North Shore Community College is making changes!

You can start your application today! As always, there is no cost to apply to North Shore Community College.

For Fall 2020, most of NSCC's courses will be virtual – including online, hybrid, and videoconference – to ensure our community's safety and maintain social distancing. Targeted courses that need to occur face-to-face on campus will occur predominantly in lab based classes, using social distancing protocols.

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Next Steps

Achievement and Outcomes

Learner Outcomes

Guided Pathway Sheet


Get in touch

If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 781-477-2215.

Program Requirements

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public 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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