Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-110-175 056284 Legal Computer Applications
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-110-175 LEGAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ...legal applications and ethics relating to: PC hardware, software, and technology used in a law office; legal specialty applications software for docketing/calendaring, timekeeping/billing, and case management; e-filing and the electronic courthouse; presentation/trial graphics.
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
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.