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Legal Secretary

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About the Legal Secretary Program

At OBC, we can assist in learning the skills you need to confidently fulfill the role of a legal secretary.

To be successful in the courtroom and in other kinds of litigation, law offices rely on more than highly skilled lawyers. Lawyers would not be able to do the quality of work they do without the help of office staff members known as legal secretaries. Legal secretaries are tasked with performing duties like preparing legal documents (summonses, motions, subpoenas), assisting with research, answering phones and other administrative tasks. They are essential members of a law firm’s staff that the practice could not function without.

12-month diploma

Full-time; Day or Evening

Job placement assistance

Lorain County & Sandusky

At Ohio Business College, we can help you learn the skills you need to confidently fulfill the role of a legal secretary. If you aspire to be a team player at a law firm who can do a variety of things to help the practice run smoothly, a career as a legal secretary could be for you.


In Ohio Business College’s Legal Secretary program you will adequately prepare for a legal secretary job in at a law firm. We will teach you everything you need to know in order to be a valuable asset to any law firm. In our smaller class sizes, you’ll have more access to our caring instructors who have valuable real world experience in office settings. The coursework in our 40 credit hour diploma program will immerse you in subjects and skills such as:

  • Legal Terminology
  • Business Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Office Computer Skills
  • Legal Office Procedures
  • And More!


An externship is a required component of the Legal Secretary program, which will allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience working for a local employer. You will graduate with tangible workplace experience to add to your resume that can give you confidence heading into your first job after graduation.

Our Legal Secretary program is offered at our Lorain County and Sandusky campus. In order to best accommodate our students’ busy lives, we offer day and night scheduling options. We do our best to work with students who have other jobs or commitments throughout the week. Our campuses are friendly and professional learning environments meant to improve your chances for professional success.

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for certification in:

  • Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Job Opportunities

At the end of Ohio Business College’s Administrative Office Professional program, you will be able to put your skills to use in a number of administrative roles, such as:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Assistant
  • Other Legal Office Roles


At the conclusion of our Legal Secretary program, you will be eligible for entry-level roles that are essential to the function of law firms and businesses that deal with legal matters. OBC’s Legal Secretary program will equip you with skills that will last a lifetime and be useful in your career even if you end up switching occupations at a later time. We offer career search and training to students in all programs.

OBC Difference

If you need help paying for your education, financial aid is available to those who qualify. Our financial aid staff provides FAFSA assistance if you need help filling it out.

Starting a new meaningful career is closer than you think. To discover everything Ohio Business College and its Legal Secretary program have to offer you, contact the campus of your choice or fill out the online form and one of our friendly admissions representatives will be in touch with you shortly.

We look forward to seeing you at OBC.