LOMAP Lending Library

Titles by Alphabetical Order, with description
(replacement fees, not purchase cost, in parentheses)

 

A

ABA Guide to Lawyer Trust Accounts ($90)
This book teaches lawyers how to manage client trust accounts to comply with ethical and statutory requirements. Contains sample form letters and reports that can be modified and used by a law firm.

Anatomy of a Law Firm Merger — How to Make or Break the Deal — Third Edition ($95)
This revised and updated Third Edition of Anatomy of a Law Firm Merger by Hildebrandt International provides you and your firm — no matter what size or type of practice — with the expert advice on what you need to consider when contemplating a merger, and how to successfully make it happen. The Third Edition now features a completely updated financial perspective for today's changing financial picture, plus a revised discussion of the economic balance sheet - to help quantify the value each firm brings to the merger. In addition, there is all new material on integrating hard assets into the merger, and newly updated technology information.

Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers ($39.95)

The Aristotelian Method: Practice Development and Marketing for Lawyers on a Shoe String Budget ($39.95) (New 2/11)
This book is for the solo and small firm attorney who wants to grow his or her practice or simply improve the effectiveness of a marketing plan. It is also for the attorney who has had it with fee-haggling, complaining clients and wonders how the bills will be paid before the next client with cash walks in. You can have the practice you want, the income you worked for, and the time to appreciate life. The key to success is persuasive communication in whatever venue, format or plan the attorney chooses. The Aristotelian Method relies on the long professional tradition to create, target and deliver powerful marketing messages that drive almost uncontrollable income growth in any attorney s practice.

The Attorney's Guide to the Microsoft Office System ($30)
The Microsoft® Office System is the most popular desktop suite of personal productivity tools and technologies. Because the Microsoft Office suite of tools is so comprehensive, it can be challenging for people in certain professions to understand how to use Office to perform tasks specific to their job. 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. Other Microsoft Office books on the market for the legal profession are often difficult to understand because they largely address an Information Technology (IT) audience, cover too many professions in a single book, or are so large (more than 800 pages) as to be overwhelming. This book was written with attorneys in mind. In fact, this book was developed by consulting and interviewing industry experts, legal trainers, technology experts, paralegals, and of course, attorneys. The authors learned exactly which topics were most troublesome for attorneys, and made sure to explain them thoroughly.

This book covers the use of these Microsoft Office System products for attorneys:

Microsoft® Word 2003
Microsoft® Excel 2003
Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Microsoft® PowerPoint 2003
Microsoft® OneNote 2003


B

Becoming a Rural Lawyer: A Personal Guide to Establishing a Small Town Practice (Vol. 3: The New Lawyer's Survival Guide) ($30)

Being Prepared: A Lawyer's Guide for Dealing with Disability or Unexpected Events ($104.95)

BizPlan Builder: Tools to Write a Winning Business Plan ($41)
Background information, instructions, and worksheets for preparing each section of your business plan. The worksheets lead you through the thought process and writing process for each section.

Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers ($30)

Building Your Practice with Pro Bono for Lawyers ($79.95)

Business Competency for Lawyers ($35)
You don't need an M.B.A. degree to run  a law-firm — but to be profitable, you do need to know the basic business principles in this book.  You will discover: 

  • Planning for your success
  • Turning billable hours into collected cash
  • Building a more profitable firm
  • Thinking more creatively about the Business of Law

Business Plans That Work: Fory Your Small Business (Business Owner's Toolkit series) (2008; Third Edition) ($15)

Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice ($69.95)

C

Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection and Advocacy

Cloud Computing for Lawyers (2012)

Compensation Plans for Law Firms (Fifth Edition) ($95)

Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering ($30)
What every lawyer and law firm needs to know about temporary legal services. The legal profession, like the general business environment, is shifting to a new practice model, one in which permanent associations of lawyers (firms) will be more flexible, and temporary associations with other lawyers more common. This deep restructuring has already begun, and affects tens of thousands of lawyers, law firms, and in-house legal department. In this fast-moving environment, The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering describes how and why lawyering temping has gone mainstream, and how you (or your organization) can take advantage of it. 

Confounded Expectations: The Law's Struggle with Personal Responsibility

Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer's Guide to the Online Legal Marketplace (2013) ($80) 

Convincing the Judge – Practical Advice for Litigators ($85) Learn what judges like and do not like and how to deal with the judge throughout the entire litigation process. This book distills the advice of judges to practitioners appearing in their courtrooms and provides practical advice on case management, all phases of trial, and appeals. It also explains the judicial role and suggests tips for dealing with difficult judges. 

The Criminal Lawyer's Job — A Survival Guide ($60)
You don't want to take a criminal case unless you have this book! It is an excellent resource to guide you along the journey of representing an individual who is alleged to have committed a crime. This book was written from the trenches, by a practitioner with over 100 trials under her belt and received "not guilty" verdicts in cases involving murder, rape, sex crimes, drugs and DUI, among others. This guide will give you valuable "how to" advice for taking the initial client meeting to picking a jury and trying the case. It is not intended to be a summary of the law, but rather a cheat sheet. It is a guide that most senior criminal defense attorneys likely wish they had when they tried their first few cases.
The book includes information on:

  • How the Criminal Justice Process Works,
  • Handling the Initial Client Meeting and Interview,
  • Appearing at Initial Proceedings,
  • Communicating with the Prosecutor and the Court,
  • Preparing Motions and Pleading Practice,
  • Arguing Motions in Court,
  • Negotiating Plea Bargains,
  • Preparing for Trial,
  • Trying the Case,
  • Lawyering in the Sentencing Phase.

The book also includes a CD-ROM with sample motions, jury instructions, police reports, pretrial conference order, trial brief, plea agreement, closing statement outline, and more. 

Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet (Ninth Edition) ($60)

 

D

Do It Yourself Public Relations: A Success Guide for Lawyers ($79.95)

 

E

Electronic Discovery for Small Cases ($79.95)

E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don't Work and What to Do About It (2010) ($25)

Essential Formbook Vol 1: Partnership and Fee Agreements, Client Intake ($200)
This book gathers into one, easy-to-use resource all the essential forms that every law practitioner uses on a daily basis. All the forms are also available on diskette, so it's easy to modify them to match your office's needs. Specifically, this volume addresses client intake procedures and partnership agreements, providing valuable checklists and forms such as: hourly fee agreements, partial fixed- fee agreement, standard contingent agreement, non-engagement letters, and many more! With dozens of time-saving forms, this books has what you need to ensure your practice runs at maximum efficiency.

Essential Formbook Vol 2: Human Resources, Fees, Billing, and Collection ($200)
This book gathers into one, easy-to-use resource all the essential forms that every law practitioner uses on a daily basis. All the forms are also available on diskette, so it's easy to modify them to match your office's needs. Specifically, this volume addresses Human Resources, and covers the hiring process, training and development, compensation, and discipline and termination. Part 2 of Volume II covers Fees, Billing, and Collection, and includes measuring billing practices, hourly billing, pricing legal services, alternative fee agreements, engagement letters, and managing the billing process.

Essential Formbook Vol 3: Calendar, Docket and File Management. Law Firm Financial Analysis ($200) 
This work addresses the following fundamental problems: many lawyers are not familiar with the options for docket, calendar, file, and document controls, nor are they cognizant of basic financial management tools, despite the fact that they deal with these matters every day. This book is designed to help lawyers and firms meet the dual goals of helping lawyers serve their clients better and making law practice more profitable, while at the same time reducing the risk of professional error.

Essential Formbook Vol. 4: Disaster Planning and Recovery, Risk Management and Professional Liability Insurance ($200)  Part I, Disaster Planning and Recovery, covers the nature of disaster, planning for disaster, and the recovery afterward. If disaster strikes, having a disaster plan in place can make or break a law firm as it struggles to survive. To the extent that it is possible, firms need to plan for disaster, protecting themselves and their clients against both natural and manmade disaster. Firms must consider how they will deal with loss of life, property damage, interruptions in communications and other vital services, and lapses in their ability to serve clients during and after a disaster. The disaster plan should anticipate worst-case scenarios that can affect a firm's ability to function, to generate work, and to provide legal support for clients who might also be affected by the disaster. In addition to the text over 50 valuable checklists, worksheets, lists, and other forms are provided — including a Disaster Recovery Plan outline — ready to implement. Also supplied on the accompanying CD-ROM, the forms are easy to customize to meet the specifications of any firm.

Part II, Risk Management and Professional Liability Insurance, addresses professional liability insurance for lawyers in the context of planning for the risk of professional error inherent in every legal representation. The explanatory text is designed to help lawyers and law firms de-mystify the often unfamiliar world of malpractice insurance. It will help lawyers to better understand what lawyers' professional liability (LPL) coverage policies contain, how they work to provide risk protection, and what to expect in purchasing LPL coverage. In addition, it will help lawyers evaluate their existing coverage and present themselves most effectively to insurers when seeking renewal or new coverage. Lawyers professional liability coverage has become a practical necessity, and viewed with the proper perspective, can provide substantial peace of mind in a troublesome climate. Forms in this part include sample Lawyers Professional Liability Policies and applications.

Ethical Family Lawyer 

Ethical Issues in Family Representation ($33)

 

F

Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers (2012) 

Finance & Accounting for Lawyers ($70)

Find Info Like a Pro (2 volumes) ($79.95)

First Among Equals; How to Manage a Group of Professionals ($25)

Competently managing a group of peers is unquestionably among the most difficult of workplace tasks, but key steps that produce success are laid out so clearly by consultants Patrick J. McKenna and David H. Maister in First Among Equals that even those who completely lack experience should find the process feasible and effective. McKenna and Maister focus on leading teams of professionals — often composed of people who don't feel like they are part of a team or in need of leadership — by transforming the way managers assume responsibility and direct members. "Success in helping your group succeed is mostly about you. Not them," they write. Their book starts by explaining how to prepare for the job ahead, for example, by meeting informally with participants and displaying sincere interest in things that matter to them. It then explores coaching the individuals involved (offering methods for gaining acceptance, building rapport, assisting underperformers, and dealing with prima donnas) and guiding the collective group (by developing rules, building trust, invigorating meetings, and resolving conflicts). Finally, it proposes measures for continued success, such as integrating new hires and gauging performance.

Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer (Fourth Edition) ($100)

Newly revised and completely updated, the fourth edition of this comprehensive guide includes practical information gathered from a wide range of contributors, including successful solo practitioners, law firm consultants, state and local bar practice management advisors, and law school professors. All the contributors share tips and advice that can be easily implemented in your solo or small-firm practice.

This classic ABA book first walks you through a step-by-step analysis of the decision to start a solo practice, including choosing a practice focus. It provides tools to help you with financial issues including banking and billing, operations issues such as staffing and office location and design decisions, technology for the small law office, and marketing and client relations. What's more, the final section on quality of life issues puts it all into perspective. Whether you're thinking of going solo, new to the solo life, or a seasoned practitioner, Flying Solo provides time-tested answers to real-life questions.

Full Disclosure: The New Lawyer's Must-Read Career Guide ($19.95)

 

G

Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers ($39.95)

Great Legal Marketing ($17.95)

Growing Your Practice in Tough Times

Guerrilla Marketing for Free ($14.00)

Guerrilla Publicity: Hundreds of Sure-Fire Tactics to Get Maximum Sales for Minimum Dollars (Includes Podcasts, Blogs and Media Training for the Digital Age) (2008; Second Edition)

Guerrilla Rainmaking for Attorneys: How to Make Your Practice Rain Profits the Guerrilla Way (2012) ($25)

Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams

Guide to Protecting Your Client's Interests

 

H

Harvard Business School CDs on Accounting, Finance and the Online Negotiator (3 CDs)

How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice ($65)

How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice (Third Edition)

How To Get and Keep Good Clients, by Jay G. Foonberg ($94)
This book contains practical, time-proven tips and techniques which a professional must use for both long range and immediate practice development success.

How to Manage Your Law Office (2 volumes/LexisNexis) (Reference only)

How to Start and Build a Law Practice (Fifth Edition) ($48)

How to Start Your Solo Practice (2011 CLE)

How to Stay Out of Trouble in Your Law Practice (1996 CLE)

How to Turn Clicks Into Clients (Fourth and Fifth Editions) ($22)

How to Write a Business Plan (2012; Eleventh Edition) ($35)

Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First

 

I

Internet Branding for Lawyers: Building the Client-Centered Website ($80)

Introduction to Law Firm Practice ($80)

iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers (2011; 2012) ($35)

iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (2011) ($35)

iPad in One Hour for Litigators (2013) ($40)

J

Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want

 

L

Law Firm Associate's Guide to Connecting With Your Colleagues ($69.95)

Law Firm Associate's Guide to Personal Marketing & Selling Skills ($59.95)

Law Firm Hiring, Retention and Productivity: New Trends for Success - Resource Manual (KCBA 2003)

Law Office Policy and Procedures Manual - Revised & Updated Sixth Edition ($179.95) New!
This newly updated and expanded edition of an ABA bestseller includes everything you need to create a complete, customized manual that can serve as a reference guide for your entire firm and as a training tool for new employees, associates, and temporary workers. Using the accompanying CD-ROM, you can edit text to produce your own firm's policy and procedures manual and revise it whenever needed.

This indispensable manual covers every facet of basic law office operations, and also includes material on COBRA, stress injuries, AIDS/HIV, and much more. The sixth edition contains information and policies on new statutes and amended statutes with which law firms must comply, plus other areas of interest, including:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008
  • Family and Medical Leave Act -- including new forms
  • Family Responsibilities Discrimination
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
  • Retaliation and whistle blowing
  • Application of the Fair Credit Reporting Act to law firm hiring
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  • The changing face of large firms -- from departments to practice groups
  • Policies on diversity and sexual harassment
  • Use of office technology, including e-mail, cell phones, and the Internet
  • Hurricane threat procedure
  • Workplace hazards
  • The economic downturn and alternative billing
  • Retention of client files and property
  • Social media information and policy
  • Going green — the changing office environment
  • The revised Immigration Form I-9
    Updated bibliographies

Law Practice Strategy

Lawyer's Essential Guide to Writing: Proven Tools and Techniques ($80)

Lawyer's Field Guide to Effective Business Development ($59.95)

The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life and Work ($25)
The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life and Work, Second Edition, is about how the law fits inside you, not how you fit inside the law. Making space for creativity and passion within your current workplace and at home can yield enormous emotional rewards. But you must first make a conscious decision to shift your perceptions, to accept that, while you can't have it all, you can create a life that reflects your creativity and values.

Inside this essential guide, you'll find dozens of exercises and tools designed to bring the balance — and passion — back into your life, including how to:

Craft a life-affirming vision statement and incorporate it into your daily activities
Develop an action plan for making effective change
Define the values in your life
Interactive exercises are provided throughout the text and on the accompanying CD-ROM, to help you discover how to reclaim your life. New lawyers, seasoned veterans, and those who have personal relationships to lawyers will all benefit from this insightful book.

The Lawyer's Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging, and Closing a Law Practice ($100)
If you are considering buying, selling, closing, or merging a law practice, this book is a valuable resource for information on things to consider before and during the process.

The guide provides advice and tips on:

  • The advantages of buying and selling a law practice
  • The ethical aspects of acquiring a law practice
  • Valuation of a law firm
  • Tax consequences of "retiring" a partner's interest ina a law firm taxed as a partnership
  • Merging law firms
  • Selling a niche practice
  • Business responsibilities in closing a law practice
  • The ethical aspects of winding down a law practice
  • File preservation
  • Ending client and employee relationships
  • Includes handy checklists, forms, sample agreements, as sample letters, as well as material from the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct. 

Lawyer's Guide to Building Your Practice with Referrals

Lawyer's Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging and Closing a Law Practice ($95.99) 
 
The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together ($90)
This first-of-its-kind guide for the legal profession shows you how to use standard technology you already have and the latest "Web 2.0" resources and other tech tools, like Google Docs, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat, to work more effectively on projects with colleagues, clients, co-counsel and even opposing counsel. In The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, well-known legal technology authorities Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell provides a wealth of information useful to lawyers who are just beginning to try these tools, as well as tips and techniques for those lawyers with intermediate and advanced collaboration experience.

Collaboration technologies and tools are the most important current developments in legal technology and are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Explained with minimal technical jargon, the book focuses on highly practical and usable ideas that you can put to work straight away.

With practical advice on how to use specific tools and concrete action steps to take, lawyers and law firms at all levels will benefit from working together better.

You'll learn:

  • The basics of collaboration and collaboration tools
  • How to select and implement tools and strategies
  • The best ways to collaborate on documents, cases, transactions, and projects 
  • How to collaborate inside and outside the office
  • How to collaborate using tools you already have or own

Technology now makes it easier than ever to work with others — this is the first guide dedicated to the special requirements of the legal world with the practical steps it takes to do it right. 

Lawyer's Guide to Creating a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Software Package (2011 & 2012 DVD) 

The Lawyer's Guide to Concordance ($70)
In this age, when trial outcomes depend on the organization of electronic data discovery, The Lawyer's Guide to Concordance reveals how attorneys and staff can make Concordance the most powerful tool in their litigation arsenal. Using this easy-to-read hands-on reference guide, 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 to further their knowledge and success using this robust program.

Liz Weiman has created an all-purpose instruction guide that addresses the diverse needs of different law firms. Attorneys in offices with large IT staff that manage their databases still need to become familiar with data entry procedures, screen views, searching, tagging, and printing. Lawyers and staff in smaller firms need to know how to load database records and troubleshoot if problems arise. This book provides answers and guidance for these scenarios and more.

Inside The Lawyer's Guide to Concordance, readers will also find:

  • Techniques to effectively search database records, create tags for the results, customize printed reports, redline and redact images, create production sets
  • Strategies to create and work with transcript, e-document, and e-mail databases, load files from vendors, manage images, troubleshoot, and more
  • Real-world case studies from law firms in the United States and England describing Concordance features that have improved case management
  • With its detailed descriptions of program features, exercises, pointers, reference appendices, and case studies, The Lawyer's Guide to Concordance is the essential companion for attorneys and staff who want to learn the important features of this award-winning database program.

Note: This book is a guide to using Concordance software only and does not include the software program itself. Concordance software can be purchased through LexisNexis.

This publication is made possible through the generous financial support of LexisNexis. No endorsement of the products or services of this company should be inferred by their support.

Lawyer's Guide to Creating a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Software Package (DVD)

The Lawyer's Guide to Creating Persuasive Computer Presentations ($80)
Discover the advantages of computer presentation resources, how to use them, what they can do, and the legal issues involved in their use. Learn how to use computer presentations in the courtroom, during opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, closing arguments, appellate arguments, and more. Brenden and Goodhue also offer advice on using computer presentations outside the courtroom, during meetings, pretrial, and seminars.

This revised second edition has been updated to include new chapters on hardware and software that is currently being used for digital displays, and all new sections that walk the reader through beginning skills, and some advanced techniques, in using Microsoft® PowerPoint®. Also included is a CD-ROM containing on-screen tutorials illustrating techniques such as animating text, creating zoomed call-out images, insertion and configuration of text and images, and much more. In addition, the CD-ROM contains a full sample PowerPoint final argument complete with audio, checklists, and help files for using trial presentation software, as well as several sample PowerPoint presentations, including one entitled "Top Five Mistakes Using PowerPoint."

Lawyer's Guide to CT Summation iBLAZE ($69.95)

The Lawyer's Guide to Effective Yellow Pages Advertising, Second Edition ($60)

This book by Kerry Randall, "the world's foremost expert on Yellow Pages advertising," shows you how to create more powerful Yellow Pages advertising. Remember, the best lawyers do not get the most calls; the best ads get the most calls. This book will give you the important tools needed to attract new business to your practice by creating advertising that gets attention, holds attention, and most importantly, gets potential clients to call.

 This updated second edition shows you how to create more powerful Yellow Pages advertising and drive your client development programs forward vigorously. In this book, you'll:

  • Learn the six key ingredients that all successful Yellow Pages ads contain
  • Learn how to write copy that speaks powerfully to your readers' wants and needs
  • Learn to create a slogan that establishes you as the hands-down market leader
  • Learn to use photos and illustrations that guarantee your ad won't be skipped over
  • Pick up buying strategies that get you the biggest return on your yellow pages investment
  • And much more!

In addition, this book will guide you through the process of:

  • Identifying your unique place in the market
  • Defining and then targeting an audience that will be influenced by your message
  • Creating content that produces results, and
  • Instilling confidence in your potential client that you are the best possible choice of whom to call.

Stop trying to have the best ad in the Yellow Pages — buy this book and make it happen! You'll save money and attract new business to your practice.

Lawyer's Guide to Fact-Finding on the Internet (Third Edition) ($90)

Lawyer's Guide to Governing Your Firm ($129.95)

Lawyer's Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap ($79.95)

LexisNexis CaseMap is a computer program that makes analyzing cases easier and allows lawyers to do a better job for their clients in less time.  Many consider this an essential law office tool. 

If you are interested in learning more about LexisNexis CaseMap, this book will help you:

  • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your cases quickly and easily and learn how to create files for people, organizations and issues while avoiding duplication,
  • Customize CaseMap so that you can get the most out of your data,
  • Enter data so that you can easily prepare for trial, hearings, depositions, and motions for summary judgment,
  • Import data from a wide range of programs, including Microsoft Outlook,
  • Understand CaseMap's many Reports and ReportBooks,
  • Use the Adobe DocPreviewer to import PDFs and quickly create facts and objects,
  • Learn how to perform advanced searches plus how to save and update your results
  • Daniel Siegel's practical guide is filled with numerous tips designed to help you get the most from LexisNexis CaseMap.  He includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations.  Designed for beginners as well as longtime users. 

Lawyer's Guide to Marketing Your Practice ($80)
Discover creative marketing solutions that deliver breakthrough results! This definitive marketing resource features strategies and insights from the country's top legal marketers on every facet of marketing — from strategic planning and public relations to Internet marketing and market research. Inside, you'll find the practical ideas, innovative advice, and clear explanation of traditional and cutting-edge marketing tools you need to establish and implement a successful, multifaceted, and profit-driven marketing plan for your firm. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a wealth of checklists, plans, and other sample reports, questionnaires, and templates you can customize to make implementation of your marketing efforts even easier!

Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 ($70)

Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word 2007 ($70)

Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word 2010 ($70)

Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Marketing ($29.95)

The Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Planning: Defining, Setting, and Achieving Your Firm's Goals ($80)
This new resource is your guide to planning dynamic strategic plans and implementing them at your firm. The author's writing style emphasizes practical application of sound planning concepts, rather than focusing on a more theoretical approach. You'll find specific suggestions on strategic planning for any size firm, in any practice area. You'll learn about the actual planning process and how to establish goals in key areas such as law firm governance, competition, financial management, technology, marketing and competitive intelligence, client development and retention, and much more. The book provides practical advice on how to implement your strategic plan at the tactical level, as well as how to monitor your progress so the firm remains on track with your vision.

This book will help you:

  • Develop an understanding of how strategic thinking can impact your firm,
  • Identify the benefits — and pitfalls — of strategic planning,
  • Learn key analytical and conceptual approaches that can expand your understanding of your business,
  • Learn the different ways in which vision can be used in the firm,
  • Understand how to integrate strategy, tactics, mission statements, and performance,
  • Learn to incorporate the vision of all of your "stakeholders" and to develop ideas for their application in your firm,
  • Discover how to evaluate your implemented strategy.

In addition to this valuable direction on designing and implementing a meaningful strategy process, each chapter ends with questions designed to test your understanding of the subject matter discussed. Helpful icons placed throughout the book highlight the important points you need to remember. And the accompanying CD-ROM contains numerous policies, statements, and other sample documents you'll find indispensable in formulating your own process and plan.

Lawyer's Guide to Writing Smarter with Knowledge Tools ($80)

Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer (Fifth Edition) ($45)

Legal Writer — Third Edition ($30)

"Cases are about people. Shouldn't they be able to read what is happening to them?" Judge Painter asks in his seminars. In The Legal Writer, he expands on that theme, and offers 40 rules for lawyers to follow in changing their writing style.

Since 1998, Judge Painter has given 33 legal-writing seminars, instructing lawyers and judges on how to make their words understandable — not only to other lawyers, but to the public. He also writes a monthly column on writing for Ohio Lawyers Weekly. That column is being reprinted by the bar associations of Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cuyahoga County, and nationwide in Lawyers Weekly USA.

Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers (2013) ($80)

Letters for Lawyers: Essential Communications for Clients, Prospects, and Others (Second Edition) ($75)
This guide helps you ease the task of communicating with your clients, prospective clients, colleagues, media, and employees by means of effective written communications. Contains numerous ready-to-use forms that allow you to project a polished, professional image.

Letters for Litigators: Essential Communications for Opposing Counsel, Witnesses, Clients, and Others ($80)
Save time and simplify your office routine!

This publication includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court and others. As an added benefit, all letters contained in the book are also included on CD-ROM.

As electronic communication via quick e-mails and voicemail becomes the norm, and paper letters the exception, it becomes increasingly important not to lose sight of the importance of documenting the file and maintaining a professional tone. These letters simplify and expedite this effort, whether they are sent in paper form or via e-mail. Don't reinvent the wheel — start with these letters instead.

Limited Scope Legal Services: Unbundling and the Self-Help Client

LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers

Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers

 

M

Make it Your Own Law Firm

Making Partner: A Guide for Law Firm Associates (Third Edition) ($50)
Many factors come into play in achieving the goal of making partner: the quality of your work; how you relate to your superiors, fellow associates, and staff; how you entertain your clients; your choice of outside activities; even publications you read. It may take six to nine years or more to make partner from associate. Do you know what you should and should not be doing? Do you really know what your chances are at your firm? This concise, straightforward book looks at all these factors and provides detailed advice on how to create your own strategic plan for success.

John R. Sapp, the managing partner of a large Midwest law firm, has written this book with input from three newly minted partners who added their broader perspective on marketing, technology, and life/work balance issues, and more. Whatever your partnership goal, Making Partner: A Guide for Law Firm Associates, Second Edition, will show you how to manage your opportunities and tip the scales to your advantage.

Managing Electronic Records: Methods, Best practices, and Technologies ($100)

Marketing and Legal Ethics

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Inside Out ($45)

Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers ($35)

 

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Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2008-9 Edition) 

New Lawyer: How Settlement is Transforming the Practice of Law

New Lawyer Survival Guide, Vol. 1: From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market (2012) ($29) 

O

Of Counsel Agreement: A Guide for Law Firm and Practitioner (Third Edition) ($75)
Helps you clarify the duties and responsibilities of an Of Counsel, be apprised of recent case law on Of Counsel, and to formalize the arrangement through a written agreement. With sample forms on diskette.

Official Guide to Legal Specialties: An Insider's Guide to Every Major Practice Area

Organized Lawyer


P

The Paralegal's Guide to the Microsoft Office System ($25)
The Microsoft® Office System is the most popular desktop suite of personal productivity tools and technologies. Because the Microsoft Office suite of tools is so comprehensive, it can be challenging for people in certain professions to understand how to use Office to perform tasks specific to their job. This book focuses on the tasks a Paralegal performs every day — rather than the all-too-common software-centric approach that many other technology books habitually adopt. Other Microsoft Office books on the market for the legal profession are often difficult to understand because they largely address an Information Technology (IT) audience, cover too many professions in a single book, or are so large (more than 800 pages) as to be overwhelming. This book was written with Paralegals in mind. In fact, this book was developed by consulting and interviewing industry experts, legal trainers, technology experts, attorneys, and of course, Paralegals. The authors learned exactly which topics were most troublesome for Paralegals, and made sure to explain them thoroughly. This book covers the use of these Microsoft Office System products for Paralegals:

Microsoft® Word 2003
Microsoft® Excel 2003
Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Microsoft® PowerPoint 2003
Microsoft® OneNote 2003
Paralegals, Profitability, and the Future of Your Law Practice ($80) 
Advice on how to best use your paralegal staff. Offers models for a firm paralegal program, recruiting the best paralegals, ethical issues to be aware of when working with paralegals, and more. Forms and sample job descriptions are on accompanying CD-ROM.

Paralegals, Profitability, and the Future of Your Law Practice

Partner Departures and Lateral Moves ($69.95)

Passing the Torch Without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning ($80)

Planning Ahead: A Guide to Protecting Your Clients' Interests in the Event of Your Disability or Death (Oregon State Bar)

Preparing for Reentry: What Lawyers Need to Know to Navigate the Road Ahead After a Career Break ($39.95)

Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery (2008)

Public Records Online: The National Guide to Private & Government Online Sources of Public Records  (2002) (3rd Edition)

 

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Rain Making: Attract New Clients No Matter What Your Field

The Reluctant Rainmaker: A Guide for Lawyers Who Hate Selling ($38.42) (New 2/11)
The reluctant rainmaker is one who understands how important it is to be able to bring in clients, but does not care for the idea of business development, viewing it as a necessary but distasteful part of practicing law. In this book you will find the information that will help you understand why business development is so critical. Using the step-by-step guide in the rainmaker's toolkit, you will create your own cohesive business development plan. This plan will provide the clear direction you need to build a solid book of business that will support you in developing a successful, satisfying, and sustainable practice.

Results-Oriented Financial Management: A Guide to Successful Law Firm Financial Performance (Second Edition) ($60)
How to manage "the numbers" in your practice, from setting rates and computing billable hours to calculating net income and preparing the budget. Over 30 charts and statements to help you prepare reports.

Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms ($90)

Running From the Law: Why Good Lawyers are Getting Out of the Legal Profession (2004; Third Edition) 

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Selling In Your Comfort Zone ($80)

Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy (2012) 

Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques ($79.95)

Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier ($79.95)

Solo and Small Firm Conference: Savvy Solutions for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners (WSBA July 2009) (4th Annual)

Solo and Small Firm Conference (WSBA July 2010) (5th Annual)

Solo By Choice — How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be ($45)
Back when you were in law school, you had dreams. Maybe it was standing before a jury, passionately arguing on behalf of a desperate client… or winning an appeal that would link your name to a new legal precedent… or pulling off a dramatic eleventh-hour deal that would give your struggling technology client a life-saving infusion of capital.

But what happened?

Here it is two, five, eight, years out of law school – maybe more, maybe less – and most of those dreams are unrealized. So what are your options? You can stay put and, like so many other lawyers, rationalize that no job is perfect and that financial security trumps youthful aspirations. Or, if you've already been fired from one firm and can't find work – or you haven't been able to find a law firm job after graduating – you could leave the law altogether. Or you could take a third path. Realize that no matter what stage you're at in your legal career, it's not too late to follow your heart. Maybe starting a solo law practice is the path you were intended to take all along.

Solo By Choice: The Companion Guide - 34 Questions That Could Transform Your Legal Career

Solo Contendere ($60)

Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple (2013 edition) ($90)

Staying at Home, Staying in the Law ($50)

Strengthing Your Firm: Strategies for Success ($75)
Here's an "owner's manual" for the successful management of today's law firm. Editor Arthur Greene and a team of experts share valuable insights and practical advice on important topics such as adapting to change, meeting partnership challenges, dealing with financial problems and governance, protecting and nurturing the institution, improving leadership and communication, and more.

Successful Lawyer — Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice ($85) (Book and/or CD)

Global management consultant and trusted advisor to many of the worlds' largest law firms, Gerald Riskin authors this comprehensive and inspirational book conveying practical and helpful solutions to make your practice not only more profitable, but far more satisfying. Large firm or small, regardless of position, The Successful Lawyer provides you with valuable road-tested advice that is immediately helpful and rewarding. This comprehensive book explains how to transform the lawyer you are right now into a more exciting, fulfilling, and profitable one. You'll learn how to re-plan your future and build skills in a wide arena, including areas such as active listening, client rapport, effective delegation, dealing with complaints, effective meetings and business development. Dare to dream! If you're looking for ways to enhance your personal practice, allowing you both added income and increased satisfaction, then look no further.

 

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Take Back Your Life! Using Microsoft Outlook to Get Organized and Stay Organized ($25)
New to Lending Library!
Unrelenting e-mail. Conflicting commitments. Endless interruptions.  In Take Back Your Life!, productivity expert Sally McGhee shows you how to take control and reclaim something you thought you'd lost forever — your work-life balance. Now you can benefit from Sally's popular and highly regarded corporate education programs, learning simple but powerful techniques for rebalancing your personal and professional commitments using the productivity features in Microsoft Outlook.

Learn the proven methods that will empower you to:

  • Clear away distractions and loose ends and focus on what's really important to you and your business,
  • Take charge of your productivity using techniques and processes designed by McGhee Productivity Solutions (MPS) and implemented in numerous Fortune 500 companies,
  • Customize and exploit the productivity features in Microsoft Outlook to help you create balance at home and on the job.

When you change your approach, you can change your results. So learn what thousands of Sally's clients worldwide have discovered about taking control of their everyday productivity — and start transforming your own life today!

Covers Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Outlook Version 2003, and Outlook 2000. 

Telecommuting for Lawyers 1998

Telecommuting Pluses & Pitfalls 1999

Ten-Day MBA: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America's Top Business Schools ($12)

Think Again: Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law ($85)

Through the Client's Eyes: New Approaches to Get Clients to Hire You Again and Again (Third Edition) ($85)
Learn how to involve the client early on; how to avoid knock-down, drag-out fights over fees; how to use a good client intake form; and how to use your bills to effectively communicate with your client. Included are sample letters, surveys, and self-assessment questions to gauge your client relations acumen.

Time Management for Attorneys ($80)

Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook (2nd Edition)

Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers

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Ultimate Guide to Solo and Small Firm Success (with CD) (2009)

Up and Running: Operating Instructions for the Small Law Office (Fourth Edition) ($40)
The manual covers a variety of topics, including business plans, facilities management, operations, client relations, financial management, technology, and ethics considerations. This manual contains practical advise on how to make your office more efficient, productive and successful.

 

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View From the First Chair

Virtual Law: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds ($50)

Virtual Law Practice (How to Deliver Legal Services Online) ($79.95)

The legal market has recently experienced a dramatic shift as lawyers seek out alternative methods of practicing law and providing more affordable legal services. Virtual law practice is revolutionizing the way the public receives legal services and how legal professionals work with clients.

If you are interested in this form of practicing law, Virtual Law Practice will help you:

  • Responsibly deliver legal services online to your clients,
  • Successfully set up and operate a virtual law office,
  • Establish a virtual law practice online through a secure, client-specific portal,
  • Manage and market your virtual law practice,
  • Understand state ethics and advisory opinions,
  • Find more flexibility and work/life balance in the legal profession.

Stephanie Kimbro's practical guide also provides case studies of individual virtual law practices along with client scenarios to show how web-based technology may be used by legal professionals to work with online clients and avoid malpractice risks.

 

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Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (1986 - updated) Volumes 1 - 8

Washington Legal Researcher's Deskbook, 2d 1996

What Can You Do With a Law Degree? A Lawyer's Guide to Career Satisfaction Inside, Outside & Around the Law (2012) ($40)

What Law School Doesn't Teach You... But You Really Need to Know ($35)

You'll learn trade secrets like how to make a spectacular first impression, how to turn down work when you're swamped without saying the dreaded "no," how to negotiate for more money, how to use gossip to your advantage, and much more!

 Your grades? They don't matter. Your law school? Who cares. If you want to be regarded as a superstar at work, you need to follow a very subtle and specific set of rules. And nobody has ever revealed those rules to you until now.

 In these pages, you'll find the advice of hundreds of lawyers and career experts from all over the country. You'll learn how to gain the respect and admiration of your colleagues — and you'll see how to avoid the innocent mistakes that can torpedo your reputation. Read What Law School Doesn't Teach You and watch your career take off like a rocket!

Where There's a Will, There's a Way: A Guide to Wills, Living Trusts, Taxes & Planning for the Ones You Love

Wills, Trusts, and Technology ($100)
2004 edition. An estate and trust lawyer's guide to automation.

Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies That Work (Second and Third Editions) (Third Edition) ($160)
The book is based on real-life situations, and practical matters. Details billing methods and offers advice for dealing with your problematic billing issues. Includes an appendix on diskette with forms, proposals, and templates to make alternate billing systems easier to implement at your firm.

In addition to an appendix containing sample agreements, forms, proposals, and client letters, you'll find topics including:

  • Understanding the client's perceptions of value,
  • Ethical rules and practices (covering most of the gray areas),
  • Interpreting and applying the "value curve",
  • How to build a billing method,
  • Integrating technology and alternative billing,
  • Developing a case and/or transaction plan,
  • Evaluating alternative billing methods results.

Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success ($50)

How do women lawyers define success in today's world? Is it becoming a powerful partner in a large high-profile global firm? Running a thriving solo practice in a picturesque small town? Earning a challenging public appointment or tenure as a law school professor? Or is success simply being able to simultaneously practice law and have a satisfying personal life? What exactly is "having it all," anyway?

Author Phyllis Horn Epstein has interviewed over 100 women lawyers of all ages in a wide variety of practice settings nationwide to discover how women today are meeting the challenges of competing in an often all-consuming profession without sacrificing their desire for a multidimensional life. What she learned is that there are many pathways to fulfillment; the key is to first identify which path will lead to your own individual goals, and then be ready to accept that it's far more likely to take some twists and turns than it is to be a straight shot forward.

More and more women are choosing to enter this once male-dominated profession, not fully anticipating the many challenges they will face. Women-at-Law not only shares a wealth of practical guidance and direction for the law student or young lawyer, its lessons will also resonate with the seasoned lawyer. This is the kind of resource that women lawyers have been looking for to help them meet the challenges of legal practice specific to women, and learn how their peers are managing their practices and their lives.

Women Rainmakers' Best Marketing Tips (2010; Third Edition)

Word 2000 for Law Firms ($40)

Dedicated to helping legal professionals get the most gains in productivity and effectiveness possible from their computers and software. Readers will quickly and easily learn to increase productivity by using the features of Microsoft Word that address the needs of the legal community.

WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference (2009 & 2010; Fourth and Fifth Annual Conferences)