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.

Snapshot

  • Format: Online course

    Hours: 42 hours / 4.2 CEUs

    When: Bi-monthly start dates

    Cost: $729

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.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. 

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

August Session – Register Now
Monday, August 24, 2015 - Friday, October 9, 2015 
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October Session – Register Now
Monday, October 19, 2015 - Friday, December 4, 2015
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Course Format: 
Online
Course Fee(s): 

$729

Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 42 hours of course work.
 
Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, you must have a score of 70% or better on assignments and on the final written examination.

This program is coordinated by our educational partner, The Center for Legal Studies, one of America's most respected legal education training centers. They offer legal programs nationally since 1980. These courses are taught by experienced legal and educational professionals selected by the Center for Legal Studies. 

Required textbooks for the Online format are:

  • Using Computers in the Law Office, 6th Edition, with Student Workbook and CourseMate by Matthew S. Cornick, ISBN: 978-1-1331-5837-0
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Highly Recommended Legal Resources:

  • Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition, $45
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