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100 Things You Need to Know: Business Etiquette For Students and New Professionals by Mary Crane
This book tackles the “100 Things You Need to Know” about business etiquette." It's a great guide for job candidates. New professionals who know business etiquette experience greater success in the workplace. If you’re uncertain how to navigate a formal place setting, or how to select a client gift, or how to pack for your first business trip, don’t worry. Mary Crane has developed a list of the 100 important things you need to know as you launch your career.
100 Things You Need to Know: Starting Work for Interns, New Hires, and Summer Associates by Mary Crane
Mary Crane has worked extensively with young professionals and their employers to develop a list of the 100 most important things you need to know as you enter the world of work--crucial information in "easy to absorb," almost tweetable chunks.
100 Things You Need to Know: Time Management for Students and New Professionals by Mary Crane
If you find yourself seriously pressed for time, you’ve come to the right resource. Mary Crane has developed a list of the 100 most important things you need to know to manage your time effectively in "easy to absorb," almost tweetable chunks.
Anatomy of a Mortgage: Understanding and Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Loans by R. Wilson Freyermuth, John P. McNeary, Debra Pogrund Stark, and Dale A. Whitman
This book is A practical and quick guide to the basic concepts of real estate finance. It also provides valuable techniques and issues to consider in order to successfully deal with these loan provisions when they are engaged to represent borrowers in closing such loans.
Asset Protection Secrets by Hillel L. Presser, ESQ., MBA
America's Top Asset Protection Attorney reveals the newest, most effective strategies to protect yourself against lawsuits, creditors, divorce, foreclosure and other deadly threats that can financially destroy you!
Attorney Liability in Bankruptcy by Corinne Cooper & Catherine E. Vance, Editors
This book will give you exactly what you need to understand and comply with the law. It provides an overview of the provisions for the Bankruptcy Reform Act including sanctions provisions in Chapter 7 cases; regulation of attorneys as debt relief agencies; heightened requirements for reaffirmation agreements.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling - Influential Women in Business by Patricia Wu & Randy Van Ittersum
Throughout history, women have been shut out of the world of business. The women you meet in Breaking the Glass Ceiling overcame that inequity. This book is filled with inspiring examples of women who rose up, in spite of overwhelming odds, to take their chosen careers by storm.
Championship Selling: A Blueprint for Winning with Today’s Customers by Tom Blake, Tom Hodson, Tony Enrico
In Championship Selling, three of North America’s most respected sales leaders offer a powerful, yet remarkably simple, vision of what it means to sell, as well as innovative techniques and tools for establishing mutually productive relationships with customers.
Checklists for Lawyers by Daniel J Siegel, Molly Barker Gilligan and Pamela A Myers
This new guide, Checklists for Lawyers, takes the process of using checklists a step further by showing you how to create systems for your everyday law practice to ensure that tasks get done correctly every time.
Cloud Computing for Lawyers features a discussion of cloud computing fundamentals, an overview of legal cloud computing products, and step-by-step instructions for implementing cloud computing in your practice--including practical tips for securing your data.
Coaching for Attorneys: Improving Productivity and Achieving Balance by Cami McLaren and Stephanie Finelli
Coaching for Attorneys addresses common problems and concerns that lawyers experience throughout their careers - and provides specific tools along with specific step-by-step instructions on how to use these tools to help you make life as a lawyer easier.
Compensation Plans for Law Firms by James D. Cotterman
This book provides complete and systematic guidance on how to establish a fair and competitive compensation program for your firm. It includes workable approaches for compensating partners and associates, as well as other contributors to the firm, including paralegals, clerical staff, and other professionals.
Data Breach and Encryption Handbook by Lucy Thomson (Editor)
This book takes an in-depth look at the issue of escalating data breaches and their legal ramifications. It focuses on the law and its implications, encryption technology, recognized methods of resolving a breach, and many related aspects of information security.
Easy Self-Audits for the Busy Law Office by Nancy Byerly Jones
This easy-to-use tool will assist the attorney in conducting their own self audits. Whether they want to streamline procedures, foster teamwork, or build client relations, this book dwill identify the practice's problem areas, as well as offer ideas to improve them.
Electronic Discovery for Small Cases by Bruce A. Olson & Tom O'Connor
This book offers effective, budget-friendly solutions for collecting, viewing, and analyzing electronic evidence that will benefit any litigator. It includes an overview of e-discovery techniques and extensive reviews of software products.
Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace by Ron Zemke, Claire Raines and Bob Filipczak
Generations at Work lays bare the causes of conflict, and offers practical guidelines for managing the differences, including: in-depth interviews with members of each generation; best practices from companies bridging the generation gap.
Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters by Richard P. Rumelt
Good Strategy/Bad Strategy shows that there has been a growing and unfortunate tendency to equate Mom-and-apple-pie values, fluffy packages of buzzwords, motivational slogans, and financial goals with “strategy.” This book debunks these elements of “bad strategy” and awakens an understanding of the power of a “good strategy.
Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers by Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch
This book is designed as a step by step guide for lawyers to learn what features and functions are available in Gmail and Google Calendar, as well as related services such as Google Chat, Google Talk, Google Hangout and Call Phone.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
This book shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence it calls “grit.” Drawing on her own powerful story, the author discovers what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
Groundswell, Expanded and Revised Edition: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Wi & Josh Bernoff
Corporate executives struggle to harness the power of social technologies. Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube are where customers discuss products and companies, write their own news, and find their own deals but how do you integrate these activities into your broader marketing efforts?
How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay by J. Harris Morgan and Jay Foonberg
Two distinguished ABA authors share their secrets on client billing so you, too, can get paid without delay, hassle, or misunderstandings. A quick read of this book will give you a lifetime of increased profits, better cash flow, and improved client satisfaction.
How to Start and Build a Law Practice by Jay G Foonberg
This book is packed with over 600 pages of 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 much more.
How To Work A Room lays down the fundamentals for savvy socializing, whether at a party, a conference, or even communicating online. Know when to use humor––and when not to; and follow simple rules of etiquette.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini, PH.D.
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them.
How can lawyers create an effective brand and website that will deliver new clients? What works well, and what aspects of the “traditional” website approach used by most firms should be avoided? Internet Branding for Lawyers: Building the Client-Centered Website provides step-by-step direction on how to develop a solid brand and website that will attract the clients your firm desires.
iPad in One Hour for Lawyers has helped thousands of attorneys learn to use the iPad in their law practices. Ideal for lawyers who want to get up to speed fast, this acclaimed book presents the essentials so you don't get bogged down in technical jargon and extraneous features and apps.
Law & ReOrder: Legal Industry Solutions for Restructure, Retention, Promotion & Work/Life Balance by Deborah Epstein Henry
Law & ReOrder will provide you with the foundation, insights and strategies you need to redesign the legal workplace, re-align the interests of lawyers, clients and legal employers, hone your individual skills as a lawyer, and embrace a more hospitable, productive and profitable environment.
Law Office Procedures Manual for Solos and Small Firms, Third Edition by Demetrios Dimitriou
The Law Office Procedures Manual for Solos and Small Firms provides you with everything you need to establish an appropriate organizational structure to allow your firm to operate effectively, efficiently, and productively.
Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers
The need for legal malpractice insurance isn't going away. Having an insurance policy in place to provide and pay for experienced defense counsel and, if need be, an indemnity payment, can provide the peace of mind no lawyer should be without.
Life After Law: What Will You Do With the Next 6,000 Days? by Edward Poll
Ed Poll uses his person transitioning experience to give lawyers critical advice on how to move into retirement successfully. Topics include: choosing retirement on their own terms, guarding clients' welfare in the event of disability or death, and strategizing the sale or closure of a practice.
Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers by Sharon Nelson, David Ries, and John Simek
Written in clear, non-technical language that any lawyer can understand, 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.
Managing The Professional Service Firm by David H. Maister
Professional firms differ from other business enterprises. This book explores issues ranging from marketing and business development to multinational strategies, human resources policies to profit improvement, strategic planning to effective leadership.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
This book explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. It provides a checklist to assess yourself and shows how a particular mindset can affect all areas of your life, from business to sports and love.
Model Rules of Professional Conduct 2012 Edition by American Bar Association
Federal, state, and local courts in all jurisdictions look to The 2012 Edition of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct for guidance in resolving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions, and much more.
Model Rules of Professional Conduct 2013 Edition by American Bar Association
The 2013 Edition of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct will provide you with an up-to-date resource for information on lawyer ethics. The Rules, with some variations, have been adopted in 50 jurisdictions. Federal, state, and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in resolving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions, and much more.
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success by Keith Ferrazzi
Chock full of specific advice on handling rejection, getting past gatekeepers, becoming a “conference commando,” and more, Never Eat Alone is destined to take its place alongside How to Win Friends and Influence People as an inspirational classic.
Of Counsel: A Guide for Law Firms and Practitioners by Jean L. Bateman, Harold G. Wren and Beverly J. Glascock
This book will provide understanding and language required to protect the interests of all concerned - for every lawyer who is or contemplating becoming Of Counsel and the law firms that recognize the status with the background.
Online Law Practice Strategies: How to Turn Clicks Into Clients by Jabez LeBret and Mark Homer
This book is a step-by-step guide to properly establishing your firm online so that you can dominate the search engines and convert the maximum number of clicks into clients. This book peels back the mystery of SEO, social media and reputation defense to show you exactly how high-priced web marketing firms get results for their clients.
Partner Departures and Lateral Moves: A Legal and Ethical Guide by Geri S. Krauss
Once it was the exception for a partner to leave a firm. Now the revolving door of partner departures has been deemed a modern-day law firm fixture. What steps can a departing partner or an acquiring firm take to minimize risks and reduce potential liabilities? This essential guide answers those questions.
Passing the Torch without getting burned by Peter A. Giuliani
For law firms, succession is a fact of life: founding partners retire, rainmakers depart, and in the meantime, client relationships must be preserved. Passing the Torch without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning is a comprehensive examination of the key economic issues typically encountered by law firms when they consider how partners end their careers, as they inevitably must. Peter Giuliani, an experienced law-firm management consultant, illustrates common retirement issues and their resolutions through "real life" case studies from his years of consulting experience.
Practicing Law in Small Town America by Richard L. Hermann
Practicing Law in Small-Town America paints a picture of what small-town practice is like in its rich diversity, examines how local practitioners got to where they are, and details what an aspiring small-town lawyer needs to know and do in order to locate in--or relocate to--a small community.
Rainmaking Made Simple: What Every Professional Must Know by Mark M. Maraia
Rainmaking Made Simple: What Every Professional Must Know is the definitive how-to guide for professionals on growing their business. It demystifies the process of building client relationships, making it simple to grasp, retain, and put into practice.
Raving Fans: A Revolutionary approach to Customer Service by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
Raving Fans uses a brilliantly simple and charming story to teach how to define a vision, learn what a customer really wants, institute effective systems, and make Raving Fan Service a constant feature--not just another program of the month.
Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms by Anthony E. Davis and Peter R. Jarvis
Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms helps law firms establish solid policies, procedures, and systems to minimize risk and become more efficient. This completely revised second edition provides a comprehensive overview of risk management, offers a practical approach to risk management evaluation, and explains the steps to take to create a best practice plan.
Roadmap: The Law Student’s Guide to Preparing and Implementing a Successful Plan for Meaningful Employment by Neil W. Hamilton
The author developed a ground-breaking template for law students to use throughout all three years of law school in order to be fully prepared to find employment upon graduation. This is the book for law students who want to take control of their law school education, and ensure a positive outcome upon graduation.
This book addresses the costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that create organizational politics. Silos devastate organizations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals.
Small Law Firm KPIs: How to Measure Your Way to Greater Profits by Mary Juetten
This book teaches you the business basics you need to run your business successfully, improve client satisfaction and cash received, and have a solid measurement system in place that shows the value of your firm.
Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Team, and Why People Follow by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
Strengths Based Leadership identifies three keys to being a more effective leader and use firsthand accounts from highly successful leaders to show how each person’s unique strengths can drive their success.
StrengthsQuest by Donald O. Clifton, PH.D., Edward “Chip” Anderson, PH.D., with Laurie A. Schreiner, PH.D.
StrengthsQuest gives students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents -- the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals.
Surviving and Thriving in the Law Office by Richard Hughes
This book fully addresses such issues as finding the right paralegal job, producing high-quality work, managing time wisely, understanding billable hours, dealing with office politics, asking for a raise, and advancing in a paralegal career. Effective teaching and retention tools are used throughout the text. A great resources for paralegals at all levels.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people—employees and managers, parents and nurses—have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results.
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. But there are tools that can empower any speaker.
The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms and Business Professionals provides practical cyber threat information, guidance, and strategies to lawyers and law firms of all sizes.
The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation by Jeena Cho & Karen Gifford
The Anxious Lawyer provides a straightforward 8-week introductory program on meditation and mindfulness, created by lawyers for lawyers. The program draws on examples from Cho and Gifford's professional and personal lives to create an accessible and enjoyable entry into practices that can reduce anxiety, improve focus and clarity, and enrich the quality of life.
In riveting stories, Atul Gawande reveals what checklists can do, what they can’t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds.
The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering: What Every Lawyer and Law Firm Needs to Know about Temporary Legal Services by Deborah Arron and Deborah Guyol
The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering has the latest on rate-setting, placement agencies, state and local ethical opinions, and malpractice liability, and offers sample agreements and marketing tips.
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
The E-Myth Revisited walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.
The Empowered Paralegal Professionalism Anthology by Robert Mongue
Professionalism is more than dressing well and a profession is more than a group of people engaged in the same career. This book takes a comprehensive approach to paralegal professionalism and the paralegal professional, discussing topics such as establishing a professional identity, regulation, certification and licensing, paralegal associations, paralegals from the perspective of the courts, paralegal utilization, paralegal professionalism, paralegal practice outside the United States, and paralegal education.
The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services by Richard Susskind
This widely acclaimed legal bestseller lays down a challenge to all lawyers to ask themselves what elements of their current workload could be undertaken differently - more quickly, cheaply, efficiently, or to a higher quality - using alternative methods of working.
The Essential Little Book of Great Lawyering by James A Durham
Good things do indeed come in small packages. A veteran marketer, Durham's core thesis is simple: Being a great lawyer IS the best business development plan. This will be music to the ears of many lawyers, who are reluctant to enter the pedestrian traffic of marketing.
The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts by Richard Susskind & Daniel Susskind
This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. Based on in-depth research of more than ten professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century.
The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work by Karen Hough
The Improvisation Edge describes four secrets that help leaders, trainers, managers, and frontline employees adopt the improviser’s mind-set. You’ll learn techniques to create a positive environment, encourage fearless participation, and turn “Oops!” into “Eureka!”
The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life and Work by George W Kaufman
If you are dominated by work from the moment you arise until the moment you turn off the lights at night, you are not alone. This book is about how the law fits inside you, not how you fit inside the law.
The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell
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 and SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat, to work more effectively on projects with colleagues, clients, co-counsel and even opposing counsel.
The Lawyer's Guide to Governing Your Firm by Arthur G. Greene
This guide is a practical resource for those firms that want to provide better client service and at the same time, improve the working environment for both lawyers and staff. It provides strategies to change the climate of the law firm, boost morale, and effectively and efficiently manage the firm. Issues discussed range from leadership and partnership issues to the basics of running the office.
The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet by Gregory H. Siskind, Deborah McMurray and Richard P. Klau
In this up-to-date third edition of The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet, you'll learn how to make the latest technology work for your practice and increase your firm's visibility. This comprehensive resource provides proven online marketing strategies and guides you on how to effectively and efficiently market your law practice.
The Lawyer's Guide to Practice Management Systems Software by Andrew Z. Adkins III
What can practice management systems software do for a law practice? With the right system in place, a law firms and staff will have the ability to automatically route items, tasks, documents, and events to certain people based on their role in the case or matter, as well as manage deadlines, improve responsiveness to clients, reduce malpractice insurance rates, and boost overall productivity.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Retirement: Strategies for Attorneys and Their Clients by David A. Bridewell, Charles Nauts, Editors
The Lawyer's Guide To Retirement: Strategies For Attorneys And Their Clients is the definitive guide for professional attorneys whether in independent practice, a partnership, or employed by a legal firm - a core title for any personal or professional legal career planning collection.
The Lawyers Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2013 by Ben M. Schorr
Take control of your e-mail, calendar, to-do list, and more with The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft® Outlook 2013. This essential guide summarizes the most important new features in the newest version of Microsoft® Outlook and provides practical tips that will promote organization and productivity in your law practice
This book will help you:
Clean up your inbox and organize e-mail messages
Manage appointments and meetings with your calendar
The Lawyers Law of Attraction - Marketing Outside the Box but Inside the Law by Hillel L. Presser, ESQ., MBA
Whether you are a seasoned attorney or straight out of law school, chances are that you're looking for ways to increase either the quantity or quality of your clients. While you may know how to reach your market, you may not know how to reach out to them in a way that will cause them to react favorably. You know there are tools that will help. This book will teach you how to use them.
The Millennial Lawyer is a dual guidebook--meant for both senior lawyers on effectively using this next generation, and for the young lawyer on adjusting to law practice and life in a firm--with side-by-side prescriptive sections for the Millennial lawyer and the attorney managing them.
The Paralegal's Guide to Professional Responsibility by Arthur H Garwin
This book reviews the ethics issues that are relevant to paralegals, legal assistants, secretaries, and other employees of law firms, corporations, and law-related organizations and offers guidance that can be adapted to practice in any jurisdiction.
The Personal Efficiency Program continues to help overwhelmed professionals get their work lives organized to become more effective and efficient. Readers will learn how to stop procrastinating, stop feeling overwhelmed, and start feeling good about their work lives.
The Practice: Building Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering by Brian Tannebaum
The Practice discusses everything from asking yourself what type of lawyer you want to be, to the most effective way to market yourself in an industry where lawyers increasingly over-rely on social media to prove their relevance.
The Voice That Means Business by Linda Shields, MS.
Filled with exercises, tip sheets, and real-life examples, this book shows professional people how to break the "sound barrier" so they can develop the voice that means business, gets business, and keeps business.
Through the Client's Eyes: New Approaches to Get Clients to Hire You Again and Again by Henry W. Ewalt and Andrew W. Ewalt
This book will help lawyers build better, stronger, and smarter relationships with their clients. From educating the client about the law to eliciting quantifiable feedback by using surveys, this updated edition covers legal marketing in an easy-to-read, well-organized and practical manner.
Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future by Richard Susskind
Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts that we are at the beginning of a period of fundamental transformation in law: a time in which we will see greater change than we have seen in the past two centuries. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law.
Trial Prep for Paralegals by Michael L Coyne & Ursula Furi-Perry
Coyne and Furi-Perry have created the essential how-to guide for trial preparation. Paralegals will master every stage of litigation, from initial client interviews to pulling together the trial notebook. The book begins with overviews of the litigation process and the evidence rules. Practical skills for interviewing, handling discovery, preparing exhibits, and more are then introduced and explained with examples.
Turning Out the Lights: Planning for Closing Your Law Practice by Mark Scruggs & Bill Raubil, editors
This book is a comprehensive procedural guide to managing the logistics of closing a law practice — a must-have for future planning. It is published by the North Carolina Bar Association's Transitioning Lawyer Committee.
This book explores the factors that have fueled the unbundling movement, the barriers that face it, and the case study successes that suggest unbundling may significantly change the shape of law practice.
Stephanie Kimbro's practical guide 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.
The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships” – deep, close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer the encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support every one of us needs to reach our full potential. This book shows us that becoming a winner in any field of endeavor requires a trusted team of advisors who can offer guidance and help to hold us accountable to achieving our goals.
Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour by Mark Robertson
This book provides you with tools you can use in your practice to implement and evaluate alternative billing methods, including real case studies of lawyers and firms successfully using alternative billing to deliver value to both the client and the lawyer.