Fundamentals of Law Office Management: Systems, Procedures, and Ethics

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Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2004 - Business & Economics - 618 pages
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Fundamentals of Law Office Management, 3E, is at once a text book and manual for understanding the operations of a law firm. The material introduces the parameters and policies of the business of law and provides a strong foundation upon which to build a legal career. Students develop a sound understanding of how a law office functions and why this industry conducts business differently than others. Chapters on specific systems within the law office are designed to provide students with essential skills they will need throughout their careers. The text covers such areas as docket control systems, records and file management and law library organization and management. Chapter objectives, summaries and review questions give students the best tools for understanding the wealth of material presented. The text is further enhanced through myriad photographs, diagrams and charts, as well as through special attention to subject-specific Web sites, trends and technology. All of this information is illustrated in a real-world context through the interesting presentation of a fictitious law firm's formation and growth.

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Pamela Everett Nollkamper has been teaching paralegals since 1979 in various colleges in the southern California area. In addition, she developed curriculum for paralegal programs and served on numerous Legal Assistant Advisory Committees. She has authored multiple textbooks and articles.

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