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Legal Transcription

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 110 
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Audience: Any

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Job Outlook:
Employment of court reporters is projected to grow at a rate of 2 percent through 2024.

  • 2015 Median Pay - $49,500 per year/$23.80 per hour


The Legal Transcription program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as legal transcriptionists, legal word processors, or legal transcribers. Program graduates will be employable by law firms, attorneys, court systems, and other businesses requiring legal services. The program teaches the students fundamentals of law, legal ethics, and law specialties.

A legal transcriptionist must have a good command of legal terminology and how different documents are formatted. It is well suited to working from home since the files can easily be moved electronically. This program will review the topics essential to performing legal transcription work.

Upon completion of the Legal Transcription program, graduates can overcome transcription problems, such as inaudible dictation, background noise, and accents. Additionally, they will understand English grammar, rules for report filing, and proper transcription techniques.


Course Objectives

Legal transcription and legal word processor careers are a good fit for those interested in newer fields, grammar, legal terminology, working from home, typing, and listening. Since legal transcription is a newer career path, it is not tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics yet. According to Payscale, legal word processors or legal transcribers earn about $40,000 to $50,000 a year on average and many work from home, while some are freelancers. Legal transcriptionists are employed in various organizations, such as:

 Law firms  
 Corporate legal departments  
 Government agencies

Businesses require accurate legal records, so they hire employees to accurately transcribe and edit these documents. Employers highly values people with a good understanding of legal terminology, good grammar skills, and fast typing skills. As the new field continues to gain in popularity, the need for legal transcriptionists will continue to grow. According to, demand for court reporters (legal transcriptionists) is expected to increase by 2% through 2024.

The Following Courses Are Included In This Package:

Course Name Industry Course Delivery
Business Law Career Training
Legal Transcription Career Training

Topics Covered

Business Law: (25 Hours) This course is designed to familiarize business executives with the types of legal problems that occur in society, in general, and in the business world. Various areas of law will be reviewed including Contracts, Sales, Agency, and Government Regulation of labor and business. Ethical considerations regarding the application of the principles studied will also be examined.

Legal Transcription: (87 Hours) The Legal Transcription program is a self-paced, online program providing students with general legal knowledge and practical skills vital to becoming proficient legal transcriptionists. Individuals are prepared for working in a law firm or legal office, a service providing legal transcription, or as a freelance legal transcriptionist from their own home office. Areas covered will include an introduction to law in the United States and the court systems. Students will also learn legal terminology, specifically as it relates to a legal specialty. As well, major legal specialties will be discussed including criminal law, family law, and contracts to name a few. Students will transcribe approximately 20 hours of business and law documents to build their skills in formatting of documents. They will be provided with voice files on USB flash drive. The program will provide a solid foundation for the successful future legal transcriptionist.

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7 Real Reviews From Actual Learners

Amanda From OCEANSIDE, CA Took Business Law, And Said:

great program

Posted 2 years and 1 month ago
Kecera From Norfolk, VA Took Business Law, And Said:

Love how it is self paced.

Posted 2 years and 3 months ago
Josephine From MULVANE, KS Took Business Law, And Said:

Great, great course. Learned more in these 8 Lessons about Business Law then I did through my Bachelors Degree!!!

Posted 2 years and 3 months ago
Shannon From CHEYENNE, WY Took Legal Transcription, And Said:

I enjoyed the course

Posted 2 years and 4 months ago
Kimberly From Goldsboro, NC Took Legal Transcription, And Said:

I enjoyed using 360 training... i was able to get help when i needed it and in acceptable time frame.

Posted 2 years and 8 months ago
Chantelle From KILLEEN, TX Took Legal Transcription, And Said:

It was easy to access and navigate. Great resources and course materials.

Posted 3 years and 1 month ago
Kelly From El Paso, TX Took Business Law, And Said:

Its very easy to follow and the best part is it is done in the comfort of your own home an at your own pace.

Posted 3 years and 4 months ago