Criminal law is a source of considerable interest for students on our legal secretary training courses.
This self-paced module will give you an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the Criminal Law Department in a legal office.
It will enable you to develop an excellent knowledge of the workings and structure of a Criminal Law Department.
And don’t forget that Pitman Training Centres in the UK are recognised by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) as training providers for Continual Professional Development (CPD).
What Is Covered In This Legal Secretary Course.
Approximately 7 hours’ study time at our High Holborn, Notting Hill, Croydon or Manchester training centres will be required to cover the following lessons:
- Lesson 1: Initial stages in a Criminal Law case; different categories of Offence; attendance notes.
- Lesson 2: Statements of Accused.
- Lesson 3: Witness statements; instructions to Counsel.
- Lesson 4: Dealing with Offenders; Legal Aid claim forms; preparing an invoice.
About Legal Secretaries
Legal secretaries are often high earners and the job commands a lot of respect.
Some of our students with law degrees use the secretarial route to get into law firms where they can work their way up on the back of their qualifications.
So what does a legal secretary do? Well, there’s a lot of typing and it really is essential to be able to type at least 70 wpm. In addition, you’ll need to learn to audio type.
Outside of this, there is tremendous amount of phone work so communication skills are essential.