Software Essentials for the Law Office
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, DiscoveryFY, 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.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Computers
- Lesson 2: Legal Timekeeping & Billing Software
- Lesson 3: Databases, Case Management & Docket Control Software
- Lesson 4: Electronic Discovery
- Lesson 5: Litigation Support Software
- Lesson 6: The Electric Courthouse, Automated Courtroom & Presentation Graphics
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Continuing Education Units and Contact Hours
45 contact hours or 4.5 CEUs
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