Legal assistant schools in Oregon offer coursework to prepare students for a career as a legal assistant in a wide variety of law firms, corporations and levels of government. Over two-thirds of all legal assistants work in private law firms that practice personal injury, family, and criminal law. Legal assistants work as an integral member of the law team by conducting legal research, compiling reports, organizing and preparing court documents, interviewing existing and potential clients and briefing attorneys. Most legal assistant schools in Oregon offer associate’s degrees that take an average of 2-3 years to complete. Legal assistant careers are expected to grow much faster than the average occupation according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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