Updated: Dec. 8, 2017

Titles about Starting a Practice from the Lending Library

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$olo Contendere: How to Go Directly from Law School into the Practice of Law Without Getting a Job
Marc D. Garfinkle Esq. (September 2010)
Describes how newly admitted attorneys can go into practice and get clients without any experience
ISBN 9780984380121
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Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity
American Bar Association (June 2005)
Information for attorneys who wish to balance the competing goals of autonomy and protection as they confront the challenges of working with older adults with diminished capacity.
ISBN 9781590314975  
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Becoming a Rural Lawyer: A Personal Guide to Establishing a Small Town Practice (Volume 3)
Bruce M. Cameron (March 2013)
Describes the positives and negatives of practicing in rural America, and offers information on how to get started.
ISBN 9780940675759
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Business Plans That Work: For Your Small Business (3rd Edition)
Alice H. Magos (May 2008)
Provides the tools needed to communicate the value of ideas to investors and attract key talent, and create a plan to turn to throughout the entire process of starting and running a business.
ISBN 9780808017936
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The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice
Reid F. Trautz and Dan Pinnington (January 2010)
Tips on practice management topics, including client service, marketing, time management, technology, human resources issues, ethics, professionalism, strategy, and planning.
ISBN 1604424680
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Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection and Advocacy
Yolanda Eisentiein (February 2013)
Shows how to forge a successful animal law career with firms of all types and sizes, government agencies, corporations, or nonprofits, and how to strike out on your own as a solo practitioner.
ISBN 9781616329617
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Competition Demystified:  A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy
Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn (2005)
Develop business strategies by examining and understanding your competition.
ISBN 9781591840572
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Convincing the Judge: Practice Advice for Litigators
Cecil C. Kuhne, III (January 2008)
Advice on case management, all phases of the trial process, including appeals, and also explains the judicial role and suggests tips for dealing with a difficult judge.
ISBN 1604421037
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The Criminal Lawyer’s Job: A Survival Guide
Amber L. St. Clair (December 2006)
Information on how to pick the initial client meeting, a jury, and trying the case.
ISBN 1590316940
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Entertainment Careers for Lawyers (3rd Edition)
William D. Henslee January 2015)
Provides lawyers and law students an understanding of the realities of entertainment law.
ISBN 9781627222327
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First Among Equals
Jeffrey Archer (May 2004)
Provide real-world examples, self-evaluation materials, advice on stressful day-to-day management issues, and insights into the basics of coaching.
ISBN 9780312997120
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Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer (4th Edition)
K. William Gibson (July 2005)
Gives advice on approaches, methods, systems, and perspectives that a solo practitioner should consider.
ISBN 1590314808
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Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer (5th Edition)
K. William Gibson (2014)
Gives advice on approaches, methods, systems, and perspectives that a solo practitioner should consider.
ISBN 9781614388142
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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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How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice
Mark A. Chinn
Tips, strategies, tactics, forms, and real-word advice for starting, or building, a family law practice.
ISBN 9781590316959
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How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice (3rd Edition)
K. William Gibson (February 2013)
Information on tactics, technology and practical tools, including how to write a comprehensive business plan, develop an accurate financial forecast, and minimize costs.
ISBN 1614381631
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How to Start and Build a Law Practice (4th Edition)
Jay G. Foonberg (February 1999)
Information that will help you compete, succeed, and grow your practice using the guidance on identifying the right location, finding clients, setting fees, managing your office, maintaining an ethical and responsible practice, maximizing available resources, upholding your standards, and using other advice contained in this book.
ISBN 9781570736513
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How to Start and Build a Law Practice (5th Edition)
Jay G. Foonberg (April 2004)
Information that will help you compete, succeed, and grow your practice using the guidance on identifying the right location, finding clients, setting fees, managing your office, maintaining an ethical and responsible practice, maximizing available resources, upholding your standards, and using other advice contained in this book.
ISBN 9781590312476
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How to Start Your Solo Practice
Washington State Bar Association New Lawyer Education (May 2011)
Information on how to start a law office, including choosing an area of practice and creating a unique marketing proposition.
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How to Write a Business Plan (11th Edition)
Mike McKeever (September 2012)
A guide that provides sample business plans and spreadsheets that help you determine and forecast cash flow, financial statements, sales revenue, and profit and loss.
ISBN 9781413317497
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The Law Firm Hiring, Retention & Productivity: New Trends for Success – Resource Manual
King County Bar Association Committee on Gender Equality in the Legal Profession (May 2003)
How to manage employees, increase productivity and make an office successful financially and socially.
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Law Office Policy and Procedures Manual – Revised and Updated 6th Edition
Howard Hatoff and Robert Wert (July 2011)
Provides resources on how to best manage employees, increase productivity and make an office successful both financially and socially.
ISBN 1616320303
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The Lawyer's Guide to Governing Your Firm
Arthur C. Greene (August 2009)
Strategies to change the culture of the law firm, boost morale, effectively and efficiently manage the firm with guidance on leadership and partnership issues.
ISBN 1590317807
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Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student’s Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm
Spencer Marc Aronfeld (January 2011)
Learn how to have a law firm up and running the day after passing the Bar exam.
ISBN 9781456733148
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The Lean Startup
Eric Ries, (2011)
An alternative perspective on starting a business by testing vision and adapting and adjusting to change.
ISBN  9780307887894
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Never Apply for a Job Again!: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest
Darrell Gurney and Ivan Misner (January 2012)
The author draws on basic principles of human psychology to teach how to device compelling ways to meet influential people, determine whom to talk to and where to go for connections, use the power of ego to gain another’s favor, and to be alert of opportunities.
ISBN 9781601632029
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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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The Official Guide to Legal Specialties: An Insider’s Guide to Every Major Practice Area
By Lisa L. Abrams, J.D. (May 2008)
An inside look at what it’s like to practice law in thirty major specialty areas, including appellate practice, entertainment, immigration, international, tax and telecommunications law.
ISBN 159003911 
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Practicing Law in Small-Town America
Richard L. Hermann (August 2014)
Describes what small-town practice is like, examines how local practitioners got to where they are, and details what a small-town lawyer needs to do in order to locate in, or relocate to, a small community.
ISBN 9781614387411
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The Student Loan Handbook for Law Students and Attorneys
Adam S. Minsky (2016)
Explains student loans and repayment options as well as offering repayment roadmaps for all types of legal careers. 
ISBN 9781634254441
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The Tech Contracts Handbook, (2nd ed.)
David W. Tollen (2015)
Guidance on interpreting and writing cloud computing agreements, software licenses and other IT contracts.
ISBN 9781634251785
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The Uniform Commercial Code Made Easy: The Story of Stephen’s Boats
Robert M. LeVine, J.D. (October 2010)
A guidebook that describes the complexities of the Commercial code and shows how these laws apply to the real world of business.
ISBN 9780615308357
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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way!: A Guide to Wills, Living Trusts, Taxes & Planning for the Ones You Love (2nd Edition)
Madeline Gauthier (June 2007)
Examples of forms, client best practices and marketing information, and a resource for any aspiring estate planning attorney.
ISBN 9780972439022
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Wills, Trusts, and Technology: An Estate and Trust Lawyer’s Guide to Automation (2nd Edition)
Daniels B. Evans
Shows how drafting, database, and case management systems can make your estate practice more efficient and productive.
ISBN 1590312813
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