Software Essentials for the Law Office

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Course Information
Course Type
Certificate Programs
Location Online
Instructor Center for Legal Studies Term
Fee
$
729
Day & Time See Course Description

Course Description

This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.

Hands on exercises will prepare students to work with popular programs such as MS PowerPoint, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, Clio, DiscoverFY, HotDocs, Tabs3, TimeMap, and TrialDirector, as well as understand the common functions and purposes of similar programs.

Common billing procedures and payment agreements, accurate time tracking, proper calendar and docketing procedures as well as the processes involved in electronic discovery will be addressed through a variety of exercises. In addition, students will be presented with real-life scenarios and asked to identify and examine ethical issues raised by the use of technology in a legal practice.

Choose from 6 Convenient Sessions

  • Session 1: January 8-February 23
  • Session 2: March 5-April 20
  • Session 3: April 30-June 15
  • Session 4: June 25-August 10
  • Session 5: August 20-October 5
  • Session 6: October 15-November 30