Legal Administration
 

Organized. Knowledgeable. Trusted.

Attorneys rely on their legal administrative staff to work with clients, prepare legal documents, and keep the legal office running smoothly. Legal administrative assistants must be skilled in multitasking, have excellent communication skills, be knowledgeable about legal office procedures, and be discreet with sensitive information contained in legal documents.

International Business College’s Legal Administration programs are designed so that you learn the key skills needed to start your career quickly. As an International Business College student, you will enroll in courses that are directly related to the legal office environment, offering you the preparation needed to begin your career as a legal professional.

IBC offers a 10-month diploma and a 16-month associate in applied science degree program option. 

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our legal administration graduates Finish First!

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Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

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Paralegals and legal assistants are found in all types of organizations, but most work for law firms, corporate legal departments, or government agencies.

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HIGHLIGHTS

At International Business College, our Legal Administration faculty has worked in the legal field and they bring their legal experience to the classroom. Our smaller classes make it easier for you to get one-on-one attention.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.5893.6363 or fill out our information request form

 

 

With our Legal Administration programs, you can learn about:

  • Legal terminology
  • Legal document formatting
  • Legal research
  • Legal writing
  • Law office procedures
  • Business law
  • Client interviewing
  • Ethics
 

CAREERS

As an IBC graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! Employment of legal assistants is expected to grow by 17% from 2010 to 2020.20

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International Business College graduates work for: 

  • Private law offices
  • Legal services organizations
  • Banks
  • Large and small corporations
  • Realty offices
  • Mortgage companies
 

CURRICULUM

International Business College offers a diploma and an associate of applied science degree in legal administration. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful Legal Administration career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.768.2255 or fill out our information request form. 

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Written Communications 
  • Word Processing—Core  
  • Electronic Spreadsheets 
  • Introduction to Database Management  
  • Word Processing—Expert  
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System 
  • Legal Research and Legal Writing I 
  • Litigation 
  • Legal Computer Applications  
  • Client Interview and Communication Skills  
  • Legal Ethics 
  • Legal Transcription  
  • Legal Office Procedures  
  • Keyboarding I 
  • Keyboarding II  
  • Document Formatting  
  • Document Production  
  • Advanced Document Production
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at International Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $6,980
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $2,990
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $3,670
*Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

Associate Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $6,980
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $2,990
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $4,035
*Associate Degree Program is 4 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

 

 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.ibcfortwayne.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at International Business College. 

If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at International Business College. Students who transfer to International Business College from other institutions must earn at least 50 percent of the total credits required for graduation and at least 50 percent of the required core credits at International Business College. 

Because programs at International Business College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning, except as discussed in the Externship Credit for Experiential Learning section of this catalog. One additional exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

International Business College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Credit Transfer To Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credit. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at International Business College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at International Business College are not transferable to other institutions. 

Neither International Business College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. International Business College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.

 

GET STARTED

Our Admissions department is waiting to help you.  We will make it easy!

Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as an International Business College student is like!

Ready? Call us at 800.589.6363 or fill out our information request form

 

 

 

As a Legal Administration student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!