to Internet Legal Education And Development's Law Practice and Procedures
Program, a unique and comprehensive approach to practice management for
firms of all sizes. The first few courses are currently available and
more are being added every month. You may access a summary of courses
by clicking on Course Menu.
Who uses ILEAD?
Lawyers who want to enroll in approved CLE programs
at their convenience, day or night, at home or in the office.
Lawyers opening new offices who want practical, ready-to-use
forms and procedures to take them from the first client contact to completion
of the matter.
Lawyers with established practices who want to improve efficient
delivery of high-quality legal services.
Law Office Administrators who need to formalize the way
individual lawyers and support staff manage clients and cases.
Legal Secretaries who need to find a way to do more work
in less time at consistently high standards.
Paralegals searching for ways to improve case and client
This comprehensive program is organized in a client-centered format. It
begins with the first contact from a new client as it is recorded on a
New Business Screening Form and proceeds along a designated curriculum
through the New Business Intake Form, Conflicts of Interest Search and
Report, Engagement Letters and Fee Agreements, through Case Management,
Billing Procedures, Records Management, Personnel Management and much
more. Therefore, you may find it most helpful to enroll in each course
in the order in which it is presented.
The primary purpose of this comprehensive program is to help you establish
forms and procedures for your law practice. Studies have shown that most
law firms of ten or fewer lawyers, and many much larger ones as well,
have no practice and procedures manual. If they do have a manual, chances
are very good that it is at least three years out of date and most likely
does not cover many of the points that it should. Even lawyers, secretaries
and administrators who recognize the need for documenting procedures and
building a procedures manual seldom have enough time to construct one.
Instead, they use many different forms and follow individual routines
year after year, often without any clear understanding of how they affect
the firm's primary purpose of total client satisfaction.
The ILEAD, INC. program solves that problem. It provides ready-to-use,
practice management forms. Each lesson also contains instruction, special
tips and a "Lawyer's Risk and Benefit Analysis" questionnaire
which are keyed to the sample form.
The most important aspects of any established set of procedures
- That the procedures
- That they are documented
- That they meet
the needs of the firm
- That they are used
by everyone in the firm
- That they are used
- That they are updated
However, no one set of procedures and forms can be all things to all lawyers.
It is important that the forms recommended in this continuing education
program meet the needs of your firm so that you and your staff will use
them consistently. As a result, you may need to customize some of them
to fit the areas of law in which you practice.
For example, if your firm is already using a New Business Screening Form
which you believe fits the needs of your particular practice, compare
it with the one in Course No. 1. Does it answer all of the "Lawyer's
Risks and Benefits Analysis" questions? If so, you may want to continuing
using it. If it does not collect all important data, decide whether to
use the one provided in Course No. 1 or modify yours to make it complete.
For more information about our courses or to purchase a course, refer
to How to Order, Email us, or contact our corporate headquarters directly
8015 Bronco Lane
Lago Vista, Texas 78645