Using Computers in the Law Office

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Cengage Learning, Feb 8, 2011 - Law - 640 pages
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USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE, 6th Edition is the ideal book to provide readers with comprehensive, up-to-date information on the use of technology by paralegals in all types of legal organizations. It describes basic computer concepts as well as more complex skills and software programs, with coverage and assignments for Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, HotDocs, Discover FY, Tabs3, TimeMap, TrialDirector, and more. Using Computers in the Law Office covers important topics such as an updated discussion of electronic discovery, Internet legal/factual research, legal timekeeping and billing, litigation support software, and case management and docket control software. A variety of other topics are covered including WestLaw Next, Google Scholar, mobile computing, document management, security, ethics, the electronic courthouse and many other trends in legal computing. Each topic is presented in a clear and organized manner that includes many examples of how the software is actually used on-the-job. Detailed Hands-on Exercises ensure that readers will gain practical knowledge of these tools by giving them the opportunity to apply what is presented in the book and to practice using computers to complete legal work. NEW Discover FY demo replaces Summation iBlaze demo. Discover FY is an e-discovery/litigation support tool provided and supported by ILS Technologies. The ILS Technologies Discover FY demonstration version is a full working version of the program. This program demonstration version will not time out. Access the Premium Website to download the new demo.
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Contents

Overview of Computers in the Law Office
1
Word Processing PDF File Creation and Document Assembly
31
Spreadsheet Software
58
Legal Timekeeping and Billing Software
89
Databases Case Management and Docket Control Software
125
Electronic Discovery
148
Litigation Support Software
168
The Internet ComputerAssisted Legal Research and Electronic Mail
202
The Electronic Courthouse Automated Courtroom and Presentation Graphics
265
Glossary
283
Index
290
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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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