Be part of the legal team

NSCC’s Legal Office Support certificate is a short-term training program specifically designed for students interested in acquiring the skills needed for entry-level positions in small to medium law firms. Training focuses on developing a high level of proficiency in keyboarding and word processing, preparing various legal documents, and understanding legal office ethics and procedures. Students learn how to prepare court and client documents related to various legal specialties such as litigation, contracts, torts, criminal law, family law, real estate, wills and estates.  

Degree pathway

All courses in the Legal Office Support certificate program count towards NSCC’s Legal Administrative Assistant Degree.


Semesters estimated to complete degree


2016 Boston-area Median Wage


Projected numbers of jobs for legal secretaries in Massachusetts

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Next Steps

Get in touch

For more information, please contact the Pathway Advisor for this program.

Phone: 978-739-5522

Program Requirements

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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