Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LGST 122 - Law Office Administration

(G and TP/SS only)

A study of the principles of law office administration including organizational structures, law office personnel, systems approach, equipment, timekeeping, bookkeeping and accounting practices, indexing and filing, calendar and monitoring systems, library and retrieval systems, the office manual, and the law office layout. Students will complete practical problems in several areas. Major emphasis will be on the development and use of systems in the law office, including software, with the expectation of increasing efficiency and reducing legal costs. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 / ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly LA 122.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively communicate the workings and management of a law office.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic ethical rules associated with the practice of law.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate in a professional setting.
  • Demonstrate an ability to utilize current software for law office administration and case management.
  • Identify proper law firm accounting and time-keeping procedures.

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