Walla Walla Community College
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403
WWCC COURSE SYLLABUS/OUTLINE
COURSE TITLE: Legal Document Processing II
DEPT. PREFIX: OT 229
NUMBER OF CREDITS: 5
PREREQUISITES, IF ANY: OT 228
GENERAL ED. CORE CLASS: No
NAME OF TEXTBOOK: Legal Office Project, 2nd Edition, by Diane M. Gilmore
INSTRUCTOR NAME: Jane Carroll
OFFICE LOCATION: 126-A
CAMPUS PHONE: 758-1756
OFFICE HOURS: 10:30 – 11:20 Daily
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A continuation of OT 228, which includes legal vocabulary.
Students complete jobs typical of a legal environment. Students gain insight into the
various tasks of a legal administrative assistant. Students continue improving speed
and accuracy rates as well a completing speed and accuracy diagnostic drills. Students
utilize word processing systems to complete documents.
TYPE OF INSTRUCTION USED IN THIS COURSE:
1. Chapter Assignments—All work will be completed and will be turned in to the
instructor on the date scheduled.
1. Projects—Complete all Projects. Each Project will be graded for completeness and
correctness. All Projects are due by the date indicated on the Course Outline.
Work that is more than two days late will not be accepted.These Projects will be
worth fifty percent (50%) of your final grade.
2. Case Study—Complete all Case Studies. Each Case Study will be graded for
completeness and correctness. All Case Studies are due by the date indicated on
the Course Outline. Work that is more than two days late will not be accepted.
These Case Studies will be worth forty percent (40%) of your final grade.
3. Final Exam—You will have a final exam on Thursday, March 20. This final exam
will cover all the information that you learned in the class. This exam will be worth
ten percent (10%) of your final class grade.
94-100 = A
90-93 = A-
87-89 = B+
84-86 = B
80-83 = B-
77-79 = C+
74-76 = C
70-73 = C-
67-69 = D+
60-67 = D
Below 60 = F
OTHER SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/INFORMATION: A detailed course schedule and outline
Extended Conversations – Students who engage in lengthy discussions, who chatter, take papers
away from other students, and engage in disruptive behavior, ruin the learning environment for
other students and for the instructor. I find it very distracting to try and talk over the voices of
students who must entertain themselves with topics other than our class. If you need to talk at
length, please step outside the classroom and take care of this need.
Cell Phones - I don’t mind if you have your cell phone with you during class; however, please
set it to silent rather than ring, and if you need to answer it, go to the hall immediately.
Food - I don’t mind if students bring nourishment or snacks to class. I only ask that you dispose
of all your refuse at the end of class. Please do not leave garbage on the desk, under the desk, or
in the surrounding area.
Missing Quizzes or Tests – Tests and quizzes cannot be made up. If you have an emergency and
are unable to attend class on a day that a test or quiz is scheduled, call me BEFORE CLASS to
set up an alternate time to take the test/quiz.
LEARNING OUTCOMES EXPECTED OF STUDENTS AT THE COMPLETION OF THIS
1. Read, write, listen, and speak analytically with openness, understanding, and respect.
2. Demonstrate basic word processing program functions of saving and retrieving
3. Demonstrate an increase of ten words per minute on speed and accuracy on straight-
copy materials to develop employable skills within a legal office.
4. Key legal documents and correspondence to acquaint student with legal format,
parlance, and vernacular.
5. Correctly spell, pronounce, and define legal terminology.
6. Key both court papers and legal instruments.
7. Prepare legal documents on preprinted forms through the use of the typewriter or
prepare a duplication of the template on the computer.
8. Prepare endorsements for legal documents, including the trifolds.
9. Compose and process general office and legal correspondence.
10. Organize a database system for the legal firm to maintain client’s files.
11. Post ledger sheets and prepare customer’s statements.
12. Maintain appointment calendars for attorneys.
13. Organize jobs through to completion.
14. Trace the path of a legal document through the court system.
15. Proof all legal documents for mail ability.
16. Apply language correctly using proper grammar, structure, spelling, and
Please contact me if you need special services because of a disability.