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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 Professionals Training Course per year. These courses are taught by experienced legal professionals actively working in the legal field, who are also qualified members of SLSA and have obtained their California Certified Legal Secretary certification, paralegal certification, and/or have worked in law offices for at least ten years. The course includes one night of class per week (two hours per night) and is designed for the legal support staff member with little or no experience currently working in a law office or law-related office, or the experienced staff member needing refresher courses. The course utilizes the Law Office Procedures Manual as the textbook, which is written by members of Legal Professionals, Inc., and published by The Rutter Group. The course covers: Court Structure, Best Practices & Ethics; Civil Procedure; Discovery; Calendaring; Corporate Law; Citations; Family Law; Probate/Estate Planning; Real Estate/Unlawful Detainer. All classes include legal terminology and practical application exercises.
Legal Professional, Inc.’s Upcoming Classes
Legal Professionals, Inc., 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 events calendar.
LPI’s Legal Specialization Sections – Upcoming Seminars
The Legal Specialization Sections (“LSS”) is a separate program of LPI, 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); 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.
Legal Professionals, Inc.’s Publications
LPI has several publications to assist legal secretaries, paralegals, and other staff members in a law office for several areas of law. https://www.legalprofessionalsinc.org/store/