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Legal Assistant

This program is designed for both beginning and experienced assistants who would like to improve their skills, preparing students for employment opportunities, such as Legal Assistants in law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, banks, legal aid societies, and federal and state courts. This program consists of 6 required courses plus 3 electives.

Registration and Tuition

This certificate consists of 6 required courses and 3 electives. Tuition is $3800 plus one time $35 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually with a $35 registration fee per semester. To register online for courses please click on the Course Browser/Registration. 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 course. A Combined Certificate in Legal Studies and Legal Assistant. is also available. Click here for more information. Click the button to view the Program Brochure.



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 Payment Plan options are available. Students must register in person to enroll in a payment plan option. Certificate Students must visit or contact the registration office at 212-650-3850 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm to choose their class schedule per semester.  Learn more about the benefits of registering for the entire certificate program.


Note: Certificate Cannot Be Completed In One Semester.


Spring 2017 Schedule

Course Day Time Dates
Introduction to Law Thursday 6:00-9:00pm 2/9- 3/9
Drafting Legal Instruments Tuesday 6:00-9:00pm 2/21- 3/21
Contracts Monday 6:00-9:00pm 2/27- 3/27
Legal Research and Writing Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm 2/15- 3/15
Litigation Tuesday 6:00-9:45pm 4/11- 5/2
Effective Writing Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm 4/5- 5/10
Bookkeeping and Budgeting Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm 2/22- 3/22
Accounting Tue. & Thu.
5:30-7:30pm 2/7- 3/9
Microsoft Excel I Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm 2/14- 3/21
Microsoft Excel II Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm 4/4- 5/9


Combined Certificate in Legal Studies and Legal Assistant $4700

Students who obtain the Combined Certificate in Legal Assistant and Legal Studies will have a much broader knowledge of the legal field and will be 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 $4700 and consists of 6 required courses and 6 electives for a total of 191 hours of study.


Required Courses: Introduction to Law, Legal Research and Writing, Drafting Legal Instruments, Litigation, Contracts, English Writing for International Legal Profession


Elective Course Options: Excel 1 and 2, Accounting, Bookkeeping and Budgeting, and choice from Legal Studies elective course offerings. Please see the Legal Studies program brochure for the complete list of electives offered.


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