COURSE CODE: 6735

Legal Administration

SCED Code: 12008
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FBLA
Non-Traditional?: M

Students explore various areas of law (e.g., civil, criminal, family, real estate, estate, and probate) while preparing for employment in the legal field. Students gain knowledge and skills in legal document preparation, office communications, legal terminology, client services, records management, financial records, and business ethics. Successful completion of this course may lead to an entry-level position in a law office, court office, law enforcement agency, corporate legal department, or to postsecondary education. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Administrative Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Court Reporter
  • Legal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Records Processing Assistant
Business Information Management
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Executive Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Receptionist
  • Word Processor

Pathway Occupation
Foreign Service
  • Diplomatic Courier
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Interpreter/Translator
Governance
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legislator
  • Lobbyist
National Security
  • Combat Specialty Officer
  • Military Enlisted Personnel
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Special Forces Personnel
Planning
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Economist
  • Interviewer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
Public Management and Administration
  • Court Clerk
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Government Accountant/Auditor
  • Mail Carrier
  • Postal Service Clerk
  • Postmaster/Mail Superintendent
Regulation
  • Aviation Inspector
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Transit Vehicle Inspector
Revenue and Taxation
  • Compliance Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Revenue Agent

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Executive Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Receptionist
  • Word Processor

Pathway Occupation
Legal Services
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Court Reporter
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Legal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Receptionist
  • Records Processing Assistant

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