This course introduces the student to law-related technology and applied techniques in the use of legal technology in the law office or legal environment. Students learn the fundamentals of a rudimentary initial setup and general document and exhibit management of an automated case from the beginning of the case through the trial. The goal is for students to learn case management, tactical pre-trial case analysis, e-discovery, and trial presentation technology including evidentiary, advocacy, and visual persuasion associated with using cutting-edge courtroom technology. Such skills are now expected of paralegals involved in any aspect of litigation or general case management.
Learner OutcomesAfter completing this course the student will be able to demonstrate appropriate technology skills as follows:
- Use computer technology applicable to law office management, document production, scheduling, research, litigation support, and communication with other systems
- Use specialized legal software applications (CaseMap, Concordance, SanctionsII, Trial Director, etc.)
- Prepare electronic case chronologies and trial presentations
Fundamentals of Paralegal Studies or consent of program director
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Paralegal Studies : Required Courses