Microsoft Word dominates word processing in the legal profession; you cannot practice law without encountering Word. And arguably, you must know how to use Word to efficiently practice law. While you might think you've mastered Word—you've been using Word most of your life, and you know how to type words into Word—chances are that thought gives you a false sense of competency. Knowing how to type words into Word scratches only the surface of Word's capabilities.
You must learn how to effectively use Word for the following key reasons:
Attorneys also regularly use Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat. For additional information on using these programs within the context of law practice, see the LibGuide for Law Firm Technology, specifically the Productivity Software tab.