Online Class: Law Office Management 101

This course will act as a guide for all legal professionals who wish to improve their law office management capabilities.

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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 14
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

The legal system is complex structure that requires a lot of care and attention to detail in order to successfully navigate through it. Law offices often need to take additional steps to ensure their success. The biggest obstacle that legal professionals face in their careers is disorder within their practices. The solution? Implementing law office management practices in their firms to keep them organized and on top of the business elements of the law. This course will act as a guide for all legal professionals who wish to improve their law office management capabilities. It is the intent of this course to provide anyone currently in or entering into the legal profession the means of how to properly maintain order in a law office. A few of the topics covered in this course will include:

·    An Introduction To Law Office Management

o   What is involved in managing a law office? What skills are required? Who actually takes on such a massive task? There's a lot involved in law office management and this course hopes to thoroughly dissect the associated factors, including the options available.

·    Ethics of Law Office Management

o   Ethics is a massive part of the legal system and it can have a huge impact on the management practices of a law office. The limitations placed on law offices by the rules of professional conduct can impact their very structure. They can also be used to identify where firms can improve themselves for the sake of their clients. This guide will cover what ethical aspects of the legal system need to be looked at in order for a law office to be effectively managed.

·    File and Records Management

o   The basic task involved in law office management is creating an organized structure so important items like a firm's files are properly handled. This will include options that a law office has for storing, securing, and disposing of their files and records. 

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  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Lesson 1- An Introduction To Law Office Management

This lesson will go over the course agenda of looking into what is involved in law office management and what needs to be done with it for an office to be successful requires an in-depth look. Additional lesson topics: Why are lawyers such terrible managers?; Law Office Management Techniques for improving your work environment; The Changing Structure of the Legal Services: Industry and the Careers of Lawyers; Fundamentals of Law Office Management; How to Start and Build a Law Practice Career Series / American Bar Association 52 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2- The Changing Structure Of Law Firms

When it comes to effective law office management, so many factors need to be taken into consideration that it can be hard to figure out where to start. This lesson will focus and discuss on these factors. Additional lesson topics: Does the Legal Profession Have an Emerging New Structure; Out with the old, in with the new – changing law firm models; The Organizational Structure of Law Firms: Lessons From Management Theory 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3 -Clients, Personal Relations, and Communications

This lesson will focus and discuss how to effectively manage all the human components involved in running a law firm. Additional lesson topics: Lawyer-Client Relationships: Healthy Or Tinder?; Relationship Development in Today's Law Firm; Creating a High-Performance Law Firm Through a Culture of Collaboration; Several Best Practices For Building Client Relationships 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4- Ethics

This lesson will focus on the relationship between ethics and managing a law firm. Additional lesson topics: Roles That Ethics and Laws Play in an Organization; The Emerging Role of Ethics Advisors, General Counsel, and other Compliance Specialists in Large Law Firms; The Policy of Honesty; The Importance Of Ethics and The Application Of Ethical Principles to The Legal Profession 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5- Human Resources

This lesson will discuss the role of Human Resources in understanding law office management. Additional lesson topics: Fine-Tuning Human Resources: Tips For Frugal Law Firms; Law Firm HR Challenges for the Future; HR Issues in Law Firms 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6- Marketing

This lesson will discuss the need for Marketing strategies in order to manage a law firm. Additional lesson topics: 15 Proven Profitability Techniques; How to Get More Business: Several Tips On Marketing The Small Law Firm; Best practice strategies and advice to help solo and small firm lawyers improve their law firm's marketing results. 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7- Money Management

This lesson is designed to provide the necessary information on the financial portion of law office management. 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8- File Management

This lesson will go into the details of file management that are necessary for law offices to remain organized and continue on their path to success. 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9- Docket Management

Dockets are directly tied to a case, and mismanaging them and their associated information can cause harm to a client and their case. This lesson will discuss organizing strategies for Docket Management. 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10- Knowledge and Records Management

This lesson will look at what can be done to properly manage knowledge and records within a law office, the different options available, and the associated problems. 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11- Law Firm Library Management

This lesson will go into the specifics of law firm libraries, including what a law office should have in one and how to get started. 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12- Technology and the Law Firm in the Future

This final lesson will cover the involvement technology has in law offices and their management. 350 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
902
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what law office management is and what a career would entail.
  • Recognize the changing structure of law firms.
  • Identify clients, personal relations, and communications.
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  • Describe file management processes in law office management.
  • Describe docket management.
  • Summarize knowledge and records management.
  • Describe law firm library management.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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