Legal assistant schools in Louisiana provide students with the education needed to become a certified legal assistant. Short term certificates can be completed in as little as one year and an associate’s degree can be completed in a total of two years. Trained legal assistants often perform the same duties as licensed attorneys except for giving legal advice or charging fees. Legal assistants are qualified to interface with clients, research legal cases, prepare court papers, and submit legal documents. Most graduates of the legal assistant program achieve employment in private law office and firms. Corporate law offices also employ legal assistants and the field continues to become favorable.
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