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Fundamentals of Law Office Management, 5th Edition

  • Pamela Everett-Nollkamper Fullerton College
  • ISBN-10: 1133280846  |  ISBN-13: 9781133280842
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2004, 2000
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.50
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Overview

FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition delivers the skills and knowledge that paralegals and office administrators need to keep a law office running smoothly. In addition to an overview of the legal industry and the many roles paralegals play, the book takes an in-depth look at how legal environments differ from other businesses, including the ethical issues employees face. Discussions on law-specific office functions, such as managing the client funds account, timekeeping, docketing, and maintaining a law library help paralegals understand the scope of a legal practice, while chapters on technology, client relations, and billing reveal the business side. Real-world profiles and scenarios put the student in the workplace and offer the opportunity to face issues and test problem-solving approaches. FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, FifthEdition enhances its practical, current, and skills-focused approach with new material on technology in the law office, including cloud computing and social networking. In-text learning features include new analysis problems, study/review questions and "Cybersites Features" that support interactive learning and retention of new text materials.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Professional Profiles: Real-world profiles of working paralegals and law office administrators depict the roles, duties, and challenges of the legal environment today.
  • Fictional Firms: These stories inject materials from the chapters into a fictitious law firm to illustrate realistic issues, solutions, and problem-solving approaches.
  • "Cyber Sites" Features: Useful for research assignments, these discussions point readers to current resources and examples on the Internet.
  • "Examples for Discussion": Highlighting thought-provoking issues, these examples stimulate class discussions, provide a foundation for individual and group projects, and broaden reader horizons on a wide variety of practice management topics.
  • Critical Technology Coverage: Throughout FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition5e , chapters address technology applications, their uses, and how they affect the practice of law.

Table of Contents

1. The Legal Marketplace.
2. The Legal Team.
3. Personnel Relations.
4. The Attorney-Client Relationship.
5. Legal Assistant Ethics and Client Relations.
6. Legal Fees.
7. Timekeeping.
8. Billing and Financial Management.
9. Managing the Clients' Funds Account.
10. Technology in the Law Office.
11. Law Office Systems.
12. Docket Control Systems.
13. Records and File Management.
14. Law Library Organization and Management.
Glossary.

What's New

  • Updated Technology: Keeping pace with ever-changing advances, FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Editiont includes detailed coverage of the technology used in a law practice, including Web-based applications and cloud computing.
  • Social Networking: A new section on social networking in the legal environment highlights this growing trend, along with critical differences between law practice and traditional business in terms of marketing, ethics, and fiduciary duties.
  • Revised Graphics: Updated and enhanced throughout, the book's colorful illustrations, examples, Web resources, exhibits, tables, and charts add visual context to lessons while helping readers see their roles and responsibilities in the workplace.
  • Added Practice: New analysis problems, study features, review questions, and supplemental Internet tools enhance reader retention and build practical skills.

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  • Loose-Leaf Version

    ISBN-10: 1337413836 | ISBN-13: 9781337413831

    List Price = $65.95  | CengageBrain Price = $65.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $49.75

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Fundamentals of Law Office Management, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413836 | ISBN-13: 9781337413831)

FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition delivers the skills and knowledge that paralegals and office administrators need to keep a law office running smoothly. In addition to an overview of the legal industry and the many roles paralegals play, the book takes an in-depth look at how legal environments differ from other businesses, including the ethical issues employees face. Discussions on law-specific office functions, such as managing the client funds account, timekeeping, docketing, and maintaining a law library help paralegals understand the scope of a legal practice, while chapters on technology, client relations, and billing reveal the business side. Real-world profiles and scenarios put the student in the workplace and offer the opportunity to face issues and test problem-solving approaches. FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, FifthEdition enhances its practical, current, and skills-focused approach with new material on technology in the law office, including cloud computing and social networking. In-text learning features include new analysis problems, study/review questions and "Cybersites Features" that support interactive learning and retention of new text materials.

List Price = $65.95  | CengageBrain Price = $65.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $49.75

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133280854 | ISBN-13: 9781133280859)

The Instructor Resources includes a newly-revised PowerPoint® presentation for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank in ExamView, Instructor's Manual, sample syllabus, answers to questions in the chapters, and other text-specific resources.

Online Instructor's Manua  (ISBN-10: 1133280862 | ISBN-13: 9781133280866)

Bringing a wealth of resources to your fingertips, the Instructor Website includes the Instructor's manual, Computerized testbank, and PPTs.

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

Using Computers in the Law Office - Advanced  (ISBN-10: 1439057001 | ISBN-13: 9781439057001)

Created for those with a working knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database software, USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE – ADVANCED takes readers to the next level of proficiency with legal technology and imparts the more sophisticated computer skills desired by law offices today. From billing and timekeeping to electronic discovery and computer-assisted legal research, the book demonstrates real-world applications of commonly used legal software programs, and builds practical skills in Tabs3, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, TimeMap, Discover FY, Westlaw, LexisNexis and TrialDirector. Hundreds of screenshots provide context for the lessons, while each chapter includes self-test questions, suggested Web exercises, review questions and exercises, and an ethics question.The detailed Hands-On Exercises include Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced assignments to allow for a variety of skill levels and to help prepare readers for a successful and satisfying paralegal career.

List Price = $175.95  | CengageBrain Price = $175.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00

Student Supplements

Fundamentals of Law Office Management, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413836 | ISBN-13: 9781337413831)

FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition delivers the skills and knowledge you need to keep a law office running smoothly. In addition to an overview of the legal industry and the many roles paralegals play, the book takes an in-depth look at how legal environments differ from other businesses, including the ethical issues you may face. Discussions on law-specific office functions, such as managing the client funds account, timekeeping, docketing, and maintaining a law library help you understand the scope of a legal practice, while chapters on technology, client relations, and billing reveal the business side. Real-world profiles and scenarios put you in the workplace and offer the opportunity to face issues and test problem-solving approaches. FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition enhances its practical, current, and skills-focused approach with new material on technology in the law office, including cloud computing and social networking. In-text learning features include new analysis problems, study/review questions and "Cybersites Features" that support interactive learning and retention of new text materials.

List Price = $65.95  | CengageBrain Price = $65.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $49.75

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

Using Computers in the Law Office - Advanced  (ISBN-10: 1439057001 | ISBN-13: 9781439057001)

Created for those with a working knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database software, USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE – ADVANCED takes you to the next level of proficiency with legal technology and imparts the more sophisticated computer skills desired by law offices today. From billing and timekeeping to electronic discovery and computer-assisted legal research, the book demonstrates real-world applications of commonly used legal software programs, and builds practical skills in Tabs3, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, TimeMap, Discover FY, Westlaw, LexisNexis and TrialDirector. Hundreds of screenshots provide context for the lessons, while each chapter includes self-test questions, suggested Web exercises, review questions and exercises and an ethics question. The detailed Hands-On Exercises include Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced assignments to allow for a variety of skill levels and to help prepare you for a successful and satisfying paralegal career or enhance your current career.

List Price = $175.95  | CengageBrain Price = $175.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Pamela Everett-Nollkamper

Pamela Everett Nollkamper has been teaching paralegals since 1979 in various colleges in the southern California area. In addition, she developed curriculum for paralegal programs and served on numerous Legal Assistant Advisory Committees. She has authored multiple textbooks and articles.