Course Prefix & Number:    AOT 213

Course Title:                          Legal Document Production


Class  Hours

Per week:  3

Lab Hours

Per Week:  0


Awarded:  3


Catalog  Description:


This course introduces legal terminology and covers the production of documents found in the legal office environment. Emphasis is on productivity and excellence in legal document production.


Entry Level Skills:  Key at a minimum rate of 35 wam


Pre-requisites:  AOT 105-Keyboarding



Co-requisites:  None



Text(s)/Required Materials:


Legal Office Procedures, Seventh Edition, by Joyce Morton, Ed. D.


Storage media:  USB flash drive


Course Competencies and Objectives:


Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:


1.      Select legal documents appropriate for a particular situation.

2.      Identify the information necessary to complete legal documents.

3.      Prepare legal documents correctly.



Major Course Topics:


  1. The Law Office

  2. Office Duties

  3. Preparing Legal Correspondence

  4. History of Law

  5. The Court Structure

  6. Preparing Legal Documents

  7. The Lawsuit: Preparations for Trial

  8. The Lawsuit: Litigation and Discovery

  9. Family Law

10. Wills, Trusts, and Probate

11. Business Organizations

12. Real Estate

13. Criminal Law

14. Legal Research

15. Getting A Job


Grade Calculation Method:


Student Assessments

Student Assignments

Theory Tests




=          10 percent

=          50 percent

=          30 percent

=          10 percent

           100 percent



Prepared by: Administrative Office Technology Faculty

       Date written or revised: June 2008



Tri-County Technical College

Course Syllabus Approval Form


Course Prefix and Number: AOT 213


Course Title: Legal Document Production


Syllabus prepared by: Administrative Office Technology Faculty


Date written or revised: June 2008


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                   (Department Head)                                              (Date)


Approved: _______________________________               _____________

                   (Dean, Business and Public Services)                  (Date)