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.

A Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate Transactions by Gregory M. Stein, Morton P. Fisher Jr. & Marjorie P. Fisher

This is a practical introduction to transactional real estate law. It focuses on the documents to be drafted and revised, the due diligence to be undertaken.

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.

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.

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.

E-Lawyer: A Guide to Legal Practice Leadership in the Internet Age by Adam Newhouse

This book will bring lawyers' attitudes into sync with the realities of today's marketplace, and help unravel the sometimes daunting and unfamiliar legal landscape in the new “Internet age”.

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.

Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession by Benjamin H. Barton

A unique contribution to our understanding of the legal crisis, the unconventional wisdom of Glass Half Full gives cause for hope in what appears to be a hopeless situation.

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.

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.

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 a Law Firm When You're Broke by Lauren Eagan

While it can seem overwhelming when you do it right starting your own firm can give you flexibility, financial independence, and a thriving career. Following the path of an attorney who achieved her goal of setting up her own successful practice, this book walks you through every step of starting a law firm -- the right way, and without breaking the bank. Includes sample forms, checklists, and a business plan.

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. 

Internet Branding for Lawyers by Jeff Lantz

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 by Tom Mighell

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.

Lawyer's Guide to Estate Planning: Fundamentals for the Legal Practitioner by L. Rush Hunt & Lara Rae Hunt

This book provides an introduction to the basics of estate planning and will make this area of the law more accessible to the nonspecialist.

Learning to Lead: What Really Works for Women in Law by Gindi Eckel Vincent, Author; Mary B. Cranston, Advisor

Learning to Lead provides a concise road map of the latest collective wisdom on leadership and applies those principles to women lawyers

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.

Marketing Success: How Did She Do That? Women Lawyers Show You How to Move Beyond Tips to Implementation by Afi S Johnson-Parris and Dee A Schiavelli, ed.

This book covers best practices in the legal industry through interviews with women rainmakers on how they succeeded using the most current approaches to marketing and business development.

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.

North Carolina Small Law Office Resource Manual Fifth Edition (2011) by The North Carolina Bar Association

The totally revised and updated 2011 N.C. Small Law Office Resource Manual and Forms CD is designed to provide practical and concise answers to many everyday law practice management questions.

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.

Reading Medical Records: The McQuade System by J. Stanley McQuade

This book is designed to help legal professionals work with, and understand, medical records. No prior knowledge of medicine or medical practice is required.

Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future by Dorie Clark

In today’s competitive job market, it’s almost certain that at some point you’ll need to reinvent yourself professionally. Consider this book your road map for the next phase of your career journey.

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.

Skills and Ethics in the Practice of Law: With Practice Checklists by the American Law Institute

This book is intended for lawyer training programs and law schools, as well as for individual lawyers seeking guidance in lawyering skills integrated with considerations of responsible practice.

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.

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 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.

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 Early-Career Guide for Attorneys: Starting and Building a Successful Career in Law by Kerry M. Lavelle

This book is an objective guide for the third-year law student and the new associate to be successful. By knowing in advance the challenges that you will face heading into your first year of practice, you can ease the transition from law school to the practice of law and be on a path to success.

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 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 Strategic Planning: Defining, Setting, and Achieving Your Firm's Goals by Thomas C. Grella and Michael L. Hudkins

This new resource is your guide to planning dynamic strategic plans and implementing them at your firm. You'll find specific suggestions on strategic planning for any size firm, in any practice area.

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
  • Improve efficiency with the Outlook task list 
and much more! 

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 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 by Kerry Gleeson

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.

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. 

Who's Got Your Back by Keith Ferrazzi

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.