The Board of Governors of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, (LSI®) holds quarterly conferences to conduct the business of the corporation, and provide continuing legal education, with the annual conference held in May. Conferences are held at various locations throughout California.
Continuing legal education seminars and workshops sponsored by the Legal Specialization Sections are offered at each conference, conducted by respected attorneys, judges, and educators. The workshops are free to members of the Legal Specialization Sections, and a nominal fee is charged to non-members. Updated materials are provided for each workshop. Attendees gain MCLE credits for each workshop they attend.
California Certified Legal Secretary (CCLS®) EXAM
CCLS is a program of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, (LSI) providing educational programs and professional development. Certification is attained upon successfully passing a comprehensive one-day examination covering the specific areas of California legal procedures and skills, legal computations, communications, legal terminology, ethics, and law office administration. The prerequisites for taking the CCLS exam are applicants must have at least two years of law office experience and a completed CCLS Application approved by the CCLS Certifying Board.
Examinations are held semi-annually in March and October.
Legal Specialization Sections Regional Workshops
Sponsored by Legal Secretaries, Incorporated (LSI), Legal Specialization Sections are unparalleled by similar professional organizations and cover virtually every area of California Practice:
- Civil Litigation
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
- Law Office Administration
- Probate/Estate Planning
- Transactional Law
Regional workshops feature two all-day workshops in specific areas of law, and are held in Northern California in the Fall, and in Southern California in the Spring. Several $50 scholarships, sponsored by Janney & Janney, are awarded to workshop attendees. Information regarding the upcoming Spring Regional workshop will be posted on the upcoming conferences page of this website.