Practical Law Office Management

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Cengage Learning, Jul 24, 2012 - Law - 528 pages
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This is a practical, hands-on text designed for paralegal courses that cover day-to-day law office management topics. The text focuses on such important topics as client relations and communication skills; legal fees, timekeeping, and billing; client trust funds and law office accounting; calendaring, docket control, and case management; legal marketing; and file and law library management. A demonstration version of Thomson's Elite full featured ProLaw software, a deep time and billing, accounting, document management, and case management program, is included along with in depth software tutorials. Special features of this revision include an expanded focus on technology and ethics; up to date charts and graphs that present material in an easy to understand context; Internet sites and Internet exercises in each chapter; quotes from practicing legal assistants that provide current and real-life commentary; and an emphasis on hands-on, practical exercises including projects, cases, practical problems, and Excel tutorials for timekeeping and billing and trust accounting.
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Contents

THE LEGAL TEAM LAW PRACTICES AND LAW FIRM GOVERNANCE
1
LEGAL ADMINISTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY
51
ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE
133
CLIENT RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
201
LEGAL FEES TIMEKEEPING AND BILLING
265
CLIENT TRUST FUNDS AND LAW OFFICE ACCOUNTING
363
CALENDARING DOCKET CONTROL AND CASE MANAGEMENT
445
LEGAL MARKETING
497
FILE AND LAW LIBRARY MANAGEMENT
525
SUCCEEDING AS A LEGAL ASSISTANT
559
GLOSSARY
571
INDEX
579
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Brent Roper has a J.D., and a M.B.A. from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Over the pat 15 years he has published a number of textbooks and articles on law office computing and law office management.

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