Award: Certificate of Achievement
Pathway to Associate in Applied Science Degree: Legal Studies - Paralegal (LSPAO)
Program Location: South Omaha Campus
The Law Office Administration certificate of achievement (LOACE) will prepare students for an entry-level position to assist with the administration of the daily operations of a law firm or legal department. (The position is sometimes known as Assistant Office Manager or Administrative Coordinator.) Students learn about overseeing budgeting and payroll operations, managing office space arrangements, gathering supplies and overseeing other clerical employees in a legal department. Graduates in law office administration are qualified to perform work supporting supervision of clerical and administrative personnel; development, management and monitoring of records; recommendation of changes to policies or procedures to improve operations; and setting administrative goals and deadlines.
Although students may use previous education as a legal administrative assistant (see LAACC) and this certificate of achievement as a pathway to further education in legal studies, this program is NOT a program for the specific education of paralegals.
General Education: 13.5
Major Requirements: 40.5
Total credit hours required: 54.0
The following General Education courses are recommended for Legal Office Administration (LOACE): Communication: ENGL 1010 : Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: FINA 1000 ; Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: PHIL 1100