Stetson University


Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-accepted basis if they meet the requirements for the program. In order to maintain the quality of our program, our class size (which we call our "cohort") may be limited. Once we have determined that the class limit has been met, other applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Application Process

Good programs require good candidates. With this in mind, we suggest that candidates meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Have at minimum a high school diploma combined with at least two years' secretarial/administrative assistant experience
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office™.

Applicants may apply with less work experience if they have an associate's or bachelor's degree or are using the program for professional development.

Applicants must acknowledge they understand that any NALS certification may be revoked for any one of the following reasons:

  • Conviction of a felony
  • Determination by appropriate authority of the unauthorized practice of law
  • Divulging the contents of any examination
  • Falsification of information on application form
  • Violation of the NALS Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Individuals currently serving a prison term are ineligible to sit for any NALS certification examination.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Lawyer's Assistant Program Application Form (PDF)
  2. Send the completed application form with a copy of your resume via mail, fax or email to Stetson University. Please send these materials at least four weeks prior to the start date of the course in which you would like to enroll.
    • Mail: Stetson University Center, Attention: Rosemary Cangelosi, 800 Celebration Ave. Suite 104, Celebration, Florida 34747
    • Fax: 321-939-7606
    • Email:
  3. Stetson University will review the submitted application form and resume and contact applicants accordingly.

Payment Options

The Lawyer's Assistant Program is a certificate program and therefore does not qualify for scholarships or education grants such as Stafford Loans or Pell Grants. However, students may seek a training scholarship voucher from Workforce Central Florida (WCF) if they meet certain WCF guidelines such as being unemployed or underemployed. Visit for more information and to explore the "job seeker" services that might be available to you. Students can also consider their eligibility to seek loans through lenders such as Sallie Mae or Wells Fargo to cover the cost of the tuition.

More Information

For more information, contact Rosemary Cangelosi at

Next Start Date: July 17, 2014. Applications should be sent as soon as possible.

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