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LEG

- 012

Law Office Management (45 contact hours)

(0 0 cr.) - Session(s): Varies, Contact Program Director | Course

45 classroom hours

Learning Outcomes: 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: 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. Pre-requisite/co-requisite: LEG 010.

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