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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

 

Kirtland Instructional Site
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017

 

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010

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The Legal Assistant Certificate is intended to provide students with office skills and specialized legal knowledge and training in order to work as legal assistants under the supervision of attorneys and law advocates in the tribal, state, and federal legal and judicial systems.

The Legal Assistant Certificate program combines courses from the Administrative Office Specialist program, the Information Technology program, and the Law Advocate program, giving the student knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.

 

Estimated Cost of Attendance$14,020 / yr
Tuition and Fees $2,360
Housing and Meals $7,360
Books and Supplies $2,200
Transportation $1,600
Other Education Costs $500

 

Legal Assistant Requirements (36 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 1210 Technical Communications 3 ENGL 098 or satisfactory placement scores
MTH 113 Technical Mathematics 3 SEE CATALOG
NAVA XXX Diné Studies Course 3  
BCIS 1115 Introduction to Computers 3  
Legal Assistant Core Courses
Semester ONECreditsPrerequisites
ADM 101 Keyboarding and Formatting I 3  
CJUS 1110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3  
LAW 103 Criminal Law 3  
LAW 104 Legal Research & Writing 3 ENGL 1210 or ENGL 1110
Semester TWO  
ITS 120 Microsoft Office Suite 3 BCIS 1115
LAW 112 Evidence 3  
LAW 113 Domestic Relations and Family Law 3  
LAW 202 Procedure in Criminal and Civil Cases 3  
Total Required Credit Hours36 

** Please check course descriptions for the appropriate prerequisite course(s).

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Robert Yazzie, J.D., Associate Professor of Law Advocate
Email: ryazzie@navajotech.edu
Phone: 505.786.4368

J.D., Law, University of New Mexico
B.A., Sociology, Oberlin College

 

 

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Kirtland Instructional Site
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 609-5020/5017
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010

 

 

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