DSP4210 Legal Services Management – Systems, Procedures & Ethics

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Carol Olsen

Course Description:

Methods and trends in the business of delivering legal services. Addresses finance, technology, ethical duties, management principles, creating a business plan, client development, marketing, and other essentials to lead an efficient and ethical legal service ministry. Attention to best practices and trends on the professional horizon.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students who lead an OLAP-accredited center that serves low income clients, paralegals in law firms, and attorneys creating their own firms need the fundamental skills and principles to understand the business side of delivering legal services. The 4000-level course is designed for students who join the staff of an ongoing center, students who plan to start a center, and paralegals.

Why This Course Is Important:

Law practice management, whether in non-profit immigration centers or traditional law offices, involves knowledge of a broad range of subjects and specialized skills. An office manager needs an understanding of hiring, staffing, finance, facilities management, marketing, trends in technology, issues in ethics, and numerous other topics. This course will also explore and develop skills and opportunities for ministry in the legal field.