When legal instruments require complex formatting, most Word users struggle to get the document to look the way they want. Users often describe it as a "wrestling match" or having to "outsmart the program." Some advanced features like automatic paragraph numbering, tables of contents, and tables of authority seem inaccessible or broken. Because legal users require so much of Word, they often feel frustrated by it.
The good news is that once you understand how Word works, it is completely controllable. If you can think of something you wish Word could do when it comes to generating complicated or lengthy documents, it probably can. Further, all of the "what happened to this document?" issues can be avoided before they occur. If you're sick of the struggle, this class is designed by a lawyer for legal users to master and control Word. If you're an occasional word processor and don't deal with formatting more complicated than bold, italic or underline, then this probably isn't your class. If you've been through the battles and have experience with Word in the trenches, then this class will make a big difference for you.
This program qualifies for 6.25 MCLE
Supreme Court Commission on CLE course number: 208714ADO