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Legal Secretary – Family Law

Pitman Training’s Family Law course for the Legal Secretary will introduce you to all the forms, processes and procedures required when dealing with divorce and the care of children.

Our Legal Secretary training programme has been designed to give an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the Family Law Department in a legal office, and in particular the administrative aspects of handling divorce cases.

Pitman Training Centres in the UK are recognised by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) as training providers for Continual Professional Development (CPD).

You can study this self-paced legal secretary course at one of our training centres in London (Notting Hill & Holborn) or Manchester, or from home via distance learning.

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Legal Secretary Training Content – Family Law

During 5 self-paced lessons which take the average student around 7 hours to complete, you’ll cover the following essential Family Law topics:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Family Law; basic divorce procedure; instruction form.

Lesson 2: The petition; example of a petition; certificate with regard to reconciliation.

Lesson 3: Statement of arrangements for children.

Lesson 4: Filing the petition; the acknowledgement of service; serving the petition.

Lesson 5:  Decree Nisi; Decree Absolute.

How The Course Works

You can start this Legal Secretarial course anytime – we’re really flexible with our opening hours, so if you choose to study at one of our training centres in Manchester or London, you can easily fit your studies around any other commitments.

Our training is self-paced and audio based and you’ll receive a handy workbook that is yours to keep at the end of the course.

When you study at one of our comfortable training centres, you’ll benefit from the support of our friendly trainers, who are on hand at all times if you have any questions or get stuck. You can call or email the training team if you decide that home study is for you.

Similar Legal Secretarial Courses

Pitman Training offers a number of career enhancing Legal Secretarial courses, including the popular Legal Secretarial Diploma. Please see below for a full list.

If you’re not sure which Legal Secretarial course is for you, or if you just want to find out more, simply get in touch today – our Course Advisors are more than happy to help.

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