Course Description

Law Practice Management - LAW716
2 Credits

This course provides an introduction to law practice management, with an emphasis on solo and small firm practice. Students explore the decision to start a law practice; affiliational arrange-ments and partnership agreements; compensation and benefits; paralegal and non-legal personnel; ethical and malpractice pitfalls and malpractice insurance; substantive and administrative sys-tems; law library and other information resources; computer hard-ware and software; client development and client relations; fee setting, billing, and collection; and financial planning and budgets. (No prerequisite.)