Solo and Small Law Practice
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog
   

LAW 527 - Solo and Small Law Practice

Credits, 2 sem. hrs.
This course provides an introduction to the overall practice of law in small and solo firms and the practice of law in small towns and rural settings. Similar to law practice management, this course places a particular emphasis on the management of solo and small firm practice. Students explore the decision to start a solo or small law practice; how to build that practice; affiliational arrangements and partnership agreements; particular management issues; ethical and malpractice pitfalls and malpractice insurance; substantive and administrative systems; law library and other information resources; computer hardware and software; client development and client relations; fee setting, billing, and collection; financial planning and budgets and problems most often associated with the practice of law in small and solo practices that tend to exist mostly in small towns and rural areas.

 




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