Distance Education Diploma Programs

Administrative Legal Computer

The future is bright. Employment is projected to grow faster than average.

Average Salary $39,369

Training time: 45 weeks

Start a career in Administrative Legal Computer

Do you want a career with real prospects? Get into legal administration! It is estimated that during 2009-2018 there will be over 63,000 job openings with only about 9,000 professionals ready to fill the positions. With this kind of evidence, there has never been a better time to get into the legal field.

In today’s law office, the legal administrative assistant performs valuable administrative and clerical support to ensure that law firms function efficiently such as legal research, draft legal documents, prepare case briefs, file court documents, organize and maintain documents and perform general office duties such as office reception, preparing correspondence and filing. In addition to understanding the procedures of a legal office, the Administrative Legal Computer program also provides training in traditional office administration skills – giving graduates an opportunity for diversity.

Lawyers and other legal professionals are constantly looking for both experienced and entry-level candidates. A career in the legal profession is both prestigious and rewarding. It is time for you to raise the bar!

What You Need to Get There

Employers Recognize Industry Certification. Stay ahead of your competitors! Get job ready and become industry-certified by obtaining the Microsoft Word and Excel Certifications .

Administrative Legal Computer

Administrative Legal Computer Diploma Program

Includes all of these courses:

Discovering the Internet Course
Law Office Procedures Course
Discovering Computers 2014 Course
Microsoft Word 2013 Course
Microsoft Access 2013 Course
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Course
Microsoft Windows 8 Course
OH&S Course
Introduction to Law Course
Apply Now

Program Cost:

MDE Provides Flexible Training and Quick Online Courses that Lead to Real Jobs

If your aim is to work in any of these fields, then THIS program is for you:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Estate Assistant
  • Family Law Legal Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Researcher
  • Litigation Legal Assistant
  • Real Estate Law Assistant
  • Real Estate Law Clerk
  • Wills and Estates Legal Assistant

Detailed Content

MDE programs contain practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Each lesson introduces fundamental skills followed by practice exercises to help you apply the material you've learned, and testing to ensure you've learned the objectives.

Discovering Computers 2014

As technology continues to advance, computers are a part of everyday life.  This makes computer knowledge vital to success in today's world. 

To properly make full use of your computer, you will learn about the hardware needed, the best software to use, and how to navigate the Internet.  You also will discover how to input information and get information (or output) from your computer!

Learn the history of computers and the Internet to see just how far technology has advanced!

Discovering the Internet

This course is an introduction to using the Internet and the World Wide Web.  Learn to find information, communicate with others and conduct business.  Explore a wide range of topics such as; connecting to the Internet, navigating a Web page, online communications, and protecting your computer from viruses.

Email is one of the most popular features of the Internet. Explore elements of an email, email etiquette, learn how to review an incoming email and to compose and send an email.

Once you have mastered the basics, you will then learn to get more out of the Internet. Learn to shop online, manage your personal finances, research topics, play online games, and find information on news, sports and weather!

Introduction to Law

Law is an essential part of Canada's culture. To operate a democratic and orderly society it is vital to have a broad knowledge and understanding of the law.

You will develop legal knowledge; studying key terms relating to the law. Take an in-depth look at Criminal Law, Civil Law, Family Law and Contract Law. Study recent cases and learn to apply your knowledge to those cases. You will also develop research skills, improve communication skills and learn to think more critically.

Law Office Procedures

You will start learning general office procedures; telephone etiquette, use of office equipment, and management of correspondence. Then the practices and procedures specific to lhe aw will be introduced; ethical obligations, managing client dockets, legal citations, preparing law reports and court documents. Learn to prepare documentation pertaining to wills and estates, civil law, family law, personal and real estate property, and criminal law.

Gain the added advantage of learning the “soft skills’ employers seek out in their best employees, such as, self-discipline, organization, time management and multi-tasking.

Microsoft Access 2013

Microsoft Access is a powerful database software, enabling you to create, query, and maintain databases. Organizations and individuals benefit from storing data in a database and using Access to manage the database. One of the major advantages is the capability to easily find the answers to questions and queries.

You will learn to enter, sort, or delete data or use special features to design and use custom forms and professional looking reports.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

You will learn to create well-designed presentations using slides layouts, placeholders, themes, transitions, and animations.

PowerPoint has extensive and easy to use formatting and editing features, which enables you to organize information into powerful presentations. You can also use PowerPoint to create transparencies, paper printouts, slides, and handouts to aid you with your presentation.

You will learn to make slides that contain text, images, clip art, movies, audio, graphs, and tables.

Microsoft Windows 8

Expand your understanding of Windows 8 through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead.

Windows 8 introduces a brand new way of interacting with computers and mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.  The new interface, which includes tiles, charms, and apps, will revolutionize how people work.

This course will teach the new interface and approach in a way that is easy to learn; exposing you to real-world examples and procedures preparing you to be a skilled operating system user upon completion.

Windows 8 can be customized to fit your individual needs. You will learn skills to use in your personal and professional life such as; to customize desktops, to install hardware and software, to manage folders, to perform advanced searches, to create a document, to save pictures, and to play a music file.

Microsoft Word 2013

This course covers Word 2013 and teaches via step by step video tutorials. You will learn to create, edit and format documents; creating MLA-style research papers; working with tables; using advanced page layout techniques; working with graphics; performing a mail merge; and collaborating with others.

Explore concepts such as changing document settings, creating letterhead, editing and formatting tables. You‘ll learn to create, review, and publish important documents; sharing them in print, through e-mail, and on the web.


No matter what type of business or industry you work in, there’s a need for safety practices and procedures. Every year in Canada, many preventable workplace accidents occur. All workers are equally responsible to help prevent these accidents from happening.

Why wait for bad things to happen? Prepare for today.

This Occupational Health and Safety Course will explain employer and employee rights, explore roles and responsibilities as well as examine OH&S Legislation in jurisdictions throughout Canada.

Lessons You Will Learn

Lesson 1: Digital Literacy Introducing a World of Technology
Lesson 2: The Internet; Accessing, Searching, Sharing, and Communicating
Lesson 3: Computers and Mobile Devices; Evaluating the Possibilities
Lesson 4: Programs and Apps; Using Software at Work, School, and Home
Lesson 5: Digital Safety and Security; Identifying Threats, Issues, and Defenses
Lesson 6: Inside Computers and Mobile Devices; Exploring the Components
Lesson 7: Input and Output; Examining Popular Devices
Lesson 8: Digital Storage; Preserving on Media and in the Cloud
Lesson 9: Operating Systems; Managing, Coordinating, and Monitoring Resources
Lesson 1: Into the Internet
Lesson 2: Browsing the Web
Lesson 3: Searching the Web
Lesson 4: Communicating Online
Lesson 5: Getting More Out of the Internet
Lesson 1: Law: Its Purpose and History
Lesson 2: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Lesson 3: Human Rights in Canada
Lesson 4: Introduction to Criminial Law
Lesson 5: The Police - Investigation, Arrest and Bringing the Accused to Trial
Lesson 6: Trial Procedures
Lesson 7: Criminal Code Offences
Lesson 8: Criminal Defences
Lesson 9: From Sentencing to Release
Lesson 10: The Youth Justice System
Lesson 11: Resolving Civil Disputes
Lesson 12: Negligence and other Torts
Lesson 13: Marriage, Divorce, and the Family
Lesson 14: Division of Property and Support
Lesson 15: Elements of a Contract
Lesson 16: Dispute Resolution
Lesson 1: The Legal Environment
Lesson 2: Procedures and Practices in the Law Office
Lesson 3: Client Records
Lesson 4: Legal Correspondence: memoranda and Letters
Lesson 5: Client Dockets and Accounts
Lesson 6: Legal Citations
Lesson 7: Introduction to Legal Documents
Lesson 8: Introduction to Civil Litigation
Lesson 9: Preparing Court Documents
Lesson 10: The Originating Process
Lesson 11: Serving and Filing Court Documents
Lesson 12: Responses to Originating Process
Lesson 13: Notices, Notice of Motion, Consents, and Requisitions
Lesson 14: Proceeding to Trial: General Actions
Lesson 15: Application Proceedings
Lesson 16: Orders, Judgements, and Costs
Lesson 17: Disposition of Actions without Trial
Lesson 18: Introduction to Family Law
Lesson 19: Family Law Proceedings
Lesson 20: Introduction to Real Estate
Lesson 21: Transfer/Deed
Lesson 22: Charge/Mortgage of Land
Lesson 23: Discharge of Charge
Lesson 24: Commencing the Real Estate Transaction
Lesson 25: Acting for Vendor
Lesson 26: Acting for Purchaser
Lesson 27: Closing the Real Estate Transaction
Lesson 28: Introduction to Corporate Practice
Lesson 29: Incorporating an Ontario Corporation
Lesson 30: Corporate By-Laws, Meetings, Minutes, and Resolutions
Lesson 31: Corporate Securities, Records and Changes
Lesson 32: Wills and Powers of Attorney
Lesson 33: Administration of Estates
Lesson 34: Settling the Estate
Lesson 1: Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction
Lesson 2: Querying a Database
Lesson 3: Maintaining a Database
Lesson 4: Creating Reports and Forms
Lesson 5: Multiple-Table Forms
Lesson 6: Advanced Report Techniques
Lesson 7: Advanced Form Techniques
Lesson 1: Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures
Lesson 2: Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt
Lesson 3: Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation
Lesson 4: Creating and Formatting Information Graphics
Lesson 5: Collaborating on and Delivering a Presentation
Lesson 6: Navigating Presentations Using Hyperlinks and Action Buttons
Lesson 7: Creating a Self-Running Presentation Containing Animation
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Windows 8
Lesson 2: File and Folder Management
Lesson 3: Personalizing Windows
Lesson 4: Connecting to the Internet
Lesson 5: Working with the Windows Desktop
Lesson 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with Pictures
Lesson 2: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources
Lesson 3: Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table
Lesson 4: Creating a Document with a Title Page, Lists, Tables and a Watermark
Lesson 5: Using a Template to Create a Resume and Sharing a Finished Document
Lesson 6: Generating Form Letters, Mailing Labels, and a Directory
Lesson 7: Creating a Newsletter with a Pull-Quote and Graphics
Lesson 1: Glossary & Introduction
Lesson 2: The Department, The Division, and The Act
Lesson 3: Employer, Employees, and Safety Officers: Roles and Responsibilities
Lesson 4: OH&S Responsibilities for Organizations
Lesson 5: Workers’ Rights – The 4 R’s
Lesson 6: Information Regarding OH&S Legislation in Other Provinces


Certification exams for this program include:

What You Get

You receive all of this and more with your education

What's Included

What You Can Expect

  • Microsoft Specialist Certification Exam Vouchers
  • Practical hands-on exercises that reinforce critical skills
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned into context
  • Simulation tutorials
  • Unlimited Support