New Carrier Pass: Become a Legal Transcriptionst

transcriptionist_headphones_1Current economy state shows how well insecure and unprotected we are and how fast things can change in our life. Neither you nor your relatives and friends should get despair in case the destiny shows its back to you – the whole world belongs to you and why wouldn’t you use this opportunity and become a Legal Transcriptionist or work in a Legal Transcription Company?

Considering that you would only need some basic knowledge of legal terminologies and good typing speed yet it is difficult to find job even after mastering these skills. You may be able to find a job in Legal Transcription although many employers are looking for people who have proper credentials, which means they have completed an accepted legal transcription course (online or in school), which is a professional program leading to a Legal Transcriptionist Diploma.These courses include easy-to-understand lessons, supplements and special learning aids.

The course provided online can for sure be done from home. An online distance learning program is self-paced and divided into various modules that shouldn’t be hard to learn. The information given in a module is first tested and the next module is presented only if one fully grasps the concept of the first one. The state-of-art home training program is divided into two modules and practice hours for dictation. The module deals with the law and how it works and an overview of the profession. It also teaches about the U.S.legal system, roles, responsibilities and issues related to the system.

The course includes the basic rules of English grammar and typing rules. It also discusses the employment opportunities provides website for research purpose and for enhancing educational skills on-line. The study materials of the course consist of books, supplements, organizers, quick learning system and learning aids such as CD’s, video instruction. This material generally reaches the student 5-7 days of enrollment. All the exams conducted for such courses are open book. The exam may be taken online or through e-mails. Many transcriptionists further their careers into paralegal studies or even law. If one has a doubt, the instructor is just one call away.

The course will also include some knowledge about the criminal proceedings, life cycle of a crime, difference between criminal proceedings and civil proceeding and trial by jury process. In civil suits, it is important to be familiar with the terms associated with civil law suits. Other proceedings are also explained from filing a suit till its settlement. Special laws to be studied are personal injury, family law, administrative law and litigant,business organizations, wills and real estate, contracts, bankruptcy and patent& trademarks. The skills of a steno type and the phonetic language of a court reporter are also a part of the course material. There is some software that one need to master and some others which are handy for Legal Transcription which are the Hot docs, Word Perfect, and MS Word. You may also need to upload/download protocol such as FTP. For the training you will need a computer with internet access and MS Word or Word Perfect (legal version) and a CD player. Dictionaries are always handy.

All this sounds easy, but it should be remembered that self study and self learning requires extra commitment and patience. One has to be self motivated and study on his own to train for a better career. Some courses offer legal secretarial work with the legal transcription study. In addition to the online and college courses, many employers allow individual to train while being on the job and also train the new recruits if they have to work in the field of Legal Transcription.

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