RENTON, Wash. – Elizabeth Jennings, a licensed practicing attorney and member of the Washington state bar association is now the lead instructor for Renton Technical College’s Legal Assistant program.
Jennings, who goes by ‘Lizzy’ said, “Teaching is an honor. I thoroughly enjoy the law and understand the importance of having well qualified and trained legal assistants in any professional practice. I also know that this training leads to jobs with good pay and lots of opportunity for career growth. It’s rewarding to see them launch their careers.”
Lizzy JenningsThe program, which can be completed in a year, prepares students to work in law firms, law-related offices, non-profit organizations and government agencies, as well as the court system as legal assistants, paralegals, legal secretaries, legal receptionists, court clerks, and litigation practice assistants. It has been offered for more than 30 years at RTC, but has continued to evolve to meet the changing needs of the courts and legal community.
Students who enroll in the program may attend classes during the day, evenings, or through a hybrid program which includes some online classes. In addition to the professional certificate, students have the option of pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree, which can be completed in just six quarters.
Jennings, who grew up in the Seattle area, earned her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. In addition to teaching at RTC, she is in private practice focusing on personal estate planning and probate. As the program instructor for the Legal Assistant certificate and AAS program, Lizzy is responsible for developing and implementing curriculum.
“We are thrilled to have Lizzy lead the Legal Assistant program. As an attorney, her knowledge of the law, legal process and the way law firms operate, is a real asset for our program. The graduates of this program are well-prepared,” said June Stacey-Clemons, Interim Dean of Education and Business Technology.
More information on the Legal Assistant program is available here.
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