Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-110-174 060580 Law Office Administration
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-110-174 LAW OFFICE ADMINISTRATION office procedures including law office management, communications process, law office systems, utilizing and supervising paralegals, timekeeping, billing and trust account management; file and records management; introduction to employment law; ethical considerations in law office management. (Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Identify the members of the legal team and their roles within a legal office.
  2. Explore various leadership styles and management principles within the context of a legal office.
  3. Apply canons and codes associated with the members of the legal team.
  4. Use technology, the Internet and social media ethically in the law office.
  5. Differentiate between the types of legal fees, costs and expenses in a law office.
  6. Use the components of effective law office timekeeping systems.
  7. Apply law office procedures related to billing and financial management.
  8. Apply procedures required to comply with laws and regulations regarding client trust accounts.
  9. Use elements of effective docket control and calendaring systems. .
  10. Abide by employment laws impacting legal offices.
  11. Develop administrative and substantive systems for managing a legal office.
  12. Illustrate efficient methods of file and records management.