Law Office Technology

Author: George E. Guay
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145481926X
Format: PDF
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Law Office Technology examines the continuing and vital impact of technology in the operation of a successful law firm. Paralegal students come to understand when, where, why and how to employ legal technology. Typical hardware and software, especially the most useful software for a modern practice, are covered in detail. This important survey reviews key office management software used in critical functions such as billing, as well as the legal software employed in election data discovery and research. By integrating legal knowledge with practical, hands-on skills, paralegals grasp the foundations of legal technology and gain a feel for real-life applications in a law office. To keep current, online updates to the material appears on the Website that accompanies the text, providing updated material on software from the Web and other sources, as well as refreshed assignments and teaching materials. Features: Addresses technology's continuing impact on the operation of a successful legal practice Considers when, where, why and how to employ legal technology Covers the basics of computer technology typical hardware and software found in a modern legal practice useful computer software for a modern law office Discusses office management software in critical functions such as billing Reviews legal software involved in electronic data discovery and legal research Integrates legal knowledge with practical, hands-on skills specifically for paralegals Includes information to help students keep current online updates at the Website accompanying the book up-to-the-minute material from the Web and publications on software, assignments and teaching materials

Law Office Management for Paralegals

Author: Laurel A. Vietzen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454861347
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Contemporary Law Office Management

Author: Lori Tripoli
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454846127
Format: PDF
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Practical and engaging introduction to Law Office Management for paralegals. Features: Comprehensive overview of the basics of law office management in today's legal environment. Features real-world examples of law office management issues faced in the law office today. Includes helpful vocabulary, constructive discussion starters, and useful case excerpts underscoring core concepts. All of these help instructor's engage students with the material. Discussion questions and case studies are provided at the end of each chapter to reinforce the material. Each chapter includes review checklists and additional resources to help students master the concepts. Students are taught the ethical requirements of the legal business but are also challenged to understand their real-world underpinnings. New to the Second Edition: Updated to reflect changes in the legal profession as clients demand economically viable solutions and technology increasingly allows lawyers to provide them Coverage of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Chapter 5. Coverage of sustainability in facility management in Chapter 6 More focus on developing demonstrable skills useful in law office management, in the legal field, and beyond Greater emphasis on client relationship management and legal project management by all members of the legal team Career preparation tips in every chapter Chapter outcomes added to the beginning of every chapter Coverage of texts and instant messaging in Chapter 7 New section on Marketing the Law Firm in Chapter 8 Enhanced discussion of social media and its usefulness in law firm marketing

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454858265
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introduction to Law for Paralegals covers not only the theory but also the practical aspects of every day legal practice. This text prepares students for the transition from classroom to courtroom, offering balanced coverage of procedural concepts along with an introduction to specific areas of the law. Features: devotion to practical applications, such as legal research, ethics, trials, and appellate issues as well as substantive legal issues, ranging from personal injury and contracts to intellectual property clear, engaging writing style emphasis on practical skill acquisition which is discussed in conjunction with substantive legal issues reader-friendly design, with marginal definitions of key terms and phrases, inset boxes that explore various concepts, and chapter features such as "Skills You Need in the Real World" and "Issues at a Glance" that encapsulate important concepts. The text also includes numerous examples, figures, tables and hypotheticals to help students understand various legal issues and make effective use of different student learning styles excellent end-of-chapter activities, with chapter summaries, review questions, discussion questions, web references, ethics discussions,suggestions for further reading, sample documents, and "personality quizzes" that help students determine what area of the law is right for them shorter length and level of material makes this text the perfect choice for Associate's level paralegal courses New to the Second Edition: new developments and new case law more in-depth coverage of substantive law areas more coverage of computer technology in the law office

Basic Law Office Management for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781567064896
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Carefully combining the legal and ethical concepts affecting law office management with day-to-day activities and procedures, this comprehensive yet affordable text provides students with the essentials -- all done in a clear, accessible format and style. the book's organization follows the guidelines recommended by the American Association for Paralegal Education for a course in law office management, and covers: legal structure, filing and record keeping, people and their roles, the law office-client relationship, billing systems and procedures, accounting and inventory control, marketing and strategic planning, administrative systems, library management, management concepts, document preparation ...as well as an up-to-date summary of law office technology. Well-planned pedagogy makes the text especially accessible to students as it helps them better grasp important concepts. Edited cases for analysis and typical law office situations in each chapter serve to highlight and focus the subject matter. Moreover, abundant examples are interwoven throughout to bring the material to life for the students. Chapter overviews, chapter summaries, and key terms add to the book's excellence as a teaching tool. A superb Instructor's Manual provides the author's insight and guidance for teaching the course, a Test Bank, and additional cases for analysis. with Instructor's Manual.

Technology in the Law Office

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467273597
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Technology in the Law Office. In this book, you will learn topics such as Computer Hardware and Software, The Internet and Electronic Mail, Electronic Research, and Word Processing plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law

Author: Robert Frank Cushman
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735510636
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many experienced construction lien and bond attorneys have learned the hard way that a failure to comply with a seemingly minor requirement of a particular statute may threaten to void contractor's or supplier's rights under that statute. Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Second Edition is the first and only in-depth state by-state guide to the law and business of construction liens and bonds. This valuable reference covers not only the legal issues but also essential instructions and unique procedures for proper filing and follow through steps. Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Second Edition guides you through similar and contrasting requirements, both between public and private projects, within the same state and among the different states. You'll get complete coverage of: Bid bonds Payment bonds Performance bonds Mechanics' liens Forms for preserving both lien and bond rights in each of the 50 states This indispensable three-volume reference is written by leading construction lien and bond experts from each of the fifty states - as well as District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa. It provides authoritative coverage of mechanics' liens, payment bonds, performance bonds and bid bonds, along with comprehensive coverage of the statutes and analysis of the key cases in each state. There's even a chapter on federal payment bond law. You also get an entire volume with the necessary forms for preserving liens and related payment remedies in all fifty states.

Directory of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Associations and Research Centers

Author: Sharon Lyles
Publisher: National Institute of Standards & Technology
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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NIST Special Publication 480-20, 1996 Edition. Editors: Sharon Lyles, et al. Prepared for the United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. On cover: Law Enforcement Equipment Technology. Provides a directory of nonprofit organizations that are active in one or more areas of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and rehabilitation.

Digital Diplomacy

Author: Andreas Sandre
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236361
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through conversations with State Department officials, ambassadors, public relations executives, public policy experts, and academics, Digital Diplomacy explores what it means to be innovative in foreign policy and diplomacy. These leading experts explain what are the new dynamics, developments, trends, and theories in diplomacy brought on by the digital revolution in which non-state actors play an active role. Such access now provides diplomats the means to influence the countries they work in on a massive scale, not just through elites. The book’s focus on innovative approaches shows how both public and traditional diplomacy have been transforming foreign policy in the 21st century, highlighting new means and trends in conducting diplomacy and implementing foreign policy. The enhanced e-book version features interviews with the experts who appear in the book, including Carne Ross, the “rock star” of digital diplomacy; Teddy Goff, the Digital Director for President Obama's 2012 Campaign; Lara Stein, Director of TEDx; Ambassador David Thorne, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, and more.

Directory of Corporate Counsel 2011 2012

Author: Aspen Publishers
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 1454803207
Format: PDF, ePub
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Completely updated for 2011-2012, the Directory of Corporate Counsel remains the only comprehensive source for information on the corporate law departments and practitioners of the companies of the United States and Canada. Profiling over 22,000 attorneys and more than 5,000 companies, it supplies complete, uniform listings compiled through a major research effort, including information on company organization, department structure and hierarchy, and the background and specialties of the attorneys. This newly revised 2 volume edition is easier to use than ever before and includes five quick-search indexes to simplify your search: Corporations and Organizations Index Geographic Index Attorney Index Law School Alumni Index Nonprofit Organizations Index