A legal secretary is an essential part of any legal team. In today’s legal and business environment, the legal secretary who has the legal, technical, and people skills to work effectively with lawyers, judges, staff, industry experts, clients, and the general public is in high demand. For over a decade, the UCLA Extension Legal Secretary Training Program (LSTP) has provided students with practical and substantive legal knowledge to work in this fast-paced and challenging career. Our program can benefit not only those seeking to become legal secretaries, but anyone interested in learning about the law office structure, the litigation process, and general legal principles.
With specialized and focused training taught by seasoned legal professionals, our program can prepare you to become a vital part of a legal team, broaden your opportunities for job advancement, and enhance your goal of professional and personal growth. Our 11-session course consists of a combination of lecture, practical exercises, written assignments, and exams.
Deborah Adams Deutsch has been teaching paralegal studies for over 25 years, and the LSTP program for almost a decade. She has taught subject areas ranging from Civil Litigation to Contracts, Personal Injury, Evidence and Trial Procedure and was the recipient of UCLA Extension’s Distinguished Instructor Award in May, 2013.