Software Essentials for the Law Office-Online



This 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 will 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 you to work with popular programs such as MS PowerPoint*, Clio, and LexisNexis CaseMap and TimeMap, as well as understand the common functions and purposes of similar programs. Through a variety of exercises, you will address common billing procedures and payment agreements, accurate time tracking, proper calendar and docketing procedures, as well as the processes involved in electronic discovery. In addition, you 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.

This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend approximately 9 hours per lesson reading and completing writing assignments. Please note that extensions will not be granted. This course is the equivalent of at least 50 clock hours of study. 70% is the minimum passing score on all tests and assignments.

System Requirements: Please note that the software demos require a Windows operating system (7, 8 or 10).

*Microsoft PowerPoint application is not included.

Required Textbook

  • Using Computers in the Law Office, 8th Edition, with MindTap by Matthew S. Cornick, ISBN: 9781337889513

Highly Recommended Legal Resource

  • Oran’s Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition, by Daniel Oran. Clifton Park: Delmar Cengage Learning
     

For more information, call The Center for Legal Studies at 800.522.7737 or visit their Online Store to order.

Name Session Dates Location Format Registration Dates
Software Essentials for the Law Office-Online10/18/21 - 12/03/21Online06/04/21 - 10/15/21  REGISTER NOW
Software Essentials for the Law Office-Online01/10/22 - 02/25/22Online08/06/21 - 01/07/22  REGISTER NOW
Software Essentials for the Law Office-Online08/23/21 - 10/08/21Online04/09/21 - 08/20/21  REGISTER NOW