Higher Education

Legal Office Projects, 2nd Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Diane M. Gilmore Med-Line School of Medical Transcription, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
  • ISBN-10: 0538729333  |  ISBN-13: 9780538729338
  • 110 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1999
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.00



LEGAL OFFICE PROJECTS is designed to utilize a project-based approach to completing legal office activities that involve legal document preparation, layout, formatting, Internet research, and transcribing. The setting for the projects is a law firm where the student serves as a floating legal assistant for a number of diverse individuals practicing various types of law. The projects allow a hands-on approach to legal document preparation.

Features and Benefits

  • Office job scenarios are included to depict the office scene for each project.
  • The text takes a project-based approach that includes numerous tasks for completing office activities to provide students with multi-tasking experience.
  • Critical-thinking activities at the end of each chapter provide the opportunity for additional learning.
  • Transcription material that correlates to projects in the student book and data files previously on cassette tape are now in CD format and packaged with the text.

Table of Contents

Welcome Memo.
Job Description.
Organizational Chart.
Getting Started.
Transcription Procedures.
Forms List for Transcription CD.
Project 1: General Office Procedures.
Project 2: Legal Office Accounting.
Project 3: Legal Document Preparation.
Project 4: Opening File Procedures.
Project 5: Estate Planning.
Project 6: Preparation of Complaint and Summons.
Project 7: Preparation of Real Estat Documents.
Project 8: Preparation of Discovery Documents.
Project 9: Preparation of Criminal Defense Documents.
Project 10: Preparation of Trial Documents.
Project 11: Preparation of Corporate Documents.
Project 12: Appellate Procedures.
Case Study I: Commencement of the Action.
Case Study II: Discovery Procedures.
Case Study III: Other Divorce Issues.
Case Study IV: Concluding Documents.

What's New

  • Software tips, added where appropriate, provide instant recall for a word processing specialist function.
  • Legal focus will call attention to situations in the legal field worthy of noting.
  • Enhanced table of contents added to show tasks within each project.
  • Added dictated exercises provide for more transcribing material.
  • Transcription CD packaged with the text includes all new dictation files, Express Scribe and Microsoft┬« Windows Media┬« Player 10 for handling transcription, and data files.
  • A marriage dissolution case study focusing solely on legal issues provides practice in multi-tasking and critical-thinking.
  • Twelve projects having a specific legal focus, such as conflict of interest, e-mail ethics, appellate pitfalls, and pre-trial preparation provide a glimpse into the many different areas of the legal profession.
  • The Office Procedures Manual includes general reference, document formatting procedures, pleadings, and court papers and is now located on the data CD.
  • Internet activities at the end of each project show students how useful the Web can be for projects that involve research and problem solving.


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0538729317 | ISBN-13: 9780538729314)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Diane M. Gilmore

Diane Gilmore is an active member of the medical transcription profession. She has been a medical transcriptionist for more than 14 years and is the author of two medical transcription books. Currently Ms. Gilmore works as the Director of Education and Instructor of Med-Line School of Medical Transcription, a national medical transcription educator located in Arizona. Ms. Gilmore has been a member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) since 2004, has been a certified medical transcriptionist (CMT) since 2005 and received the designation of Fellow of AHDI in 2008. Diane has served as President of her local AHDI chapter, conducting membership drives, organizing symposiums and chapter meetings, and serving as editor of the chapter newsletter. She is currently a working transcriptionist for a large medical transcription company and stays current with trends related to the profession. In addition, Diane has 25 years of legal assistant experience and has written two textbooks related to the legal profession as well as having served in various offices and committees in that field. She has been an invited speaker at regional and national legal support staff events about computers and technology.