Updated: Dec. 8, 2017

Titles on Practice Transitions from the Lending Library

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Anatomy of a Law Firm Merger: How to Make or Break the Deal (3rd Edition)
Hildebrandt International (June 2004)
Provides advice on what to consider when contemplating a merger.
ISBN 1590313771
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Being Prepared: A Lawyer’s Guide for Dealing with Disability and Unexpected Events
Lloyd D. Cohen and Debra Hart Cohen (June 2009)
A book and companion CD that provides all the tools needed to run a firm in the event of temporary disability, incapacity, or other unexpected events.
ISBN 9781604421163
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Dangerous Opportunity: Making Change Work
Chris Musselwhite, Ed.D and Randell Jones MBA (April 2004)
Offers managers insights into the different ways people react to change and explains how managers can lead change using language, understanding, and tools contained in the book.
ISBN 9781413434699
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The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life
Marci Alboher (December 2012)
A road map to steps of a career journey that helps to plan the transition in to a new stage of life.
ISBN 9780761167624
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The Essential Formbook Volume 1: Partnership and Fee Agreements, Client Intake
Compendium containing dozens of time-saving forms with instructions for structuring partnership, organizational, and fee agreements.
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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Susan Jeffers (January 2007)
Insight and tools to improve your ability to handle any given situation and learn to live your life the way you want.
ISBN 9780091907075
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The Lawyer’s Guide to Balancing Life and Work (2nd Edition)
George W. Kaufman (September 2006)
Helps you to achieve professional and personal satisfaction in the law by teaching how to balance life.
ISBN 9781590316740
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The Lawyer’s Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging and Closing a Law Practice
Sarina A. Butler and Richard G. Paszkiet (June 2008)
Provides information on things to consider before and during the process of buying, selling, closing, and merging a law practice and includes checklists, forms, and sample letters.
ISBN 159031932X
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The Lawyer's Guide to Succession Planning
 
John W. Olmstead (2016)
The purpose of this book is to provide guidance to firms of all sizes, especially smaller firms, and share succession and transition processes, approaches, and step-by-step action plans for solo practitioners, sole owners, and members of larger law firms. 
ISBN 9781634253505
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The Lawyer's Retirement Planning Guide
Susan A. Berson (2015)
This book details how you can combat inflation, plan for expenses and protecting against overall portfolio risks. ISBN 9781627227575
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Lawyers at Midlife: Laying the Groundwork for the Road Ahead

Michael Long, John Clyde and Pat Funk (October 2008)
A detailed planning guide to help mid- and late-career lawyers lay the financial, medical, and social groundwork for the next chapter of their lives.
ISBN 9780940675605
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Lawyer Interrupted - Successfully Transitioning from the Practice of Law and Back Again
Amy Impellizzeri (2015)
This book synthesizes research, advice form experts in the areas of career counselling and recruitment and interviews with formerly and currently practicing attorneys who are doing some amazing things and who have inspirational stories to tell about their journeys.
ISBN 9781634252225
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Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (3rd Edition)
William Bridges, Ph.D. and Susan Bridges (September 2009)
Step-by-step strategies for minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change.
ISBN 9780738213804 
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Partner Departures and Lateral Moves: A Legal and Ethical Guide
Geri S. Krauss (October 2009)
Covers what obligations partners have to their current partners when looking for a new affiliation, how a departing partner should communicate to clients about a departure, what information a departing partner can disclose to a potential new firm, and what claims can be brought against the partner.
ISBN 1604425237 
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Passing the Torch Without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning
Peter A. Giuliani (April 2014)
A comprehensive examination of the key economic issues typically encountered by law firms when they consider how partners end their careers.
ISBN 9781614389026
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Planning Ahead: A Guide to Protecting Your Clients’ Interests in the Event of Your Disability or Death
Barbara S. Fishleder
Provides several checklists of responsibilities involved in closing one’s own practice, or assisting another attorney in closing their practice and includes checklists, model rules, and responsibilities.
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Preparing for Reentry: A Guide for Lawyers Returning to Work
Diane M. Vogt (June 2009)
Practical advice to effectively get up to speed and reenter the field of law after a prolonged absence.
ISBN 9781590319550 
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Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent (2nd Edition)
Marcia Pennington Shannon and Susan Manch (August 2015)
Research on the law firm hiring practices and its many shifts over the past 30 years. Provides practical strategies that can be incorporated immediately into the recruitment procedures.
ISBN 9781634252263
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Succession Plans for Law Firms and Rewards for Retiring Lawyers
Arthur G. Greene (2013)
Designed for those lawyers nearing retirement age with no exit plan in place.
ISBN 9780615807447
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When Professional Women Retire…Food for Thought and Palate
Inga Wiehl and Ellie Heffernan (February 2005)
Provides recommended readings, directories of agencies, volunteer opportunities, continuing education, physical exercise options, and travel destinations.
ISBN 9780761831112
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You’ve Earned it, Don’t Lose it: Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make When You Retire
Suze Orman and Linda Mead (1998)
Describes how to safeguard your financial future, illustrated with stories of ordinary, real-life people who faced misfortune because of naiveté, procrastination, or misinformation.
ISBN 1557043167
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