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LEG

- 402

Law Office Management

(3 0 cr.) - Session(s): Fall | Course Every Year

Students will gain an understanding of the role of the paralegal in the law office.  Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the N.C. Rules of Professional Conduct and their applicability to attorneys and paralegals.  Students will be able to identify ethical issues a paralegal may encounter and determine the appropriate response.  Students will become familiar with a variety of law office procedures and management techniques.  Topics include the definition, role and responsibilities of the paralegal; confidentiality; conflicts of interest; unauthorized practice of law; professional negligence; developing forms and systems; time keeping and billing; tickler systems; communications skills.  Students are expected to be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Prerequisite/corequisite: LEG-400.

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