Course Detail: SFLO - Software Essentials for the Law Office

Course Description

This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software;database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.

Additional Information

Hands on exercises will prepare students to work with popular programs such as MS PowerPoint, Clio, Case Map, Hot Docs, Time Map, and Trial Director, as well as understand the common functions and purposes of similar programs.

Common billing procedures and payment agreements, accurate time tracking, proper calendar and docketing procedures as well as the processes involved in electronic discovery will be addressed through a variety of exercises. In addition, students will be presented with real-life scenarios and asked to identify and examine ethical issues raised by the use of technology in a legal practice.

Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Computers

Lesson 2: Legal Timekeeping & Billing Software

Lesson 3: Databases, Case Management &Docket Control Software

Lesson 4: Electronic Discovery

Lesson 5: Litigation Support Software

Lesson 6: The Electric Courthouse, Automated Courtroom & Presentation Graphics


Registration Deadlines

Course Begins

Register By

Course Ends

January 13

January 17

February 28, 2020

March 9

March 13

April 24, 2020

May 4

May 8

June 19, 2020

June 29

July 3

August 14, 2020

August 24

August 28

October 9, 2020

October 19

October 23

December 4, 2020

Required Books

Using Computers in the Law Office Bundle for CLS - ISBN 9781337889513

Recommended Books

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition - ISBN 978-1-4180-8091-4


There are no prerequisites for this course.



Course Resources
Software Essentials for the Law Office - Online SYLLABUS (PDF Document)

Available Sessions