An assignment was to research database management systems, timekeeping and billing in a law office.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: New Client
Lesson 3: Time Records
Lesson 4: Entering Cost/Accounting Expense Records
Lesson 5: Processing a Payment
Lesson 7: Processing and Printing Reports
Computers enable accountants and auditors to be more mobile and to use their clients’ computer systems to extract information from databases and the Internet. Technology is quickly changing the nature of the work of most accountants. There are many software packages, accountants summarize transactions in the standard formats of financial records and organize data in special formats employed in financial analysis. Accountants perform more technical duties, such as implementing, controlling, and auditing computer systems.
As a result, a growing number of accountants and auditors with extensive computer skills specialize in correcting problems with software or in developing software to meet unique data management and analytical needs.
Internal Revenue Service
Everything you will need from the IRS There's even a special section for tax professionals: http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/index.html
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
Full text of the accounting principles
International Accounting Standards Board
unofficial summaries of international standards are available on their website.
LexisNexis Revenue recovery to help assist your law firm in debt help and solutions
case management software:
including viewing calendars, capturing complete contact information for clients, tracking and managing events, recording information about matters and case files, including links to documents and case notes, conflict checking, managing telephone calls and calculating dates.
Legal Accounting Software from LexisNexis - LexisNexis’ PCLaw is the most widely used legal billing and accounting software in North America that offers a comprehensive collection of powerful, easy-to-use tools for time, expense, billing and receivables tracking.
Practice Management Software from LexisNexis- LexisNexis’ Time Matters software has been the most widely used practice management software and has provided new ways to help law firms, legal departments and other organizations streamline operations.
Law Library Internet Resources - from University of Washington School of Law; subject-related internet sites worldwide, listing of sites for searching.
Georgetown Legal Explorer - links & searches of legal information & resources.
Cornell Legal Information Institute - links to many legal resources.
Self Help Legal Materials
CA Court Books and Help
Lincoln and Law Books
Law Textbooks from LexisNexis which provides law professionals with authoritative legal documents, books, resources and legal software from LexisNexis
A variety of books are available on legal topics including legal encyclopedias, practical handbooks, and scholarly books are also available at the school store but always is best to check online for price differences.
• Department of Justice
• Federal Trade Commission
Fraud can be committed through many methods, including mail, wire, phone, and the Internet. Be sure that your business has the proper protection.
Government Resources for Fraud Detection and Prevention:
FTC Consumer Protection information
White House consumer protection services
InterGov's Latest Web Statistics
LexisNexis offers individuals more information about anti-money laundering compliance solutions through their free white papers and direct links to free resources throughout the LexisNexis online community.
Banking and financial services marketplace depends heavily on the perception that it functions within a framework of high legal, professional and ethical standards. A reputation for reliability is the one of the most valuable assets of a financial institution.
Management and Financial Links
The WWW Virtual Library: Finance
More Financial Links
FinCEN, which administers the BSA and is charged with safeguarding the financial system from the abuses of financial crime, including terrorist financing, money laundering, and other illicit activity.
• IRS Tax Fraud Alerts
• http://www.ssa.gov/oig/Hotline.htm more information on reporting fraud.
• Financial Scandals
• Fraud detection from LexisNexis
Articles: Young, Michael R., 2000, Accounting Irregularities and Financial Fraud: A Corporate Governance Guide, Harcourt Brace Professional Pub
For more information on Debt collections
US Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (15 U.S.C. 1601)
Abusive debt collection practices contribute to the number of personal bankruptcies, to marital instability, to the loss of jobs, and to invasions of individual privacy.
• LexisNexis provides information on debt collections to protect your business.
CORPORATE FINANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Wharton Financial Institutions Center
Journal of Finance
LexisNexis Credit Risk Management total solutions
More Links to research:
Legal Directories (From Law Journal Extra)
Code of Federal Regulations
STLC Legal links