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LGS 112 - Law Office Practice and Technology

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Technology Requirement.

Explore the technology that enhances law office management processes and procedures and supports the modern-day practice of law. Gain hands-on experience with software related to case management, timekeeping and billing, docket control, electronic discovery (e-discovery), marketing via the Internet and computer–aided report preparation and presentations. Lab fee $25.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in LGS 111 .

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.  Describe ethical responsibilities in attracting and serving clients, including solicitation, competence, confidentiality and conflicts of interest;

2.  Identify and use software commonly used in law firms;

3.  Complete a timesheet for billable and non-billable time; prepare management reports based on timekeeping records;

4.  Discuss on-line tools and resources for the law firm, including researching and marketing;

5.  Discuss docket control procedure and set up a tickler system;

6.  Explain essential considerations of records management, including document maintenance and electronic filing systems;

7.  Organize a client file and describe the procedures for opening, closing, retaining and retrieving the file; and

8. Display critical thinking skills in analyzing problems, conducting fundamental legal research to solve the problems.