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Law Office Administration

Credits: 3
Course Number: 10-110-174

Course Description

10-110-174 LAW OFFICE ADMINISTRATION ...exploration of law office infrastructure including organization systems and file management; the legal marketplace and roles of lawyers, paralegals and other members of the legal team; personnel relations, leadership styles and employment laws; docketing and calendaring; law office financial concerns including timekeeping, legal fees, costs, billing and client trust accounts; ethical considerations in law office management. (Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

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What will I learn?

  1. Identify the members of the legal team and their roles within a legal office.
  2. Explore various leadership styles and management principles within the context of a legal office.
  3. Apply canons and codes associated with the members of the legal team.
  4. Use technology, the Internet and social media ethically in the law office.
  5. Differentiate between the types of legal fees, costs and expenses in a law office.
  6. Use the components of effective law office timekeeping systems.
  7. Apply law office procedures related to billing and financial management.
  8. Apply procedures required to comply with laws and regulations regarding client trust accounts.
  9. Use elements of effective docket control and calendaring systems. .
  10. Abide by employment laws impacting legal offices.
  11. Develop administrative and substantive systems for managing a legal office.
  12. Illustrate efficient methods of file and records management.