Description : 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Focusing on how computers can make paralegals and legal professionals more productive on the job, this updated Seventh Edition of the #1 book on the market offers comprehensive treatment of computer concepts, including coverage of both basic software programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, to more advanced applications using AbacusLaw, CaseMap, Clio, DiscoverFY, HotDocs, Tabs3, TimeMap, and TrialDirector. Real-life examples, pertinent tutorials, ethical considerations, and up-to-date coverage of the most popular software used in all types of legal organizations help students develop key knowledge and skills. Each topic is presented in a clear and organized manner and includes examples of how the software is actually used on the job. The detailed Hands-on Exercises include Basic, Intermediate, and Advaned assignments to allow for a variety of skill levels. These extensive exercises allow students to apply their knowledge and practice using computers to complete realistic legal work.This edition reflects the ever-changing rules and decisions affecting the legal process (gathering evidence, managing files, filing with courts, working on electronic copyright issues, presenting exhibits, billing, etc.) and covers the most up-to-date technology available to help paralegals comply to new rules and better handle complex records and files. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE--BASIC delivers the fundamental computer skills necessary for success in today’s law offices. Ideal for readers with limited or no experience with basic computer applications, the book demonstrates word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and their uses in the legal environment. Hands-On Exercises for Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, as well as HotDocs and AdobeAcrobat reinforce the lessons for readers, while helpful in-text features like self-test questions, Web exercises, and ethics considerations add dimension to their growing skill sets. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Equip yourself for career success with this bestselling guide, which explores how computers can make paralegals and legal professionals more productive on the job. USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE, Eighth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of computer concepts, including the latest versions of common programs like Microsoft® Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint®, and specialized applications such as CaseMap®, Clio®, HotDocs®, TimeMap®, and TrialDirector®. With a clear and engaging writing style, real-life examples, helpful tutorials, ethical considerations, and detailed hands-on exercises to help you apply what you learn to realistic professional tasks, this proven resource will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today's legal organizations.
Description : The author uses this series to try to fight the information overload experienced during the 1980s and 1990s. Its concentration is on surveying important areas, providing an overview of recent advancements, and surveying interesting specific design or development projects to show how the state of the art is being carried out. Essays by specialists that speculate on important trends in the field, are also included.
Description : This paralegal-specific introduction to family law provides current coverage of legal topics. The chapter format is designed to be practical and approachable offering students experience with real cases and exposure to forms and checklists they will use on the job. Edited cases provide real-world examples. The brief paperback format gives you flexibility in course organization and opportunities for supplemental readings tailored to your needs.