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Using Computers in the Law Office - Advanced, 1st Edition

  • Matthew S.Cornick, J.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1439057001
  • ISBN-13: 9781439057001
  • 500 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

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.

Features

  • Application-Specific Practice: 'Hands-On Exercise' sections help readers learn the unique functions of each software program quickly, and retain skills for the long term.

  • Real-World Skills Development: All examples and exercises in the book demonstrate the practical computer skills in use today throughout many types of legal organizations.

  • Working Software Access: USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE -- ADVANCED includes access to working demonstration versions of the software programs used by law offices across the country.

  • Ethics Considerations: Every chapter includes an Ethics Question to promote critical thinking skills and inform readers of both the advantages and potential pitfalls involved in using technology in the practice of law.

  • Helpful Screenshots: Detailed screenshots of each user interface help readers better understand software applications by grounding the abstract technological concepts in a visual framework.

Reviews

"I really like the organization and the content of the material in the advanced chapters. It is organized in a way that is conducive to the way I teach the course. I love the content and I really enjoy this author's writing style."
— Elizabeth McCowan, Pellissippi State Technical Community College

About the Author

Matthew S.Cornick, J.D.

Matthew S. Cornick, J.D., is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Emory University School of Law. He has been teaching Civil Litigation, Legal Research, Family Law, and Introduction to Law and Ethics to paralegal students for over twenty years. Mr. Cornick frequently speaks to paralegal associations and law firms on the topic of technology in the law office. He has served on the Approval Commission to the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Paralegals and is the author of A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FAMILY LAW (West Publishing, 1995) USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE, 7e, as well as Advanced and Basic editions of that text.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Computers in the Law Office.
2. Legal Timekeeping and Billing Software.
3. Databases, Case Management, and Docket Control Software.
4. Electronic Discovery.
5. Litigation Support Software.
6. The Internet, Computer-Assisted Legal Research, and Electronic Mail.
7. The Electronic Courthouse, Automated Courtroom, and Presentation Graphics.
Glossary.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Paralegal CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code, Advanced  (ISBN-10: 1133278167 | ISBN-13: 9781133278160)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1439056951 | ISBN-13: 9781439056950)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM includes an Instructor's Manual, Computerized Test Bank in ExamView and customizable PowerPoint® presentations.

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1439056986 | ISBN-13: 9781439056981)

The Instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides chapter objectives, teaching guidelines, chapter outlines, answers to the text questions, and grading rubrics.

WebTutor™ on WebCT Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439057095 | ISBN-13: 9781439057094)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar, Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. Blackboard and WebCT components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each Webtutor may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including, matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class, or offer an entire course online, WebTUTOR™ allows you to focus on what you do best, Teaching.

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Designed to accompany specific Delmar, Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. Blackboard and WebCT components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each Webtutor may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including, matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class, or offer an entire course online, WebTUTOR™ allows you to focus on what you do best, Teaching.

Using Computers in the Law Office - Basic  (ISBN-10: 1439057060 | ISBN-13: 9781439057063)

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, timekeeping and billing, database, and presentation software and their uses in the legal environment. Hands-On Exercises for Microsoft Word (2010 and 2007), Excel (2010 and 2007), Access (2010 and 2007), and PowerPoint (2010 and 2007), as well as HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Tabs3 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.

Using Computers in the Law Office  (ISBN-10: 1133014887 | ISBN-13: 9781133014881)

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.

Student Supplements

Paralegal CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code, Advanced  (ISBN-10: 1133278167 | ISBN-13: 9781133278160)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE, 1st Edition.

WebTutor™ on WebCT Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439057095 | ISBN-13: 9781439057094)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar, Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns you into a front-row learner. Blackboard and WebCT components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each Webtutor may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including, matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices.

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133278183 | ISBN-13: 9781133278184)
WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439057087 | ISBN-13: 9781439057087)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar, Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns you into a front-row learner. Blackboard and WebCT components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTUTOR may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including, matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices.

Flash Cards Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285631730 | ISBN-13: 9781285631738)

Flash cards are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Quizzing Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285631757 | ISBN-13: 9781285631752)

Quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, quizzes are already included.

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Flash cards and quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards and quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards and quizzes are already included.

Using Computers in the Law Office - Basic  (ISBN-10: 1439057060 | ISBN-13: 9781439057063)

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, timekeeping and billing, database, and presentation software and their uses in the legal environment. Hands-On Exercises for Microsoft Word (2010 and 2007), Excel (2010 and 2007), Access (2010 and 2007), and PowerPoint (2010 and 2007), as well as HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Tabs3 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.

Using Computers in the Law Office  (ISBN-10: 1133014887 | ISBN-13: 9781133014881)

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.