General Legal Procedures

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to gain an understanding of the legal profession and the common procedures which take place in a legal environment. 

Through this unit, the learner will understand:

  • The legal profession
  • How correspondence and post are dealt with
  • How to record information through memos and attendance notes
  • How legal forms and documents are produced
  • How to make copies of documents
  • File opening
  • How a conflict of interest is dealt with
  • How to file documents and keep a reminder system
  • Case management systems
  • The importance of confidentiality and using common sense
  • The billing of clients and payment of fees
  • The law library
  • How to attend court

Coursework: Achievement test