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Law Office Management for Paralegals

ISBN: 9780735585072
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Edition: Pap/Cdr/Ps
Publication Date: 2009-07-27
Number of pages: 360
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<p> Drawing on her extensive background as a professor and practitioner, author <b> Laurel A. Vietzen</b> clearly presents basic law office management and organization. Well-crafted assignments throughout the text help students hone practical skills essential in the law office environment. </p> <p> <b>Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, Law Office Management for Paralegals offers complete coverage of law office management and organization topics, including:</b> </p> <ul> <li> The basic <b>principles of management</b> </li> <li> Paralegal <b>employment and compensation</b> </li> <li> The <b>personnel structure </b>of different types of law offices </li> <li> The <b>tasks, responsibilities, and roles</b> of lawyers and paralegals </li> <li> <b>Basic billing and accounting methods </b>used in law firms </li> <li> <b>Administrative systems</b>, such as client relations systems, conflict management, personnel, docket/calendaring systems, and risk management </li> <li> The role of <b>technology in the law office</b> </li> <li> <b>Professional responsibility </b>and legal ethics </li> </ul> <p> <b>Author Laurel A. Vietzen integrates assignments throughout the text that help students understand and practice essential law office skills:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>Critical thinking </b> </li> <li> <b>Organization of law firms, files, and workflow </b> </li> <li> <b>General communication</b> and specific types of communication </li> <li> <b>Computer proficiency</b> using both general office and law-office specific applications </li> <li> <b>Recognition of ethical issues</b> </li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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