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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 arrangements and partnership agreements; compensation and benefits; paralegal and non-legal personnel; ethical and malpractice pitfalls and malpractice insurance; substantive and administrative systems; law library and other information resources; computer hardware and software; client development and client relations; fee setting, billing, and collection; and financial planning and budgets. (No prerequisite.)