Legal Secretary Accreditation: QQI Level 5 - Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Legal secretaries are specialised administrators that are in very high demand in the current jobs market. This is an extremely important role in a legal firm. You will be in charge of providing support to a partner, solicitor, or multiple solicitors. This is a varied and busy role. In smaller firms, you can gain general experience in different aspects of the law, while in larger firms you will tend to be working in a specific area. This course will prepare you for employment in a Legal firm, Commercial or Industrial company, as well as the public service. It is ideal for those wishing to achieve a high level of knowledge and excellent proficiency in Legal Administration Skills. Applicants must have prior administration experience. Commitment and motivation is essential.
Legal Learning outcomes:
Identify the sources Irish law to include an explanation of the features of each source
Assess the role of the Constitution in the Irish legal system
Explain the meaning of common general legal terms to include plaintiff, defendant, injunction, in camera and precedent
Outline the structure of the Irish judicial system to include the hierarchy, jurisdiction and function of courts within the Irish court system
Outline the role and function of personnel within the Irish legal system
Explore the impact of European Law on the Irish legal system
Define the nature of tort to include the recognition between tort and other civil and criminal wrongs
Describe the proceedings in a Court of law
Evaluate relevant documents and legislation relevant to a specific vocational area
Identify the main categories of remedies available to include compensation, injunction, declaration, specific performance and judicial review
Evaluate the impact of European Law on Irish Law
Distinguish between civil and criminal, public and private and procedural and substantive law.