Secretary Courses

legal secretary
A legal secretary is responsible for a number of things at a law firm. Some of the typical duties of a legal secretary include answering the phone, answering e-mails, filing documents, preparing documents for court, and maintaining a law library. Legal secretaries are the best of the best when it comes to dealing with clients and being organized. For individuals that have these skills and love to work around the law, a position as a legal secretary can be a great way to make a living. But how do you get started?

Though a degree is not a mandatory pre-requisite to become a legal secretary, many law firms will prefer it and some even demand it. There are specialized degrees in most colleges that you can obtain in the field of legal assistant. Other degrees also serve the purpose as long as they are related in some way. Degrees such as in business administration always look good on a resume. But a degree as a legal assistant will let the law firm know that you have taken courses that have familiarized you with law documents and procedures.

To be an effective legal secretary you must hone your typing skills. A great part of your day will consist of your typing letters and legal documents so being a fast type is a necessity. If you lack in your typing speed, then take a course at your local community college as it will only benefit you in your quest of becoming a legal secretary.

Only the most organized individuals should consider becoming a legal secretary. Along with filing numerous papers and court documents throughout your day you will be responsible for the organization of the law library. If you are an individual that is a clutter bug or get easily frazzled under the pressure of organization, becoming a legal secretary may not be for you.

Above all else a legal secretary must be professional. Remember, you will be working for a law firm that has high priced attorneys and many times high prices clients. You will be the first voice heard on the phone and the first face theses clients see and thus be the first impression of the law firm. It takes a professional and tolerant individual to deal with much of the clientele that comes through the doors of a law firm.

Once you become certified and get ready to seek out employment it is important to study the different types of law firms that are out there. Some law firms focus on family cases such as divorce and child support while others will focus on real estate for example. There are many areas of the law so you will need to decide which area interests you the most and apply for those positions accordingly. If you’re not sure you can always join a temp service. This way you can work a few temp jobs at different law firms and see which style best suites you.

The world of high priced attorneys and clients at law firms is not for everyone and truly only for a select few. But if you enjoy the law and are extremely professional and organized, then a career as a legal secretary could be a rewarding one for you.

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Pathfinder Course n Applied Bookkeeping for Secretaries, Lessons


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Mr. Websters Andover Address and His Political Course While Secretary of State


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Regina E. Groves School for Secretaries, college course (1937 Madison Wisconsin)


Regina E. Groves School for Secretaries, college course (1937 Madison Wisconsin)


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Gregg Typing Book Vintage 1950's Office Secretary Rowe Lloyd Course 1953


Gregg Typing Book Vintage 1950′s Office Secretary Rowe Lloyd Course 1953


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Paralegal Career For Dummies


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Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery


Mr. Churchill’s Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery


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For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Laurie R. King, and Anne Perry, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary captures the drama of an era of unprecedented challenge—and the greatness that rose to meet it.London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her coll…

Administrative Assistant: The Training Course


Administrative Assistant: The Training Course


$14.93


The new Administrative Assistant is a team member! Gone are the days of performing only the basic duties of typing and filing; now the Assistant is a vital part of the every day business process. If you want to learn how to be exceptional and be a central part of your boss’s work processes, this is the class for you. Learn the professional way to handle the basics – calls, calendars, documents, …



















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All of the action in Without Warning takes place over the course of a 12-hour period. Terrorists have infiltrated a chemical plant and a three-man team gets inside to take them down. Along the way there are three civilians that play a role in the operation as well. One is a security guard, another is a secretary, and the third is a cameraman who survived a crash in his news chopper after it was hi…

Medical Secretary Courses

medical secretary
How do you become a medical secretary?

I’m thinking of re-training, and would like to know more about becoming a medical secretary.

Is there a specific course or qualification required – I’ve googled this and can see that Medical Terminology is one, are there any others? I already have pretty good administration skills…. but would these be enough?

Also what are the rates of pay like, and is there room for progression and development?

Any info or advice would be gratefully received, thanks you guys!

I work currently as a medical office in the job that I do right now, and this is pretty similar to being a medical secretary, except with a medical secretary, there is usually more of a concentration on transcription, as well as the clinical and administrative duties.

The classes that I took when I was in the medical office assistant program were typing, microcomputers (ms office — excel, powerpoint, word, access, outlook), business communications (typing letters), medical terminology, medical billing, pharmaceutical terminology, clinical procedures, medical office procedures, Word Perfect, medical transcription, and basic bookkeeping.

With the office experience that you have had within the job, you might be able to negotiate with the school on the business communication, microcomputers, and typing courses. The other ones I would recommend that you do, as some of them are complex, and would be hard to challenge. The office component parts, like the ones that I mentioned in the office experience there, you might be able to challenge.

The pay rate depending on where you live could be between 13 and 25 an hour for this position to start.

I hope that this helps you.


Medical Office Administration: A Worktext, 2e (Evolve Learning System Courses)


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To succeed in today’s medical front office, you need a resource that will help you learn not only the principles of medical office administration but also how to apply your factual knowledge to the many complex scenarios that may arise in the medical office environment. Reflecting Brenda Potter’s first-hand experience as an active instructor, Medical Office Administration: A Worktext, 2nd Edition …

Is There No Place on Earth for Me? (Vintage)


Is There No Place on Earth for Me? (Vintage)


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This renowned journalist’s classic Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of schizophrenia—now reissued with a new postscript—follows a flamboyant and fiercely intelligent young woman as she struggles in the throes of mental illness.“Sylvia Frumkin” was born in 1948 and began showing signs of schizophrenia in her teens. She spent the next seventeen years in and out of mental institutions. In…

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Invisible Darkness: The Strange Case Of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka


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Invisible Darkness is the story of one of the more bizarre cases in recent memory–killings so sensational that they prompted the Canadian government, in the interests of justice, to silence its national press and to lock foreign journalists out of the courts.To all appearances, Paul and Karla Bernardo had a fairytale marriage–beautiful working-class girl weds bright upper-middle-class guy and th…

Secretarial Courses

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A secretary training course is certainly one of the most sought after short courses of all time. It is also one of the most practical training ever considered by the majority. Like a typing course, it also allows people to improve some of their office administration skills.

Secretarial profession does not have a clear historical background. Some says that it originates out of the need of a person to trust while performing providing assistance to the owner of the business or information. Additionally, it is said that these secretaries had existed as early as the Roman Empire. They were, accordingly, termed as scribes and were mostly educated people.

The continuous movement in the commercial world had greatly contributed to the popularity of secretarial positions as well as secretary courses. As time goes by, more and more people with money put up businesses and create new industries. Because of this trend, the need for assistants and people to trust has also increased and expanded.

From the original description of the job, secretaries were then trained to do other administrative functions, so as to provide more help to the company or organization. They started to work on accounting books, write correspondence, organized files and documents, and perform clerical activities. The expanded responsibilities of secretaries have required them to study other clerical and administrative skills. So obviously, secretary training even a typing course are both old courses.

At present, there are different kinds of secretaries. There’s legal, administrative or executive secretaries; the classification depends on the person’s job description. Each of these types may require the secretary one or more special skills to perform their functions; however, there are skills that are always present in all of these types.

A secretary course is offered in different secretarial schools. Because of its variety, these schools also offer different trainings and courses to an aspiring secretary. Here are two of the most popular secretarial courses:

Legal secretary course – is for a secretary who works in law firms or any organizations that are related to a law practice. A person who would like to be a legal secretary is required to study and understand law procedures. This job involves filing legal papers or documents like court motions and appeals and even researching useful information. Acquiring a legal secretary diploma will give anyone a better chance of landing this job.

Executive secretary course – is a course for people who want to be an administrative or executive assistant. Originally, the work was more on preparing correspondence and performing clerical jobs; but, because of technology, executive secretaries are performing office management tasks.

Secretary training, like before, is available and offered almost everywhere.

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VINTAGE DICTAPHONE SECRETARIAL PRACTICE COURSE STUDENT MANUAL  RARE BINDER


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Signed BRIEFHAND  Carter Basic Course 1958 Cloth  Vintage Shorthand Secretarial


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20th Century Typewriting Complete Course Book Corona Vintage Secretary Booklet


20th Century Typewriting Complete Course Book Corona Vintage Secretary Booklet


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Mr. Webster's Andover Address and His Political Course While Secretary of Sta...


Mr. Webster’s Andover Address and His Political Course While Secretary of Sta…


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Mr. Websters Andover Address and His Political Course While Secretary of State


Mr. Websters Andover Address and His Political Course While Secretary of State


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College Course in Secretarial Duties Dorothy C Finkelhor HC 1950


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Gregg Typing Book Vintage 1950's Office Secretary Rowe Lloyd Course 1953


Gregg Typing Book Vintage 1950′s Office Secretary Rowe Lloyd Course 1953


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Administrative Assistant: The Training Course


Administrative Assistant: The Training Course


$14.93


The new Administrative Assistant is a team member! Gone are the days of performing only the basic duties of typing and filing; now the Assistant is a vital part of the every day business process. If you want to learn how to be exceptional and be a central part of your boss’s work processes, this is the class for you. Learn the professional way to handle the basics – calls, calendars, documents, …

The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Business Writing and Communication, Second Edition (McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Courses)


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Supercharge your writing skills . . . by the end of the week! In the workplace, your writing speaks volumes about you. Whether you’re crafting a three-line message or a 300-page report, you need to write in a polished, professional way—regardless of your position or profession….

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Secretarial Skills

secretarial skills

regarding secretarial skills improvement how does this affect the core values of the company?

Skill sets really should not be the a part of a company’s values. Core values should be about how they will operate their business. (honesty, fairness, integrity)

Skills sets would be more about a particular job. I would assume secretarial skills would be things like, typing, filing, communicating, using the computer and other office equipment.

However, if part of the “core values” or part of the company’s mission statement has things such as “always improving” or “continuous improvement”. Then an employee is expected to improve their skills set for doing their job.

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The Professional Secretary: Skills and Techniques for Recognition and 0814475760


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The Professional Secretary at Work : Strategies and Skills for Success  by...


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Writing At Work : Professional Writing Skills for People on the Job


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Writing at Work is for people who do or will write while on the job whether the writing be an interoffice memo, e-mail, a status report, a lab report, marketing materials, or a letter to a customer. The philosophy behind Writing at Work is that such writing needn’t be stale and unoriginal but can instead be a sophisticated piece of work that positively reflects the competence of its composer to al…

The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A best practice guide for all secretaries, PAs, office managers and executive assistants


The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A best practice guide for all secretaries, PAs, office managers and executive assistants


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The second edition of The Definitive Personal Assistant and Secretarial Handbook is the ultimate guidebook and “”friend”" for all management assistants, PAs, EAs, secretaries and office managers. Written by best-selling author and former UK Times Creme/DHL PA of the Year, Sue France, this book places special emphasis on professional development, providing help and advice on the skills necess…

Merriam-Webster's Secretarial Handbook (Third Edition)


Merriam-Webster’s Secretarial Handbook (Third Edition)


$14.49


From proper letter construction to international shipping instructions, from guidance on office etiquette to advice on purchasing software–this thoroughly revised edition of this classic reference provides practically everything the office professional needs to know to face the challenges of the 1990s, in a concise, easy-to-read style….

BMV Quantum Subliminal CD Secretary Success (Ultrasonic Career Development Series)


BMV Quantum Subliminal CD Secretary Success (Ultrasonic Career Development Series)


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Program your subconscious mind to be a successful secretary. Develop your professional skills to increase your productivity, enhance efficiency, improve performance and increase your success. Program yourself to rise to the top of your industry! Create life-changing results using advanced subliminal and brainwave entrainment technologies. Tune your brainwaves to specific frequencies simply by list…







Abacus at Work [VHS]


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Secretarial Training

High school graduates who have basic office skills may qualify for entry-level secretarial positions. They can acquire these skills in various ways. Training ranges from high school vocational education programs that teach office skills and typing to 1-year and 2-year programs in office administration offered by business and vocational-technical schools, and community colleges. Many temporary placement agencies also provide formal training in computer and office skills. Most medical and legal secretaries must go through specialized training programs that teach them the language of the industry. Virtual assistant training programs are available at many community colleges in transcription, bookkeeping, website design, project management, and computer technology. There are also online training and coaching programs.

Employers of executive secretaries increasingly are seeking candidates with a college degree, as these secretaries work closely with top executives. A degree related to the business or industry in which a person is seeking employment may provide the jobseeker with an advantage in the application process.

Most secretaries and administrative assistants, once hired, tend to acquire more advanced skills through on-the-job instruction by other employees or by equipment and software vendors. Others may attend classes or participate in online education to learn how to operate new office technologies, such as information storage systems, scanners, or new updated software packages. As office automation continues to evolve, retraining and continuing education will remain integral parts of secretarial jobs.

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The Training of a Secretary (1922)


The Training of a Secretary (1922)


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DOD Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness Training Challenge Coin


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Legal & Medical / Medicolegal Secretary Training CD  Dictation Transcription Key


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The Training of a Secretary (1922) NEW by Arthur Latham Church


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The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A best practice guide for all secretaries, PAs, office managers and executive assistants


The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A best practice guide for all secretaries, PAs, office managers and executive assistants


$15.08


The second edition of The Definitive Personal Assistant and Secretarial Handbook is the ultimate guidebook and “”friend”" for all management assistants, PAs, EAs, secretaries and office managers. Written by best-selling author and former UK Times Creme/DHL PA of the Year, Sue France, this book places special emphasis on professional development, providing help and advice on the skills necess…

Administrative Assistant: The Training Course


Administrative Assistant: The Training Course


$14.93


The new Administrative Assistant is a team member! Gone are the days of performing only the basic duties of typing and filing; now the Assistant is a vital part of the every day business process. If you want to learn how to be exceptional and be a central part of your boss’s work processes, this is the class for you. Learn the professional way to handle the basics – calls, calendars, documents, …

Merriam-Webster's Secretarial Handbook (Third Edition)


Merriam-Webster’s Secretarial Handbook (Third Edition)


$14.49


From proper letter construction to international shipping instructions, from guidance on office etiquette to advice on purchasing software–this thoroughly revised edition of this classic reference provides practically everything the office professional needs to know to face the challenges of the 1990s, in a concise, easy-to-read style….

Typing Tutor 7


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Typing Tutor 7 is a powerful new version of one of the world’s best-selling typing programs. It’s now easier to use, more comprehensive and more entertaining than ever! Typing Tutor 7 evaluates your strengths and weaknesses, then creates customized lessons based on your individual needs. And with three exciting interactive games, practice samples from over 100 well known books, and entertaining …







Abacus at Work [VHS]


Abacus at Work [VHS]