Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with PRACTICAL LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, 4th Edition. This hands-on text provides easy-to-understand coverage of 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. Included with the text is Clio’s Boutique Plan cloud-based software that provides detailed, step-by-step tutorials and an opportunity to learn computer software as it applies to the law office environment. Throughout the text up-to-date forms, charts, and checklists illustrate important forms relating to paralegals in the law office, and hands-on exercises help you master key skills and concepts you’ll need on the job. Attention Premium Website user: Cengage support for existing users of Premium Websites will end of 8/1.
1. The Legal Team, Law Practices, and Law Firm Governance.
2. Legal Administration and Technology.
3. Ethics and Malpractice.
4. Client Relations & Communication Skills.
5. Legal Fees, Timekeeping, and Billing.
6. Client Trust Funds and Law Office Accounting.
7. Calendaring, Docket Control, and Case Management.
8. Legal Marketing.
9. File and Law Library Management.
Appendix A: Creating a Clio Account.
Appendix B: Clio Introduction.
Appendix C: Clio Law Firm Profile and Setup.
Appendix D: Succeeding as a Paralegal.
Cynthia Traina Donnes
Cynthia Traina-Donnes has been a paralegal educator for more than 30 years, teaching bankruptcy, legal technology and advanced legal technology at Tulane University. Ms. Traina-Donnes is a qualified family/civil mediator and is registered with the Louisiana Bar Association. She is a securities arbitrator with FINRA and a former bankruptcy trustee. She is also an approved CLE sponsor, conducting seminars in several practice areas. In addition to this book, she has written PRACTICAL LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, also published through Cengage. In November 2018, Mr. Traina-Donnes was elected to the AAfPE board as the ABA commission representative. She is former CASA Advocate, CASA board president, and currently is an American Cancer Society board member. Mrs. Traina-Donnes has six children and six grandchildren.
Up-to-date coverage of technological advances that are changing the practice of law prepares students for success in today’s legal environment.
Updated case reviews help students develop a better understanding of the types of unethical behavior they may encounter in the legal environment, including technology-related ethical issues.
Access to Clio demo software on the Premium Website and updated hands-on exercises give students an opportunity to gain practical experience with legal software as they master key concepts and skills in law office management.
Updated screen shots in the hands-on exercises and throughout the book help students understand each step in law management office processes.
Up-to-date coverage of technological advances that are changing the practice of law prepares you for success in today’s legal environment.
Updated case reviews help you develop a better understanding of the types of unethical behavior you may encounter in the legal environment, including technology-related ethical issues.
Access to Clio demo software on the Premium Website and updated hands-on exercises that incorporate use of Clio’s cloud-based system give you an opportunity to gain practical experience with legal software as you master key concepts and skills.
Updated screen shots in the hands-on exercises and throughout the book help you understand each step in a variety of law office management processes.
A logical organization that allows each chapter to be studied independently gives instructors complete flexibility in presenting the material.
A strong ethics focus throughout the book is supported by many Case Review features that emphasize ethical issues.
On the Web exercises, Test Your Knowledge questions, Projects, Practical Applications, and Case Review questions help students master key concepts and skills.
Up-to-date charts and graphs present material in an easy-to-understand manner.
Clearly stated objectives in each chapter ensure you understand key points of the subjects covered.
A variety of end-of-chapter exercises in each chapter provide additional research resources and practical applications.
A strong ethics focus throughout the book is supported by Case Review features that emphasize ethical issues.
Up-to-date charts, forms, graphs, and exhibits present material in an easy-to-understand format.
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