Practical Law Office Management
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 ... Show synopsis 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.