LAW 293S Cooperative Legal Secretary Education (3)

1 hour lecture and 9 hours cooperative work experience per week for a total of 144 hours of work experience for three credits.

Prerequisite(s): Legal Secretary Certificate of Completion program major; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 105; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 145; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 148.

Recommended Preparation: Students should be in the last semester of the Legal Secretary Certificate of Completion program.

Comment: Letter grade only. LAW 293S may not be audited. LAW 293S may not be taken credit/no credit. Foremerly LAW 193S.

This is a capstone cooperative education course involving an employer and the college that integrates classroom learning with supervised practical experiences related to a legal secretary career. This course provides opportunities that allow the student to apply and reinforce legal secretary skills learned in Legal Education courses in an actual legal office environment. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze their general and technical work skills as well as the business of law as learned in their courses. Job search skills are also emphasized.

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Hi, my name is Estelle Ogawa, assistant professor in the paralegal program at Kapi`olani Community College. I teach LAW293S, Cooperative Legal Secretary Education. This is the final course you would take in your legal secretary certificate program. This class consists of a cooperative internship in a legal-related office or organization where you can apply all that you have learned in your legal secretary program classes to the real world as well as gain added practical knowledge for your career. In addition, we meet as a class to discuss careers, salaries, preparing resumes and cover letters, professional organizations, national certification, and anything else related to a legal secretary career. I look forward to seeing you in LAW 293S. Aloha!