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, technology; Microsoft Office Suite; calendaring, timekeeping/billing, and case management software; Internet/e-mail; e-filing and the electronic courthouse; e-discovery; presentation/trial graphics. (Corequisite 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
  1. Portfolio
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 used in the legal profession using word processing software.
  4. Create spreadsheets that are typically used in a law office.
  5. Use different methods to extract information from a database for reporting or analysis.
  6. Track appointments and deadlines for law firm personnel using calendaring software.
  7. Create timekeeping and billing records for law firm personnel using legal-specific timekeeping and billing software.
  8. Document information regarding litigation matters using legal-specific case management software.
  9. Use multiple search engines on the Internet to locate factual information.
  10. Explain the requirements of e-filing court documents.
  11. Describe the technology available in electronic courthouses and the ethical concerns relating to its use.
  12. Explain the ethical concerns relating to e-discovery.
  13. Create a presentation using various types of trial graphics and presentation software.