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Becoming a Legal Assistant puts you at the heart of an exciting and rewarding career in the legal field. When you join our Legal Assistant School, you’ll be taught how to become a Legal Assistant by some of the most seasoned legal professionals in Las Vegas, from attorneys and paralegals to subject matter experts.
Northwest Career College’s student-focused approach to learning means we offer flexible learning opportunities. Northwest Career College’s Legal Assistant diploma program is available as a blended online and one day a week format where every student receives a laptop. You can graduate as a Legal Assistant in as little as nine months and will be qualified to become an accredited legal professional providing legal assistance to many people.
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"Overall it was a really, really good experience for me. I'm a very, very quiet person and it pushed me to kind of get out of my comfort zone and to speak up more and just to be yourself."
Northwest’s schedule allows you to attend Legal Assistant training, care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career.
You will visit courts, jails, meditation centers and more to experience first-hand the law in action which will make your Legal Assistant training applicable to the Las Vegas legal system.
Northwest’s student-centered philosophy means that you come first in our Legal Assistant School in Las Vegas.
As a Legal Assistant, your understanding of the law and the lawyer’s needs are critical. That’s why, at Northwest Career College, your Legal Assistant instructors are comprised of experienced legal professionals including attorneys, paralegals and seasoned specialists able not only to teach you the law but also to guide you as to the many ways a Legal Assistant integrates into a Las Vegas law practice.
Northwest’s Legal Assistant Program Las Vegas offers campus & online Legal Assistant classes to accommodate your work and family schedule.
Northwest Career College has developed a blended program for Legal Assistant Training. All Legal Assistant classes Las Vegas law classes are taught on campus by a host of professionals trained in the law. Additionally, although general education courses are offered on-line, instructors are on-campus to review and support your learning experience.
Each student is provided a laptop for easy internet and online class access.
Northwest’s Career Services team works with you to help you find the best Legal Assistant employment opportunity that fits your needs with your Legal Assistant Degree Las Vegas
The Legal Assistant program is designed to qualify its graduates to pursue a career in law including employment at large and small law firms; governmental entities; and professional businesses including real estate, mortgage, banking and insurance to name a few. Your Legal Assistant training coursework prepares graduates to think critically and act ethically within the local and national norms of professional conduct. In addition to the academic and hands-on training, Legal Assistant students travel through the valley for a variety of informative and interactive field trips. There's never a dull moment in the Legal Assistant Program.
Legal Assistant (US DOE CIP CODE: 22.0302)
Employment for Legal Assistants is expected to grow 10 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The duties and responsibilities of a Legal Assistant vary from law firm to law firm but usually involve a variety of office/administrative and client support duties. Legal assistants manage the appointment schedule, prepare documents, and assist the legal team with tasks such as providing administrative support during trial preparation, sending emails to clients, or organizing client files.
Become a Legal Assistant by enrolling in Northwest Career College's 9-month Legal Assistant Program. You will learn to perform a variety of administrative tasks and provide great customer service, which is essential to your success as a Legal Assistant! Some Legal Assistants are trained on the job by individual law firms, but a formal education will prepare you to be successful anywhere you work in the industry.
No additional qualifications or licenses are required to apply for admission to the Legal Assistant program.
Legal Assistants assist attorneys with court documentation and research in addition to clerical work. A Legal Secretary is focused on clerical office duties.
Legal Assistants primarily handle administrative work in the office, client intake interviews, calendaring and drafting legal correspondence. Paralegals handle preparing for trial, drafting motions, attending hearings with Attorney’s, interviewing witnesses with attorneys, and in some states, paralegals can represent clients.
No, only Attorneys can represent clients in court.