should you choose to study from home.
Our opening hours are really flexible, and include evenings and Saturdays, so it couldn’t be easier to fit your studying around your other commitments.
Other Legal Secretarial Courses
Pitman Training in London and Manchester offer a wide range of nationally recognised Legal Secretarial Courses. Please see below for a full list.
- Legal Secretarial Diploma
- Legal Secretary Course – Conveyancing
- Legal Secretary Course – Criminal Law
- Legal Secretary Course – Family Law
- Legal Secretary Course – Company Law
- Legal Secretary Course – Civil Litigation
- Legal Secretary Course – Wills Probate
To find out how our Legal Secretarial courses can help you career, or to enrol on a course, just get in touch with one of our Course Advisors today.