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Law Office Management for Paralegals

Law Office Management for Paralegals - 09 edition

Law Office Management for Paralegals - 09 edition

ISBN13: 9780073376943

ISBN10: 0073376949

Law Office Management for Paralegals by McGraw-Hill - ISBN 9780073376943
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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Law Office Management for Paralegals by McGraw-Hill - ISBN 9780073376943

ISBN13: 9780073376943

ISBN10: 0073376949

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Edition: 09

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McGraw-Hill's Law Office Management for Paralegals is an applied, practical text written specifically for paralegal courses that cover day-to-day law office management topics. The text begins with an overview of the legal industry and the various players involved. Then, it moves into the specific needs and duties that paralegals have to come to fill. Each chapter includes a recent, applicable case opinion, along with many ancillaries, such as charts, tables, figures, and exercises to aid in students' development. The text's appendices cover a wide range of documents, including the Model Codes of Ethics from two top paralegal organizations, the NALA and NFPA; a listing of paralegal associations with URLs; continuing legal education requirements of the NALA and NALs; a sample retainer agreement; and an article pertaining to the limitation of fees for malpractice cases. This text is a must for students who wish to gain industry-level knowledge of working in a law office in approachable and hands-on way. The Paralegal Supersite Site

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Legal Industry

Chapter 2: The Players

Chapter 3: Legal Administration

Chapter 4: The Role of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Chapter 5: Professionalism

Chapter 6: Attorney/Client Relationship

Chapter 7: Paralegal Ethics and Communication

Chapter 8: Legal Fees

Chapter 9: Timekeeping and Billing

Chapter 10: Law Office Accounting

Chapter 11: Legal Technology

Chapter 12: Human Resources

Chapter 13: Calendar and Docketing

Chapter 14: File and Law Library Management Appendix A: Model Codes of Ethics for Paralegals Appendix B: Websites for Paralegals and Other Legal Personnel Appendix C: Requirements for CLE Credits as Listed by NALA and NALS Appendix D: Sample Retainer Agreement Appendix E: State-by-State Breakdown of Allowable Legal Fees in Medical Malpractice Cases Glossary

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