Law Practice Management and Economics (802)

CO-REQUISITE COURSES FOR Law Practice Management and Economics

Course Memo

This upper level comprehensive seminar course is devoted to the economics of practicing aw, with a special emphasis on how to start and build a law practice. Students will be organized into firm management teams and each team will prepare a written business plan. The daily work of a practicing attorney will be thoroughly analyzed. Class discussion will involve practical approaches to real-world situations that attorneys face daily in their busy practices. Representatives from the South Carolina Bar, Judges, Charleston School of Law faculty and South Carolina attorneys will make presentations on a number of topics to include the following: Risk Management: Retainers, Conflicts and Insurance; Client Relations and Development; Marketing; Employment-related Issues; File and Case Management; Technology and Software; Professionalism and Ethics as they relate to the practice of law; Time management, Time-keeping, and Billing; Relationships: Partners, Associates, and Staff; Office Procedures; Balance in both the Professional and Personal Life; Disaster Relief and Succession Planning.

Course Section Description

This course satisfies the Skills or Drafting Requirement.