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Legal Transcription Specialist Program


Legal Transcription Training onlineProgram Duration: 6 Months
Course Contact Hours: 480
Student Tuition: $4,000.00

Our Legal Transcription Specialist Program not only trains people how to transcribe the information, but focuses on understanding the law for a more extensive and law focused career. Legal transcription specialists train to change audio dictation by legal professionals and various other recordings from legal cases into the printed word. Legal transcriptions might work with legal services companies, government agency or law firms as employees or as independent contractors.

This program combines a two course training track:

Understanding the Law

Legal Transcription Training online

Understanding the Law

Overview

Become involved in the investigation of the law and what it means to you. This Legal Transcription Training online program discusses how different elements of the law influence the individual, filling a space for people looking to know about several of the individual law issues which face people in their everyday lives.

Our Understanding the Law program uses hypothetical and real instances to illustrate crucial factors of the law and to inspire insight. This course additionally integrates comprehensive coverage of moral concerns and the law. Students will learn about international and comparative law in order to give the student necessary understanding for today’s global marketplace.

Prerequisite(s): None

Understanding the Law

After finishing this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the components associated with US law.
  • Understand the state and federal court system along with the role of the attorney.
  • Define administrative law and the classification of crimes.
  • Identify the elements of torts and contracts.
  • Comprehend how the law identifies with the individual in various situations.

Legal Transcription Training online

Overview

Legal transcription has appeared into the public perspective in recent times being noticed for its efficient and professional influence on legal records and is becoming a popular style inside the legal field. Legal Transcriptionists employ verbatim approaches to store, recover, and record legal information, and pre-trail and trial proceedings. These professionals make use of prerecorded information, as well as written material in order to compile reports. Legal transcriptionists transcribe material which has been dictated or captured inside courts, closed hearings, law offices, or through personal interviews. They accurately record all of the testimony, pleadings, interrogations, meeting minutes, and also hearings.

This Legal Transcription training course presents some of the most recent practices for transcribing as well as revising any sort of legal paper with accurate formatting, punctuation, and spelling.

  • Formatting and also terminology skills working with pictures of legal documents.
  • Real-world ventures dictated on accompanying CD making use of both national as well as global accents along with dialects.
  • Analysis of legal office procedures linked with legal transcription tasks.

Prerequisite(s): None

After completing this training program, you will be able to:

  • Type rapidly and also accurately.
  • Identify the transcription format with regard to civil litigation.
  • Identify the transcription style when it comes to probates.
  • Identify the transcription format for family law.
  • Identify the transcription style for legal instruments.

Certification

Upon successful completion of our Legal Transcription course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Legal Transcriptionist and will be prepared, in part, for the AAERT national certification exam to become a Certified Electronic Transcriber (CET).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 

Read Full Course Outline

Understanding the Law

Outline

Understanding the Law Module 1
Introduction to the Law

  • The English Source of U.S. Law
  • Modern Sources of U.S. Law
  • Types & Classifications of Law
  • The Relationship Between Law & Ethics
  • Using Court Cases
  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Separation of Powers
  • The National Government
  • What is Federalism?
  • The Police Power
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Freedom of Speech & Religion
  • Unreasonable Searches
  • Due Process of Law
  • Affirmative Action
  • The Right to Privacy

Understanding the Law Module 2
The Court System & The Attorney

  • What is Trial Court?
  • Appellate Court
  • Understanding Jurisdiction
  • The State Court System
  • The Federal Court System
  • Trial Proceedings
  • The Adversarial System
  • Attorneys-at-Law
  • Professional Ethics
  • Hire & Fire an Attorney
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Understanding the Law Module 3
Administrative Law & Crimes

  • What is Administrative Law?
  • History of U.S. Administrative Law
  • Administrative Agencies
  • Areas of Administrative Law
  • Agency Power, Process, & Action
  • Limits of Agency Power
  • What is a Crime?
  • Parties to a Crime
  • Corpus Delicti
  • Felony, Misdemeanor, or Infraction
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Crimes Against Property
  • Defenses to Crimes
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Procedures in a Criminal Trial
  • Parole, Probation, & Clemency

Understanding the Law Module 4
Torts & Contracts

  • What are Torts?
  • Torts by Intentional Conduct
  • Torts by Negligent Behavior
  • Strict Liability Torts
  • Damages & the Collection of Damages
  • Contracts: Enforceable Agreements
  • How are Contracts Classified?
  • Requisites of a Valid Contract
  • Third Parties in Contracts
  • Discharged Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Individual Consumer Contracts
  • Warranty Protection

Understanding the Law Module 5
Application of Law to the Individual

  • Family Law
  • Marriage Laws
  • Legal Consequences of Marriage
  • Laws Governing Parenthood
  • Protection of Minors
  • Termination of Marriage
  • Family Law Contracts
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Owning a Motor Vehicle
  • Driving a Motor Vehicle
  • Purchasing Automobile Insurance
  • Acquiring Ownership of Personal Property
  • Will or Inheritance
  • Mislaid, Lost, & Abandoned Property

Understanding the Law Module 6
Renters, Landlords & Home Ownership 

  • Types of Leases
  • Landlord-Tenant Relationship
  • Legal Remedies for Landlords
  • Legal Remedies for Tenants
  • Characteristics of Home Ownership
  • Dealing with Real Estate Agents
  • Offer to Purchase a Home
  • Financing the Purchase of a Home
  • What is Escrow?
  • Title Insurance
  • Role of Attorney in Home Transactions
  • Home Taxes
  • Home Insurance
  • Neighbor Laws

Understanding the Law Module 7
Employer/Employee Law & Estate Planning

  • Employee & Employer Rights and Duties
  • Classification of Employees
  • Laws Against Discrimination
  • The Basic Duties of Employees
  • Common Benefits of Employees
  • Rights Regarding Unions
  • Arbitration of Employment Disputes
  • What is Estate Planning?
  • Tax Burdens Reduced or Avoided
  • Matters Concerning Wills
  • Matters Concerning Probate
  • Living Wills & Advance Directives
  • Matters Concerning Trusts
  • Different Types of Trusts
  • Ways to Avoid Probate
  • Conservatorship & Guardianship

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Legal Transcription

Overview

Legal transcription has appeared into the public perspective in recent times being noticed for its efficient and professional influence on legal records and is becoming a popular style inside the legal field. Legal Transcriptionists employ verbatim approaches to store, recover, and record legal information, and pre-trail and trial proceedings. These professionals make use of prerecorded information, as well as written material in order to compile reports. Legal transcriptionists transcribe material which has been dictated or captured inside courts, closed hearings, law offices, or through personal interviews. They accurately record all of the testimony, pleadings, interrogations, meeting minutes, and also hearings.

This Legal Transcription training course presents some of the most recent practices for transcribing as well as revising any sort of legal paper with accurate formatting, punctuation, and spelling.

  • Formatting and also terminology skills working with pictures of legal documents.
  • Real-world ventures dictated on accompanying CD making use of both national as well as global accents along with dialects.
  • Analysis of legal office procedures linked with legal transcription tasks.

Prerequisite(s): None

After completing this training program, you will be able to:

  • Type rapidly and also accurately.
  • Identify the transcription format with regard to civil litigation.
  • Identify the transcription style when it comes to probates.
  • Identify the transcription format for family law.
  • Identify the transcription style for legal instruments.

Outline

Legal Transcription Module 1
Typing Practice & Improvement

  • Pre-Test Your Typing Ability
  • Finger Positioning Exercises
  • Typing Practice Games
  • Typing Progress Tracking
  • Improve Your Typing Skills
  • Increase Your Typing Speed

Legal Transcription Module 2
Civil Litigation Transcription

  • Initiating a Lawsuit
  • Summons, Caption & Complaint
  • Answering a Lawsuit
  • Calculating Time
  • Keeping a Tickler System
  • Motion to Dismiss
  • Answer, Counterclaim, & Cross-Complaint
  • Discovery / Judgment
  • Interrogatories
  • Request for Admissions
  • Preparing Correspondence

Legal Transcription Module 3
Probate Practice Transcription

  • Last Will & Testament
  • Self-Proving Affidavit
  • Living Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Probate Procedure
  • Representative’s Oath
  • Notification of Heirs
  • Notice to Creditors
  • Tax Reports
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Name Changes

Legal Transcription Module 4
Family Law Transcription

  • Termination of Marriage
  • Grounds for Divorce
  • Types of Divorces
  • Complaint or Petition
  • Final Decree
  • Marital Dissolution Agreement
  • Adoptions and Paternity
  • Petition for Adoption
  • Adoption Decrees
  • Types of Adoption
  • Motion & Order for a Blood Test
  • Order of Paternity & Support

Legal Transcription Module 5
Legal Instruments Transcription

  • Contract & Leases
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Corporations and Limited Liability Companies
  • Reservation of a Corporate Name
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws & Minutes of First Meetings
  • Stock Certificates
  • Application for Employer Identification Number
  • Real Estate
  • Warranty Deed
  • Deed of Trust
  • Real Estate Closing
  • Quitclaim Deed

Legal Transcription Module 6
Bankruptcy & Appellate Procedure Transcription

  • Bankruptcy
  • Voluntary Petition
  • Chapter 7
  • Summary of Schedules
  • Typing Citations
  • Citing Primary & Secondary Materials
  • Citing & Formatting Quotations
  • Preparing an Appellate Brief
  • Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • Part of a Brief

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Required Materials:

Understanding the Law

Materials Included:

  • Understanding the Law by Donald L. Carper & John A. McKinsey

Legal Transcription

Materials Included:

  • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18 Software
  • Legal Transcription (with CD-ROMs) by Linda R. Lyle and G. Howard Doty
  • Digital Transcription Equipment: Headset, Foot Pedal and Software

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  • Broadband or high-speed internet access is strongly recommended. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware

  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
    • Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X 10 and higher
  • Web Browsers
    • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3 (previous versions will work also)
    • Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8
    • Safari is not currently recommended as it cannot display certain Moodle editing menus for both students and instructors
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media-click on the links below to download the latest versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)

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