PAR 198 - Law Office Management3
Attorneys are relying more often upon paralegals to assist with daily law office management functions as well as long-range systems planning. Upon completion of this course the student will be equipped to assist practicing attorneys in the effective management of their law offices. Adhering to the guidelines provided by the American Association for Paralegal Education this course will cover: how law offices are legally structured; the law office/ client relationship; legal and ethical concepts affecting law office management; administrative systems including fees, time-keeping and billing systems; management of clients’ trust fund accounts; marketing and strategic planning; law library organization and management; document preparation; docket control and other relevant management topics. Administrative skills such as leadership, communication, delegation and personnel issues will be addressed, and typical law office situations will be presented for analysis. This course is offered as an alternative to PAR 199, the Paralegal Internship and only one of these courses may be taken for program credit.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of PAR 110.
Note(s): This is a Legal Specialty course.
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