Legal Transcription Training

Course Name

Legal Transcription Training

Contact Hours: 300

Course Description

The Legal Transcription Training Course – Legal Secretary Training is a great way to jump right into the field of law which training provides good opportunities to work at home. Learn all about the courts, documents, file systems, formats, and internet research for case law. Practice on real dictation, then find work.

This Online Program provides the most current and effective way to become a legal secretary-transcriptionist. You will learn about the profession, how a law office works, fundamentals of law, court systems litigation, and specialty law. In addition the student in this course will learn the ins and outs of legal dictation resulting in mastery of the subject.

The need for legal support staff increases with the litigation processes so prevalent now. Administrative law (local, state and federal government) requires massive record-keeping. Much of that information is related to recorded hearings. The hearings are transcribed by Legal Transcriptionists. The Department of Labor notes the requirement for staffing will grow exponentially in the next few years.

Assistance from trained legal transcriptionists opens up opportunities with those who have skill sets in this area. In addition, large national legal transcription companies now hire home-based transcriptionists. They eagerly await graduates.

According to the findings of NFPA (National Federation of Paralegal Associations) the need for legal assistants is increasing rapidly. The demand is for more than 200,000 individuals who are employable in the U.S., working in law firms, corporations. corporate legal departments, financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate and title agencies, state and federal governmental agencies, courts, public defenders` and prosecutors` offices, public utility companies, and community legal service programs.

This state-of-the-art home training program consists of 2 modules and 5 hours of dictation for your transcription practice. It is streamlined and comprehensive, more than you will need to find suitable work in or for a legal office. It is designed to teach the functions and processes of institutions in the U.S. legal system, roles and issues in the field, and selected specialties of law. It includes dozens of samples of dictation types and formats, terminology used in the law, complete with an abridged Latin dictionary. It reviews English grammar and provides all the typing rules, complete with the captions for different types of courts and actions. It discusses employment opportunities and provides dozens of websites for research purposes to enhance your educational skills on-line, in addition to opportunities to network for working possibilities and resources after you complete your training.

Please note: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated.


The student will gain a practical knowledge of this highly complex and prestigious field. Skills acquired may be used in all aspects of the industry including legal secretarial, legal assistant, and legal transcription. There are favorable work at home opportunities as well.


Assessment Tools:

  • Exams
  • Quizzes
  • Practical experience
  • Online exercises



  1. Parts of speech, sentences, subjects, predicates, objects, modifiers
  2. Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions
  3. Forms of punctuation, italics, effective writing
  4. Multiple practice exercises to reinforce the rules of the English language are included

  1. Provides exposure to the types of legal problems that occur in society, in general, and in the business world, in particular
  2. Various areas of law will be reviewed including Contracts, Sales, Agency, and Government Regulation of labor and business
  3. Ethical considerations regarding the application of the principles studied will also be examined
  4. By the end of the course the student should be able to recognize legal problems (“spot the issues”) when they arise, determine available actions, and make an appropriate management decision

  1. Office Operations
  2. Professional Image
  3. E-mail netiquette
  4. Legal Ethics
  5. Law Theory
  6. Legal Billing
  7. Writing
  8. Research/Citations
  9. Conducting Interviews
  10. Extensive Internet Resource Directory.

  1. English Grammar
  2. Rules For Report Filing
  3. Correct Transcription Techniques
  4. LT Practicum – Answer Keys Included