Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.
Description: This course teaches prospective paralegals how to use PC/Windows based computers, peripherals, software and the Internet in a law office environment. Since all federal courts and many state courts now handle litigation electronically (online and with computers), the course covers the functions of PC computers and the use of main or core PC software and programs that law firms use in daily operations and in litigation. Also, learn about the power of the Internet, (troubleshooting, backup programs, online filing, research, etc.), and using the Internet in litigation (investigation, evidence gathering, accessing the courts, etc.). Transfer: CSU.