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Legal Computer Applications

Course Number: 10110175
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-110-175 LEGAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ...exploration of technology used in a law office including hardware, and general applications software, MS Office, and legal applications software for calendaring, docketing, timekeeping and billing, case/matter management; Wisconsin e-filing and electronic courtrooms; ethical issues and the paralegal's role with respect to technology in a law office. (Corequisite 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Describe types of hardware, software and other technologies used in the law office.
  2. Explain the ethical issues associated with the use of hardware, software and other technologies used in the law office.
  3. Create documents typically used in a law office using Microsoft Office programs.
  4. Track appointments and deadlines for law firm personnel using legal-specific calendaring software.
  5. Create timekeeping and billing records for law firm personnel using legal-specific timekeeping and billing software.
  6. Document information regarding litigation matters using legal-specific case management software.
  7. Explain the requirements of e-filing court documents.
  8. Describe the technology available in electronic courthouses and the ethical concerns relating to its use.
  9. Create a voiced-over presentation using several features available in presentation software.
  10. Describe the function of a paralegal with respect to technology in a law office.