Minding Your Own Business

The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer's Guide to a Profitable Practice

Author: Ann M. Guinn

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604427899

Category: Law

Page: 215

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Small firm lawyers often get caught in the crossfire of practicing law and managing a business all at the same time. Commitments and interests levels may weigh more heavily on defending the freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution vs. calculating overtime pay for staff. They may be more interested in ensuring our legal system works, but not so interested in developing marketing strategies to attract new business.

The E-Myth Attorney

Why Most Legal Practices Don't Work and What to Do About It

Author: Michael E. Gerber,Robert Armstrong, J.D.,Sanford Fisch, J.D.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470627372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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The complete guide to the business of running a successful legal practice Many attorneys in small and mid-size practices are experts on the law, but may not have considered their practice as much from a business perspective. Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Attorney fills this void, giving 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. Featuring Gerber's signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, The E-Myth Attorney features: A complete start-up guide you can use to get your practice off the ground quickly, as well as comprehensive action steps for maximizing the performance of an existing practice Industry specific advice from two recognized legal experts that have developed a highly successful legal practice using Gerber’s principles Gerber’s universal appeal as a recognized expert on small businesses who has coached, taught, and trained over 60,000 small businesses The E-Myth Attorney is the last guide you'll ever need to make the difference in building or developing your successful legal practice.

Lawyer Interrupted

Author: Amy Impellizzeri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634252225

Category: Law

Page: 176

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This book covers both the practical and ethical considerations for lawyers taking a break in service for a variety of (voluntary and involuntary) reasons, including temporary leaves of absence, taking care of family, changing careers, disciplinary actions, and retirement. The book focuses on the importance of pre-planning, addresses the considerations unique to each reason for a break, and shares stories and advice from a broad population of lawyers who have taken a break from service for each of these reasons, including: Nathan Sawaya corporate lawyer turned internationally famous Lego brick artist Jill Donovan litigator turned nationally renowned celebrity jewelry designer Laurel Bellows - Past President, American Bar Association Todd Singer former Oklahoma State Judge and litigator and currently a history teacher for an underserved community Marc Luber former entertainment lawyer and founder of the award-winning video website: JDCareersOutThere.com Amy Impellizzeri former Skadden Arps litigator turned best-selling author And more! As former law partner-turned-law professor/author, Liz Brown, said in her Foreword to Lawyer Interrupted: What Lawyer Interrupted does, more than any other book to date, is collect the best advice for all stages and types of career questioning that lawyers may have and to present it in an immensely enjoyable and highly readable way. This book is innovative, practical, concrete, and substantive. The author provides extensive resources to enable readers to explore relevant situations in more detail."

The Complete Guide to Designing Your Law Office

Author: Suzette S. Schultz,Jon S. Schultz

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590314814

Category: Law

Page: 287

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This comprehensive new resource provides all the information needed to plan or remodel a law firm's office space. Helpful checklists, schedules, forms, and letters are included on the accompanying CD-ROM.

The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book

A Survival Guide

Author: Thane Josef Messinger

Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd

ISBN: 9781888960198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

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In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firmâ"large, medium, or smallâ"agency, corporation, or the military.

A Lawyer's Guide to Marketing

How to Create a Profitable Marketing Strategy for Your Law Firm

Author: Noah Carmichael

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983472107

Category:

Page: 100

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Although big law firm and small law firm marketing strategies have similarities to other small businesses, there is one thing you must keep in mind. You are NOT like other small or local businesses. The question then becomes, why are you utilizing the same marketing strategies as everyone else? Learn how to develop and improve your law firm marketing efforts to include data and analytics to get more clients and understand what attracts visitors to your law firm. In "A Lawyers Guide to Marketing," you will discover: -How having a client-centered website can significantly improve your (UX) user experience -How to define and develop your law firms content strategy -Why law firms should still use traditional marketing strategies to remain top of mind -How to improve your digital marketing efforts across all channels to lower costs and improve conversion -Why online reputation management matters to your law firms bottom line -How call tracking and conversation analytics can make your law firm more money Book Chapters: Chapter 1: The Client-Centered Website Design Chapter 2: Content Strategy and Development Chapter 3: Traditional Marketing and Building Offline Authority Chapter 4: A Look at Digital Marketing and Your Law Firm Chapter 5: Building Your Online Reputation Chapter 6: Call Tracking and Conversation Analytics Chapter 7: Creating Closed-Loop Analytics to Improve Conversions Also Included are 2 Checklists: - In-house Marketing Questionnaire - Agency Questionnaire

Solo Out of Law School

A How Can Guide to Starting a Law Firm as a New Attorney

Author: Michael F. Brennan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997491708

Category:

Page: 176

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There are plenty of books out there about the practical aspects of opening a law practice. This book is different. Solo out of Law School is a book for both law students thinking about a solo career and attorneys looking to open their own firms. It's about mindset, motivation, and viewing your solo career with perspective that allows you to see yourself and your work as something you can be proud of. It's not a "how to" guide to starting a law practice. It doesn't say anything about the tools you'll need or whether to open a brick and mortar office. Rather, it's a "how can" guide to developing the mental toughness and right mindset to succeed as a solo attorney. It's a collection of little lessons and simple reminders for when your choice to go solo in the first place come into doubt. Solo out of Law School is about finding the strength and motivation to keep pushing. By embracing the words on its pages, my hope is that you'll realize, no matter how much you doubt yourself or second-guess your actions, you are good enough to be successful as your own boss."

Flying Solo

A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

Author: K. William Gibson

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590314807

Category: Law

Page: 49

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The contributors share time-tested advice on approaches, methods, systems, and perspectives that have resulted in thriving solo and small firm law practices in the real world. This book contains proven solutions for problems and issues that, sooner or later, every practitioner will have to face.

How to Start and Build a Law Practice

Author: Jay G. Foonberg

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590312476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 663

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A classic ABA bestseller, you'll find over 100 chapters packed with techniques for getting started.

Social Media for Lawyers

The Next Frontier

Author: Carolyn Elefant,Nicole Black

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604429206

Category: Computers

Page: 221

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Many lawyers view social media as a passing fad, but lawyers who dismiss social media do so at their peril. This cutting-edge 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. Written by two lawyers, this book is designed with both the novice and advanced user in mind.

Attorney and Law Firm Guide to the Business of Law

Planning and Operating for Survival and Growth

Author: Edward Poll

Publisher: Aba Professional Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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Shows lawyers how to manage their practices in a more business-like manner. It explains how to determine both personal and law firm goals.

The Practice

Brutal Truths about Lawyers and Lawyering

Author: Brian Tannebaum

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627220019

Category: Law

Page: 321

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The Practice delivers brutal truths about lawyers and lawyering in Brian Tannebaum s snarky, but honest, style. Whether you agree with him or not, you can t deny his opinions are provocative and provide plenty of food for thought, and maybe a laugh or two along the way. This compelling book is an assortment of posts from two of the most acclaimed law blogs for which author Brian Tannebaum has written."

The Lawyer Bubble

A Profession in Crisis

Author: Steven Harper,J Harper

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465097634

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 6900

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A noble profession is facing its defining moment. From law schools to the prestigious firms that represent the pinnacle of a legal career, a crisis is unfolding. News headlines tell part of the story—the growing oversupply of new lawyers, widespread career dissatisfaction, and spectacular implosions of pre-eminent law firms. Yet eager hordes of bright young people continue to step over each other as they seek jobs with high rates of depression, life-consuming hours, and little assurance of financial stability. The Great Recession has only worsened these trends, but correction is possible and, now, imperative. In The Lawyer Bubble, Steven J. Harper reveals how a culture of short-term thinking has blinded some of the nation’s finest minds to the long-run implications of their actions. Law school deans have ceded independent judgment to flawed U.S. News & World Report rankings criteria in the quest to maximize immediate results. Senior partners in the nation’s large law firms have focused on current profits to enhance American Lawyer rankings and individual wealth at great cost to their institutions. Yet, wiser decisions—being honest about the legal job market, revisiting the financial incentives currently driving bad behavior, eliminating the billable hour model, and more—can take the profession to a better place. A devastating indictment of the greed, shortsightedness, and dishonesty that now permeate the legal profession, this insider account is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how things went so wrong and how the profession can right itself once again.

Profitable Direct Marketing

Author: Ros Jay

Publisher: Cengage Learning Emea

ISBN: 9781861521453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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Offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to direct marketing. Containing examples and checklists, the book starts by showing how to create a database, and then moves on to cover each branch of direct marketing in turn.

I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work, Fully Revised and Updated

Author: Julie Jansen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698409019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4037

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The quintessential guide to kick-starting your career, fully revised and updated for the ever-changing modern job market Despite a recovering economy, many Americans are still losing their jobs, while many who do have jobs are overworked, maxed out, and miserable. In this fully revised and updated edition of I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This, career coach Julie Jansen shows how anyone—whether you’re unhappy with your job, or without one—can implement a real and satisfying transformation. Changing careers, conducting a job search, or starting a business is more complicated than ever before. Jansen has updated her classic guide to address the unique challenges of today’s job market, from the ever-more important world of social media to new ways of funding your own endeavors online. Filled with quizzes, personality assessments, and real-life examples, this guide helps you identify the type of work you’re best suited for and provides the know-how—and the inspiration—for transforming an uncertain time into an opportunity for meaningful change. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Brief

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Compensation (Law)

Page: N.A

View: 382

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The Ultimate Law Firm Associate's Marketing Checklist

The Renowned Step-By-Step, Year-by-Year Process for Lawyers Who Want to Develop Clients

Author: Ross Fishman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997967623

Category:

Page: N.A

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Do you want to be a rainmaker and control your own destiny? Are you an associate who wants to maximize your chances of developing clients or making partner in a prestigious firm? Or perhaps you're a marketer who wants to help your lawyers succeed. In this unique guidebook, Ross Fishman, a lawyer and award-winning legal marketer, details the tactics to accomplish your goals, step by step, year by year. Using stories, humor, and practical, time-tested tips, Ross shows precisely how associates can build a successful, rewarding career. In these pages you'll discover: * How to become a celebrated market leader, not an anonymous generalist,* The most-efficient path to client development,* How to target clients who share your passions and interests* How to use social media efficiently and effectively* The Top Five things clients want from their lawyers today* How to have more fun throughout your entire career. TESTIMONIALS: "Essential reading for every associate at any point in their career! This checklist holds all the secrets; it is marketing nirvana." -Nat Slavin, Principal, Wicker Park Group; Past President, Legal Marketing Association (LMA) "This book needs to be in the hands of every associate who wants a successful, rewarding career. Just follow the suggested steps to become the top-tier rainmaker in your firm. This should be a 'best seller.'" -Ron Henry, The Garver Group; Past President, Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)

The Lean Law Firm

Run Your Firm Like the World's Most Efficient and Productive Businesses

Author: Larry Port,Dave Maxfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781641051385

Category: Law firms

Page: 238

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"[This book] is the first book published by the ABA to employ the graphic novel to teach business lessons. Follow the engaging story of lawyer Carson Wright, who suddenll finds himself responsible for saving a small law firm, as his mentor Guy Chapman imparts the lean techniques that transformed his factory from the brink of bankruptcy to new heights of profitability."--Back cover.