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SOUTERS Legal Secretary Course

This unique fast-track Legal Secretarial course is designed for people with existing Secretarial and/or PA skills or who have already completed related Souters’ Secretarial training.

The course provides quality background training in legal industry structure and basic legal concepts; it is primarily a practical module. The course is ideal for temporary staff looking to broaden general secretarial skills thus allowing them to also take on legal roles.

To aid in the progression towards a more specialised level of study, a deeper knowledge of areas such as Business Law, Litigation etc. can be obtained by taking the relevant individual legal modules.

The course also includes audio skills. In short, it confirms what an employer needs to know at core about your skills, so that your CV will be prioritised in any job assessment environment.


Fast Track entry course for experienced or well-trained secretaries.
The course is used as a Diploma credit.
It is suitable for temporary staff looking to make themselves available for legal roles

Course Requirements

• Typing ability
• Audio skills
• Previous secretarial experience OR approved secretarial training
  - Souters’ Beginner Course  
  - Souters’ Secretary/PA Course

Course Content

1. Introduction to Law

2. The Legal Industry explained
• Magic Circle
• Legal 500
• High Street

3. The Law Office
• Partners
• Fee Earners
• Paralegals

4. Departmental functions
• Conveyancing/Property
• Criminal Litigation
• Civil and Commercial Litigation
• Corporate and Commercial Law (COCO)
• Family
• Wills Probate
• Intellectual Property

5. Explanation of office procedures; speciality software and databases, time recording, invoicing

6. Forms processing and completion - Practical session*

7. Document presentation and engrossment - Practical session*

8.  Proofreading - Practical session*

9. Generic skills assessment (for students who have not done our standard Secretarial course)
• MS Office skills
• Typing
• Audio

10. Use of Audio and application in the office. Digital audio systems.
    Practice audio typing session.

11. Practical application test and appraisal

* Real-life Practical Sessions accurately simulating day-to-day legal Secretary functions.


Should you require more information please visit our Legal Secretary Site.


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