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, 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 25, 2014 – Friday, October 10, 2014
#82864

Course Format: 
Online
Course Fee(s): 

$729

Continuing Education Information: 

7 weeks / 42 hours / 4.2 CEUs awarded 

Certificate Information:
Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia.

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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