PLG 130 - Technology in the Law

Course Description

This course is a general introduction to the use and the application of legal specialty software programs in the modern practice of law. Covers law office applications of client management software, billing software, LexisNexis® Academic, and various state and federal websites. Students will use appropriate software to perform client conflicts checks, for timekeeping and file management, to prepare and maintain a database for each client, to organize and safeguard documentary evidence, and to assist during trial preparation and trial.

Upon sucessful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify and use productivity software applicable to various business and legal environments.
Comprehend the impact of modern technologies on law office and courtroom procedures and apply such technologies and management software to assigned hypothetical legal work and tasks.
Apply the relevant computer software and applications applicable to legal environments.
Apply communication and collaboration applications commonly used in the legal and business environments.
Identify the ethical and privacy issues that arise from the use of technology and the law.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Information Technology (TC)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ENG 050 and REA 050