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Fall 2023

5321 Law Office Management: How to Make Money as a Lawyer - GRABOWSKI/HANCOCK- 17230

Professor(s): Paul Grabowski (ADJUNCT)
Amy Hancock (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MW  Location: 210 

Course Outline: This course is a guide to understanding how you can be successful financially and thrive as a practicing attorney by either working at a law firm or by starting your own practice. Topics covered include: understanding various firm business models, basic law firm accounting and finance, marketing, professional development, case selection and valuation, law firm niche selection, how firms cash flow, hiring/firing staff, and ethical issues.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota=50

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

No book required for this course

Course Materials: All provided by the professor

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