LGL 282 : Legal Document Processing
This course presents the fundamentals of legal document preparation. Students develop the formatting and editing skills needed for processing a variety of both court and non-court legal documents commonly used in law offices. The course develops further keyboarding speed and accuracy. The course requires a minimum keyboarding speed of 40 wpm to pass the course. Three lecture hours per week. Spring
- Talk in general about professional associations to which they might belong and to be specifically aware of the advantages of membership in NALS—the association for legal professionals.
- Understand the process for seeking ALS, PLS, and/or PP certification – professional certifications offered through NALS for basic certification [ALS], advanced certification [PLS], or professional paralegal certification [PP].
- Perform legal office functions, i.e., receptionist duties, mail, telephone, scheduling appointments, calendaring, copying, faxing, e-mailing, preparing letters and memos, etc.
- Understand the ethical standards required by the legal profession and be able to apply them within the work setting.
- Use Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Excel in performing legal office functions.