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Anatomy of a Law Firm Merger: How to Make--or Break--the Deal - by: Hildebrant International

  • Businesses and consumers are more savvy than ever about the legal services they need, and if your firm cannot provide those services, they won't hesitate to go elsewhere. With increased specialization and geographic expansion within the legal marketplace, more and more firms are faced with adapting to change. Although a variety of solutions are available, this book explores the law firm merger. Learn if a merger will be beneficial, how to use an outside service to locate potential candidates, plus more!

An Introduction to Law Firm Practice - by: Michael Downey

  • Ever wonder how a law firm operates? This book is a systematic study of how lawyers practice law at private firms and helps to navigate you in how a law firm works. This guide discusses: organizational structure, how firms develop business and generate revenue, client intake, business development, firm culture, and more!

Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day - by: Jeremy W. Richter

  • This book offers practical advice for lawyers looking to build good practices.

Design Your Law Practice: Using Design Thinking to Get Next Level Results - Edited by: Jessica Bednarz, Catherine Sanders Reach, and Juda Strawczynski

  • Are you looking for a resource to learn about the basics of design thinking? If so, this guide will teach you in a simple format about design thinking and how they have been applied in the legal services sectors. This book will help you to apply design thinking to your own practice. 

Designing a Succession Plan for your Law Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide for Preparing Your Firm for Maximum Value by Tom Lenfestey and Camille Stell, Edited by: Jay Reeves

  • This guide will assist you with selling a law practice, transferring ownership, and designing a great Life after Law.

Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm  by Jennifer J. Rose, Editor

  • This book is for law students, associates, new solos, small firms, and even seasoned attorneys. It contains helpful tips on how to handle various staffing situations including but not limited to hiring, firing, promoting, etc.

Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyers - by K. William Gibson

  • Thinking about opening up your own law firm? This book will help you make the decision to open your own law firm, choose the right practice area(s), create a business plan and determine your fees, leave your current firm - without burning bridges, set up an office space, work with traditional and alternative billing arrangements, use technology to manage your finances, develop and execute a marketing plan, gain clients through social media, plan strategically for the future, plus much more!

Getting Things Done | The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - by: David Allen

  • This book teaches you how to apply the four rules to get your inbox to empty, reassess goals and stay focused, plan projects, and feel fine about what you are not doing, plus more!

How to Do More in Less Time: The Complete Guide to Increasing Your Productivity and Improving Your Bottom Line (Second Edition) - by: Allison C. Johs and Daniel J. Siegel

  • This resource is for legal professionals looking to increase their productivity and develop good habits by setting goals and prioritizing the daily, weekly, and monthly workload. This resource will share ideas of how to eliminate distractions, clear clutter, organize home and work offices, conduct business virtually, delegate to the right people, organize and schedule tasks, create efficient systems in your practice, take control of email, maximize the technology you already have, and do ninety minutes of work in sixty minutes, plus more!

How Successful Law Firms Really Work - by: David L. Ginsberg and Robert a. Feisee

  • This book is designed to help lawyers at all levels of law firm management create and implement business strategies.

How to Start and Build a Law Practice(*) - by: Jay G. Foonberg

  • Have a question about starting and growing your own law practice? This book will help you with all the specific challenges you undoubtedly will encounter when you open your office. Get answers to e-mail and the internet, law firm mergers and dissolutions, student loans, nonlawyer consultants, the globalization of legal practice, and much more!

How to Start a Law Firm When You're Broke - by: Lauren A. Egan

  • Are you in the process of administering a new law firm but you are struggling to start it because you are broke? This book offers practical advance on how to start a law firm when funds are tight. This book provides guidance and tips on issues like how to make money when you are getting your firm started, how to think like a business owner, how to find and get clients, how to get paid, how to be more productive, and more. 

Law Office Policy and Procedures, and Operations Manual - by: Marcia Watson Wasserman and Cynthia Thomas (Seventh Edition)

  • This guide provides everything you need to establish an appropriate organizational structure to allow your firm operate efficiently. This step by step guide offers practical advice and ideas to maintain a thoroughly professional law staff and practice. This guide contains advice for firms of all sizes.

Law Office Policy and Procedures Manual for Solo and Small Firms - by: Demetrios Dimitriou

  • This guide provides everything you need to establish an appropriate organizational structure to allow your firm operate efficiently. This step by step guide offers practical advice and ideas to maintain a thoroughly professional law staff and practice.

Lawyers As Managers: How to Be a Champion for Your Firm and Employees - by: Andrew Elowitt and Marcia Watson Wasserman

  • This guide is great for lawyers in a management position or looking to assume managerial responsibilities. It includes checklists, charts, and resources to help manage staff and lawyers.

Lawyer's Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging, and Closing a Law Practice, The - by Sarina A. Butler and Richard G. Paszkiet, Editors

  • This guide covers the before and after process of buying and selling a law practice, valuation of a law firm, tax consequences of a retiring partner, ethical aspects of acquiring a practice, merging a law firm, selling a niche practice, closing a law practice, file preservation, and ending client and employee relationships. It includes checklists, forms, sample agreements, letters, etc.

Lawyer's Guide to Governing Your Firm, The - by: Arthur G. Greene

  • Does your law firm have a positive culture or is it filled with bad governance? This guide provides strategies to change the culture of the law firm, boost morale, and effectively and efficiently manage and govern the firm. It reviews topics like partnership issues, leadership, basics on how to run a law firm, as well as how to budget, manage financials, bring in revenue and be profitable.

Lawyer's Guide to Professional Coaching, The - by: Andrew Elowitt

  • The right coach can help you transform your practice and will teach you how to become more efficient and profitable in your law practice. Want to learn more about why coaching is more popular? This book will show you why it's so popular and necessary and show you how to hire a qualified coach. Learn what to expect from coaching conversations and engagements as well as the differences between consultants, trainers, and therapists. Learn how to improve your bottom line and get the best return on your coaching investment with this guide.

Lawyer's Retirement Planning Guide, The - by Susan A. Berson

  • Retirement is about choices. Have you developed a careful plan from financial management to personal fulfillment to achieve your dream? This book 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. This book will explore how you can combat inflation, plan for expenses, and protect against overall portfolio risks.

Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Planning, The: Defining Setting and Achieving Your Firms Goals - by: Thomas C. Grella and Michael L. Hudkins

  • Have you ever created a strategic plan for your law firm or wonder why law firms do? This book will help you develop an understanding of how stragetic thinking can impact your firm. Use this book to study the pros and cons of planning, how it can be used in law firms, etc.

Lawyer's Guide to Succession Planning, The : A Project Management Approach for Successful Law Firms - by John W. Olmstead

  • Have you or your firm adequately prepared for transition of firm leadership and client relationships should something happen to you or your partners? This book contains downloadable forms to help guide you through some of the issues of succession planning. Discover partner transition plans, merger agreements, and retirement readiness assessments, plus lots more!

Leader's Journey, The: A Guide to Discovering the Leader Within- by: Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Forward by: John Hope Bryant

  • This short guide provides those who are passionate about leading with the tools to develop their leadership skills. It shows you how to create a vision, empower people, add value, and build long-term agendas.

Lean Law Firm, The: Run Your Firm Like the World's Most Efficient and Profitable Businesses - by: Larry Port and Dave Maxfield

  • Using a creative graphic approach, this book teaches business lessons and illustrates a template you can use to make your law practice lean and efficient. 

Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers - by: Joann L. Hathaway

  • This book, written by a law practice management advisor, licensed insurance agent, and registered professional liability underwriter, will help you to choose the right deductibles, select the correct coverage limit, wisely choose your insurance carrier, learn about the claims process, and protect your practice.

Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers - by: Pamela H. Woldow and Douglas Richardson

  • Did you know that legal clients are demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their legal providers? Do you have the practical skills for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control, building strong working relationships with clients, and are maximizing profitability? This book will help you understand the features and benefits of legal project management. Use this book to learn how to negotiate project scope, budget, etc. with clients, plus more!

Partner Departures and Lateral Moves: A Legal and Ethical Guide by Geri S. Krauss

  • What steps should law firms take when a partner decides to depart from the firm to minimize risks and liabilities? This book explores what obligations partners have to their current partners, how partners should communicate to clients upon a departure, and what information a partner can disclose to a new firm. Plus, discover what claims can be brought and what happens if either party fails to follow these rules.

Remaking Law Firms -- Why & How - by: George Beaton and Imme Kaschner

  • This book guides law firms in how to develop remade business models for the purpose of better servicing clients and helping firms look forward to the future.

Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms - by: Anthony E. Davis and Katie M. Lachter

  • Evaluate the state of risk management with your firm and how to implement a program to control it with this handy little resource guide. Learn how a good plan will improve your practice's profitability, when and why to refuse a client's business, how the rise of technology has affected the risk for law firms, plus more.

Run Your Firm Like a Business: An Operations Guide for the Solo Practitioner... by: Frank T. Lockwood

  • Are you faced with the challenges of practicing law while managing the administrative and business demands of your practice? This book shares powerful systems that will help to resolve the tasks of the business and minimize the administrative part of your job. This book provides detailed advice on: effective information management systems, choosing good clients and employees, marketing, timekeeping, billing, and collection systems. Plus, lots more!

Succeeding as Outside Counsel - by: Rob Boddie

  • Are you interested in learning on how you can improve the level of service outside counsel provides and how to deepen the relationship with your clients? This book will help you to understand the client's needs, add value as outside counsel, manage client expectations, how to use technology to increase efficiences, plus more!

Survival Guide to Implementing Effective Law Firm Management Strategies, The by: Arthur G. Greene and Sandra J. Boyer

  • This book will teach you the five parts on culture, management, finances, planning, and partnerships. This book provides you with the groundwork to create a positive law firm environment.