You have been asked to speak about the topic of responsibility centers to a group of executives at a conference. Briefly describe three examples of responsibility centers with in a Law Firm.
Describe how the responsibility centers interact.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 19, 2018, 8:48 pm ad1c9bdddf
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You have been asked to speak about the topic of responsibility centers to a group of executives at a conference. Briefly describe three examples of responsibility centers with in a Law Firm. Describe how the responsibility centers interact.
1. Administrative Division: Responsibility Center
Administrative center has the responsibility of ensuring confidentiality and privacy of customer records and files. Under general supervision, organizes the administrative activities of an office, performs public relations, coordinates projects and performs secretarial duties and the likes. Responsibility duties: Serves as liaison between firm office and the public, press and other government agencies; takes and prepares meeting minutes. Coordinates and schedules meetings, activities and travel. Coordinates and oversees special projects. Develops and maintains computer spreadsheets and databases; performs data entry; and prepares statistical and other reports. Types correspondence, office policies and procedures, press releases and reports; maintains calendars, logs, office files, records and supplies; prepares work orders; acts as receptionist; and performs miscellaneous secretarial and clerical duties. Thus, ethical (i.e., confidentiality and privacy issues) and legal responsibilities (i.e., regulations around Internet privacy laws) come into play.
The governance division is responsible for regulating the privacy laws throughout the law firm. Likewise there is an interaction between the financial division and the governance and administrative divisions, as administration often handles the financial reports.
See http://www.legalethics.com/articles.law?auth=jaks.txt for ethic responsibilities on the Internet for law firms and lawyers.
See Code of Ethics and application rules http://indianaparalegals.org/Code%20of%20Ethics.htm.
2. Financial Division: Responsibly Center
Financial responsibility means recognizing the need to care about and respect the privacy of customers' personal financial information. Law firms consider that customers furnish sensitive information to the firm in the course of daily business, and expect privacy and security for their personal and financial affairs. Therefore most law firms expect nothing less, and are committed to treating such information responsibly.
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