Lakewood University

Legal Secretary Certificate

Program Highlights
  • 2 Semester Program
  • Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • Books Included in Tuition
Legal Secretary Certificate

The Legal Secretary Certificate Program will prepare students for a career in legal office administration supporting the work of lawyers, paralegals, and other staff. The program includes introductory business language and concepts, as well as expectations of an effective paralegal.

An emphasis is made on exploring the role of legal secretaries, including legal analysis and writing, in the law office. This certificate includes 24 credit hours within Lakewood University’s Associate of Applied Business in Paralegal Studies and can be taken as a stepping stone towards further education.

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Program Outcomes
    • Describe the America legal system, its structure, and how it operates
    • Discuss societal issues and ethical considerations for attorneys and paralegals
    • Identify the elements in various areas of law including criminal, contract, business, tort, property, wills & estates, family law
    • Describe how law firms are structures and the paralegal’s role in this context
    • Describe trends in technology and specifically how computers are used in the law office
    • Identify the source of criminal law
    • Conduct legal research and demonstrate the basic legal correspondence
    • Describe operations in management, designing performance measures how they are used in decision making
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of accounting principals including the interpretation of common financial statements
    • Describe technology trends and specifically how computers are used in the workplace
    • Demonstrate language fundamentals necessary to communicate effectively with an emphasis on workplace oral and written communication
Program Outline

h6>Legal Secretary Certificate Requirements

Please find the course requirements for this certificate program listed below:

Semster 1

Introduction to Business

English 101

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Criminal Law & Procedure

Semester 2

Business Law

Legal Analysis and Writing

Law Office Management

Legal Research

Total Program Credit Hours 24 (Each Course Above 3 Credit Hours Each)
What You Receive
  • Textbooks and/or eBooks
  • A success coach to help you navigate your way to graduation
  • Academic support via text, email, web portal, or phone
  • Mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads
  • Career services for life
Career Outlook

Employment of legal secretaries will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for secretaries and administrative assistants was $39,850 in May 2019.

Program Cost
Legal Secretary Certificate Program – (2 Semesters)
Payment PlanTerm Total TuitionEnroll

Payment Plan – 12 Credit Hours

Payment in Full: $5,052.00
(per semester)

Tuition=: $5,052.00

Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.

Administrative Fees (in addition to the tuition above)

Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs (first semester only)

Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs (first semester only)

Technology/Library Fee – $175 for the first semester and $100 per degree semester thereafter; $250 per vocational program term

Low-Interest Financing

Lakewood University offers affordable, low-interest payment plans. That means, unlike many other schools, you can graduate without going thousands of dollars into debt.

Low Monthly Payments

Lakewood University’s low monthly payment plans are designed to fit your budget.

Convenient Payment Methods

We make it easy for you by accepting VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept debit cards, prepaid cards, checks, and money orders. You can simply pay online, by phone, or by mail.

Military Education Benefits

We actively support the education of active duty members, their spouses, and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Thanks to Lakewood’s low tuition, your military benefits will go a lot further. That means you can complete your education with little to no out-of-pocket costs.

Tuition Reimbursement

You may qualify for tuition reimbursement from your employer under the Employee Education Assistance Act, IRS Code, Section 127. Check with your human resources department or supervisor to see if you are eligible.


No one is turned down for the Monthly Payment Plans. However, Lakewood University does perform credit checks for all monthly payment applicants.