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

Phone: 505.786.4100
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

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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.

*No less than 50% of all course work required for the Law Programs must be completed at NTU

 

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 RequirementsCredits
ENG-105   Applied Technical Writing 3
MTH-113   Technical Mathematics 3
NAV-XXX   Diné Studies Course 3
CMP-101   Introduction to Computers 3
Legal Assistant Core Courses 
Semester ONECredits
ADM-101   Keyboarding and Formatting I 3
LAW-101   Introduction to Law 3
LAW-103   Criminal Law 3
LAW-104   Legal Research and Writing 3
Semester TWO 
ITS-120   Microsoft Office Suite 3
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

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Program Advisors
Joseph Hibbard, J.D., Associate Professor of Law Advocate
Email: jhibbard@navajotech.edu
Phone: 505.786.4154

J.D., Law, Washburn University
B.S., Business Administration, University of Kansas
Member of Navajo Nation and Kansas Bar Association

 

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: 505.786.4100
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