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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*, Clio, 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.
System Requirements: Please note that the software demos require a Windows operating system (7, 8 or 10). *Microsoft PowerPoint application is not included.,/p>
Enrollment and Course Materials
Students are required to enroll directly through The Center for Legal Studies. You can learn more about curriculum details and enroll at Software Essentials for the Law Office, or by contacting CLS at (800) 522-7737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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