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COMP 59

This course provides an introduction to standard computer applications commonly used in a legal office environment, focusing on enabling students to work efficiently and productively. The fundamentals of word processing in MS Word will be applied in the context of legal correspondence, memoranda, and basic legal documents, using correct formatting, spelling, and grammar. Students learn to create professional spreadsheets through Excel. Personal information management systems are also introduced. Emphasis will be placed on building strong and accurate keyboarding and formatting skills. In addition to business software applications, students will become acquainted with professional standards regarding communication by electronic mail and through social media.