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The Full Disclosure

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Additional Law Office Professional Resources.


California Certified Legal Secretary (CCLS)


Certification is achieved by passing a comprehensive examination. Candidates are tested in California legal procedures, legal terminology, performance skills, communication, reasoning and ethics, law office administration, and legal computations. A minimum of two years experience is required and exams are offered twice per year.  To register for the March or September exams, click below.

Law Office Procedures Manual 

A handbook for California courts, this is an ideal training manual for new legal staff.  It covers civil, family law, bankruptcy, criminal, corporate, and more, and is updated biannually.  The manual uses detailed cross-references, includes examples of legal forms with step-by-step instructions, procedural checklists, and a glossary of legal terms.  Published by The Rutter Group, all LPI members receive a discount.

Legal Professionals Handbook 

Published by The Rutter Group, this is the most clear and concise handbook on the market!  It includes 24 chapters with detailed "how to" instructions  explaining why and what  to do and it cross-references code sections, statutes, and other legal publications.  Reviewed and used by legal professionals across California, it is updated annually by working members of the legal profession.  All members of LPI receive a discount.

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