Legal Secretary - Criminal Law in Ireland

Designed for:
Individuals wishing to pursue a career as a Legal Secretary.

Comprehensive end-user knowledge of Microsoft Word, competent keyboarding (at least 40 wpm), good letter layout and office practice skills.

To give an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of a Criminal Law Department in a legal office.

Course Content:

  • Lesson 1: Initial Stages in a Criminal Law case, Different Categories of Offence, Attendance notes.
  • Lesson 2: Statements of Accused, Preparing Information.
  • Lesson 3: Witness Statements, Instructions to Counsel.
  • Lesson 4: Dealing with Offenders, Legal Aid Claim Forms, Preparing an Invoice.


  • Develop an awareness of the workings and structure of a Criminal Law Department
  • The flexibility and value of a self-study module designed to enable you to work at your own pace
  • A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the module
  • The opportunity to gain a widely recognised qualification, a Pitman Training Certificate

Course duration:
7 Hours

What next: 
Further Legal Secretarial Modules
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