Higher Education

Accounting and Tax Principles for Legal Professionals, 1st Edition

  • Beth Walston-Dunham
  • ISBN-10: 141801107X  |  ISBN-13: 9781418011079
  • 488 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.50



As the private practice law firm enters an increasingly competitive environment, firms must provide a wide variety of collateral services to clients to retain current business and to attract new clients. Because the law firm frequently has more knowledge than anyone else with respect to a client's financial status, tax assistance is a logical choice in terms of revenue generating services that can be offered to clients at a cost effective rate. Either an attorney or a paralegal can often provide tax assistance service. Additionally, because smaller firms often require support staff to function in dual roles, it is a perfect fit for the qualified paralegal to assist in basic accounting functions for the firm. This can be a much more cost-effective use of the paralegal's time and salary than to use the paralegal in a strictly clerical role. Accounting and Tax Principles for Legal Professionals will provide paralegal and law students with marketable skills to help assist in the financial management of the firm they join and to market these services to current and prospective clients.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides the student/practitioner with several new marketable skills associated with the law office environment
  • Numerous illustrations of commonly used accounting forms and government documents
  • Many assignments and realistic applications of the principles discussed
  • Online Companion with chapter outlines, additional exercises, weblinks, quick review quizzes, and additional IRS forms

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Accounting
Chapter 2: Accounting Foundations
Chapter 3: Concluding the Financial Reporting Period
Chapter 4: Business Organizations
Chapter 5: Accounting in the Law Office
Chapter 6: Basic Principles and Terminology of Tax
Chapter 7: Commonly Encountered Information Documents
Chapter 8: Common Federal Income Tax Individual Forms
Chapter 9: The Individual Income Tax Return
Chapter 10: Preparation of the Small Business Return
Chapter 11: Preparation of the Fiduciary Return


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Instructor Supplements

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418011096 | ISBN-13: 9781418011093)

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418011088 | ISBN-13: 9781418011086)

Student Supplements

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418011096 | ISBN-13: 9781418011093)

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