Joy L. Borchert

Joy Borchert

Adjunct Faculty
School of Law
Paralegal Institute


Wheeling Jesuit University, B.A.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.

After graduating with an International Studies B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV, Joy Borchert went on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI. Mrs. Borchert's first professional job was in the legal case management software industry where she extensively travelled the United States and worked with over 100 law firms. She installed, customized, integrated and trained law firm lawyers and staff on various software packages. As a frequent seminar speaker, Mrs. Borchert was approached to relocate to Las Vegas, NV to take a position as an Office Administrator for a highly respected personal injury law firm wherein she expanded her legal technology knowledge beyond case management software. Upon return to her hometown in 2007, she continues to work in the legal technology field for the firm K&L Gates, LLP, where she supervises the various applications used in the Conflicts & New Business Intake Department.

As an adjunct professor of Technology in the Law Office at Duquesne University's Paralegal Institute, her goals for this course are to provide an introduction and overview of the various types of applications, software and other computer based resources used in various areas of law that law firms practice, as well as applications used by paralegals and lawyers (i.e. timekeepers) in the practice and administrative aspects of law firm employment.


Technology in the Law Office (Spring and Summer 2019)