Paralegal and professor Reena Basser reviews
Small Business and Practice Management for Paralegals, Rebecca Bromwich, (EMP, 2010).
Unlike other products on the market, this textbook is written with the paralegal in mind, rather than small business overall. Written for both students and new licensees, the textbook outlines the steps involved in starting-up, including the legal requirements for self-employed business owners.
Small Business and Practice Management for Paralegals contains information designed to help paralegals to ensure they meet the current Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) regulations for paralegals. It includes Rules-based suggestions for dealing with clients and the public.
Specifics set this book apart. It gives the budding paralegal a fast and easy way to open up (or work with a firm in the area) quickly and efficiently.
From Classroom to Practice
This textbook underscores the type of information available through the Law Society and compiles it in one handy, easy-to-read book. This is a good way to review, or remind oneself about, the requirements to open up a business.
While I would have liked more information on drafting the ever-difficult business plan (there is only an half page on the subject), there is detailed, helpful information online on the subject, and “self-help” guides in this area.
Small Business and Practice Management for Paralegals covers methods of starting a business, regulatory and legal start-up issues, planning for start up, maintaining your business, and professional practice and compliance issues.
All in all, I would recommend this book for the newly licensed Paralegal as well as for the more-seasoned professional for review and for new ideas.
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