- This book details 10 pro bono opportunities that will broaden, deepen, and strengthen your paying
practice and legal career. Gain new confidence and skills while rejuvenating your paying practice through
- This book gives specific actions an associate can take to book new business. It also offers attorneys of all experience levels useful insights into how a rainmaker gets results
- Features strategies and insights from legal marketers that give creative approaches on the subject of marketing.
- Shows lawyers how to harness the marketing power offered by branded legal services networks such as
Rocket Lawyer, Avvo, LawZam, LexSpot, and many more - and pull in new clients in the process.
- Learn how to harness the power of relationships-with yourself, clients, colleagues-to help you define and achieve professional and personal success.
- Contains secrets, approaches and strategies to that age-old puzzle of growing your law firm. Through this wealth of savvy advice, you'll learn how to ask for business, attract and keep clients, partner with other lawyers, build a virtual law firm, use technology in client development, brand your law firm and much more.
- discover the critical skills necessary to plan, build your network, and cultivate long and satisfying relationships with clients, prospects, and referral sources
- key companion to the book above that is a fundamental tool for groups of associates large and small
- This book provides step-by-step guidelines for building relationships with referrral sources, getting and
managing new referrals, developing networkign skills, and transforming acquaintaces into clients.
- with the right ad, the Yellow Pages can be a lucrative investment, whether seasoned, start-up or becoming specialized
- include topics such as marketing tips to help smaller firms grow, budget-friendly ways to market your firm online, increasing your firms visibility with the latest technology, etc.
- a must for practicing attorneys and busy law firm managers who are interested in revitalizing the timeless marketing concept of ―learning what clients want and delivering it
- covers networking from the basics of an "elevator pitch" to the role it plays in business development, internal relations, job searches and leadership in the profession and in the community
- comprehensively discusses the pertinent ethical issues that arise in this arena
- collection of stories providing useful guidance for setting up a successful law office marketing program
- clarifies the marketing function in the legal environment; provides a framework for marketing decision making and other helpful techniques to help you create a satisfied and loyal clientele
- Shows step-by-step how to raise capital, reel in new clients, set fees, accelerate growth, and more.
- Learn how you can highlight your unique talents and abilities, manage perceptions, and achieve greater
success as a lawyer in the process.
- this book will help you overcome your discomfort with selling by changing the way you think and help you achieve a fundamental shift in your attitude and behavior
- reveals how businesses can harness all the changes and challenges inherent in social media and turn them into tremendous opportunities for profit and growth
50 Things To Do With the Rest of Your Life, Robert Pearce Wilkins (2003).
- 50 intriguing life goals, which can be altered to suit individual reader interests. They range from travel to time management, from volunteerism and charitable giving to special interest groups, from reading to career and family matters.
Avoiding Extinction: Remimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century (2012)
- This book shows how the law firm of the future will succeed by focusing on delivering high-quality legal services better, faster, and cheaper. A must-read for anyone seeking a creative vision into what a new, truly different law firm could look like.
__ Careers in Animal Law, Yolanda Einstein (2011)
- Gain an overview of one of the fastest growing legal fields.
Changing Jobs: A Handbook for Lawyers in the New Millennium, Heidi Staudenmaier (3rd Ed. 1999).
- This book reveals the fastest growing forms of work in today's economy and includes new chapters on internet searches, work at home options and lateral hiring trends
Fifty Legal Careers for Non-lawyers, Ursula Furi-Perry (2008).
- Helps the reader select a law career best suited to one's interests, training, and aptitude, where a law degree is not a requirement. Each of the fifty careers profiled in the book includes interviews with people currently in that job; sample responsibilities; typical education and skills necessary; and further resources to help find out more, and how to enter the field.
Fifty Unique Legal Paths: How to Find the Right Job , Ursula Furi-Perry (2008)
- An easy to use handbook that focuses on the wide variety of jobs available for law school graduates. The job market is ripe with opportunities for JDs and this book has them all.
__ How to Achieve Success After the Bar Exam: A Step-By-Step Action Plan, Joan R.M. Bullock (2014)
- Guides recent law school graduates as they make the crucial transition from student to lawyer. Through
week-by-week activities and practical advice, this book will help recent grads define their career vision, seek
out networking opportunities, demonstrate their value to potential clients, and think like a businessperson.
__ How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times, Nelson, Calloway & Kodner (2009).
-Provides you with a wealth of tips, finance, marketing and technology essentials necessary to succeed through a down economy.
Lawyers as Leaders, Deborah L. Rhode (2013)
- Drawing on a broad range of interdisciplinary research, biographical profiles, and empirical studies, this
book covers everything from decision making, conflict management, and communication to ethics and
diversity in leadership, and what lawyers can do to advance both their professional development and the
__ LawyerLife: Finding a Life and a Higher Calling in the Practice of Law, Carl Horn (2003).
- The author, a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of North Carolina, offers many practical suggestions for those seeking fulfillment in their legal careers.
Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life & Work, The, George Kaufman (2nd Ed. 2006).
- help you achieve professional and personal satisfaction in your career; exercises (now on CD) to help you reconcile goals and expectations with the realities and demands of the legal profession
Legal Career Guide, The: From Law Student to Lawyer, Munneke & Wayne (5th Ed. 2008).
- designed as a hands-on manual to assist you in making these important decisions by helping you identify specific goals and evaluate opportunities as they arise, reflect on changes in your personal situation that affect your aspirations, and assess new trends within the profession that will impact your chosen practice
Lessons in Leadership, Thomas C. Grella (2013)
- Through a series of practical lessons, veteran law firm leader Tom Grella draws from his experiences &
applies time-tested leadership principles to lawyers and law firms. This book will help you understand
your unique leadership style, learn to appropriately lead clients in their decision making, and more.
__ Making Partner: A Guide for Law Firm Associates, John Sapp (3rd Ed. 2006).
- offers general guidelines and recommendations for reaching partnership
Mediation: A Path Back for the Lost Lawyer, John Van Winkle (2001).
- learn why the art and technique of mediation and alternate dispute resolution skills are becoming more and more important to the modern attorney
Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers, Munneke, Henslee & Wayne (5th Ed. 2006).
- loads of possibilities of which you may not have thought. resource section provides surveys and listings of nonlegal careers in several categories, and a listing of publishers and suggested readings on nonlegal careers.
Passing the Torch Without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning, Peter
-A comprehensive examination of the key economic issues typically encountered by law firms when they
consider how partners end their careers. Includes retirement policy forms and sample language for
__ Practicing Law Without Clients: Making a Living as a Freelance Lawyer, David Robinson (1996).
- book explaining how wholesale lawyers who enjoy legal research and writing can make a living as freelance consultants/ legal writers
Presumed Equal: What America's Top Women Lawyers Think Suzanne Nossel (1998).
- Based on anonymous survey responses from nearly 4,000 female associates and partners at 105 of the nation's most prestigious firms, this book provides candid, first-hand observations on many issues.
Rest Assured: The Sabbatical Solution for Lawyers, Lori Simon Gordon (2002).
- includes written sabbatical policies and practice successes from numerous firms, as well as best practice comparisons from corporations. The manual addresses common management concerns and client reactions, and covers the logic and logistics of making time for lawyer sabbaticals in busy and thriving practices.
Turning Points: New Paths and Second Careers for Lawyers, Vol. I, George Cain (1994).
- This book will introduce you to 22 lawyers who successfully left private practice to pursue new opportunities.
Turning Points: New Paths and Second Careers for Lawyers, Vol. II, George Cain (2009).
- This book will introduce you to 22 lawyers who successfully left private practice to pursue new opportunities.
What Can You Do with a Law Degree: A Lawyer's Guide to Career Satisfaction Inside, Outside,& Around
the Law, Dr. Larry Richard (2012).
- Lawyers are introduced to a unique, five-part model for career satisfaction. This book contains career
exercises, practical career-finding techniques, and a compendium of 800+ ways to use your law degree
inside, outside, or around the law.
__ Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success, Phyllis Horn Epstein (2004).
- provides a wealth of practical guidance and direction from experienced women lawyers who share their life stories and advice to inspire and encourage others by offering solutions to the challenges—personal and professional.
Client Relations: Forms, Letters & Useful Information, Mississippi Bar Assoc. (1999).
- Designed to assist the solo and small firm practitioner in making his or her law practice more profitable, with many useful forms and letters
Communicating with your Client, New York Bar Association (1996).
- suggests ways to communicate more effectively with your clients so that both the attorney and the client will benefit.
How to Get and Keep Good Clients, Jay Foonberg (3rd Ed. 2007).
- gives time-proven tips and systems that you can use for long-range and immediate marketing success
Through the Client's Eyes, Henry Ewalt (3rd Ed. 2008).
- help lawyers build better, stronger, and smarter relationships with their clients by giving specific, realistic ideas how to use good human relation‘s skills to maintain harmonious relationships with clients
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Management and Administration
2013 Legal Assistant's Complete Desk Reference, The, Edited by Ursula Furi-Perry (2013)
- A thorough guide to all the rules and regulations governing a legal assistant or paralegal's job performance, as
well as a repository of the many forms they see every day. This reference explores the myriad responisibilities
and types of paperwork used by a paralegal or legal assistant in six easy-to-use sections.
__ Anatomy of a Law Firm Merger: How to Make or Break the Deal, Hildebrandt International (3rd Ed. 2004).
- step-by-step guidelines to help you decide whether to pursue a merger, as well as make the many other decisions involved in completing the deal and ultimately integrating the merged firm. Includes several exhibits, questionnaires, and checklists
Attorney and Law Firm Guide to the Business of Law, Edward Poll (2002).
- Shows lawyers how to manage their practices in a more business-like manner. It explains how to determine both personal and law firm goals
Being Prepared: A Lawyer's Guide for Dealing with Disability or Unexpected Events, Cohen & Cohen (2008).
- essential workbook and guide for protecting your law practice against casualty or other unexpected even
__ Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success, The, Trautz & Pinnington (2009).
- guide with a collection of practical tips, ideas and techniques to help you survive, thrive and find success in the practice of law
Checklist Manifesto, The Atul Gawande (2010)
- This book makes the compelling argument that we can do better in many fields and professions using
the simplest of methods: the checklist.
__ Compensation Plans for Law Firms, James D. Cotterman (5th Ed. 2010).
- a primary reference for those making compensation decisions in law firms
Complete Guide to Designing Your Law Office, The, Schultz & Schultz (2005).
- This comprehensive new resource provides all the information needed to plan or remodel a law firm's office space
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Planning for Law Firms, Edward Poll (2007).
- gives the critical steps that will include the essentials of a comprehensive recovery plan
E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices don't Work and What to Do About It, The, Michael Gerber (2010).
- complete guide to the business of running a successful legal practice that gives you powerful advice on everything you need to run your practice as a successful business, allowing you to achieve your goals and grow your practice
Easy Self-Audits for the Busy Law Office, Nancy Byerly Jones (1999).
- find out how you can avoid errors and find ways to practice better
Effective Associate Training and Development Program, The, Anderson & Boyer (2nd Ed. 2005).
- training manual for law firms
Employee Use of the Internet and E-Mail: A Model Corporate Policy, Doubilet & Polley (2002).
- there is something about the nature of electronic mail that makes its use a rich source for evidence of legal misconduct – you need policies to cover both internet and e-mail use in your office
Essential Formbook Vol. I: Partnership, Organizational, Fee Agreements & Client Intake, Munneke & Davis (2000).
- gathers all of the essential forms that law practitioners use on a regular basis into one, easy-to-use resource. Collectively, these forms will help you establish profitable, affirmative client relationships so you can avoid unnecessary risks associated with malpractice and disciplinary complaints.
Essential Formbook Vol. II: Human Resources, Fees, Billing & Collections, Munneke & Davis (2001).
- helpful forms for human resources, fees, billing and collections.
Essential Formbook Vol. III: Comprehensive Management Tools for Lawyers, Munneke & Davis (2003).
- helpful forms for management tools
Essential Formbook Vol. IV: Disaster Planning and Recovery Risk Management and Professional Liability Insurance, Munneke & Davis (2004).
- Helpful forms for disaster planning and recovery, as well as malpractice insurance.
Evolutionary Road: A Strategic Guide to Your Law Firm's Future, Jordan Furlong (2013)
- Furlong envisions and details an evolutionary timeline consisting of five distinct stages of development for
the legal profession. Smart law firms large and small can use this short book to tee-up effective strategic
planning and market innovation. This book is an ideal blueprint for annual retreats or planning meetings.
__ Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer, K. William Gibson (5th Ed. 2014).
- Newly revised and updated to meet the needs of today's legal professionals, this comprehensive guide shows
readers how to establisha nd maintain a successful solo law practice. Provides time-tested answers to real-life
__ Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer, K. William Gibson (4th Ed. 2005).
- Defines the challenges and issues specific to sole practitioners and offers practical information on how to
overcome them. Also covers cutting edge issues such as MDP, telecommuting, and picking the right technology
for your solo office.
Handling Personnel Issues in the Law Office, Francis Coleman (1997).
- Guide book for law firm management with an overview of laws governing employment relationships and tips for carrying out an employer‘s legal responsibilities.
Hiring for Attitude, Mark Murphy (2012).
- A revolutionary approach to recruiting star performers with both tremendous skills and superb attitude.
This book will show you the biggest reasons new hires fail and two quick and easy tests to discover the
attitudinal characteristics you need for your workplace's unique culture.
__ How to Start and Build a Law Practice, Jay Foonberg (5th Ed. 2004).
- Provides fundamental real-life, practical answers to the most commonly asked questions about starting and building a law practice.
Introduction to Law Firm Practice, Michael Downey (2010).
- Guide to how a new or young lawyer can succeed and understand challenges in a law firm environment.
Keeping Good Lawyers: Best Practices to Create Career Satisfaction, M. Diane Vogt (2000).
- How to maximize your top legal talent, including how to approach retraining your experienced attorneys and an associate development plan.
Law Firm Guide to Client Relations for Support Staff, The, Hollis Weishar (2001).
- Allow you to identify the intangibles by which clients judge your firm, and show you how you can meet and exceed your client’s expectations for quality service.
Law Office Policy & Procedures Manual, Wert Hatoff (6th Ed. 2011).
- Covers such topics as: law office organization, management, and administration, support personnel, office polices, personnel policies and benefits, office security and emergency procedures, financial management, file systems, technology, and communications systems
Law Office Procedures Manual for Solos and Small Firms, Demetrios (3rd Ed. 2000).
- A guide to setting policies and establishing procedures that should keep a law office operating efficient
Law Partnership: Its Rights and Responsibilities, George Cain (2nd Ed. 1999).
- Partnership – a privilege – what to expect.
Law Partnership Revisited, George Cain (2002).
- Basic concepts of law partnership, what must happen on invitation, in a dissolution, valuation methods, rules applying to benefits and practice in withdrawal or retirement.
Law Practice Management in a Nutshell, Gary Munneke (2003).
- An overview of fundamental law practice management issues, including the marketplace for legal services, forms of law firm organization, management of human resources, setting up and operating a law office, financial planning, and law office systems.
Law Practice Management Materials and Cases, Gary Munneke (3rd Ed. 2007).
- Examines the management of organizations that deliver legal services, the lawyer as a manager of legal work, and the application of management skills in the professional setting.
Lawyer as Supervisor, Manager & Motivator, The, Sheffer & Sparrow (2000).
- Helps guide lawyers in the larger function of their job in the firm.
Lawyer's Desk Guide to Preventing Legal Malpractice, The, Compendium (1999).
- explains the concept of malpractice, analyzes trends and more importantly,
outlines the top 10 malpractice traps and how to avoid them.
Lawyer's Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging, and Closing a Law Practice, Butler & Paszkie (2007).
- The guide includes handy checklists, forms, and sample letters as well as several Rules from the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Lawyer's Guide to Creating a Business Plan, The, Linda Pinson (2008).
- guide practitioners step-by-step toward actualized growth utilizing tested and proven organizational, marketing, and financial strategies
Lawyer's Guide to Governing Your Firm, The, Arthur Greene (2009).
- practical resource for those firms that want to provide better client service and at the same time, improve the working environment for both lawyers and staff. It provides strategies to change the climate of the law firm, boost morale, and effectively and efficiently manage the firm.
Lawyer's Guide to Insurance, The, Ben Baldwin (1999).
- various aspects of insurance examined include Insurance Company Solvency; Disability Insurance; Long-Term Care Insurance; Medical Insurance; Homeowner's Insurance; Vehicle Insurance; Personal and Professional Liability Insurance; Life Insurances: Definitions and Purposes; Types of Life Insurance Contracts; Managing Life Insurance; Variable Universal Life; and Annuities
Lawyer's Guide to Records Management and Retention, The, Cunningham & Montana (2006).
- will help any law firm create and maintain an effective and well-organized records management program, including administration and storage of client files and administrative records in all types of media. Firms will learn to implement an efficient information, document, and file retrieval system, thus reducing costs, avoiding ethics violations, and ensuring client satisfaction. In addition, the book covers legal and ethics compliance when it comes to management and retention of both paper and electronic files.
Lawyer's Guide to Retirement, The, David Bridewell (3rd Ed. 1998).
- Provides an in-depth look at estate and tax planning and the available legal vehicles that will enable you to attain all your goals in retirement.
Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Planning, The, Grella & Hudkins (2004).
- guide for solos, small firms and large firms who need specific suggestions for a system of strategic planning
Lawyer's Retirement Planning Guide, The, Susan A. Berson (2010).
- provides guidance on investing your money to produce sufficient funds for the lifestyle you want to lead, and then on managing your retirement withdrawals so that your money will last you a lifetime. You'll discover how you can combat inflation, plan for expenses, and protect against overall portfolio risks
Legal Malpractice: The Law Office Guide to Purchasing Legal Malpractice Insurance, Ronald E. Mallen (2014 Ed.)
- Fully updated and designed as a reference to assist the lawyer-consumer in evaluating the firm's insurance
needs and make informed decisions regarding the coveragest hat are available.
__ Legal Malpractice: The Law Office Guide to Purchasing Legal Malpractice Insurance, Ronald E. Mallen (2013 Ed.)
- Experience demonstrates that a substantial percentage of all claims, including most defense costs, settlements and judgment, are attributable to a relatively small number of problems. The focus is upon those problems which account for most of the claims
Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers, Pamela H. Woldlow & Douglas B. Richardson (2013)
- Provides any attorney with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under
control, building strong working relationships with clients, and maximizing profitability.
__ Legal Tender: A Lawyer's Guide to Handling Professional Dilemmas, Lawrence Fox (1995).
- Illuminates and dissects the dilemmas that real lawyers face in real life to help you avoid the missteps that can create them, avoid being blindsided by them and analyze them clearly when they do confront you.
Managing Partner 101: A Guide to Successful Law Firm Leadership, Weisher & Smiley (2nd Ed. 2001).
- much more than a how to-book, this volume articulates a series of concepts and philosophies that are the underpinnings of a successful law firm
Managing Your Law Practice, John W. Michener, Jr. (1996).
- Detailed examination of the efficient management of law practices, providing practical strategies to ensure growth, increase profitability, and prepare for upcoming trends
Maximizing Law Firm Profitability: Hiring, Training & Developing Productive Lawyers, Manch & Shannon (2005).
- guide to help attorneys become more effective and more productive as managers and lawyers through in-house training programs, TQM, CLE, legal writing, client relations, negotiation skills and firm loyalty
Minding Your Own Business: The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer's Guide to a Profitable Practice, Ann M. Guinn (2010).
- approaches challenges with the philosophy that solo and small firm practitioners are first, business managers, and second, attorneys. Learn to master the key elements of running a small firm:
Modern Rules of Order, The: A Guide for Conducting Business Meetings, Donald (3rd Ed. 2007).
- If you want meetings that run more efficiently, for a shorter period of time, and with a minimum of disagreements, then you need this framework of established procedures for business meetings. Simpler and more effective than Robert's Rules, this little book focuses on promoting timely consideration of the substance of the meeting, rather than ritualistic procedure
More Secrets of the Business of Law, Edward Poll (2006).
- In a world of changing client expectations, technology and other pressing subjects important to today‘s law practice, the author cuts through the mumbo-jumbo of how to reinvent your operation.
Of Counsel Agreement, The, Wren & Glascock (3rd Ed. 2005).
- practical and comprehensive guide will help to clarify the duties and responsibilities of an of counsel, apprise lawyers of recent case law on of counsel, and provide samples to help draft the right of counsel agreement
Organized Lawyer, The, Kelly Anders (2009).
- designed to address the needs of all types of lawyers -- corporate, nonprofit, government, private, academic, and solo practitioners. Whether you're in a cubicle, corner office, or working out of your home, this book will help you develop and maintain a more organized space.
Paralegals, Profitability, and the Future of Your Law Practice, Greene & Cannon (2003).
- provides advice on how to hire and use top notch paralegals to achieve success in providing clients with quality service
Partner Departures and Lateral Moves, Geri S. Krauss (2009).
- this guide answers questions about what steps a departing partner or acquiring firm must take to minimize risks and reduce potential liabilities
Planning Ahead: A Guide to Protecting your Clients Interests in the Event of Your Disability, A, Barbara Fishleder (1999).
- Outlines steps a lawyer can take while still practicing to make the process of closing the office smooth and inexpensive in his absence.
Practical Guide to Preventing Legal Malpractice, A, Stern & Felix-Retzke (2003).
- one-stop, systematic guide to preventing legal malpractice claims. Inside you will find indispensable material to help you identify and avoid common areas of malpractice in your legal practice
Practical Systems: Tips for Organizing Your Office, Charles Coulter (1991).
- guidelines for setting up administrative and substantive systems such as filing systems and calendars and making them effective
Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent, Marcia Shannon (2000).
- practical, thorough resource that covers effective searching and screening strategies, smart hiring practices, and constructive ideas that you can incorporate immediately into your recruitment procedures
Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms, Anthony Davis (1995).
- comprehensive overview of risk management, offers a practical approach to risk management evaluation, and explains the steps to take to create a best practice plan.
Records Management in the Legal Environment: A Handbook of Practice and Procedure, Barr, Chiaiese & Nemchek (2003).
- Is your practice where you want it to be? This book is full of valuable road-tested advice that is immediately helpful and rewarding. If you‘re looking for ways to enhance your personal practice, allowing you both added income and increased satisfaction then look no further.
Run Your Firm Like a Business: An Operations Guide for the Solo Practitioner & Small Law Firm, Frank T.
- Powerful systems developed and refined over years help resolve the tension between the tasks of the
business, and actually doing the legal work for which you were trained.
__ Successful Lawyer, The: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice, Gerald Riskin (2005)
- Explains how a lawyer can transform his or her life into a more exciting, fulfilling, and profitable one by taking
control of his or her destiny.
__ Think Again: Innovative Law Office Policy & Procedures Manual, Hatoff & Wert (5th Ed. 2006).
- guide to creating a client-centric law firm and delivering great client service, differentiating your firm from other law firms; developing the specific skills and strategies needed for effective and productive relationship building and positive business development results
Time and Workplace Management for Lawyers, Dr. Amy L. Jarmon (2013).
- With practical strategies and realistic, specific steps for implementing those strategies, this book will help
you be more productive, make better decisions, make better use of your time, and even help those around
you work more efficiently.
__ Time Management for Attorneys, Powers & McNalis (2008).
- How do you practice? Learn how to move away from the reactive style of time management and move towards the proactive method. You might not have to play catch-up on the weekends if you alter your work style.
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101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer, Gregg Herman (3rd Ed. 2009).
- Learn how family lawyers have made their practices more effective. Their advice and experience is distilled into
concise tips organized in 15 categories, including custody, fees, taxes, discovery, valuation, premarital
agreements, settlement, trial tactics, and post-divorce issues.
__ Bankruptcy Deadline Checklist, Norman L. Pernick (3rd Ed. 2006).
- An easy to use reference guide for case management and administration.
Becoming the Tech-Savvy Family Lawyer, Melissa A. Kucinski & Daniel J. Berlin (2013)
- Written especially for lawyers practicing family law, this book explains how a family lawyer can begin
implementing tech tools on a daily basis to streamline daily tasks and make their practice more efficient.
__ Client Letters for the Family Lawyer: Saving Time, Managing Relationships, and Practicing Preventive Law, Mark E.
- Offers practice-tested forms, letters, and checklists that are designed to educate and inform clients. Sample
informative handouts in plain English clearly explain various issues involved in the legal process, while using
these checklists and forms are a convenient and logical way to obtain and manage critical client information.
__ Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, The: Forms & Procedures for the Lawyer, Larry Rice (3rd Ed. 2005).
- This guide has the whole divorce kit-and-kaboodle, plus forms and letters on a CD. If divorce is how you make your living, you‘ve got to see this book.
Convincing the Judge: Practical Advice for Litigators, Cecil C. Kuhne, III (2008).
- Distills the advice of judges to practitioners appearing in their courtrooms and provides practical advice on case management, all phases of trial and appeals.
Criminal Lawyer's Job, The: A Survival Guide, Amber St. Clair (2006).
-Provides the lawyer with valuable how to advise for taking the initial client meeting to picking a jury and trying the case.
Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law, The, Mark Herrmann (2006).
-Offers practical, honest and you need to know this advice for surviving and thriving in a law firm. The book covers the basics of law practice and law firm etiquette, from doing effective research and writing to dressing for success, dealing with staff and clients and building a law practice.
Entertainment Careers for Lawyers (2014)
- Dispels many of the myths surrounding the practice and helps lawyers and law students gain an
understanding of the realities of entertainment law. Written by an experienced entertainment lawyer and law
__ Forms, Checklists, and Procedures for the Family Lawyer, Mark. Chinn (2010).
-Hands-on manual provides forms, checklists and procedures for every aspect of family law practice, from beginning to end.
Gay, Lesbian, & Transgender Clients: A Lawyer's Guide, Joan Burda (2008).
- Introduces lawyers and their clients to the legal landscape as it relates to lesbian, gay and transgender persons today. In addition to case law, statutes and a discussion of legal issues, this book also introduces the reader to people who make up the lesbian/gay/transgender community.
Guardianship & Conservatorship: A Handbook for Lawyers, Scott Summers (1996).
-Comprehensive guide provides you with practical advice on conducting guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. It takes a step-by-step look at the guardianship process and examines the implications of guardianship, as well as its alternatives.
Hereof, Thereof & Everywhereof: Contrarian Guide to Legal Drafting, Howard Darmstadter (2002).
-Although not a guide for good writing, but this book‘s tips are likely to improve the readability of most legal documents
How to Build and Manage an Employment Law Practice, Mindy Farber (1997).
-Provides practical advice on running an employment law practice. It covers situations ranging from the initial client consultation to the pros and cons of solo versus group practice. Samples of common letters and agreements used in employment law are included.
How to Build and Manage an Entertainment Law Practice, Gary Greenberg (2001).
-Provides complete and systematic guidance on how to establish and maintain a practice in the field of entertainment law
How to Build and Manage an Environmental Law Practice, Stuart Somach (2000).
-Through practical examples and explanations, this volume explores how to build and manage an environmental law practice. It covers: the specialized business aspects of environmental law practice; developing and maintaining the ideal clientele mix; and the technology, tactics and tools needed.
How to Build and Manage an Estates Practice, Daniel Evans (2008).
-This guide is logically organized to lead the attorney through the essential stages of developing a specialty practices such as an Estate Practice. It includes everything an attorney needs to know including how to manage workload and staff and much more.
How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice, Mark A. Chinn (2006).
-Tips, strategies, tactics, forms, and real-word advice for starting - or building - a family law practice. Examples and practice tips show how to gain experience, understand the business aspects of a practice, develop and maintain the ideal client mix, and manage staff and finances.
How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice (3rd ed.), William K. Gibson (2012).
- Written by an experienced personal injury lawyer, the book is written for lawyers interested in starting a personal injury law practice as well as current personal injury law lawyers looking to strengthen their practice.
__ How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Law Practice, William K. Gibson (2nd Ed. 2006).
- The book covers planning for a personal injury practice; deciding whether to go solo or form a partnership; marketing and financing the practice; interviewing clients; keeping clients happy; managing the workload; choosing office space and equipment; and much more.
__ How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer, Stewart Edelstein (2013).
- Shows you how to avoid the mistakes young litigators frequently make, from the first meeting with a new
client through presenting a case at trial from the plaintiff's and defendant's perspectives.
__ Lawyer's Essential Guide to Writing, The, Marie Buckley (2011).
- A readable, concrete guide to modern legal writing.
__ Lawyer's Guide to Estate Planning, A, Hunt & Hunt (3rd Ed. 2004).
- provides an introduction to the basics of estate planning and will make this area of the law more accessible to the nonspecialist.
Lawyer's Guide to Modern Payment Methods, The: ACH, Credit, Debit, & More, Frederick Miller (2007).
- introduces you to the complex rules governing modern payment methods. Using a hypothetical transaction, the book illustrates the applicable laws governing the various methods of making payment for property and services, and includes research resources, checklists form, etc.
Letters for Divorce Lawyers: Essential Communications for Clients, Opposing Counsel, and Others, Martha J. Church (2006).
- collection of sample letters to simplify your divorce law practice.
Letters for Lawyers, Essential Communications for Clients, Prospects, and Others, Thomas E. Kane (2004).
- This book contains numerous communication tools, including: business letters, announcement cards, invitations, survey forms, response cards, press releases, and thank-you notes.
Letters for Litigators, Small & West (2004).
- includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court and others.
Litigators on Experts: Strategies for Managing Expert Witnesses From Retention Through Trial, Couture & Haynes (2010).
- represents the collected wisdom of experienced litigators who provide a step-by-step guide to researching, retaining, and working with an expert witness.
Modern Rules of Style, The, Paul Marx (2007).
- a concise guide on how to write sentences that captivate and communicate. In ten chapters, readers will learn proper use of punctuation, tricks for spicing up prose, and also what not to do, via numerous examples.
Practicing Law in Small-Town America, Richard L. Hermann (2012).
- paints a picture of what small-town practice is like in its rich diversity, examines how local practitioners got to
where they are, and details what an aspiring small-town lawyer needs to know and do in order to locate in - or
locate to - a small comunity.
__ Professional Liability to Third Parties, Jay Feinman (2000).
- outlines the doctrines that are applied in third-party liability cases and analyzes the factual settings that give rise to them. In addition to describing the state of the law, it provides argument strategies for expanding or limiting liability - information that is not available elsewhere.
Real Estate Closing Deskbook, K.F. Boackle (2nd Ed. 2003).
- This practical guide provides a firm understanding of real estate concepts and explains mechanics of handling a closing.
Successful Estate Planning for South Carolina Residents, Michael Jordan (1997).
- Estate planning guide specifically geared to South Carolina law
Wills Trusts and Technology: An Estate Lawyers Guide to Technology, Daniel Evans (2nd Ed. 2004).
- This unique resource demonstrates how drafting, database, and case management systems can make your estates practice more efficient and productive.
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2012 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide, The, Nelson, Simek, & Maschke (2012).
- Annual guide written to help solos and small firms find the best tech for their dollar.
__ 2013 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide, The, Nelson, Simek & Maschke (2013).
- Annual guide written to help solos and small firms find the best tech for their dollar.
__ 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide, The, Nelson, Simek, & Maschke (2014).
- Annual guide written to help solo and small firms find the best tech for their dollar.
__ Adobe Acrobat 8 PDF Bible, Ted Padova (2007).
- Comprehensive guide to Acrobat for novices and power users alike. With a concise, easy-to-read format, you will be creating interactive XML forms, enabling streamlined document review processes, and publishing high-impact electronic documents in no time.
Adobe Acrobat 9 PDF Bible, Ted Padova (2009).
- You'll find techniques for creating, editing, and repurposing PDFs for everything from print to CD-ROMs, the Internet, e-book content, and more.
Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers, Ernie Svenson (2013).
- Written for lawyers and legal professionals who want to be more organized by making better use of PDFs.
__ Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, Daniel J. Siegel (2013).
- From the more than 800,000 apps currently available, this book highlights the "best of the best" apps that
will allow you to practice law from your mobile device.
__ Attorney's Guide to the Microsoft Office System, The, Berger & Mann (2005).
- This book focuses on the tasks an Attorney performs every day—rather than the all too common software-centric approach that many other technology books habitually adopt.
Bug-Free Computing, Ken Dwight (2005).
- Discover simple techniques anyone can use to protect their computer against attacks from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware and more. Unless you know enough to stay ahead of these threats, you are at risk.
Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet: Conducting Effective Investigative, The, Levitt & Rosch (10th Ed. 2009).
- Offers tips on how to effectively use those sites and includes over 100 updated screen-shots to illustrate the step-by-step usage of many of the sites discussed.
__ Evernote: The Unofficial Guide to Capturing Everything and Getting Things Done, Daniel E. Gold (2nd Ed. 2011)
- This easy-to-follow guide will enable you to make better decisions about how to organize your life in the
__ Electronic Discovery for Small Cases, Olson & O'Connor (2012).
-Offers effective, budget-friendly solutions for collecting, viewing, and analyzing electronic evidence that will
benefit any litigator.
__ Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers, Dennis Kennedy & Allison C. Shields (2012).
-This book will show any attorney - from Facebook novices to advanced users - how to use this powerful
tool for both professional and personal purposes.
__ Find Info Like a Pro, Vol. I, Levitt & Rosch (2010).
- This complete, written for legal professionals, hands-on guide shares the secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting investigative and background research using the sources of publicly available information available on the Internet, whether free and fee-based…if you need to locate missing witnesses, clients or heirs or investigations, depositions or trial prep
Find Info Like a Pro: Mining the Internet's Public Records for Investigative Research, Vol. II, Levitt & Rosch (2011).
- this comprehensive desk book describes how to use hundreds of government and non-government sites to uncover public records useful for conducting investigative and background research
Google for Lawyers: Essential Search Tips and Productivity Tools, Levitt & Rosch (2010).
- This step-by-step guide explores Google's most popular features plus its newest and least-known features, productivity tools, and services.
Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers, Levitt & Rosch (2013).
- Find out why millions of businesses have moved from hosting their own e-mail serves - and in some
cases, calendars and documents - to using Google Apps. This book is a step-by-step guide to the
features and functions of Gmail and Google Calendar. Learn how to transform your law practice by using
these powerful Google tools.
__ Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms, Nelson, Isom & Simek (2006).
- Provides sound advice and offers valuable guidelines and assistance to bridge the worlds of law and technology on important information security issues that face the legal professional every day. This essential guide discusses the ethical duties of lawyers relating to securing their electronic information. If you are a small firm it will advise you on how you can have reliable security. If you are a large firm it will help you to decide what information security duties can be delegated.
__ Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers, Carole Levitt & Judy Davis (2014)
- With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research
databases. This book will help you quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for
your research needs.
__ iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, Tom Mighell (2012).
- Provides the apps that are essential for any law practice. Find out which apps are most worthy of your attention and how to make the most of them.
__ iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Tom Mighell (2011).
- Ideal for lawyers who want to get up to speed swiftly, this book presents the essentials so you don't get bogged down in technical jargon and extraneous features and apps.
iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Tom Mighell (2012).
- The bestselling ABA book iPad in One Hour for Lawyers has helped thousands of attorneys learn to use
the iPad in their law practices. Fully revised and updated to reflect the newest version of the iPad and the
latest apps available, this 2nd edition will help attorneys get even more out of their iPad.
__ iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Tom Mighell (2014)
- Fully revised and updated to reflect the newest versions of the iPad and the latest apps available.
__ iPad in One Hour for Litigators, Tom Mighell (2013).
- Transform your iPad into a powerful tool in the courtroom, at mediation, and beyond. This essential guide
discusses all the steps of trying a case with an iPad, from pretrial docketing and legal research to
depositions and evidence presentation.
__ Lawyer's Guide to Adobe Acrobat, The, David L. Masters (3rd Ed. 2008).
- Adobe PDF lets legal professionals capture and view information--from any application, on any computer system-- and share it with anyone around the world. Whether transactional or litigation oriented, this book will help any law practice run smarter by showing how lawyers can use the latest version of Acrobat to work with digital documents.
Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies, The, Kennedy & Mighell (2008).
- The book provides a wealth of information useful to lawyers who are just beginning to try collaboration tools, as well as tips and techniques for those lawyers with intermediate and advanced collaboration experience.
Lawyer's Guide to Concordance, The, Liz M. Weiman (2008).
- Reveals how attorneys and staff can make Concordance the most powerful tool in their litigation arsenal. Individuals who are new to Concordance can get up-to-speed quickly, by following its step-by-step instructions, exercises, and time-saving shortcuts. For those already working with Concordance, this comprehensive resource provides methods, strategies, and technical information.
Lawyer's Guide to Creating Persuasive Computer Presentations, The, Brenden & Goodhue (2nd Ed. 2005).
- Explains the advantages of computer presentation resources, how to use them effectivley in and out of the courtroom.
Lawyer's Guide to Creating Web Pages, Kenneth Johnson (1997).
- Written specifically for lawyers and law firms who are planning to establish their own online presence. They will learn the basic principles of Web development, online marketing, and how best to present themselves before the online community.
Lawyer's Guide to CT Summation iBlaze, The, Tom O'Connor (2009).
- Explains the program's system of storing and recalling disparate types of evidence, and walks you through CT Summation's entire integrated litigation-support product line.
Lawyer's Guide to Extranets, The, Simpson & Tamminga (2003).
- An extranet is a powerful tool that allows law firms to exchange information and build relationships with clients. This can cause significant expansion in clientele and profitability for a law firm.
Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, The, Levitt & Rosch (3rd Ed. 2006).
- This comprehensive desk reference lists, categorizes and describes hundreds of free and fee-based Internet sites. You'll find it useful for investigations, depositions, and trial presentations, as well as company and medical research, gathering competitive intelligence, finding expert witnesses, and fact checking of all kinds.
Lawyer's Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap, The, Daniel J. Siegel (2010).
- This practical guide is filled with numerous tips designed to help you get the most from LexisNexis CaseMap and includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Designed for beginners as well as longtime users.
Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007, The, John C. Tredennick (2009).
- Designed as a hands-on manual for beginners as well as longtime spreadsheet users, the reader will learn how to build spreadsheets from scratch, use them to analyze issues, and to create graphics presentation.
Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007, Ben M. Schorr (2008).
- Helps you be more productive, more efficient and more successful. More than just email, Outlook is also a powerful task, contact, and scheduling manager that will improve your practice.
Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2010, The, Ben M. Schorr (2012).
__ Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2013, The, Ben M. Schorr (2013).
- Learn to take control of your email, calendar, to-do list, and more. Written specifically for lawyers by a
twenty-year beteran of law office technology.
__ Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word 2007, The, Ben Schorr (2009).
- This handy reference includes clear explanations, legal-specific descriptions, and time-saving tips for getting the most out of Microsoft Word and customizing it for the needs of today's legal professional.
Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word 2010, The, Ben Schorr (2011)
__ Lawyer's Guide to Practice Management Systems Software, The, Andrew Z. Adkins (2009).
- With the right system in place, a law firms and staff will have the ability to automatically route items, tasks, documents, and events to certain people based on their role in the case or matter, as well as manage deadlines, improve responsiveness to clients, reduce malpractice insurance rates, and boost overall productivity.
Lawyer's Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools, The, Marc Lauristsen (2010).
-Technologies like practice systems, work product retrieval, document assembly, and interactive checklists help people work smarter. If you are looking to work more effectively, this book provides a clear roadmap, with many concrete examples and thought-provoking ideas.
Law Practice Accounting Using QuickBooks, Lynette Benton (6th Ed. 2010).
-Shows you how to operate both your Operating and Trust bank accounts. You will learn how to setup your Operating Account, Trust Account, Clients, Vendors, Track Time for billing, Clients Trust monies, Retainers, Conflicts of Interest and much more. This hands-on manual is complete with exercises and screen shots to make it simple to follow.
Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers, The, Ruth Carter (2014).
- Anyone with a blog should understand the legal implications of publishing their thoughts on the Internet.
Written by a blogger for bloggers, this book addresses the full scope of legal issues that accompany
blogging, including intellectual property, criminal law, employment law, professional conduct, and much more.
__ LinkedIn In One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition, Kenendy, Dennis & Allison C. Shields (2013).
__ LinkedIn In One Hour for Lawyers, Kennedy, Dennis & Allison C. Shields (2012).
__ Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers, Nelson, Ries, & Simek (2012)
__ Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers, Ben M. Schorr (2014)
Written specifically for lawyers by a twenty-year veteran of legal technology, this essential book offers guidance on
how to set up, manage, and migrate your firm to Office 365.
__ Microsoft One Note in One Hour for Lawyers, Ben M. Schorr (2012)
__ Paperless Law Office: A Practical Guide to Digitally Powering Your Firm, The, Benjamin F. Yale (2012).
__ Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers, Sheila M. Blackford & Donna S.M. Neff (2014)
- This book will show even the most committed paper devotees how to run their law offices digitally.
__ PowerPoint in One Hour for Lawyers, Paul J. Unger (2014)
- Offers practical advice for creating effective presentations quickly and easily. PowerPoint expert and attorney
Paul Unger will help you avoid mishaps and develop a compelling presentation using storyboard techniques.
__ Quickbooks in One Hour for Lawyers, Lynette Benton (2013)
- This book will teach you to use this popular accounting software in your law practice to track and bill client
expenses, manage your billing using invoices, receive payments from clients, and more.
__ Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques, Joshua Briones & Ana Tagvoryan (2013).
- This book is designed to assist any lawyer who encounters social media in their daily law practice. It will
guide you through obtaining evidence through social media during the discovery process, advising your
clients on records retention policies, and more.
---- Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier, Elefant & Black (2010).
-Guide shows lawyers how to use a practical, goal-centric approach to social media. By enabling lawyers to identify the social media platforms and tools that fit their practice, lawyers can implement them easily, efficiently, and ethically. This book is designed with both the novice and advanced user in mind.
Technology Solutions for Today's Lawyer, Jeffrey Allen & Ashley Hallene (2014).
- Provides detailed information in basic terms to help navigate the challenges lawyers face in keeping abreast
of technology and using it as a strategic tool within their practice. This book covers hardware choices, mobile
equipment, software, networking, cloud computing, and more.
__ Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers, Jared Correia (2012)
- Learn how to effectively use one of the most popular free marketing tools available to drive your practice
__ Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online, Stephanie L. Kimbro (2010).
- Practical guide teaches lawyers how to set up and run a virtual law firm. It provides case studies of
individual virtual law practices along with client scenarios to show how web-based technology may be
used by legal professsionals to work with online clients and avoid malpractice risks.
__ WordPress in One Hour for Lawyers, Jennifer Ellis (2014).
- Explains how to create your firm's website quickly and easily with WordPress software and how to improve
your website with Search Engine Optimization Techniques.
__ Worldox in One Hour for Lawyers, John Heckman (2013).
- Never lose another document or waste valuable time searching for one. Learn how to organize your
documents, e-mails, PDF files, presentations, and more with Worldox software.
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Videos (VHS format)
Civil Litigation for Support Staff, Staff Oriented (27 minutes).
Confidentiality and Technology Issues in the Law Office, Staff oriented (15 minutes).
Dealing with Difficult Clients and Coworkers, Attorney and staff oriented (36 minutes).
Delivering Exceptional Service to Clients, Staff oriented (15 minutes).
Law Office Confidentiality, Vol. I, Staff oriented (10 minutes).
Law Office Confidentiality, Vol. II, Staff oriented (12 minutes).
Legal Ethics for Support Staff, Staff oriented (22 minutes).
Preparing for Your Deposition, Client oriented (20 minutes).
Preparing for Your Deposition (Spanish language version), Client oriented (20 minutes).
Professional Communications in the Law Office: Telephones, Voicemail and Beyond, Staff oriented (27 minutes).
Professionalism in the Law Office, Staff oriented (17 minutes).
Stress Management for Lawyers, Attorney oriented (30 minutes).
Successful Time Management Strategies for Legal Support Staff, Staff oriented (58 minutes).
Working in a Law Office: An Introduction, Staff oriented (28 minutes).
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