Designed to give the student familiarity with the various types of law office structures and their functional differences. How to start a law office and the various issues to be considered in managing an office will be discussed. Employee management, client interaction, technology, marketing, finances and billings, and legal work product will be the focus of several written assignments. Course work will include small group analyses of real situations and practical applications. Selected guest speakers will provide additional practical insight into specific issues that are present in today's law firm environment. Emphasis throughout the course will be on start-up and management of small firm practice.
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