Typically, a legal assistant’s resume includes an associate’s degree or a legal
assistant certification. During these programs, one learns legal terminology,
the purpose of certain legal documents, law firm practices, word processing,
time management, and record keeping.
While formal education is usually required, that’s not always necessary. Law
firms may be willing to work with an experienced assistant with strong clerical
skills. This person will receive on-the-job training for specific law firm
practices and legal documents as needed.