About This Course

This course may be available for college credit and may be used to earn an A.A. or B.S.B.A. Degree with an emphasis in Legal Studies through Adams State University.

*Students taking the course through Adams State University will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from The Center for Legal Studies.

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, CaseMap, HotDocs, TimeMap, and TrialDirector, 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.

Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

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

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Please call 1-800-522-7737 or email [email protected] for more information.

The Software Essentials for the Law Office is offered in the following formats: