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Beginning Legal Secretary Course
In its commitment to further the education of the Sacramento legal community, SLSA tries to conduct at least one Beginning Legal Secretary course per year. These courses are taught by guest speakers and qualified members of SLSA who have obtained their California Certified Legal Secretary certification and/or have worked in law offices for at least ten years. The courses include one night of class per week (two hours per night) and are designed for the legal secretary-to-be with little or no experience but who are currently working in a law office or law-related office, or the experienced secretary needing refresher courses. The courses are instructed with the use of the Law Office Procedures Manual, which is written by members of LSI and published by The Rutter Group. The course covers: Introduction to the Law Office; Civil Litigation Procedures, Legal Citations; Calendaring/Docketing; Preparation and Service of Legal Documents; Court Systems/Structure/Rules of Court; and Legal Terminology.
LSI’s Upcoming Classes
LSI, SLSA’s parent corporation, offers various online study groups, online classes, and on-demand webinars throughout the year. Please check their website for the current schedule. Click here to check the calendar.
LSI’s Legal Specialization Sections – Upcoming Seminars
The Legal Specialization Sections (“LSS”) is a separate program of LSI, which a separate membership fee. The LSS offers specific information on six different legal specialties. Membership provides access to in-person continuing education workshops four times a year during LSI’s conferences; live webinars (if you are a member of all six Sections); quarterly newsletters containing up-to-date information, including changes in the law and forms; statewide roster of all members in each section for easy access to local procedural information in other counties; and networking opportunities. You do not have to be a member of the LSS to attend these seminars and webinars.
LSI has several publications to assist legal secretaries, paralegals, and other staff members in a law office for several areas of law. www.lsi.org/publications/