ERIC Number: ED119756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Legal Assistant.
Steely, Robert D.
Following a review of the history of the legal assistant profession and the present status of legal assistant education, this document reports a study of the need for a legal assistant program at Kellogg Community College (KCC). A survey questionnaire was distributed to 106 private attorneys, financial institutions, businesses and industries, insurance companies, and judges and prosecuting attorneys within the KCC service area. Forty-eight responses were received (45.3 percent). Twenty respondents indicated that they currently employ at least one legal assistant, and a total of 40 legal assistants are currently employed by all respondents. Only six of these 40 have had formal training. Thirty of the respondents indicated that they would consider employing a trained legal assistant. It was estimated that 33 legal assistant positions would become available within the next five years. Based on the results of the survey, and evaluations of resource, facility, budget, and curriculum requirements, it was recommended that the proposed legal assistant program be implemented. The survey results are appended, along with a proposed curriculum outline and course descriptions. (NHM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Community Coll., Battle Creek, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan