Using Computers in the Law Office - Advanced

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Cengage Learning, Dec 27, 2011 - Law - 500 pages
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Created for those with a working knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database software, USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE: ADVANCED takes readers to the next level of proficiency with legal technology and imparts the more sophisticated computer skills desired by law offices today. From billing and timekeeping to electronic discovery and computer-assisted legal research, the book demonstrates real-world applications of commonly used legal software programs, and builds practical skills in Tabs3, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, TimeMap, Discover FY, Westlaw, LexisNexis and TrialDirector. Hundreds of screenshots provide context for the lessons, while each chapter includes self-test questions, suggested Web exercises, review questions and exercises, and an ethics question.The detailed Hands-On Exercises include Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced assignments to allow for a variety of skill levels and to help prepare readers for a successful and satisfying paralegal career.
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Contents

Overview of Computers in the Law Office
1
Legal Timekeeping and Billing Software
31
Databases Case Management and Docket Control Software
91
Electronic Discovery
156
Litigation Support Software
193
The Internet ComputerAssisted Legal Research and Electronic Mail
293
The Electronic Courthouse Automated Courtroom and Presentation Graphics
412
Glossary
448
Index
454
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About the author (2011)

Matthew S. Cornick, J.D., is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Emory University School of Law. He has been teaching Civil Litigation, Legal Research, Family Law, and Introduction to Law and Ethics to paralegal students for over twenty years. Mr. Cornick frequently speaks to paralegal associations and law firms on the topic of technology in the law office. He has served on the Approval Commission to the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Paralegals and is the author of A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FAMILY LAW (West Publishing, 1995) USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE, 7e, as well as Advanced and Basic editions of that text.

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