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    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.

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  • Subjects Covered on this Course Include:

    • Legal Terminology
    • Audio Transcription
    • Filing Systems
    • Legal Case Management
    • Legal Reports & Forms
    • Confidentiality
    • Diary Management
    • Customer Care
    • Irish Legal System

    Learners on this course will acquire:

    • Focused client service approach
    • Familarity with Case Management
    • General understanding of Irish Legal System
    • Familiarity with language, procedures and documents related to law
    • Appreciation of the importance of confidentiality in all legal communications & business transactions
  • Applicants must have:

    • Good proficiency in internet and e-mail use (including attachments)
    • Microsft Word Processing skills
    • Prior administration experience
    • Knowledge of document & letter layout
    • Touch Typing (minimum 20 words per minute)
  • Award(s):  QQI Level 5 - Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394

    Marks:       Assignment  -   40%

                      Examination  -  40%

                      Audio Exam  -  20%

    Grades Achieved

     Pass  50 - 64%
     Merit  65 - 79%
     Distinction  80% - 100%

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