Legal Computer Applications

Course Code: PLBA 2501

Academic Year: 2018-2019

This course provides students with the requisite skills for formatting and editing legal documents, producing spreadsheets and developing legal memoranda. Various exercises will be utilized in producing court documents that meet the requirements of the rules of the court or tribunal and the substantive requirements for pleadings, applications and interim proceedings. Students will be required to utilize government websites and other legal sources in ensuring that the generated documents are current and complete. For the accounting functions of paralegal forms and law forms, students gain facility in the use of accounting software that meets the requirements of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Reference will be made to the bookkeeping requirements for paralegal licensees, including the Law Society's online bookkeeping guide.