Using Computers in the Law Office,
8th Edition

Matthew S.Cornick, J.D.

ISBN-13: 9781337624985 | ISBN-10: 1337624985

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 528 pages

List Price USD $179.95


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.

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Meet the Authors

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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.

  • Screenshots in each chapter have been updated to reflect the newest versions of the applicable software, making it easier for readers to connect text content to hands-on work tasks and real-world scenarios.
  • Reflecting ongoing changes in the types of software and solutions used in today’s law offices, the Eighth Edition has eliminated hands-on exercises featuring Tabs3® and AbacusLaw, while adding exercises based on Clio®.
  • The author has carefully revised and updated hands-on exercises throughout the text, helping readers hone relevant skills based on current industry practices they are likely to encounter in a modern law office.
  • Illustrations, examples and exercises acquaint students with the special needs of all percussion instruments, and playing exercises provide more hands-on classroom experience for students.
  • Demo software available on the Companion Website helps readers to gain practical experience and hone their skills using the same tools they will encounter on the job.
  • Detailed hands-on exercises give readers opportunities to apply what they've learned, while software screenshots to accompany the exercises (and throughout the chapters) make it easier to understand and complete each step in the process.
  • Comprehensive coverage encompasses both common and specialized software frequently used in modern legal organizations, as well as a variety of skills ranging from basic to advanced.
  • Ethical questions in each chapter explore ethical issues involving the use of computers in the law office, providing valuable preparation to help readers navigate these potentially challenging situations.

Table of Contents

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1. Overview of Computers and Technology in the Law Office.
2. Word Processing and Document Assembly.
3. Spreadsheet Software.
4. Legal Timekeeping and Billing Software.
5. Databases, Case Management and Docket Control Software.
6. The Cloud and Social Media.
7. Electronic Discovery.
8. Litigation Support Software.
9. Research on the Internet and Electronic Mail.
10. The Electronic Courthouse, Automated Courtroom, and Presentation Graphics.

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Instructor's Companion Website for Cornick's Using Computers in the Law Office, 7th

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

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