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Legal Assistant School
In Las Vegas

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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"It was a really good experience for me."
"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."

Jonah Carvin

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Why Legal Assistant Program At
Northwest Career College?

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    Graduate in as little as 9 months

    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.

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    Financial aid is available to those who qualify

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    Hands-on instruction in all facets of Legal Assistant

    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.

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    Students are our priority

    Northwest’s student-centered philosophy means that you come first in our Legal Assistant School in Las Vegas.

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    Professional legal team instructing all classes

    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.

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    Flexible Legal Assistant class schedules that fit your life

    Northwest’s Legal Assistant Program Las Vegas offers campus & online Legal Assistant classes to accommodate your work and family schedule.

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    Are all of the courses held on campus?

    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.

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    Work on your own laptop for exceptional training

    Each student is provided a laptop for easy internet and online class access.

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    Committed career services team on campus

    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

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Putting Superior Training First

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.

Some Of What You Learn

  • Introduction To Law
  • Introduction To Family Law
  • Introduction To Civil Law
  • Introduction To Legal Research And Writing
  • Introduction To Legal Ethics
  • Introduction To Legal Assisting
  • Microsoft Office Fundamentals
  • Legal Document Preparation
  • Conduct and Summarize Legal Research
  • Assist and Complete Legal Documents and Pleadings
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Tuition Information

Cost per Term (1-2) $7,749.50

More Information about the Profession

Legal Assistant Course Details


  • LA101 Introduction to the Law Office
  • LA106 Introduction to Civil Law
  • LA102 Introduction to Law
  • LA107 Introduction to Criminal Law
  • LA103 Introduction to Legal Research and Writing
  • LA111 Microsoft Office for Legal Professionals
  • LA104 Introduction to Legal Ethics
  • LA201 Legal Assisting Externship
  • LA105 Introduction to Contracts

Why Legal Assistant?

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What Will I Do?

As a Legal Assistant, most importantly you are working with a team of legal professionals to help clients in trouble or need. The high degree of interaction between a Legal Assistant and legal clients results in a great deal of personal satisfaction in helping people.
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High Demand Career

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.

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A Great Life

A Legal Assistant graduate with two or more years of experience can expect an ~ $23 - $30 hourly wage according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and NCC Graduate Data.

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Legal Assistant FAQ

Q. What are the daily job responsibilities of a Legal Assistant?

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.

Q. How can I become a Legal Assistant?

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.

Q. Do I need any additional qualifications or licenses in order to apply for the Legal Assistant program?

No additional qualifications or licenses are required to apply for admission to the Legal Assistant program.

Q. What’s the difference between a Legal Assistant and a Legal Receptionist?

Legal Assistants assist attorneys with court documentation and research in addition to clerical work. A Legal Secretary is focused on clerical office duties.

Q. What is the difference between Legal Assistants and Paralegals?

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.

Q. Can I represent clients in court as a Legal Assistant?

No, only Attorneys can represent clients in court.