Legal Office Administration
 

Organized. Reliable. Trusted.

Attorneys rely on legal office administrators to work with clients, prepare legal documents, and keep the legal office running smoothly. Legal office administrators must be skilled in multitasking, have excellent communication skills, be knowledgeable about legal office procedures, and be discreet with sensitive information contained in legal documents.

Hickey College’s 10-16 month Legal Office Administration programs were designed so you can learn the key skills needed to start your career quickly, like understanding legal concepts, legal office procedures, and legal office systems . You will spend the majority of your time in classes directly related to your future legal career.  

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Employment of legal assistants is expected to grow by 18% from 2010 to 2020.

 
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HIGHLIGHTS

At Hickey College, our Legal Office Administration faculty has worked in the legal field and they bring their legal experience to the classroom. Our smaller classes make it easier for you to get one-on-one attention.


 

 

With Hickey College's 10-16 month Legal Office Administration programs, you will learn:

  • Legal terminology
  • Legal document formatting
  • Law office procedures
 

CAREERS

As a Hickey College graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! Employment of legal assistants is expected to grow by 18% from 2010 to 2020.11


 

 

Hickey College graduates work for:

  • Private legal offices
  • Legal services
 

CURRICULUM

Hickey College offers a 10-month diploma program and a 16-month associate degree program in Legal Office Administration. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful Legal Office Administration career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.


 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • WORD PROCESSING--CORE
  • ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS
  • BUSINESS ORGANIZATION
  • INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE MANAGEMENT
  • BUSINESS LAW*
  • ELECTRONIC OFFICE SYSTEMS*
  • INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
  • LEGAL RESEARCH AND LEGAL WRITING I
  • LITIGATION
  • LEGAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
  • ETHICS
  • CLIENT INTERVIEW AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES
  • LEGAL TRANSCRIPTION
  • KEYBOARDING I
  • KEYBOARDING II
  • DOCUMENT FORMATTING
  • DOCUMENT PRODUCTION
  • ADVANCED DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

          *Degree Program Only

 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Hickey College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
 
Tuition Per Semester* $6,960
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
 Residence Deposit $75
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $3,260
Residence Fee Per Semester $2,980
*Associate Degree program is 4 semesters 
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date. 

 

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
 
Tuition Per Semester* $6,960
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Deposit  $75
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)

$2,785

Residence Fee Per Semester

$2,980

*Diploma program is 3 semesters  
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date. 

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION


 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.hickeycollege.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Transfer Committee to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Hickey College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were ”C” or better. 

Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Hickey College. Because programs at Hickey College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Hickey College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Hickey College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Hickey College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Hickey College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

 A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Hickey College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.