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Practical Law Office Management - With CD (3RD 07 Edition)by Brent Roper
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Practical Law Office Management, third edition focuses on law office management from a practical standpoint. Designed for the paralegal student interested in day-to-day law office management topics, this text focuses on 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. This revised edition offers an extended focus on technology, including a full demonstration of Thomson's ProLaw software and in-depth software tutorials. It includes up-to-date charts and graphs that present material in an easy-to-understand context. Each chapter now includes thought-provoking questions, and expanded and interesting case studies that deal with unique facts specific to practicing paralegals appear after most chapters. To expand the technology focus of the text, Excel exercises appear in the timekeeping and billing and trust account chapters. In addition, this revised text has a strong ethics focus throughout, with ethics-related cases included at the end of nearly every chapter.
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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Legal Team, Law Practices, and Law Firm Governance Chapter 2: Legal Administration and Technology Chapter 3: Ethics and Malpractice Chapter 4: Client Relations and Communication Skills Chapter 5: Legal Fees, Timekeeping and Billing Chapter 6: Client Trust Funds and Law Office Accounting Chapter 7: Calendaring, Docket Control and Case Management Chapter 8: Legal Marketing Chapter 9: File and Law Library Management Appendix A: Succeeding as a Legal Assistant
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