Practical Law Office Management (4th edition)

Practical Law Office Management (4th edition)

By: Cynthia Traina Donnes (author)Mixed Media

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Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with PRACTICAL LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, 4th Edition. This hands-on text provides easy-to-understand coverage of 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. Included with the text is Clio's Boutique Plan cloud-based software that provides detailed, step-by-step tutorials and an opportunity to learn computer software as it applies to the law office environment. Throughout the text up-to-date forms, charts, and checklists illustrate important forms relating to paralegals in the law office, and hands-on exercises help you master key skills and concepts you'll need on the job.

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About Author

Cynthia Traina Donnes (B.A, M.A.) began her legal career overseeing bankruptcy cases for a statewide bank's legal department. She soon was appointed as a bankruptcy trustee for the Eastern District of Louisiana, at the time, one of the youngest in the country. She later was appointed as an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), hearing securities matters. She recently qualified with the Louisiana Bar Association as a Civil and Family Mediator. She currently teaches Technology in the Law and Bankruptcy Practice and Procedures at Tulane University, where she also revised and taught the Notary Public Preparation course, as well as the Legal Ethics course, and employed interns as part of the Paralegal Internship program. Expanding her teaching beyond the classroom, she presents at seminars and conferences and provides continuing legal education as an accredited sponsor through the Louisiana Supreme Court. ABA certified from the University of New Orleans, she holds a Masters in Legal Studies from American Public University, a Louisiana Notary Public commission, and both Series 7 and Series 66 licenses with FINRA.


1. The Legal Team, Law Practices, and Law Firm Governance. 2. Legal Administration and Technology. 3. Ethics and Malpractice. 4. Client Relations & Communication Skills. 5. Legal Fees, Timekeeping, and Billing. 6. Client Trust Funds and Law Office Accounting. 7. Calendaring, Docket Control, and Case Management. 8. Legal Marketing. 9. File and Law Library Management. Appendix A: Creating a Clio Account. Appendix B: Clio Introduction. Appendix C: Clio Law Firm Profile and Setup. Appendix D: Succeeding as a Paralegal.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781305577923
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781305577923
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 1305577922
  • edition: 4th edition

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