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Legal Transcription Training


The need for legal support staff increases with the litigation processes so prevalent now. Administrative law (local, state and federal government) requires massive record-keeping. Much of that information is related to recorded hearings. The Department of Labor notes the requirement for staffing will grow exponentially in the next few years.

Assistance from trained legal transcriptionists opens up opportunities with those who have skill sets in this area. In addition, large national legal transcription companies now hire home-based transcriptionists. They eagerly await graduates.

According to the findings of NFPA ( National Federation of Paralegal Associations)the need for legal assistants is increasing rapidly. The demand is for more than 200,000 individuals who are employable in the U.S., working in law firms, corporations,corporate legal departments, financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate and title agencies, state and federal governmental agencies, courts, public defenders` and prosecutors` offices, public utility companies, and community legal service programs.

Earnings for this specialized skill is between $15 and $25 per hour. Contracting for Internet work is generally based on "piece work," by the line or page. Let`s give an example: You could earn 6 to 10 cents per line or $1.50 to $3 per page. Once proficient, you should be typing about 300 lines per hour x 8 cents. This averages about $24 per hour. If you work in an office, salary ranges are from $27,000 to $40,000 annually.

This Online Legal Transcription Training Program provides the most current and effective way to become a legal secretary-transcriptionist. You will learn about the profession, how a law office works, fundamentals of law, court systems litigation, and specialty law. In addition the student in this course will learn the ins and outs of legal dictation resulting in mastery of the subject.

This course requires a Waveplayer. The device is a combination software program and hardware device, that allows the user to listen to standard digital sound files while controlling them with a foot pedal.

This state-of-the-art home training program consists of 2 modules and 5 hours of dictation for your transcription practice. It is streamlined and comprehensive, more than you will need to find suitable work in or for a legal office. It is designed to teach the functions and processes of institutions in the U.S. legal system, roles and issues in the field, and selected specialties of law. It includes dozens of samples of dictation types and formats, terminology used in the law, complete with an abridged Latin dictionary. It reviews English grammar and provides all the typing rules, complete with the captions for different types of courts and actions.It discusses employment opportunities and provides dozens of websites for research purposes to enhance your educational skills on-line, in addition to opportunities to network for working possibilities and resources after you`re working.


  • The student will gain a practical knowledge of this highly complex and prestigious field.
  • Will acquire skills used in all aspects of the industry including legal secretarial, legal assistant, and legal transcription.
  • Will be able to apply knowledge in a home based business or workplace.


FINAL EXAM (Covers all course material) 85% or better.

Successful completion of this course and final exam will allow you to enter the workforce fully empowered with the required capabilities stressed through this course of study. If a prospective employer asks that you take any tests, your training will have prepared you to do exceptionally well. You can also apply this learned knowledge if you choose to run your own home-based business.

course quick facts
course code DED2803
cost $899.00
estimated time to
complete course
120 Hours
course materials
6 Weeks

Jari Davis is the primary course author, and has developed an interactive online Paralegal Transcription Training Program, which information is presented, digested, and integrated into quiz formats, leading the student through very complex legal material in a rapid and easy fashion.