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Legal Assistant Training


The Legal Assistant program is designed to introduce students  to paralegal training, law application and the legal environment, while also examining business, family, and employment law.  In addition, courses include the study of business ethics, estate administration, trial preparation, and office administration. Students receive instruction from industry experienced experts in each Legal Assistant course at the Court Reporting Institute of Arlington.

A diploma in Legal Assisting will prepare graduates to work in entry-level positions as a legal assistant or paralegal under the supervision of attorneys engaged in private practices or corporate legal departments. This paralegal training will provide students with fundamental skills in keyboarding, legal research, corporate law, and will build an understanding of trial preparation and procedure.


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Local: 703-875-1200 | Toll-Free: 888-841-3557
4300 Wilson Blvd. Suite #140, Arlington, VA 22203
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Diploma Course List


Arrow GE-114 Technical Mathematics
Arrow GE-115 Microeconomic Principles
Arrow GE-116 Ethics
Arrow GE-120 English Composition
Arrow GE-121 Computer Concepts
Arrow LE-100 Introduction to the Legal System
Arrow LE-101 Legal Terminology
Arrow LE-107 Legal Keyboarding: Skills, Speed & Assessment
Arrow LE-108 Family Law
Arrow LE-110 Civil and Criminal Trials
Arrow LE-115 Employment Law
Arrow LE-125 Legal Office Management
Arrow LE-130 Legal Presentations
Arrow LE-135 Legal Research

Program Details
Career Outlook
According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 28 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for paralegals also is expected to grow as an expanding population increasingly requires legal services, especially in areas such as intellectual property, healthcare, international law, elder issues, criminal law, and environmental law.”
The legal assistantcourses in Arlington provide ample classrooms and a specific area for legal assistant study. In addition, students have access to library and computer labs, which are open additional hours to provide work-study time outside of classes.  Also, enrollment provides each student online resources such as library services, a student portal, email and online companion courses.
Student Achievement Information
2010 ACICS Retention Benchmark: NA
2010 ACICS Retention Rate: NA
2010 ACICS Placement Benchmark: NA
2010 ACICS Placement Rate: NA
Federal 2010 On Time Grad Rate: NA
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Federal Education Loans: TBD
Private Education Loans: TBD
Institutional Payment Plans:TBD
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Institutional Costs
Tuition: $12,800
Reg Fee: $100
Lab/Tech Fee: $1,000
Books & Supplies: $2,100
Total: $16,000
Transportation and Living Expenses
Transportation: $495
Room & Board (Dependent, living with parents): $399
Room & Board (Independent): $796
Room & Board (Military, receiving housing allowance): $399
Personal Expenses: $251