Software Essentials for the Law Office

<< Back to List
Course Information
Course Type
Online Training
Location Online
Instructor TBD, TBD Term
Spring 2015
Fee
$
729
Day & Time

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, Practice Master's Tabs 3, AbacusLaw, Summation iBlaze, Trial Director and LexisNexis Casemap & TimeMap, 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.Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.Lesson 1: Introduction to ComputersLesson 2: Legal Timekeeping & Billing SoftwareLesson 3: Databases, Case Management & Docket Control SoftwareLesson 4: Electronic DiscoveryLesson 5: Litigation Support SoftwareLesson 6: The Electric Courthouse, Automated Courtroom & Presentation Graphics