Specialist skills to get a job as a trusted Legal Secretary
Whether you’re a newly-experienced secretary or you’ve been in the role for a while, becoming a Legal Secretary is within your reach. Our Legal Secretarial Diploma is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and understanding that is required to work within the legal profession or the legal department of a large firm. With your diploma you’ll be able to confidently display your sector specific skills, with a broad understanding of various aspects of Irish law, including terminology, the court system and legal personnel.
A Trusted levels of expertise that will help get you the job
The Legal Secretarial Diploma offers you the best of both worlds. Not only will you get the highest level of secretarial skills required to work in any business, you’ll also get the specialist expertise required to work within a legal environment. You’ll understand the language of the law, have excellent IT skills and be a great communicator. What’s more, to enable you to select an area of specialism within the law, you can add an elective subject in Wills and Probate, Family Law, Conveyancing, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Company Law. Once you become a Legal Secretary, you could progress to the position of senior PA in a larger firm. And, with further training, you could go on to become a legal executive, paralegal or licensed conveyancer.
What will you get in return?
A Pitman Training Diploma is one of the most prestigious courses you can complete from one of the most highly regarded training organisations across the world.
Businesses throughout Ireland and the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level. So with your Legal Secretarial Diploma, you’ll have world-class skills to get a job as a highly valued, well paid secretary in the legal profession.
Legal Secretary - An Introduction to Irish Law
This course will help you gain valuable insight and practical experience of the role and responsibilities of a Legal Secretary. You’ll work through practical lessons and look at the legal office, including practitioners and support staff. You'll go on to examine civil and criminal law, the court system and how legislation happens. This course is applicable to students studying in Ireland. More Info
Elective Legal Modules:
Legal Secretary - Wills and Probate Law in Ireland
This Legal Secretary course focusses on the legal specialism of Wills and Probate. Through four self-paced lessons you'll cover topics including the procedures for will-making, codicils, power of attorney and deed of revocation, obtaining grant of probate and documentation regarding the distribution of an estate. More Info
Legal Secretary - Conveyancing Law in Ireland
This course will help you gain valuable, practical knowledge of the specialist field of Conveyancing Law in Ireland. Gaining specialist secretarial skills such through our training can to be able to confidently work as a Legal Secretary within a legal firm. More Info
Legal Secretary - Criminal Law in Ireland
This Legal Secretary course focusses on Criminal Law and contains four lessons which cover topics such as the working and structure of a criminal law department, statements of the accused and preparing information and more. It is a self-paced course that will take around 7 hours to complete. More Info
Legal Secretary - Company Law in Ireland
This particular Legal Secretarial course will help you gain valuable knowledge of the specialist field of Irish Company Law to be able to confidently work as a Legal Secretary within a legal firm. More Info
Legal Secretary - Family Law in Ireland
Learn about the role and tasks involved in working as a Legal Secretary in the Family Law department of a legal firm. Through self-paced lessons you'll cover an introduction to family law and basic divorce procedures. More Info
Legal Secretary - Civil Litigation in Ireland
This course is broken down into four engaging lessons and is suitable for beginners. You'll cover an initial introduction to Civil Litigation and then move on to more detailed aspects of the specialism. More Info
Effective Business Communication
This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. More Info
Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible. More Info
Microsoft Word Expert
This training course in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features. More Info
Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level and you can choose which version you'd like to study; 2013 or 2010. Over 10 self-paced lessons you'll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more. More Info
ALTERNATIVE MicrosoftExcel Expert
Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. You can choose whether you'd like to study 2013 or 2010 and over a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions. More Info
Our PowerPoint training course will help you get to grips with this comprehensive presentation software. Flexible to study, you can choose the version of Microsoft Office you wish to study on; either 2013 or 2010. More Info
This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders. More Info
Audio Transcription Level 1
Audio Transcription is a valuable skill to gain, with applications in many industry sectors. This course will help you learn how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription. More Info
Successful Meetings and Minutes
Taking clear and accurate minutes is a core task for any office admin, secretarial or PA job. This course will teach you all of the skills and techniques you need to take the stress out of minute taking. More Info
In just 25 hours speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. Comprising 10 lessons, you’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy.
ALTERNATIVE Typaz Professional
For those needing high proficiency at touch-typing and keyboard skills. The course lasts up to 40 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials. More Info
Elective CoursesIn addition to the core courses you will also select one additional elective course of your own choice. Below are some recommendations but there is a wider list of courses available. Speak to a Course Advisor for more information.
HR Essentials in Ireland
HR Essentials is an entry-level HR training course. Through a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn essential knowledge on area such as recruiting new staff, employment contracts, salary processing and maternity rights. More Info
An understanding of how to utilise Microsoft Access to its best is a highly worthwhile skill to have at your command. This is a popular database application is widely used across many employment sectors. More Info
Introduction to Irish Business Structure and Law
If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law. More Info
Health and Safety Essentials
Unlike many other health and safety training courses this is a flexible study course so you have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely simple and useful health and safety course. More Info