Focusing on technological advances that are changing the practice of law, this practical, hands-on text covers day-to-day law office management topics, including 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. The Fourth Edition is accompanied by Clio’s Boutique Plan cloud-based software (with in-depth tutorials) which allows students to master skills in time and billing, accounting case management, and document management. Other highlights of the new edition include new ethics-related case reviews, up-to-date forms, charts, and checklists that illustrate important concepts relating to paralegals in the law office, and hands-on exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
What can practice management systems software do for a law practice? With the right system in place, a law firms and staff will have the ability to automatically route items, tasks, documents, and events to certain people based on their role in the case or matter, as well as manage deadlines, improve responsiveness to clients, reduce malpractice insurance rates, and boost overall productivity. The challenge is to find a program that best serves the needs of the firm.
Written just for lawyers, it addresses real-life problems lawyers face each and every day, and provides new tips and tricks for getting the most out of Palm applications. This book is packed with important how-to information.
Author: Sharon D. Nelson,James A. Calloway,Ross L. Kodner
Publisher: American Bar Association
The weak economy and large number of firm layoffs have resulted in a flood of potential new solo and small firm lawyers starting their own practices in the wake of the exodus from BigLaw. Small practice lawyers, well seasoned or just starting out, can gain immeasurably by just applying even a few of the myriad tips within this book.
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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Sharon D. Nelson,John W. Simek,Michael C. Maschke
Publisher: American Bar Association
An annual guide helps solo and small firm lawyers find the best legal technology for their dollar, providing current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, and everything else a law office might need. Original.
This comprehensive guide includes 55 chapters of practical information gathered from authorities nationwide, and gives solos as well as small firms all the information needed to build a successful practice.
This book teaches the myriad computer skills legal assistants need in order to help make law offices and other legal organizations run smoothly. From case management and docket control software to litigation support software and legal timekeeping and billing, this is the definitive book on computer usage for legal professionals. Readers also will find that this teaching tool becomes a handy reference manual in the professional setting.