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Legal Assistant

The Certificate In Legal Assistant is designed for both beginning and experienced assistants who would like to improve their skills, and prepares students for employment opportunities as Legal Assistants in law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, banks, legal aid societies, and federal and state courts.

Why Enroll?

If you’re interested in pursuing a varied and fulfilling career in the legal field that can set you on the path to gaining a better understanding of our legal system and how it governs our society, the Certificate In Legal Assistant at Hunter’s Continuing Education can help get you started. Legal assistants support lawyers at law firms and private practices in various ways including doing research, creating and maintaining legal files, and drafting requested documents. Our certificate program prepares you for your career as a:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Administrative Associate
  • Legal Case Assistant
  • Finance and Operations Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Corporate Executive Administrative Assistant- Legal
  • Legal Affairs and Labor Relations Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Investment Management Legal Associate


Registration and Tuition

This certificate consists of 6 required courses and 3 electives. Tuition for the Certificate In Legal Assistant is $3,800 plus a one-time $35 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually plus the registration fee per semester. Payment plan options are available for students who register in person. All required courses must be completed within two years. This certificate presumes a basic knowledge of word processing and a typing proficiency of at least 50 words per minute. Basic word processing and typing skills will not be covered in this program.


To register for courses online, visit our online registration portal listed below. You may browse courses and register as a new or returning student. Certificate students, please visit or contact the registration office to select your course schedule per semester.


View or download the Legal Assistant course schedule below and check out 'General Information' to learn more about the benefits of registering for Continuing Education certificate programs.

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Combined Certificate Opportunity: Certificate in Legal Studies and Legal Assistant

Students who obtain this dual Certificate In Legal Assistant and Legal Studies gain a broader knowledge of the legal field and are more marketable. These legal skills can be used to pursue a career as Legal Assistant or Paralegal in law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, banks, legal aid societies, and federal and state courts. Tuition for this program is $4,700 and consists of 6 required courses and 6 electives.


View or download the Legal Studies & Legal Assistant Payment Plan options and register below.

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