Law Practice and Management (JD-264)
This course has prerequisites of Lawyering Skill I and II, Contract I and II Criminal Law, Civil Pro. I, and Con. Law I, Property and Torts. The areas of study include the public's perception of the legal profession, legal profession trends, small law office survival, products and services, office accounting, case planning, fee contracts, fee arrangements, common ethical complaints and methods to avoid them, civility in the profession, marketing and promotion of legal services, firm performance evaluation, financial analysis of the firm, strategic planning, modern law office technology, use of law clerks and paralegals, pro bono obligations, and human resource management.