Legal Dockets and Records

Course Code: LAWS 212

Academic Year: 2020-2021

In this course, students will acquire an understanding of how accounting impacts a law office and the procedural steps followed in practice. This includes the institution of the legal matter through the tasks for keeping records of both lawyers' time and reminders for critical dates in legal matters as well as the posting of entries for cash receipts and general and trust disbursements. Additionally, this course will cover the compilation and billing of the account to the client on a tariff or time basis. Reference will be made to all areas of legal practice, with the focus primarily on real estate and litigation matters. Management of client files and preparation of related correspondence will also be included. The students will use PCLaw legal accounting and Microsoft Word software.