Take steps towards a successful career in law and learn the skills required to provide administrative support to lawyers with the Legal Clerk Training course. This comprehensive training program is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to fast track their career.
In this course, you will learn the differences between a legal clerk and paralegal and the key responsibilities of each role. You will also explore the UK’s legal and court systems in detail, with an introduction to the history of criminal law. This course includes instructor-led training and case studies covering topics such as legal writing, record-keeping and legal research.
On completion, you will have the administrative skills and legal knowledge to prepare you for a successful career in law.
The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
This training course is suitable for aspiring legal clerks and legal secretaries who want to familiarise with the UK legal system and the responsibilities of a legal clerk. No previous experience is required for this course.
To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.
Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.
Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.
The Legal Clerk Training is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
On successful completion, learners will have the practical skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of roles, with a wide range of salaries. Related careers include:
|Introduction to Paralegals||00:05:00|
|Introduction to Legal Secretary||00:15:00|
|Role of Legal Secretaries||00:15:00|
|General Duties and Day-to-Day Operations of a Legal Secretary||00:30:00|
|Legal Writing Skills & Proofreading||00:15:00|
|Research Skills You Need to Know||00:30:00|
|Transcription, Editing & Correspondence to Judges||00:30:00|
|Legal System of UK||00:15:00|
|History of Criminal Law: Church of England and Codification of Criminal Law||01:00:00|
|General Principles of Criminal Law||00:45:00|
|Agency, capacity, and mental disorder||00:45:00|
|Homicide and Murder||00:30:00|
|Theft, Robbery and Burglary||00:30:00|
|Courts, Crime, and Controversy|
|UK Court System||00:30:00|
|The Courts and the Criminal Justice System||00:16:00|
|Actors in the Courthouse||00:10:00|
|Criminal vs Civil Court Cases||00:16:00|
|Law on the Books and in Action||00:06:00|
|Arrest to Arraignment|
|Crime and Arrest||00:13:00|
|Preliminary Hearing, Grand Jury, and Arraignment||00:06:00|
|History of Trials by Jury||00:12:00|
|Overview of Basic Evidence||00:06:00|
|Steps In The Trial Process||00:12:00|
|Being a Paralegal|
|Working with Your Manager||01:00:00|
|Administrative Soft Skills||01:00:00|
|Tools of the Trade||01:00:00|
|Effective Time Management||01:00:00|
|Being an Effective Gatekeeper||00:15:00|
|Meeting Management & Minute Taking|
|What Do I Record?||00:30:00|
|Techniques for Preparing Minutes||00:30:00|
|Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting||00:15:00|
|The Minute Book||00:15:00|
|What to include/what to ignore||00:30:00|
|Motions and Resolutions||00:00:00|
|Method of recording minutes||00:30:00|
|Reasons for Meeting||00:30:00|
|What is a decision?||00:15:00|
|Minute Taking tips||00:30:00|
|Aspects of Phone Etiquette||01:00:00|
|Using Proper Phone Language||01:00:00|
|Eliminate Phone Distractions||01:00:00|
|Handling Rude or Angry Callers||01:00:00|
|Handling Interoffice Calls||01:00:00|
|Methods of Training Employees||01:00:00|
|Correcting Poor Telephone Etiquette||01:00:00|
|Mock Exam – Legal Clerk Training||00:30:00|
|Final Exam – Legal Clerk Training||00:30:00|