Family Law Specialty

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: A2266)

Prepares students to work in a bilingual (English/Spanish) legal office in the area of family law. Emphasizes the research and preparation of legal documents and court forms. Reviews advanced legal terminology. Improves skills in legal word processing in English and Spanish.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will work in a legal office setting interacting with supervisors, co-workers, legal professionals, and the public in a variety of ways, including receiving, clarifying, and providing information and direction in both English and Spanish.
  • Student will solve problems posed within the legal office environment by assessing information, including identifying issues, complaints, comparing prices, comparing office systems and software, etc., to determine the best solution/s.
  • Student will interact properly and ethically in a legal environment with people of diverse backgrounds at work and in the community providing quality customer service in both English and Spanish.

Gainful Employment

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Program Requirements
BUS 181SPANISH COMPUTER SKILLS FOR INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION3
BUS 211COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
or BUS 212 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
LEGL 263FAMILY LAW3
LEGL 266MEDIATION, NEGOTIATION, AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT2
LEGL 270COMPUTER SKILLS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS2.5
Select 2 units of the following:2
LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I
LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE II
LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE III
LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IV
SPAN 216SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS II5
Complete courses required for Legal Office Professional - Bilingual (English/Spanish) - Basic certificate21-22
Total Units41.5-42.5