Legal assistant schools in Illinois offer students a wide range of programs and degree choices to become a certified and qualified legal assistant. A one-year legal assistant certificate is available to students who want to complete a fast-paced career-focused program and be able to enter the workforce quickly and successfully. Students may also choose to go a second year in order to complete an associate’s degree in legal studies designed to qualify students to become legal assistants. The majority of legal assistant classes offered in Illinois schools include such topics as criminal law, legal terminology, criminal justice system, personal injury, family law, and office administration software for the law office.
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