Paralegals who understand the law firm culture are much more likely to succeed than those who never quite grasp the big picture. This textbook is designed to give paralegals the skills and insights necessary to make themselves more useful through a team approach. Detailed here are the tools of success: on-the-job training, reading and learning through the literature of others and, above all, an emphasis on the real world of working in a law firm. Law office management is rarely taught in law schools, yet it is increasingly becoming a required subject in paralegal training programs.. Although this book points out tried and true methods, it is important to keep the words "flexible" and "adaptable" in mind. Every law office will be managed differently according to the type of law practiced, varied types of financial makeup, personality traits and capabilities of the management staff, available equipment and technology, and the overall outlook and philosophy of the firm. Here the paralegal will not only learn how to find a job, but also what to expect once employed in a law firm, and how to emphasize his or her role on the job. Thus equipped, the paralegal should succeed in being recognized as an indispensable team player. Charlotte W. Smith McDonald, PennsylvaniaSmith, Charlotte W. is the author of 'Law Office Dynamics An Introduction to Legal Administration' with ISBN 9780929563701 and ISBN 0929563700.