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101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager’s Guide to Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges
Paul Falcone (April 2009)
Offers realistic sample dialogues to facilitate clear and direct interactions and meet issues head-on.
ISBN 9780814413487
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Adobe Acrobat® in One Hour for Lawyers
Ernie Svenson (August 2014)
Provides basic guidelines for using Adobe Acrobat more effectively.
ISBN 1627222162  
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Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers
Daniel J. Siegel (December 2013)
Highlights the Android apps that will help with the practice of law.
ISBN 9781614387008
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Be a Better Lawyer: A Short Guide to a Long Career
Eleanor Southers (2014)
This book assists in the assessment of a legal career and helps identify areas of change.
ISBN 9781627226011
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BeyondSmart Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

Ronda Muir (2017)

This book is the first comprehensive overview of the burgeoning field of emotional intelligence as it relates to the practice of law.

ISBN 9781634259163

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Coaching for Attorneys: Improving Productivity and Achieving Balance
Cami McLaren and Stephanie Finelli (November 2014)
Describes step-by-step instructions to address common problems and concerns that lawyers experience throughout their careers.
ISBN 9781627223591
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Collaborative Law: A New Model for Dispute Resolution (Hardcopy and CD)
Sheila M. Gutterman (March 2004)
Discusses the innovative process about the alternative method of resolving disputes that enhances the understanding and provides tools to successfully implement the collaborative law process in a business.
ISBN 1883726956
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Connecting With Your Client
Noelle C. Nelson (2015)
Provides techniques to create and improve professional relationships with clients from how to train associates to handling difficult conversations with clients.
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The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet: Conducting Effective Investigative & Legal Research on the Web (9th Edition)
Carole A. Levitt, JD, MLS and Mark E. Rosch (April 2008)
Guide to free and low cost resources to conduct investigative and legal research on the Internet.
ISBN 9780971325739
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The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet: Conducting Effective Investigative & Legal Research on the Web (13th Edition)
Carole A. Levitt, JD, MLS and Mark E. Rosch (2015)
Guide to free and low cost resources to conduct investigative and legal research on the Internet.
ISBN 9780971325784
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Effective Attorney Work through an Interpreter: Twenty Tips to Work More Effectively in the Courtroom
German E. Velasco (August 2013)
Tips and tools to quickly learn more about legal interpreting and to unlock how the attorney’s knowledge and actions can contribute to effective, successful cooperation with a professional interpreter in the courtroom
ISBN 9781490710112
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Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves (June 2009)
A step-by-step program to increase your emotional intelligence by achieving your fullest potential through self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management
ISBN 9780974320625
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Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers
David G. Ries, Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek (2015)
Covers the basics and history of encryption, encryption technology, ethics of encrypting confidential information and predictions for the future evolution of encryption.
ISBN 9781634250580
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Facebook® in One Hour for Lawyers
Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields (December 2013)
A how-to for using Facebook to grow businesses.
ISBN 9781614385431
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Find Info Like a Pro: Mining the Internet's Publicly Available Resources for Investigative Research (Volume 1)
Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch (March 2010)
Reveals secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting investigative and background research using sources of publicly available information on the Internet.
ISBN 9781604428902
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Find Info Like a Pro: Mining the Internet’s Public Records for Investigative Research (Volume 2)
Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch (March 2012)
Reveals secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting investigative and background research using sources of publicly available information on the Internet.
ISBN 9781604429220
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Find it Free and Fast on the Net:  Strategies for Legal Research on the Web
National Business Institute CLE (April 29, 2016)
Guide for affordable legal research, public records, and smart internet searches.  
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Form Your Own Limited Liability Company (5th Edition)
Anthony Mancuso (November 2007)
This book covers how to choose a company name, prepare and file articles of organization, decide on the best management structure, create an operating agreement, take care of ongoing legal and tax paperwork, and provides needed forms on a CD.
ISBN 9781413307085
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Google® Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers
Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch (February 2014)
Step-by-step guide for lawyers to learn the features and functions available in Gmail, Google Calendar and related services such as Google Chat, Google Talk, Google Hangout, and Call Phone.
ISBN 9781614387275
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Instant Messaging Rules: A Business Guide to Managing Policies, Security, and Legal Issues for Safe IM Communication
Nancy Flynn (July 2004)
Provides solutions for establishing and enforcing rules and policies, controlling instant messaging content, deploying security and monitoring technology, and maintaining employee productivity.
ISBN 814472532
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Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers
Carole A. Levitt and Judy K. Davis (July 2014)
Provides information for free or low-cost resources for legal research such as legal portals and directories, case law databases, bar association free member-benefit databases, legislation, research sources, and cite-checking services.
ISBN 9781627226165
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iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers
Tom Mighell (February 2013)
Identifies the best iPad apps that are essential for any law practice.
ISBN 9781614383604
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iPad in One Hour for Lawyers
Tom Mighell (April 2012)
Information on how to set up your iPad and use it effectively.
ISBN 9781616329532
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iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (3rd Edition)
Tom Mighell (May 2014)
Information on how to set up your iPad and use it effectively.
ISBN 9781627226141
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iPad in One Hour for Litigators
Tom Mighell (December 2013)
Discusses the steps of trying a case using an iPad, from pretrial docketing and legal research to depositions and evidence presentation.
ISBN 161438682X
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The Law Firm Associate’s Guide to Connecting with Your Colleagues
Barbara Miller and Martin Camp (September 2009)
Teaches how to effectively work together with colleagues to achieve high levels of productivity and success in the law office.
ISBN 1604424869 
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The Lawyer’s Guide to Creating Persuasive Computer Presentations (2nd Edition)
Ann E. Brenden and John D. Goodhue (February 2005)
Explains the advantages of computer presentation resources and how to use them effectively in and out of the courtroom.
ISBN 1590314247
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The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact-Finding on the Internet (3rd Edition)
Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch (December 2006)
Lists, categorizes and describes the Internet sites useful for investigations, depositions, and trial presentations.
ISBN 9781590316719
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The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007
John C. Tredennick
A hands-on manual that teaches how to build new spreadsheets, use them to analyze issues and to create graphics presentation.
ISBN 9781604422092
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The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word 2007
Ben M. Schorr
Explains key components focusing on the tools and features of Microsoft Word that are important for legal professionals which includes legal-specific descriptions and time-saving tips.
ISBN 9781604427615
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The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word 2013
Ben M. Schorr (2015)
Explains key components focusing on the tools and features of Microsoft Word that are important for legal professionals which includes legal-specific descriptions and time-saving tips.
ISBN 9781614387022
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The Lawyer’s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools
Marc Lauritsen (March 2011)
Discusses how technologies like practice systems, work product retrieval, document assembly, and interactive checklists help people work smarter.
ISBN 9781604428261
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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg (March 2013)
The author examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
ISBN 0385349947 
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The Legal Writer: 40 Rules for the Art of Legal Writing (3rd Edition)
Judge Mark P. Painter (May 2005)
The author promotes the use of plain English by lawyers with their colleagues and clients by changing their writing style and using shorter sentences and paragraphs, and eliminating legal jargon.
ISBN 0972191682
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Limited Scope Legal Services: Unbundling and the Self-Help Client
Stephanie L. Kimbro (February 2013)
Gives lawyers of all types (from solo to large firms) with practical solutions for setting up unbundling practices in their firms.
ISBN 9781614383628
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Managing High Conflict People in Court (2nd Edition)
Designed for judicial officers to use in managing people with high conflict personalities in any courtroom using general principles described in the booklet.
ISBN 9781936268016 
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Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers
Ben M. Schorr (2014)
Offers guidance on how to set up, manage, and migrate your firm to Office 365.
ISBN 9781627228480
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Microsoft Office Access 2007 Inside Out
Jeff Conrad and John L. Viescas (April 2007)
A reference book and CD that teaches the functions of Access 2007 related to designing a database, customizing user interface forms, and creating complex queries and reports.
ISBN 0735623252
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Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers
Ben M. Schorr (February 2013)
Explains how to use OneNote in your law practice and increase productivity by teaching how to get started with the software, developing best practices, and becoming more effective in taking notes and performing research.
ISBN 1614381852 
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The New Lawyer: How Settlement is Transforming the Practice of Law
Julie MacFarlane (June 2008)
Sets out the parameters of practitioners’ evolving roles, articulating legal and ethical complexities in a variety of contexts drawn from Canadian and American legal literature as well as from the author’s research which explores the impact of alternative consensus-seeking strategies on the lawyer-client relationship and the legal system.
ISBN 9780774814362
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Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers
Sheila Blackford and Donna S.M. Neff (May 2014)
Shows how to save time and money by transitioning to a paperless office and learning how to run a law office digitally.
ISBN 9781614385240
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PowerPoint® in One Hour for Lawyers
Paul J. Unger (May 2014)
Information for creating effective and compelling presentations quickly and easily while avoiding mishaps.
ISBN 9781604429275
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Presence:  Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Amy Cuddy (2015)
Learn the art of self-confidence in order to be your best in challenging situations.
ISBN  9780316256575
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A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery
Mary Mack (June 2008)
Practical advice from both the corporate and legal perspectives about preparing for and responding to discovery requests in response to litigation and governmental investigations.
ISBN 0972554203
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Public Records Online: The National Guide to Private & Government Online Sources of Public Records (6th Edition)
Michael L. Sankey (June 2006)
This master guide to online public record searching details nearly 10,000 sites, both government agencies and private sources.
ISBN 1889150487
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Reinventing the Practice of Law: Emerging Models to Enhance Affordable Legal Services
Luz Herrera (December 2014)
Addresses the practical, ethical and business dimensions of new ways of providing legal advice and assistance to moderate income clients.
ISBN 1627224033
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The Scan-to-File Guide #118
Better Buys for Business (2000)
An independent consumer guides to document imaging equipment and solutions.
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The Scan-to-File Guide #196
Better Buys for Business (2007)
An independent consumer guide to document imaging equipment and solutions.
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Seattle Journal for Social Justice (Volume 11 Issue 3)
Charles R. Dyer, Joan E. Fairbanks, M. Lynn Greiner, Kirsten Barron, Janet L. Skreen, Josefina Cerrillo-Ramirez, Andrew Lee and Bill Hinsee (2013)
This article describes some of the ethical justifications for and practical benefits of, plain language forms and discusses basic linguistic principles. 
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Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier
Carolyn Elefant and Nicole Black (June 2010)
This guide shows lawyers how to use a practical, goal-centric approach to social media by identifying the platforms and tools that fit their practice and implementing them easily, efficiently, and ethically.
ISBN 9781604429206
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Succeeding as Outside Counsel: A Lawyer’s Guide to Providing First class Legal Services from the Client’s Perspective
Rod Boddie (October 2014)
Contains practical guidance for outside counsel on how to improve the level of service they provide and how to deepen their relationships with their clients.
ISBN 9781627222129
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Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer
Grover E. Cleveland (2010)
Hundreds of tips and critical advice from attorneys throughout the country that describe important steps graduates can take, even before they begin work, to ensure success. 
ISBN 9780314917478
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Telecommuting for Lawyers
Nicole Belson Goluboff (August 1998)
Covers issues involved with telecommuting helping both the law firm and employee plan and monitor a successful telecommuter program (offers worksheets and forms).
ISBN 1570735549
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Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers
Jared Correia December (2013)
Teaches lawyers to tweet like a professional, from creating an account to integrating it into your firm’s marketing plan.
ISBN 1614385416 
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Unbundled Legal Services - A Family Lawyers Guide

Forrest S. Mosten and Elizabeth Potter Scully (2017)

Unbundling is both a growing method of increasing legal access for the underserved and an untapped market for family lawyers.

ISBN 9781634259217

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Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (Volume 1 Chapters 1-4)
King County Bar Association (2011)
Manuals and forms related to civil trial practice, appellate practice, damages (measure and proof), and guide to local courthouses.
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Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (Volume 2 Chapters 5-6)
King County Bar Association (2011)
Manuals and forms related to personal injury and evidence.
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Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (Volume 3 Chapters 7-9)
King County Bar Association (2011)
Manuals and forms related to collection claims and enforcing judgments, consumer law, and domestic relations practice.
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Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (Volume 4 Chapters 10-12)
King County Bar Association (2011)
Manuals and forms related to probate, guardianship and estate planning, general tax practice, and alternatives to litigation (arbitration and mediation).
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Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (Volume 5 Chapters 13-14)
King County Bar Association (2011)
Manuals and forms related to business law practice and real property practice.
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Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (Volume 6 Chapters 15-17)
King County Bar Association (2011)
Manuals and forms related to commercial practice, law office management, and criminal trial practice and techniques.
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Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (Volume 7 Chapters 18-21)
King County Bar Association (2011)
Manuals and forms related to employment discrimination, bankruptcy practice, state administrative law, and public entitlement law.
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Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (Volume 8 Chapter 23)
Manuals and forms related to environment land use.
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Washington Legal Researcher's Deskbook (2nd Edition)
Penny A. Hazelton, Peggy Roebuck Jarrett, Nancy McMurrer, Cheryl Rae Nyberg and Mary Whisner (1996)
A research guide that provides information about how to use and manage a law library, the process of legal, nonlegal and computer-assisted research, a list of city and county codes in Washington libraries, and acronyms and abbreviations.
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Worldox® in One Hour for Lawyers (2nd Edition)
John Heckman (2015)
Updated and revised edition that covers Worldox GX4 and provides information on how to electronically organize documents and emails using this software and customizing its features to meet specific needs of your practice.
ISBN 9781634252188
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WordPress in One Hour for Lawyers
Jennifer Ellis (March 2014)
Explains how to create and maintain a website using WordPress.
ISBN 1627222103 
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