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Computers in the Law Office

Important facts from each chapter.

Karl Kindt

on 15 January 2013

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Transcript of Computers in the Law Office

Chapter 1
What is a computer? Course Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/oat274/ A Computer is a lot of off and on switches. Chapter 1 Objectives:
1. Identify how computers are being used in legal organizations. 2. Identify the various computer-system components. 3. Distinguish among the various forms of computer software. 4. Understand the concept of metadata. 5. Recognize the ethical issues raised by the use of computers in the law office. Chapter 2
Word Processing Chapter 1 Objectives
1. Explain how legal organizations and paralegals use word processing programs.
2. Describe major features found in word-processing programs.
3. Identify what a PDF file is and how PDF files are created.
4. Explain what document assembly is and how it works.
5. Discuss ethical problems related to word processing. Document Assembly Computers and Ethics Wordprocessing Features Wordprocessing Features Chapter 3
Spreadsheets Chapter 3 Objectives
1. Explain what a spreadsheet is.
2. Describe how rows and columns make up the structure of a spreadsheet.
3. Explain what text, values, and formulas are.
4. Describe the types of graphs commonly found in spreadsheet programs.
5. Explain how copying formulas can simplify the use of a spreadsheet.
6. List and describe the ways in which paralegals can use spreadsheets. What is a spreadsheet? Explaining the Structure of Rows and Columns Formulas in Spreadsheets Chapter 4
Timekeeping & Billing Chapter 4 Objectives
1. Explain what timekeeping and billing are
2. Explain the computerized timekeeping and billing process
3. Describe the different types of legal fee agreements.
4. Identify why accurate billings are important to law firms.
5. List the basic features and functions of timekeeping and billing programs.
6. Describe how timeslips are entered into timekeeping and billing programs.
7. Describe how management reports generated from a timekeeping and billing system can help a firm.
8. Explain what electronic billing is.
9. Describe the factors for determining whether a fee is reasonable. What is timekeeping? http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/spell-check-your-handwritten-notes-with-the-dictonary-pen-20090316/ Creating Tables in Word 2010 Section Breaks in Word 2010 Document Assembly - Mail Merge Creating PDF Files in Word What is a computer & its parts! Where is the spell checker on a pencil?
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