McGraw-Hill's Law Office Management for Paralegals

Paperback | January 30, 2008

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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.

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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...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 30, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073376949

ISBN - 13:9780073376943

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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

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