Abacus Law Training

Training Philosophy

There are many ways to teach Abacus Law to law firms, and AC Consulting believes that a training program that begins with basic concepts is the best approach.

Most computer training companies will place an individual in front of a computer only to mimic what the trainer is doing. The individual memorizes the steps that the teacher is demonstrating, but when the individual is back at the work place and faced with a software problem, the memorization process begins to fail.

AC Consulting begins a training session by explaining why Abacus Law was created, and what the original programmer had in mind. The student begins to understand the problems which the original programmer faced and realizes the steps which the programmer used to solve them. From a conceptual point of view, the student begins to understand the program before touching the keyboard.

AC Consulting continues explaining the layout of the program, key terms, and program procedures. To the student, Abacus Law becomes a well-structured, logical and intuitive program that will require very little note taking and book reading to understand.

After the conceptualization training is completed, the student is then placed in front of a computer to begin the hands-on approach. The student is continuously tested throughout the session and the concepts are combined with a hands-on approach to create a teaching environment that is intuitive and that requires little memorization.

Training Procedures

AC Consulting can tailor an Abacus Law training session to the specific needs of law office employees. Staff members can be trained on adding, modifying, viewing and printing information. Attorneys, on the other hand, can be trained on viewing and printing information. Administrators can be trained on the technical procedures involved with managing and maintaining Abacus Law. Below is a list of how certain employees can be trained using the different functions of Abacus Law.

Staff Members
Adding and Editing Client/Case Information
Adding and Editing Calendar Events
Managing Court Rules
Generating and Customizing Reports
Linking Experts, Witnesses, etc. to Cases
Linking Documents to Cases
Performing Conflict of Interest Checking

Attorneys
Viewing Client/Case Information
Viewing Calendar Events
Managing Court Rules
Printing Reports
Viewing Experts, Witnesses, etc. linked to Cases
Obtaining Documents Linked to Cases
Case Note Taking
Billing from Cases

Administrators
Managing Client/Case Information
Managing Calendar Events
Supervising and Updating Court Rules
Managing Reports
Troubleshooting and Installation

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