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Time Management for Attorneys: A Lawyer's Guide to Decreasing Stress, Eliminating Interruptions and Getting Home on Time
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By Mark Powers & Shawn McNalis

Poor time-management habits lead to stress, frustration and a constant feeling of being out of control. Now, the directors of the Atticus program, the leader in high-level practice-management seminars for attorneys, reveal their easy-to-use and time-tested techniques for taking control, gaining freedom and doing far more while going home early.

You'll learn to create a "crisis-free zone" in your office, improve your client intake system, implement "block and tackle" techniques to manage interruptions, handle client communications more smoothly, use the "power hour" every day for focused performance and increased efficiency, and much more. You'll get real-life examples, exercises, and case studies plus a CD containing more than 50 practice-specific forms.  

These strategies have been proven in real law firms to absolutely work. It really is possible to have a practice that serves your life instead of enslaving you.  

"In my thirty years of experience as a trial lawyer, I have witnessed most lawyers being led around by the nose by their practices, chasing billable hours and living a life tied to the time sheet. Mark Powers and Shawn McNalis show lawyers how to prioritize their lives and maximize the use of their time. They actually show lawyers how to work less and make more! They also show lawyers how to create practices which serve them instead of the other way around…I owe an improved business life and full family life to Mark and Shawn. Buy it, read it and re-read it." – Mark Chinn, Jackson, Miss.

"A must-read for anyone who is struggling with an out-of-control practice and wants to bring some sanity and enjoyment back to their work, and their life." – Laura Calloway.

One volume, softbound, 142 pages plus CD-Rom.
Hire Slow, Fire Fast: A Lawyer's Guide to Building a High Performance Team
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By Mark Powers & Shawn McNalis

Lawyers have been trained in how to practice law, not in how to recruit, hire, manage and motivate their associates, paralegals and support staff. The result is that the vast majority of law offices underperform – they don’t hire the best people, and don’t get out of them all they could.

This book will show you how to find, hire, use and keep the best performers, enabling you to grow your practice and make more money, while reducing long hours and stress.

Step by step, you’ll learn how to recruit, how to interview, how to hire, how to train, how to give feedback, and how to motivate your team. Plus you’ll get numerous specific troubleshooting tactics to deal with the most common staff problems that arise in a law office. And you’ll learn what almost every other law office does wrong, and why.

You’ll also get more than 30 valuable forms including recruitment checklists, assessment and skill tests, reward certificates, employee surveys and more.

This book was written by the directors of the Atticus program, the country’s top law practice management coaching firm. It’s based on practical, real-world experience with hundreds of law firms, and it will show you what techniques actually work in a law-firm environment.

One volume, softbound, 285 pages. Published in 2013.
The Lawyer's Guide to Increasing Revenue, Second Edition
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By Arthur G. Greene

If you’re serious about improving your law firm’s bottom line, then the key is to focus on revenue. Most firms try to improve results by cutting costs, increasing billable hours, or raising rates – all of which can backfire. This thoroughly updated new edition (published in August 2011) will show you the real secret of improving your earnings, and give you a step-by-step program for getting there.

You’ll learn how to manage clients to dramatically increase new business and referrals, leverage expertise, fix your compensation system, get much more effective financial reports, use value-based billing where appropriate, make technology a profit-driver, improve collections, use paralegals more effectively, and much, much more.

This book will open your eyes and give you an entirely new way of thinking about improving your revenue. It includes a CD-Rom with sample policies, worksheets, and other valuable documents available nowhere else.

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How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice
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Mark A. Chinn

Here’s no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts guidance for starting and growing a family law practice. You’ll get real-world advice tailored to divorce lawyers on marketing, dealing with clients, billing, staff, trial preparation, time management, financial management, and handling the natural stresses of a family law practice. This book is chock-full of practical ideas you can put to work for you, and includes a CD-Rom with forms and supporting materials.
How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice, Third Edition
Our Price: $69.95

By K. William Gibson

Starting or growing a P.I. practice is tough, but this book will give you a practical roadmap based on real-world experience. You’ll quickly learn how to write a sound business plan, develop an accurate financial forecast, choose the right office space and equipment, use technology, market your practice, manage the workload, interview clients and keep them happy, and maximize your staff while minimizing your costs. A CD-Rom contains numerous worksheets, flowcharts, checklists and "fill-in-the-blank" forms.

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One volume, softbound, 200 pages plus CD-Rom. Published in 2012.
How to Build and Manage an Employment Law Practice
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By Mindy Farber

One of the country's leading employment attorneys distills 20 years of experience into direct and accessible advice that will help you avoid the most common mistakes that plague start-up practices. You’ll get valuable tips on how to set up your office, market your practice, select the best cases, manage your workload and your finances and much more. Plus, you’ll get a wide variety of essential documents to get you started.

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How to Build and Manage an Estates Practice, Second Edition
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By Daniel B. Evans

Finally, a guide to growing a practice geared specifically to estate planners! Whether you’re a solo or in a large firm, this book will give you invaluable, practical advice on how to distinguish yourself from other practitioners, communicate with clients, strategically market yourself, set up and organize your files, build a website that will attract new clients, properly handle the reading of the will, draft bills your clients will want to pay, and much more.

"Don't even think about starting a practice, or attempting to jump-start an underachieving practice, without it! Trust me, the chapter on 'Finding Clients' alone is worth the price of the book." – Steve Leimberg.

One volume, paperback, 232 pages.
Law Office Procedures Manual for Solos and Small Firms, Third Edition
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By Demetrios Dimitriou

New edition! Every law firm needs an office manual to prevent misunderstandings, train staff and serve as a reference guide for temps. Here’s one just for small firms! You’ll get a wide variety of time-tested, best-practices operating policies in print and on CD-Rom that you can easily edit to fit your firm's needs, and create a top-notch office manual without having to start from scratch.

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Law Office Policy and Procedures Manual
Our Price: $179.95

By Howard I. Hatoff and Robert C. Wert

Every law firm needs an office manual to prevent miscommunications and misunderstandings among staff, train new employees and associates, and serve as a reference guide for temps. Most firms know they need one, but often don’t have the time to draft one from scratch. Here’s the solution!

This resource contains 464 pages of current, best-practices personnel and operating policies in print and on CD-Rom that you can easily review and edit to fit your firm's needs, without re-keying information. You can quickly create a customized manual that will serve your firm’s needs, saving untold hours and avoiding costly mistakes.

Thoroughly updated, this edition includes updated policies on social media, e-mail, cell phones, Internet use, the new ADA amendments, FMLA (including forms), credit checks when hiring, military leave, immigration and I-9 policies, genetic and family responsibility discrimination, and much more.

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Looseleaf format with CD-Rom. 464 pages.
Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers
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By Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Ries, and John W. Simek

Hackers are increasingly targeting smaller law firms because of the wealth of client info that can be used for identity theft -- in family law, estate planning, real estate, business law and more. This book will show you -- quickly and in clear, non-technical language -- what you need to do now to protect your firm and your client data. You'll learn:

* What's required under data protection laws and ethics opinions
* How to protect laptops, smartphones, backup media and thumb drives
* Ways to use cloud storage safely and securely
* The password mistakes lawyers constantly make
* The dangers of wireless networks and remote access
* When and how to encrypt data and e-mail
* How to safely dispose of old equipment
* Insurance coverage for cyber break-ins
* And much more!

One volume, softbound, 319 pages.

Compensation Plans for Law Firms, Fifth Edition
Our Price: $99.95

By James D. Cotterman, Altman Weil Inc.

This book will answer all your questions about how to set up a compensation system for your firm, and show you how your firm compares to similar firms throughout the country! You’ll get detailed analysis and advice on compensation plans for partners and shareholders, of counsel, associates, paralegals and staff, including bonuses, increases, and incentives, plus difficult issues such as client production credits and the prevalence of various benefits. Finally, you’ll have the resources you need to set up a well-functioning compensation system, defend the system you have, or re-evaluate your system to make it work better for you.

One volume, softbound, published in 2010.
The Lawyer's Guide to Governing Your Firm
Our Price: $129.95

By Arthur G. Greene

If you’re new to leading a firm or just want to improve, here’s a unique guidebook to both the big picture and the nuts and bolts. Learn to motivate lawyers and staff, improve your firm culture, set goals and solve management issues, at the same time as handling budgeting and monthly financials, establishing an effective compensation plan, and improving overall profitability. Includes a CD-Rom with forms, partnership agreements, worksheets, questionnaires, job descriptions, policies and more.

One volume, softbound, 213 pages plus CD-Rom.

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Nail Your Law Job Interview
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By Natalie Prescott and Oleg Cross

Here's the only comprehensive guide to job interviewing for lawyers! You’ll get nuts-and-bolts guidance on what to bring, what to wear, what to ask (and what not to ask), how to handle tough questions, how to deal with your weaknesses, lunch interview etiquette, how to write thank-you letters, how to handle call-back interviews, and more. Plus you'll get specific advice for big firms, small firms, government employers, in-house counsel, lateral moves, and working with a headhunter.

"Well-written and wonderfully comprehensive. It provides specific examples, directions, and instructions in every aspect of finding a law job."  —Judi Perkins, the Renegade Job Coach.

"Comprehensively explains the nuances of interviewing in the law sector…Excellent and little-known information. No aspiring attorney should be without this book."  —Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., author, Top Notch Executive Resumés.
Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online
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By Stephanie L. Kimbro

So you want to escape the office environment and practice online? Here’s your essential guide. This book walks you through all the steps of creating a virtual practice, including choosing the technology, practical set-up and cost issues, handling clients, managing your practice, marketing a virtual practice, and avoiding ethical and malpractice traps. The book offers helpful case studies throughout of successful virtual practices and how lawyers solved the problems of working strictly online.

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One volume, softbound, 213 pages.
The Paperless Law Office
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By Benjamin F. Yale

This easy-to-read and practical book will guide you through transforming a small law firm or solo practice into a "paperless law office" where everything is scanned, stored on a computer or in the cloud, and searchable and retrievable electronically.

You’ll learn:
• The first steps to converting
• Programs you already use that can make your practice paperless
• How to handle confidentiality and security
• Reading, writing, executing, presenting, communicating and transmitting documents
• Storing and finding information
• Private data storage versus cloud computing
• And much more!

One volume, softbound, 286 pages. Published in 2012.