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Working in a Law Office: An Introduction - DVD
  • ED0036

Topics covered in DVD include:

Introduction and definition of legal terms

I. Five Important Ground Rules

  • Confidentiality
    • Code of ethics
  • Conflicts
    • Checking client master
  • Trust
    • Accounting for client property
  • Time
    • Keeping good time records
  • Dockets
    • Making sure deadlines are met

II. Where Laws Come From

  • Governments: federal state and local
  • Executive agencies: rules and regulations
  • Federal court system
    • Trial court
    • Appellate courts
  • State Court systems vary

III. Civil and Criminal Cases

  • Plaintiff/defendant
  • Settling out of court

IV. Legal Specialties and Practice Areas

Welcome new staff to the special world of law

When your law office hires new staff members, you’ve got to know they’re wondering: How will it be different from other offices? What is the appropriate behavior? What do all these legal terms mean? This DVD was created to introduce someone to the special rules and expectations that go with the practice of law. It’s a great way for new staff to get to know what’s special about working in a law office.

Tell them the importance of their roles

Some vital points new staff will learn about their role from the Working in a Law Office DVD include the importance of:

  • Identifying conflicts of interest
  • Preserving client confidentiality
  • Handling trust accounts scrupulously
  • Diligently keeping track of billable hours and deadlines
  • Knowing the court system and the stages of litigation

Covers the basics

From defining fundamental legal terms to outlining the court system, Working in a Law Office thoroughly introduces new staff to the law. You’ll be confident they know the ground rules of confidentiality, ethics, trust accounts, and docketing — as well as why these things must be done a certain way.

Bring them up to speed

Working in a Law Office is a quick and easy orientation for new and temporary employees or for anyone without previous legal experience. Order your copy today!

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