The 2010 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

Critical Decisions Made Simple

Author: Sharon D. Nelson,John W. Simek,Michael C. Maschke,Michael Maschke

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604428087

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 4687


This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. It includes the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, and anything else a law office might need. It's written in clear, easily understandable language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself, or you can use it in conjunction with your IT consultant. Either way, you'll learn how to make technology work for you.

Locked Down

Practical Information Security for Lawyers

Author: Sharon D. Nelson,David G. Ries,John W. Simek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634254144

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 328


In an age where lawyers frequently conduct business across wireless networks using smartphones and laptops, how can attorneys safeguard client data and confidential information? This second edition of Locked Down explains the wide variety of information security risks facing law firms and how lawyers can best protect their data from these threats--with any budget. Written in clear, non-technical language that any lawyer can understand, this book will help you: Create secure password--and store them safely Assess the existing security risks at your firm: server rooms, cleaning crews, guests, alarm systems, and more Work securely from a laptop or smartphone Protect your mobile devices from theft Authenticate users and encrypt your data Maintain e-mail integrity Secure your wired or wireless network Effectively wipe data from a hard drive before disposal Develop an information security checklist for your firm Investigate, contain, and recover from a security breach"

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Clients

A Lawyer's Guide

Author: Joan M. Burda

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590319444

Category: Law

Page: 437

View: 5457


"This book provides an introduction to lawyers and their clients to the legal landscape, as it relates to lesbian, gay and transgender persons today and provides the opportunity to look at issues from the perspectives of those persons. 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 and transgender community and their common issues. It will assist you in developing new ideas of what is possible in your jurisdiction, and identify the legal issues to be successfully challenged. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with all of the forms for easy customization."--BOOK JACKET.

The Law Firm Associate's Guide to Personal Marketing and Selling Skills

Author: Catherine Alman MacDonagh,Beth Marie Cuzzone,Jim Hassett

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 43

View: 5789


This is a trainer's manual designed to be used in conjunction with The Law Firm Associate's Guide to Personal Marketing and Selling Skills (sold separately). It will serve as a guide to the person who is charged with leading the training sessions and will explain how to best structure the sessions and use the book. Chapters will provide skill development outlines at each level for marketing and sales training; discussion guidelines for coaches working internally or externally with attorneys and teams; discussion guidelines for firm members working internally with individual attorneys; and discussion guidelines, checklists, and program ideas for the person responsible for professional development.

Be the CEO of Your Law Firm

Gain Control, Turn a Profit, and Reclaim Your Life

Author: Alexandra Lozano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732082502


Page: 196

View: 5695


Be the CEO of Your Law Firm: Gain Control, Turn a Profit, and Reclaim Your Life is written for attorneys who are struggling to get out from under a mindset that is holding them back from building their dream law firm. A law practice is a business and you must treat it like one in order to be successful. Many of us became attorneys because we care about people. But our passion for our work doesn¿t always translate to making a good living. This book prepares you for the journey from barely keeping your head above water to being in control of your practice, your finances, and your life. Be the CEO of Your Law Firm defines what it means to be the CEO and outlines the Roles and Responsibilities you must master in order to grow and prosper: (1) Creating Your Vision and Strategy; (2) Marketing Your Services; (3) Taming Your Finances; (4) Managing Your Firm; (5) Cultivating Your Relationships; and (6) Attaining Client Satisfaction. It is designed to guide you through the most important aspects of what it takes to master your new CEO role and mindset. It is designed to make you think. It forces you to analyze the problems you face in running your law firm. It forces you to write down things that you may not necessarily feel good about when it comes to how your law firm has been operating. Ultimately, the book empowers you to look at the things you¿ve been hiding from in your firm, face them head on, and take control of the firm rather than the firm continuing to take control of you.

How to Capture and Keep Clients

Marketing Strategies for Lawyers

Author: Jennifer J. Rose

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 159031526X

Category: Law

Page: 261

View: 686


In this new, in-depth book the best and most innovative solo and small firm lawyers give you their 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.

The Business Guide to Law

Creating and Operating a Successful Law Firm

Author: Kerry M. Lavelle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634252362

Category: Law offices

Page: 537

View: 7287


The Business Guide to Law covers, in great detail, the business aspects of creating a firm, and how best to spend your time growing your business.

Make It Your Own Law Firm

The Ultimate Law Student’S Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm

Author: Spencer Marc Aronfeld

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456733131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 1833


In "Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student's Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm" Spencer Aronfeld writes a personal and revealing account on how to start your own law firm. Whether you are in law school, recently graduated or a practicing attorney thinking of establishing your own law firm, this book provides a step-by-step road map. Aronfeld started his own law practice upon graduation from law school. He provides practical advice that will enable anyone with a deep passion to practice law to become the lawyer that they always wanted to be. Here is what lawyers are saying: "Whether you have ever considered starting your own firm or simply want to improve your practice at your existing firm (whether big or small), I urge you to purchase the book Make It Your Own Law Firm by Spencer Aronfeld, a trial attorney in Miami, Florida. I recommend you buy it not so much for the helpful advice he gives on how to develop your practice (and theres plenty of that) but more for the writing. What Spencer does, which few non-fiction writers can do, is to move you emotionally. He tells stories and puts you in the middle of them with him and makes you feel what he did. It is a unique and valuable gift for a lawyer, because ultimately we are story-tellers and we are tasked not only to affect the jurors minds but also to touch their hearts. Spencers writing style demonstrates he is the consummate story-teller and his diction and cadence and style are worth emulating. So, buy the book. Yes, it has great practice tips. But buy it because you will see what great writing is about. Clear, direct, moving and effective. Keep writing Spencer." Frank Ramos, Esquire

Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients

Author: Mark A. Robertson,American Bar Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627223300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 2112


The use of alternative fee arrangements by lawyers and the demand for those arrangements by clients is increasing. How are you and your law firm addressing this threat to the billable hour? Are you prepared to recognize that value is not measured in one-tenth-of-an-hour increments? Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients addresses how large firm, small firm, and solo lawyers can implement and evaluate alternative fee arrangements in transactional matters. This essential guide also provides real case studies of business lawyers and firms successfully using alternative fee arrangements to deliver value to both the clients and the lawyers.

Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms

Author: Sharon D. Nelson,David K. Isom,John W. Simek

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590316634

Category: Law

Page: 424

View: 3714


The book 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. Other topics include, worms, Trojans, spyware, malware, spiders, key loggers and their implications, and whether or not it is safe to use wireless technology for the delivery of legal services.

Remaking Law Firms

Why and How

Author: George Beaton,Imme Kaschner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634253963

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 2206


This book provides examples of innovative and successful business models from remade law firms to inspire change that goes beyond thinking and planning, and leads straight to implementing change and better client service.

Solo by Choice

How to be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to be

Author: Carolyn Elefant

Publisher: Decisionbooks

ISBN: 9780940675629

Category: Law

Page: 305

View: 6538


A guide to opening and maintaining a solo or small firm law practice.

Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers

Author: Sharon D. Nelson,David G. Ries,John W. Simek,American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Division Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634250580

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 4497


Accomplished authors Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Ries and John W. Simek will cover everything you need to know about encryption, breaking down the myths of security and putting the power to protect sensitive data in your hands.

How to Start and Build a Law Practice

Author: Jay G. Foonberg

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590312476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 663

View: 7052


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

Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers

Author: Sheila M. Blackford

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781634257398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 8996


One of the top reasons lawyers are disciplined or even disbarred is trust accounting done badly or ignored. Don't become part of that statistic! Trust accounting is one area that no one can afford to overlook, but busy lawyers don't have time or resources to waste. Lawyers who are leaving their law firms to establish their own solo practice or small firm need this simple primer to fulfill their ethical and fiduciary responsibilities to safeguard the money belonging to their clients. Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers is a practical how-to book that will guide you quickly from opening your lawyer trust account to properly using it and providing accurate, timely accountings to your clients. In this book, author Sheila M. Blackford, an experienced practice management advisor, shares common sense advice to help busy lawyers and their staff safely and sanely adopt best practices and avoid ethical violations.

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

View: 6347


"[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.

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

View: 9549


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.

Becoming the Tech Savvy Family Lawyer

Author: Melissa A. Kucinski,Daniel J. Berlin

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627222617

Category: Law

Page: 204

View: 7364


Efficiency is key to maintaining and building a family law practice. This guide considers their unique daily routine to assess the tech gadgets that will fit into an existing practice and provides expert guidance on technology tools that are mobile, accessible, and have a user-friendly interface. The authors make recommendations on ways to streamline and manage a more efficient practice, from client meetings outside the office to case management, trial preparation and discovery, marketing, and much more.