Legal Administrative Assistant - Diploma Program

Train for a Career in Law

Prepare for work in a wide variety of law practices, including civil, criminal, family law, and more.

Program Overview

The Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma program at MTI College is designed to put graduates to work right away in legal offices locally in Sacramento or anywhere nationwide. Our program helps students learn everything they need to know to help manage a law office. Students who complete the program leave prepared to work in a wide range of law practices – including civil, criminal and family law.

Classes and coursework at MTI College place an emphasis on acquiring these office managerial skills. Students will gain expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite products—used almost universally in law offices around the nation. MTI instructors also offer one-on-one tutoring to help students obtain a better grasp of the skills they need to flourish in a law office.

Open the door to an exciting career in the legal profession by enrolling in the Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma program at MTI College in Sacramento. This diploma program is designed to prepare graduates to work in a law office as a legal administrative assistant or legal secretary. It offers graduates a complete set of skills needed to gain a solid foundation for working in the legal profession in law offices around the nation.

MTI Legal Job Placement Assistance

Graduates of the Legal Training program will have access to MTI’s job placement assistance. This free service provides students with resume writing assistance, proven job interview techniques, as well as other job search resources and coaching techniques.

Legal Administrative Assistant Job Description

Document preparation is the primary role undertaken in legal administrative assistant jobs in a law office. Attorneys count on their legal administrative assistants and secretaries in preparing and processing a variety of law documents to be used in trials, hearings, or other legal actions. These documents can include complaints, motions, summons, and subpoenas.

Legal Administrative Assistants are also called upon to assist in composing official and personal correspondence for attorneys. Other duties often include managing client appointments, greeting clients at the law office, filing important documents, and attending to bookkeeping tasks.

Review Gainful Employment data in compliance with U.S. Code 34 CFR 668.6(b)(2)(iv).


Related Documents

Program Assessment 2014 (PDF)

Program Highlights



A121A - Accounting
This course introduces the accounting student to fundamental accounting principles and standards as prescribed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The student learns accrual-based accounting for service industries, including the entire accounting cycle, and procedures for the internal control of cash.
A150 - Computerized Accounting
The course covers the uses of a popular accounting software package to solve accounting problems, simulating the working environment.
DA123 - Word Processing Concepts
This course provides a comprehensive overview of word processing skills. The course focuses on the creation, editing, formatting, electronic publication, and printing of standard business documents. Students will explore efficient document navigation, using graphics, preparing reports, proper source citations, using tables, and using the merge tools. Documents created will include letters, reports, research papers, flyers, announcements, newsletters, envelopes, and labels.
DA143 - Spreadsheet Concepts
This course provides a comprehensive overview of spreadsheet skills. The course focuses on the creation, editing, formatting, electronic publication, and printing of standard spreadsheet documents. Students will explore efficient spreadsheet navigation, formulas, functions, using graphics, preparing charts, and performing numeric and financial data analysis.
L110A - Beginning Legal Terminology and Office Procedures
This course prepares the student to work in a law office through instruction in legal terminology, law office procedures, and the preparation of legal documents. The student creates documents on pleading paper using MS Word and Judicial Council forms.
L110B - Beginning Legal Litigation
This course prepares the student to work in a law office through instruction in legal terminology, law office procedures, and the preparation of legal documents in the litigation process. The student creates documents on pleading paper using MS Word and Judicial Council forms.
L115A - Advanced Legal Litigation
This course continues the coverage of the litigation process through discovery, motions, and calendaring procedures. The student explores how all three impacts the litigation system, and creates documents on pleading paper using MS Word and Judicial Council forms and Abacus calendaring.
L115B - Basic Legal Calendaring
This course continues the coverage of the litigation process through case management and calendaring procedures. The student explores case management and document control, and creates documents on pleading paper using MS Word and Judicial Council forms and Abacus calendaring.
M110 - Mathematics in Business
Students learn the basic arithmetic methods involving whole numbers, decimals, fractions, integers, equations, and percentages. Problem-solving is emphasized and is oriented toward business situations.

Program Costs

Grants and other forms of tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact an MTI admissions advisor today!

Median Loan Debt Incurred by Students

Median Loan Debt: $6,211

*The median debt of borrowers who completed this program in the 2016-2017 award year. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Registration: $13,620
Books and Supplies: $1,319

Job Placement

Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 83%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 41%

Based on the number of Legal Administrative Assistant graduates in the 2016-2017 award year who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.

* Future results may vary. MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For a complete explanation of MTI’s placement calculations, please visit: Job Placement Rate Calculation


All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.

For admission to MTI College, applicants must –

  • Interview with an admissions advisor
  • Provide proof of graduation from high school or GED equivalent
  • Complete an application for admission
  • Pass an admissions examination

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