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Effective Legal Office Administration

Video Description

The Legal Office Administration course teaches the candidates about effective administration and management of a legal firm or office. The students learn about preparing legal documents, litigation, contracts, torts, criminal law and procedure, family law, business law, real estate, estate planning and guardianship and bankruptcy. In addition to these topics, the course also emphasizes on the potential career and certification pathways for paralegal staff.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 00 - Course Introduction
    1. Course Introduction 00:00:57
    2. Instructor Introduction 00:00:36
  2. Chapter01 - Certification for Paralegals
    1. Certification for Paralegals 00:00:29
    2. NALA Certification 00:00:32
    3. NAFP Certification 00:00:49
    4. NALS Certification 00:00:44
    5. Paralegal or Legal Assistant? 00:01:06
    6. Exam Format 00:00:28
    7. Demo - Paralegal Practice Test 00:04:28
    8. Examination for Certification 00:00:33
    9. Preparation for Certification 00:00:57
    10. Lesson 01 Review 00:00:24
  3. Chapter02 - The Law Office
    1. The Law Office 00:00:26
    2. Ethical Considerations (Part 1) 00:00:36
    3. Ethical Considerations (Part 2) 00:00:25
    4. Ethical Considerations (Part 3) 00:00:49
    5. Maintaining Integrity 00:01:21
    6. Maintaining Integrity (cont.) 00:00:26
    7. Unauthorized Practice of Law (Part 1) 00:00:38
    8. Unauthorized Practice of Law (Part 2) 00:00:59
    9. Unauthorized Practice of Law (Part 3) 00:00:47
    10. Unauthorized Practice of Law (Part 4) 00:01:27
    11. Confidentiality 00:00:59
    12. Maintaining Integrity (slide 13) 00:00:37
    13. The Basics 00:00:27
    14. The Basics - The Legal Team 00:00:24
    15. The Basics - Types of Law Practices 00:01:06
    16. The Basics - Types of Law Practices (cont.) 00:00:47
    17. The Basics - Sole Practitioner 00:01:18
    18. Client Relations (Part 1) 00:01:10
    19. Client Relations (Part 2) 00:00:45
    20. Client Relations (Part 3) 00:00:44
    21. Client Relations (Part 4) 00:00:38
    22. Client Relations (Part 5) 00:01:14
    23. Client Relations (Part 6) 00:00:46
    24. Dealing With Mail (Part 1) 00:00:35
    25. Dealing With Mail (Part 2) 00:00:46
    26. Dealing With Mail (Part 3) 00:01:07
    27. Dealing With Mail (Part 4) 00:00:27
    28. Dealing With Mail (Part 5) 00:00:50
    29. Dealing With Mail (Part 6) 00:00:46
    30. File Management (Part 1) 00:00:22
    31. File Management (Part 2) 00:00:25
    32. File Management (Part 3) 00:00:48
    33. File Management (Part 4) 00:00:30
    34. File Management (Part 5) 00:00:26
    35. File Management (Part 6) 00:00:41
    36. Use Of Technology (Part 1) 00:00:23
    37. Use of Technology (Part 2) 00:01:05
    38. Use of Technology (Part 3) 00:00:37
    39. Use of Technology (Part 4) 00:00:24
    40. Demo - Using Excel in a Legal Office 00:08:05
    41. Use of Technology (Part 5) 00:00:56
    42. Use of Technology (Part 6) 00:01:01
    43. Use of Technology (Part 7) 00:00:57
    44. Use of Technology (Part 8) 00:00:40
    45. Skills that Every Legal Secretary Should Have - (Part 1) 00:02:05
    46. Skills that Every Legal Secretary Should Have - (Part 2) 00:00:21
    47. Demo - Office Management Resources 00:06:19
    48. Skills that Every Legal Secretary Should Have - (Part 3) 00:00:58
    49. Skills that Every Legal Secretary Should Have - (Part 4) 00:01:06
    50. Skills that Every Legal Secretary Should Have - (Part 5) 00:00:35
    51. Lesson 02 Review 00:00:45
  4. Chapter03 – Billing
    1. Billing 00:00:16
    2. How Attorney’s Charge 00:02:02
    3. Factors that Impact an Attorney’s Fee 00:01:21
    4. Understanding Billing (Part 1) 00:00:48
    5. Understanding Billing (Part 2) 00:00:48
    6. Understanding Billing (Part 3) 00:01:08
    7. Understanding Billing (Part 4) 00:00:37
    8. Understanding Billing (Part 5) 00:02:22
    9. Demo - Sample Invoice 00:09:34
    10. Time and Cost Entries (Part 1) 00:01:12
    11. Demo - Law Office Management Program 00:10:20
    12. Time and Cost Entries (Part 2) 00:00:28
    13. Time and Cost Entries (Part 3) 00:01:01
    14. Time and Cost Entries (Part 4) 00:01:28
    15. Trust Accounts (Part 1) 00:00:32
    16. Trust Accounts (Part 2) 00:01:04
    17. Trust Accounts (Part 3) 00:00:54
    18. Trust Accounts (Part 4) 00:00:19
    19. Trust Accounts (Part 5) 00:00:39
    20. Trust Accounts (Part 6) 00:00:39
    21. Trust Accounts (Part 7) 00:00:25
    22. Docket Administration (Part 1) 00:00:53
    23. Docket Administration (Part 2) 00:00:50
    24. Docket Administration (Part 3) 00:00:43
    25. Docket Administration (Part 4) 00:00:51
    26. Docket Administration (Part 5) 00:01:02
    27. Lesson 03 Review 00:00:28
  5. Chapter04 - Preparing Legal Documents
    1. Preparing Legal Documents 00:00:13
    2. Basic Preparation 00:01:00
    3. Begin The Case (Part 1) 00:00:44
    4. Begin The Case (Part 2) 00:00:32
    5. Begin The Case (Part 3) 00:00:21
    6. Answer 00:00:48
    7. Answer (Cont.) 00:01:04
    8. Basic Preparation (Cont.) 00:00:11
    9. Caption 00:00:42
    10. The Title 00:00:31
    11. The Body 00:00:19
    12. Signature and COS 00:00:55
    13. Complaint 00:02:33
    14. Summons 00:01:46
    15. Answer (Cont.) 00:01:26
    16. Legal Citations (Part 1) 00:00:56
    17. Legal Citations (Part 2) 00:00:36
    18. Legal Citations (Part 3) 00:01:28
    19. Legal Citations (Part 4) 00:00:35
    20. Legal Research 00:00:46
    21. Legal Citations (Part 5) 00:00:28
    22. Legal Citations (Part 6) 00:00:32
    23. The Law Library (Part 1) 00:00:48
    24. The Law Library (Part 2) 00:00:55
    25. The Law Library (Part 3) 00:00:40
    26. The Law Library (Part 4) 00:00:38
    27. The Law Library (Part 5) 00:00:26
    28. The Law Library (Part 6) 00:01:05
    29. Demo - Online Legal Research 00:08:22
    30. Lesson 04 Review 00:00:48
  6. Chapter05 – Litigation
    1. Litigation 00:00:15
    2. What is Litigation 00:00:21
    3. Opening the File (Part 1) 00:00:24
    4. Opening the File (Part 2) 00:00:40
    5. Opening the File (Part 3) 00:00:27
    6. Opening the File (Part 4) 00:00:14
    7. Opening the File (Part 5) 00:01:02
    8. Opening the File (Part 6) 00:00:32
    9. Delivery of Documents (Part 1) 00:00:28
    10. Delivery of Documents (Part 2) 00:00:28
    11. Delivery of Documents (Part 3) 00:00:33
    12. Delivery of Documents (Part 4) 00:00:44
    13. Delivery of Documents (Part 5) 00:00:28
    14. Delivery of Documents (Part 6) 00:00:40
    15. Delivery of Documents (Part 7) 00:00:30
    16. Additional Pleadings 00:00:24
    17. Motions Prior to Trial (Part 1) 00:00:38
    18. Motions Prior to Trial (Part 2) 00:00:16
    19. Motions Prior to Trial (Part 3) 00:00:55
    20. What is Discovery? 00:01:25
    21. Demo - Deposition Summary 00:04:19
    22. Motions Prior To Trial (Part 4) 00:00:30
    23. Motions Prior To Trial (Part 5) 00:00:35
    24. Motions Prior To Trial (Part 6) 00:01:02
    25. Demo - Motion 00:07:40
    26. Motions During Trial 00:00:34
    27. Motions During Trial (cont.) 00:00:31
    28. Lesson 05 Review 00:00:32
  7. Chapter06 – Contracts
    1. Contracts 00:00:11
    2. The Basics (Part 1) 00:00:21
    3. The Basics (Part 2) 00:01:17
    4. The Basics (Part 3) 00:00:41
    5. Demo - Sample Fee Agreement 00:08:43
    6. The Essential Elements (Part 1) 00:01:07
    7. The Essential Elements (Part 2) 00:00:34
    8. The Essential Elements (Part 3) 00:00:39
    9. The Essential Elements (Part 4) 00:00:53
    10. The Essential Elements (Part 5) 00:00:35
    11. The Essential Elements (Part 6) 00:00:42
    12. Demo - Sample Child Care Contract 00:07:15
    13. Remedies for Breach of Contract 00:00:16
    14. General Damages 00:00:31
    15. Consequential Damages 00:00:38
    16. Reliance Damages 00:00:30
    17. Specific Performance 00:00:37
    18. Lesson 06 Review 00:01:01
  8. Chapter07 – Torts
    1. Torts 00:00:24
    2. The Goal of Tort Law 00:00:14
    3. The Basics 00:01:26
    4. Injunctive Relief 00:01:10
    5. There are 3 Main Types of Torts 00:00:08
    6. Intentional Torts 00:02:38
    7. Intentional Torts (continued) 00:02:08
    8. Intentional Torts (continued) 00:01:15
    9. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 00:01:11
    10. Negligence (Part 1) 00:00:14
    11. Negligence (Part 2) 00:00:37
    12. Negligence (Part 3) 00:01:20
    13. Negligence (Part 4) 00:02:10
    14. Negligence (Part 5) 00:01:14
    15. Negligence (Part 6) 00:03:16
    16. Negligence (Part 7) 00:00:46
    17. Negligence (Part 8) 00:01:03
    18. Strict Liability (Part 1) 00:01:01
    19. Strict Liability (Part 2) 00:00:39
    20. Strict Liability (Part 3) 00:01:05
    21. Strict Liability (Part 4) 00:00:51
    22. Strict Liability (Part 5) 00:01:14
    23. Strict Liability (Part 6) 00:01:08
    24. Demo - Discovery Request 00:13:51
    25. Lesson 07 Review 00:00:38
  9. Chapter08 - Criminal Law and Procedure
    1. Criminal Law and Procedure 00:00:22
    2. Jurisdiction 00:00:31
    3. The Basics 00:00:48
    4. Misdemeanors 00:00:33
    5. Misdemeanors (cont.) 00:00:40
    6. Felonies 00:00:44
    7. The Basics 00:00:51
    8. Elements of a Crime 00:01:22
    9. Levels of Mens Rea 00:00:41
    10. Definitions of Some Common Crimes 00:02:51
    11. Manslaughter 00:02:34
    12. Defining Some Common Crimes 00:01:44
    13. Defining Some Common Crimes (cont.) 00:00:54
    14. Demo - Robbery Statute 00:03:22
    15. The Basics (Cont.) 00:00:44
    16. The Basics (Cont.) 00:01:00
    17. Some of the Defenses a Defendant may Use 00:03:02
    18. Defenses Continued 00:00:51
    19. Criminal Procedure 00:00:51
    20. 4th Amendment 00:01:13
    21. The Procedures 00:00:57
    22. 4th Amendment (Cont.) 00:02:15
    23. The Procedures 00:01:07
    24. 5th Amendment 00:02:35
    25. 5th Amendment Procedures (Part 1) 00:01:20
    26. Miranda Warnings 00:01:52
    27. 5th Amendment Procedures (Part 2) 00:00:33
    28. 5th Amendment Procedures (Part 3) 00:00:56
    29. 6th Amendment Procedures 00:00:36
    30. Demo - Docket Sheet 00:01:48
    31. Lesson 08 Review 00:00:39
  10. Chapter09 - Family Law
    1. Family Law 00:00:14
    2. Marriage 00:00:56
    3. Before the Marriage (Part 1) 00:01:47
    4. Before the Marriage (Part 2) 00:01:36
    5. Demo - Premarital Agreement 00:05:45
    6. Before the Marriage (Part 3) 00:01:12
    7. Before the Marriage (Part 4) 00:00:41
    8. Marriage (Cont.) 00:01:40
    9. Annulment 00:00:51
    10. Annulment (cont.) 00:01:22
    11. Divorce (Part 1) 00:00:28
    12. Divorce (Part 2) 00:00:50
    13. Divorce (Part 3) 00:00:40
    14. No Fault Divorce 00:00:56
    15. Demo - Complaint for Divorce 00:06:18
    16. Child Custody (Part 1) 00:00:49
    17. Child Custody (Part 2) 00:00:51
    18. Child Custody (Part 3) 00:02:16
    19. Support Agreements 00:01:30
    20. Support Agreements (cont.) 00:00:38
    21. The Attorney’s Role in a Divorce 00:01:13
    22. Uniform Laws 00:00:58
    23. Lesson 09 Review 00:00:31
  11. Chapter10 - Business Law
    1. Business Law 00:00:11
    2. Types of Organizations 00:00:50
    3. Types of Organizations (cont.) 00:00:28
    4. Sole Proprietorship 00:00:22
    5. The Sole Proprietor 00:00:55
    6. Partnerships 00:00:36
    7. Partnership 00:01:23
    8. Partnerships (Cont.) 00:00:45
    9. Limited Liability Partnership 00:00:30
    10. Partnerships (Continued) 00:00:37
    11. Corporations (Part 1) 00:00:38
    12. Corporations (Part 2) 00:01:11
    13. Corporations (Part 3) 00:00:43
    14. Corporations (Part 4) 00:00:33
    15. Corporations (Part 5) 00:00:39
    16. Corporations (Part 6) 00:00:55
    17. Demo - Articles of Incorporation 00:10:05
    18. Demo - Corporate By -Laws 00:13:35
    19. Corporations (Part 7) 00:00:46
    20. Corporations (Part 8) 00:01:06
    21. Corporations (Part 9) 00:00:50
    22. Corporations (Part 10) 00:00:46
    23. Limited Liability Companies 00:00:58
    24. Demo - Incorporation Questionnaire 00:17:14
    25. Lesson 10 Review 00:00:15
  12. Chapter11 - Real Estate
    1. Real Estate 00:00:27
    2. The Basics 00:01:03
    3. Basic Ownership Rights 00:00:23
    4. 4 Methods of Acquiring Property 00:02:12
    5. Real Estate Practice 00:00:50
    6. The Basics on Estates 00:01:41
    7. Types of Concurrent Ownership (Part 1) 00:01:03
    8. Types of Concurrent Ownership (Part 2) 00:01:25
    9. Types of Concurrent Ownership (Part 3) 00:00:31
    10. Documenting Transactions 00:00:50
    11. Documenting Transactions (cont.) 00:00:51
    12. Recording Transactions 00:01:07
    13. Deeds 00:00:43
    14. Warranty Deed Sample 00:01:34
    15. Warranty Deed Sample (cont.) 00:00:37
    16. Mortgages 00:00:57
    17. Sample Mortgage 00:01:18
    18. Purchase Transactions 00:00:37
    19. Purchase Agreement 00:01:34
    20. Documenting Transactions 00:00:43
    21. Litigation 00:01:01
    22. Demo - Sample Lease 00:07:08
    23. Demo - Sample Eviction Letter 00:05:31
    24. Demo - Sample Purchase Offer 00:06:49
    25. Lesson 11 Review 00:00:26
  13. Chapter12 - Estate Planning and Guardianship
    1. Estate Planning and Guardianship 00:00:29
    2. Estate Planning and Guardianship (cont.) 00:00:46
    3. The Basics 00:01:07
    4. Estate Plan Documents 00:01:05
    5. Estate Plan Documents (cont.) 00:00:43
    6. Intestate Succession 00:01:17
    7. Right to Inherit 00:01:13
    8. Characteristics of a Will 00:00:36
    9. Characteristics of a Will (cont.) 00:01:20
    10. Characteristics of a Will - Signature 00:01:10
    11. Characteristics of a Will - Signature (cont.) 00:00:49
    12. Types of Wills 00:01:59
    13. Nuncupative Will 00:00:48
    14. Types of Wills ( Cont'd) 00:01:08
    15. Demo - Last Will and Testament 00:08:16
    16. Types of Trusts and Funding (Part 1) 00:00:49
    17. Elements of a Trust 00:00:50
    18. Types of Trusts and Funding (Part 2) 00:01:17
    19. Types of Trusts and Funding (Part 3) 00:00:41
    20. Elder Law 00:01:21
    21. Uniform Probate Code 00:00:40
    22. Administration 00:01:36
    23. Administration (cont.) 00:00:59
    24. Guardianships or Conservatorships 00:00:34
    25. Guardianships or Conservatorships (cont.) 00:00:39
    26. Demo - General Power of Attorney 00:07:24
    27. Lesson 12 Review 00:00:44
  14. Chapter13 – Bankruptcy
    1. Bankruptcy 00:00:26
    2. The Basics 00:00:46
    3. The Basics (Cont.) 00:00:22
    4. Filing a Chapter 7 Case 00:01:43
    5. The Chapter 7 Case 00:01:13
    6. Means Testing 00:00:34
    7. The Automatic Stay & 341 Meeting 00:01:55
    8. During the Chapter 7 00:02:00
    9. Demo - Bankruptcy Resources 00:04:53
    10. Chapter 11 Cases 00:00:56
    11. Chapter 13 Cases 00:01:44
    12. Types of Debt 00:01:07
    13. Dischargeable and Non-Dischargeable Debt 00:00:59
    14. Lesson 13 Review 00:00:33
    15. Course Closure 00:01:09