Legal Secretary 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


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 I

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.