Legal Office Professional: Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: B2165)

Prepares students to work in legal offices such as the state and federal court systems, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and private law firms. Provides a more comprehensive program of study regarding the legal system, English/Spanish legal terminology, and legal office procedures.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will work in a legal office setting interacting with supervisors, co-workers, 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, identifying complaints, comparing prices, comparing office systems and software, contacting legal professionals, 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.
  • Student will utilize print material and computer/Internet documents such as reports, tables, statistics, and reference materials to produce clear, accurate, and organized documents utilizing word processing applications.
Program Requirements
LEGL 225LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT3
LEGL 258LEGAL COMMUNICATIONS3
Specialty Certificates
Select one of the following certificates:41.5-43.5
Total Units47.5-49.5

Note: Certificate of achievement or A.S. degree stating a legal specialty will be granted upon the completion of all requirements plus completion of one of the legal specialties listed above.

Native speakers from a Spanish-speaking country who have finished high school or the equivalent in that country will have satisfied the Spanish language requirement. Students who have completed high school in the U.S. and have completed the fourth-year level of Spanish will have satisfied the Spanish language requirement.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.