Legal Assistant

Duration of programme:
2 years
Study Load:
120 ECVET credit points
Type of programme:
Level 5 vocational education, initial vocational training (EstQF, level 5)
Programme format:
Part-time programme. Sessions take place in a flexible format twice a month from Thursday to Saturday and are suitable for an employed person.

As a legal assistant, you will work in collaboration with lawyers, judges and other specialists of the legal field to deal with various cases.

At the Economy School, you will learn to know various legal services and procedural documents. You will learn about criminal proceeding tactics and will be able to differentiate between various types of legal fields. You will be a good communicator, will act quickly and flexibly, and will cope with various situations. You will learn to understand various laws and their principles.

After completing the school, you will be able to work as a legal assistant in law offices notary’s offices, local governments, under bailiffs, judges or law offices. Your job will be to administrate legal services and to provide the initial technical legal services. You will be acute and analytical, and you will verify and collect the necessary data and will prepare procedural documents on the basis of those.



Modules of the programme:

  1. Career planning and entrepreneurship (5 ECVET points)
  2. Advising internal and external customers (36 ECVET points, practical training 7 ECVET points)
  3. Administration of legal services (43 ECVET points, practical training 13 ECVET points)
  4. Enforcement of legal documents (18 ECVET points, practical training 10 ECVET points)

Electives:

  • Private law
  • Special part of administrative law
  • Holding freelance professions
  • Meting out justice
  • Tactics in criminal proceedings
  • Family and heritage law

An 8-week practical training period in an enterprise must be completed in the first year and a 12-week practical training period in the second year.



Requirements for admission

The admission is based on a test and an interview to get to know the applicants, their suitability for the profession and learning motivation.



1 ECTS corresponds to 26 hours of student work, including contact learning, independent work, practical training and e-learning and, as well as a learning test.