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Financial Management – Tips for Paralegal Programs

Financial management is a vital skill for an effective paralegal program, not only for managers, but also for paralegals themselves. Paralegals are expected to keep continual track of their running costs, operating costs and other funds. Money allotted to running costs, for instance, should be used to pay for transport when distributing letters, conducting follow-ups, hosting community meetings, and attending to other paralegal-related activities. This excerpt offers guidance on documenting expenses in a ledger, handling clients’ money, and ensuring employees are not taking gifts or money from clients illegally. Insights are based on experiences of paralegals and managers operating the Timap for Justice model in Sierra Leone.

Uploaded on: Dec 19, 2013
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2015
Year Published: 2012

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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Community Paralegals, Generalist Legal Services Tool Type: Manuals & Guides Regions: > Global, Sub-Saharan Africa