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The [course_title] covers the basic concepts of the Legal system including courts, crime, controversy, law and crime, state courts, and legal terminology. In the course, you will also know about the process of arresting to arraignment, trials, and juries, appellate courts, etc.

You will know how to be a legal secretary. The section related to Courts, Crime and Controversy deals with courts, the criminal justice system, actors in the courthouse, criminal vs civil court cases, and law on the books and in action while the part related to Law and Crime explains the basis of American law, sources of American law, civil disputes, and criminal law. Apart from these, the section named Arrest to Arraignment describes the legal system of arrest, bail, preliminary hearing, grand jury, and arraignment. The State court section explains the basic rules of states courts.

Finally, the course will introduce you about the history of trials by jury, an overview of basic evidence, the steps in the trial process, the nature of the appellate process, and the various legal terminology.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Curriculum

Legal Secretary Introduction
Legal Secretary Introduction 00:06:00
Courts, Crime, and Controversy
The Courts and the Criminal Justice System 00:16:00
Actors in the Courthouse 00:10:00
Criminal vs Civil Court Cases 00:16:00
Demo 1 – Sample Entry of Appearance 00:03:00
Demo 2 – Sample Plea Agreement 00:08:00
Law on the Books and in Action 00:06:00
Law and Crime
The Basis of American Law 00:16:00
Demo 1 – Reading Legal Citations 00:05:00
Sources of American Law 00:14:00
Civil Disputes and Criminal Law 00:17:00
State Courts
State Courts 00:12:00
Demo 1 – Sample Search Warrant 00:10:00
Arrest to Arraignment
Crime and Arrest 00:13:00
Bail 00:10:00
Demo 1 – Bail Bond Agreement 00:04:00
Preliminary Hearing, Grand Jury, and Arraignment 00:06:00
Trials and Juries
History of Trials by Jury 00:12:00
Demo 1 – Voir Dire 00:12:00
Overview of Basic Evidence 00:06:00
Steps In The Trial Process 00:12:00
Appellate Courts
Nature of the Appellate Process 00:10:00
Demo 1 – Notice of Appeal 00:05:00
Demo 2 – Sample Double Jeopardy Motion 00:11:00
Legal Terminology
Legal Terminology 00:16:00
Demo 1 – The Online Legal Dictionary 00:04:00
Demo 2 – Sample Contract 00:11:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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