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LEGAL 135 - Law Office Technology

5 Credits
Discusses basic and mid-level techniques and concepts, with a law office context, in five core programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. Introduction to docketing systems, legal imaging techniques and electronic filing.

Pre-requisite(s) BSTEC 120 with min 2.0

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Evening
Spring Evening

Designed to Serve Students in Legal Studies program, pre-law students.
Active Date 20220330T15:34:15

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • From the context of a law office setting, apply: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Creation of PDF documents
  • Electronic filing
  • Understanding and Eliminating Metadata
  • Case management Software such as Abacus
  • Timekeeping Software such as TABS 3
  • Litigation support software such as Summation
  • Trial preparation software such as Smartdraw

Student Learning Outcomes
Create and edit legal documents with complex formatting, including legal briefs with tables of contents and authority, to court rule standards using MS Office software.

Create and manage client records, accounts and track time, to industry standards, using current law office management software.

Demonstrate ability to electronically file pleadings and other court documents in local state and federal courts using current court filing cloud-based portals, such as ECF/PACER.

Create, manipulate, redact, and apply tracking numbers to legal records using PDF software, such as Adobe Acrobat, to industry standards.

Manage electronically stored data as part of the discovery process in litigation, to industry standards, using Electronic Discovery tools such as Relativity.

Conduct on-line legal investigation and research to industry standards utilizing free on-line tools.

Describe ethical issues in utilizing law office technology.

Construct an effective, up-to-date cybersecurity policy for a hypothetical firm.

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