Practical Law Office Management

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Author: Cynthia Traina Donnes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305577922

Category: Law

Page: 608

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Focusing on technological advances that are changing the practice of law, this practical, hands-on text covers 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. The Fourth Edition is accompanied by Clio’s Boutique Plan cloud-based software (with in-depth tutorials) which allows students to master skills in time and billing, accounting case management, and document management. Other highlights of the new edition include new ethics-related case reviews, up-to-date forms, charts, and checklists that illustrate important concepts relating to paralegals in the law office, and hands-on exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Lawyer's Guide to Practice Management Systems Software

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Author: Andrew Zenas Adkins

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424669

Category: Law

Page: 354

View: 8009

What can practice management systems software do for a law practice? With the right system in place, a law firms and staff will have the ability to automatically route items, tasks, documents, and events to certain people based on their role in the case or matter, as well as manage deadlines, improve responsiveness to clients, reduce malpractice insurance rates, and boost overall productivity. The challenge is to find a program that best serves the needs of the firm.

The Lawyer's Guide to Palm Powered Handhelds

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Author: Margaret Spencer Dixon

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 260

View: 5340

Written just for lawyers, it addresses real-life problems lawyers face each and every day, and provides new tips and tricks for getting the most out of Palm applications. This book is packed with important how-to information.

How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times

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Author: Sharon D. Nelson,James A. Calloway,Ross L. Kodner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425734

Category: Law

Page: 212

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The weak economy and large number of firm layoffs have resulted in a flood of potential new solo and small firm lawyers starting their own practices in the wake of the exodus from BigLaw. Small practice lawyers, well seasoned or just starting out, can gain immeasurably by just applying even a few of the myriad tips within this book.

QuickBooks for Attorney's

Guide to Setting Up Your Law Practice from Trust Accounts to Billing

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Author: Cristie Will

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515176855

Category:

Page: 272

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Are you tired of using two and three programs to run your Accounting needs for your Law Practice? You don't have to have a program for entering Time, one for all other Accounting and one for Payroll or using a Service for Payroll. You can do it all with QuickBooks. I walk you step by step how to cover all your tasks including Trust Accounts. Get started on making your Law Practice more streamlined and efficient. Pick up Your Copy Today!

Practical Law Office Management

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Author: Brent Roper

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133416608

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 2561

This is a practical, hands-on text designed for paralegal courses that cover day-to-day law office management topics. The text focuses on such important topics as 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. A demonstration version of Thomson's Elite full featured ProLaw software, a deep time and billing, accounting, document management, and case management program, is included along with in depth software tutorials. Special features of this revision include an expanded focus on technology and ethics; up to date charts and graphs that present material in an easy to understand context; Internet sites and Internet exercises in each chapter; quotes from practicing legal assistants that provide current and real-life commentary; and an emphasis on hands-on, practical exercises including projects, cases, practical problems, and Excel tutorials for timekeeping and billing and trust accounting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

QuickBooks for Law Firms

Smart Techniques That Will Save Time and Money

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Author: Caren Schwartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932487640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 7770

QuickBooks is the most popular small business accounting software program, and it is used in all types of industries. Legal firms are no exception, with thousands of small law offices using QuickBooks across the country. But lawyers and their firms have specific needs. QuickBooks can be a smart choice for legal firms, but only if it is properly set up and transactions are entered correctly and consistently. This book will help lawyers and their staff make the right choices and use QuickBooks correctly. It will guide attorneys through the terminology, special setup issues, and billing needs to help ensure their law firm's accounting is accurate and easy. We also cover ways to make law offices more efficient with add-on products that work for attorneys. QuickBooks for Law Firms: Smart Techniques That Will Save Time and Money shows you how to use QuickBooks to: Set up your Chart of Accounts and items. Set up customers and vendors. Set up rates and track time. Track expenses and bill them to your clients. Generate invoices and statements for your clients. Track your receivables. Manage general retainers. Manage Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTAs) and trust accounts. "Any lawyer using QuickBooks in his or her office will find this a very valuable resource." - Julie Zevchek, Executive Office Solutions, Inc.

Collecting Your Fee

Getting Paid from Intake to Invoice

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Author: Edward Poll

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590311530

Category: Law

Page: 143

View: 9357

By following Ed Poll's recommendations, you can ensure that your collection process is controllable and more efficient, resulting in satisfied clients and a healthier bottom line.

An Introduction to the American Legal System

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Author: John M. Scheb,Hemant Sharma

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9781454808961

Category: Law

Page: 526

View: 2392

The Second Edition of this successful text, An Introduction to the American Legal System, continues to offer an accessible, practical overview of the American Legal System. It introduces students to legal concepts, procedures, and principles while giving them a solid grounding in important areas of substantive law as well as in legal history. Among the features that make this text such an excellent teaching tool: organization into four parts progresses logically from the origins of the law through legislation and procedure Part I, Foundation of the Legal System, sets forth the fundamental concepts of the law and examines the historical development of the legal system Part II, Substance of the Law, provides an overview of constitutional law, criminal law, torts, property, contracts, business, and family law Part III, The Legal Process, surveys civil and criminal procedure Part IV, Legislative and Administrative Developments in the Law, covers legislation and administrative law concise "Cases in Point" illustrate the applicability of the law to real world issues capture student interest questions in every chapter stimulate thought and classroom discussion a strong pedagogy includes learning objectives, chapter outlines, and a glossary New to the Second Edition: expanded coverage of torts and property law increased focus on crimes and criminal procedure new and expanded discussion of the PATRIOT Act, including new amendments and results of recent litigation, as well as material on terrorism and immigration offenses updated cases include new, hot-button cases, such as "Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Crawford v. Washington" on the admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal cases an expanded section on battered woman syndrome and battered child syndrome Appendices on how to find the law and how to brief a case

PC World

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: IBM Personal Computer

Page: N.A

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Minding Your Own Business

The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer's Guide to a Profitable Practice

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Author: Ann M. Guinn

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604427899

Category: Law

Page: 215

View: 4324

Small firm lawyers often get caught in the crossfire of practicing law and managing a business all at the same time. Commitments and interests levels may weigh more heavily on defending the freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution vs. calculating overtime pay for staff. They may be more interested in ensuring our legal system works, but not so interested in developing marketing strategies to attract new business.

How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay

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Author: J. Harris Morgan,Jay G. Foonberg

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781590312520

Category: Law

Page: 112

View: 2457

This is a step-by step guide on drafting and formatting invoices that clients will fully understand, find reasonable, and be more likely to pay-on time and without complaint.

The Lawyer's Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap

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Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781616320997

Category: Computers

Page: 219

View: 8741

LexisNexis CaseMap is a computer program that makes analyzing cases easier and allows lawyers to do a better job for their clients in less time. Daniel Siegel's practical guide is filled with numerous tips designed to help you get the most from LexisNexis CaseMap. He includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Designed for beginners as well as longtime users.