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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.
Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).
By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:
1. Develop best practices in carrying out day to day task of law office management within rules and regulations of the practice.
2. Explain the duty and ethical obligation that lawyers have in managing information technology in their practice
3. Contribute to client value through workflow, procedure and performance management
4. Develop best practices to ensure your firm stays compliant and financially secure.
Module 1 - An Introduction To Law Office Management
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
Module 2 - The Changing Structure Of Law Firms
The Organizational Structure of Law Firms: Lessons From Management Theory
Does the Legal Profession Have an Emerging New Structure
Out with the old, in with the new?
Changing law firm models
Module 3 - Clients, Personal Relations, and Communications
Best Practices For Building Client Relationships
Creating a High-Performance Law Firm Through a Culture of Collaboration
Lawyer-Client Relationships: Healthy Or Tinder?
Relationship Development in Today’s Law Firm
Module 4 - Ethics
The Importance Of Ethics And The Application Of Ethical Principles To The Legal Profession
The Policy of Honesty
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
Module 5 - Human Resources
Top HR Issues in Law Firms
Fine-Tuning Human Resources: Top Tips For Frugal Law Firms
Law Firm HR Challenges for the Future
Module 6 - Marketing
Best practice strategies and advice to help solo and small firm lawyers improve their law firm's marketing results
How To Get More Business: 25 Tips On Marketing The Small Law Firm
Module 7 - Money Management
Module 8 - File Management
Module 9 - Docket Management
Module 10 - Knowledge and Records Management
Module 11 - Law Firm Library Management
Module 12 - Technology and the Law Firm in the Future
Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.
The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.
To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.