Legal Secretary Online Certificate Program


Prepare for a role as a valuable member of administrative support staff in law firms; corporate legal departments; local, state, and federal government offices; and bank and trust departments with an online legal secretary certificate from National American University. Courses are designed to provide students with a broad-based understanding of legal and ethical principles, while developing communication and technical skills to support law office operations.

The legal secretary certificate program can be completed 100% online and qualified credits earned through the program may be applied toward NAU’s ABA-approved AAS and BS Paralegal studies degree programs.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of legal principles
  • Apply technical skills utilized in law office operations
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • Comply with ethical guidelines governing the conduct of attorneys and law office staff

This certificate program is not eligible for Title IV funding.

Course Listing

PL1100     Introduction to Legal Principles

EN1150     Composition I

EN1300     Composition II

PL3000     Law Office Technology

PL3100     Professional Ethics and Law Office Procedure

PL4700     Virtual Paralegal Internship

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.