LAWS260 Computers in the Law Office
Department of Business Studies: Paralegal/Law
- I. Course Number and Title
- LAWS260 Computers in the Law Office
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- LAWS100 (C or better) AND CISC100 (C or better) OR CISC110 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course utilizes a learning management space to supplement course materials.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course provides a general introduction to the use of computers and legal specialty computer software programs in the modern law office. Students use hands on computer exercises using professional software programs frequently used by paralegals, including billing software, spreadsheets and litigation support software.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning GoalsStudents will:
- Understand and discuss the computer terminology frequently used in a law office;
- Demonstrate their ability to construct legal documents, spreadsheets and computer databases; and
- Utilize litigation, timekeeping, billing and computer assisted legal research programs.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning ActivitiesThe following topics are presented:
- Database Management
- Creating and using spreadsheets in the law office
- Litigation Support
- Timekeeping and billing
- Computer terminology
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructors' course syllabus are utilized.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 4/99; Revised 3/05; New Core 8/2015; Revised 12/2015