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Legal Practice and Management in Nigeria

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ISBN13: 9781859411780
ISBN: 1859411789
Published: January 1998
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This book is a pioneering work on Legal Practice and Management. The purpose of the book is to remedy the inadequacy in the training of legal practitioners in Nigeria. This book is directed at a wide audience: as a textbook for students of the Nigerian Law School and as a practice guide for legal practitioners in private practice. The book covers:the size and units of practice and the requirements of establishing a law firm;the administration of a firm, including obtaining premises, attracting staff, acquiring equipment, machines and supplies;methods of running the firm to achieve the goals for which it was established;an analysis of the skills required to be a competent practitioner, including research, verbal communication, drafting, advocacy, negotiation and management skills;the charging of fees and the methods of sustaining and ensuring growth of the firm through practice and professional development.

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Contents:
Introducing legal practice and management; establishing a law firm; classification and organization of law firms; law office; law office staff; law office equipment, machines and supplies; law office administration; legal research; verbal comunication; drafting; advocacy; negotiating; management; fees and billing; practice and professional development.