Fundamentals of Law Office Management

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-12-23
  • Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
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Fundamentals of Law Office Management, 2E is intended to familiarize readers with the procedures, systems and ethics that make law offices different from other industries. This book emphasizes those skills that will enhance early success in a law office, such as timekeeping, file management, document management and library maintenance. This book provides knowledge of the legal marketplace, how a law office functions and the essential skills that will be utilized throughout a legal career. The book covers work in a small law office, large law office, government or corporate legal department.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Legal Marketplace
Chapter 2: The Legal Team
Chapter 3: Personnel Relations
Chapter 4: The Attorney-Client Relationship
Chapter 5: Paralegal Ethics and Client Relations
Chapter 6: Legal Fees
Chapter 7: Timekeeping
Chapter 8: Billing and Financial Management
Chapter 9: Managing the Client Funds Trust Account
Chapter 10: Technology in the Law Office
Chapter 11: Law Office Systems
Chapter 12: Docket Control Systems
Chapter 13: File and Records Management
Chapter 14: Law Library Organization and Management
Appendix A: Answers to Self-test Questions
Appendix B: Associations for Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries and Managers
Appendix C: Federal Employment Laws
Appendix D: 111 Ways a Nonlawyer Can Help a Firm's Marketing and Client Relations
Appendix E: Time Management fo Paralegals
Appendix F: How to Develop a Client Survey
Appendix G: Definitions and Code of Ethics of National Paralegal Associations
Appendix H: Docket Calculation Chart
Appendix I: Bankruptcy Petition Preparers 11U
110. Glossary of Terms

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