Nov 29, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

AOT 3140 - Legal Office Technology

Clock Hours: 120

Delivery Mode

Prerequisites: Completion of General Office and Administrative Support 
Specialist Certificates

Industry Certifications To prepare students for the Certified Legal Professional /Professional Legal Secretary exam with the National Association of Legal Secretaries;

Course Description:
This course introduces the student to the continuing and vital impact of technology in the operation of a successful law practice. Students will gain skill development in the basics of computer technology to include: typical hardware and software found in a modern legal practice and the useful computer software for a modern law office as well as how to effectively use the internet for research. Areas of focus include ethical obligations surrounding technology use; privacy and security; practice management; electronic discovery; information literacy (including advanced research techniques) and media literacy; and presentation and courtroom technology. 

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate ability to draft, edit, and print short legal documents by using a word processor and document assembly software
  2. Demonstrate ability to develop spreadsheets used in the legal environment.
  3. Explain the importance of timekeeping and billing, the types of legal fee agreements, and how computers can be used to expedite the timekeeping and billing process.
  4. Explain how legal and factual research are done on the Internet.
  5. Explain how the cloud is used in the legal environment, and demonstrate an understanding of security and confidentiality issues related to electronic transmission of documents/information.
  6. Demonstrate ability to use case management and docket control programs.
  7. Understand how to provide litigation support to litigators, including how to build litigation support databases, strategies for searching and extracting information from databases.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of electronic discovery.
  9. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in an automated courtroom.
  10. Explain the value of the use of graphics in litigation and demonstrate the ability to design and execute effective presentations.