How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice

Author: K. William Gibson

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590316733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 2253

This manual offers guidance on building and managing a personal injury practice. It highlights the tactics, technology and practical tools necessary for a profitable practice, including how to write a sound business plan, develop an accurate financial forecast, and minimize costs.
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The Power of a System

How to Build the Injury Law Practice of Your Dreams

Author: John H. Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599324210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 9122

What if you had total control overyour hours and weekends? What if you didn’t have toanswer to anyone? What if you took control over your future? When you work for someone else, you don’t control your future. Your boss decides how much money you make and how many hours you work. For many, the law is just a job that you do to make ends meet and pay the bills. It’s time to change that It’s not just about work and money. It’s about loving what you do and looking forward to coming to work. It’s about spending time with your family and living a fun life. It’s time you make the rules For the first time, you have in your hands the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial secrets to running a multi-million dollar law firm. Tried and true methods for managing and growing the injury law firm of your dreams is now in your hands—precise methods that, when applied, will slowly but surely grow your law firm into an asset that serves your ideal lifestyle. Who said you have to be a slave to your law practice? IT’S TIME TO BREAK ALL OF THE RULES so you have the one thing that all lawyers should seek: autonomy to live life on your terms. THE POWER OF A SYSTEM Torts, contracts, constitutional law…you got your fill in law school of theoretical concepts that you need to pass the bar exam. But then a funny thing happened, you got out of law school, opened your new law firm and you realized something—no one ever taught you how to run your own law firm in law school. Suddenly, you’re on your own with fancy new letterhead, a few clients and not much else. Your dusty law school books aren’t much help. It’s great to have your book smarts and fancy law degree but how do you pay the bills every Friday when your staff wants their paycheck? You pull your hair out wondering how you got yourself into this mess. This book was written for you. You are not alone. Yes, others have done the same thing before you and believe it or not, there are tried and proven recipes for success. Instead of fumbling around like the other lawyers in your town and just waiting for your phone to ring with your next case, you study the recipe and principles for a big-time injury law firm and little by little you begin implementing systems into your new law firm. You have in your hands tried and proven systems for the injury law firm of your dreams. It’s not just the technical aspects of running your own law firm, but the managerial and entrepreneurial principles that you must have to keep a constant stream of new cases and clients coming down the pipe. And no, these are not law school theoretical concepts but the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial “how to” steps that have been tried and tested over years of trial and error. You won’t find a book like this in your law school library…or anywhere else. Law school’s out—no more time for theoretical concepts—it’s time to get bills paid, move cases to trial, start making money and begin living life on your terms. All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to Doc to Dock, Inc., an amazing nonprofit organization based in New York that collects unused and unwanted medical supplies from around the country and ships them to hospitals and clinics in impoverished Third World nations in Africa and Haiti. Every day tons of unused medical supplies and equipment are incinerated or tossed into landfills in the U.S. Rather than letting the unused medical supplies go to waste, Doc to Dock, Inc. collects the donated medical supplies consisting of basic medical devices such as catheters and ultrasound machines, and transports them to developing countries where they are needed the most. Doc to Dock, Inc. has provided shipments to 18 different countries in the poorest regions of sub-Saharan Africa and has made a huge difference in preventing very curable and basic illnesses that are often life-threatening in Africa due to their lack of medical supplies.
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Torts: Personal Injury Litigation

Author: William Statsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1401879624

Category: Law

Page: 768

View: 8945

TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5TH EDITION, will provide your students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist will provide your students with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing your students to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Start Your Own Medical Practice

A Guide to All the Things They Don't Teach You in Medical School about Starting Your Own Practice

Author: Marlene M. Coleman,Judge William Huss

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 157248795X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8458

After years of school and maybe even after some years of practice, you are ready to do it on your own. Running a profitable business takes more than just being a great doctor. Start Your Own Medical Practice provides you with the knowledge to be both a great doctor and a successful business owner. Whether you are looking to open a single practice office or wanting to go into partnership with other colleagues, picking the right location, hiring the right support staff and taking care of all the finances are not easy tasks. With help from Start Your Own Medical Practice, you can be sure you are making the best decisions for success. Don't let a wrong choice slow down your progress. Find advice to: --Create a Business Plan --Manage the Office --Raise Capital --Bill Your Patients --Market Your Practice --Build a Patient Base --Prevent Malpractice Suits --Keep an Eye on the Goal With checklists, sample letters and doctor's office forms, Start Your Own Medical Practice teaches you all the things they didn't in medical school and gives you the confidence to go out and do it on your own.
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A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Personal Injury Attorneys in the United States

Valuable Insights You Should Know Before You Settle Your Case

Author: Randy Pelham,Randy V Pelham Esq,Randy Van Ittersum,Sam Aguiar,Sam Aguiar Esq,Janet Black,Gerald Stahl,Collin Kennedy,James Heiting,James Hagelgans,Mark Gaertner,Christian Anouge II,John O'Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692437308

Category:

Page: 258

View: 4084

A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top Personal Injury Attorneys In The United States - This book is for anyone who has been seriously injured in an accident. Ten of the top personal injury attorneys in the United States will provide you with valuable insights, guide you through the hazardous steps of filing a claim, and shepherd you around the landmines when dealing with insurance companies. If you are the victim of an accident that was due to the negligence of another person or company, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, most people don't realize that insurance companies have no incentive to be fair or to fully compensate you for your injuries. Their unstated goal is to find ways to deny your claim or minimize their liability, and pay you as little as possible. We asked 10 of the best personal injury attorneys to share their insights about what you should know before you settle your claim. I personally believe this is the most powerful and enlightening book ever written on the subject.
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The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice

Forms and Procedures for the Lawyer

Author: Larry Rice

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590315538

Category: Law

Page: 797

View: 8834

This book is so easy to use. It is arranged in the natural order of the divorce experience. It starts with the clients, follows through with the interview, proceeds through trial and ends with prenuptial agreements.
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The Creative Lawyer

A Practical Guide to Authentic Professional Satisfaction

Author: Michael F. Melcher

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318430

Category: Law

Page: 181

View: 5141

A high level of pay doesn't necessarily mean a high level of satisfaction. Written in a fun and inspirational way, this book will help lawyers find a way to happiness in their career and life. Starting with self examination, readers will be able to analyze their personal values and then create their own personal fulfillment plan. Create a step-by-step plan for life and career that will get you back on track with your personal definition of happiness with this important book.
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The Law Firm Associate's Guide to Personal Marketing and Selling Skills

Author: Catherine Alman MacDonagh,Beth Marie Cuzzone,Jim Hassett

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 43

View: 2296

This is a trainer's manual designed to be used in conjunction with The Law Firm Associate's Guide to Personal Marketing and Selling Skills (sold separately). It will serve as a guide to the person who is charged with leading the training sessions and will explain how to best structure the sessions and use the book. Chapters will provide skill development outlines at each level for marketing and sales training; discussion guidelines for coaches working internally or externally with attorneys and teams; discussion guidelines for firm members working internally with individual attorneys; and discussion guidelines, checklists, and program ideas for the person responsible for professional development.
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How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times

Author: Sharon D. Nelson,James A. Calloway,Ross L. Kodner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425734

Category: Law

Page: 212

View: 6268

The weak economy and large number of firm layoffs have resulted in a flood of potential new solo and small firm lawyers starting their own practices in the wake of the exodus from BigLaw. Small practice lawyers, well seasoned or just starting out, can gain immeasurably by just applying even a few of the myriad tips within this book.
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Paralegals, Profitability, and the Future of Your Law Practice

Author: Arthur G. Greene,Therese A. Cannon

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590311592

Category: Law

Page: 155

View: 8800

A guide to integrating paralegals into a legal practice and expanding their roles to ensure the firm is successful in the next decade. Covers recruitment, how to ensure your paralegal program is structured properly, runs effectively, and other important concerns like conflicts of interest, supervision, timekeeping, compensation and billing.
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The E-Myth Attorney

Why Most Legal Practices Don't Work and What to Do About It

Author: Michael E. Gerber,Robert Armstrong, J.D.,Sanford Fisch, J.D.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470627372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 3049

The complete guide to the business of running a successful legal practice Many attorneys in small and mid-size practices are experts on the law, but may not have considered their practice as much from a business perspective. Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Attorney fills this void, giving you powerful advice on everything you need to run your practice as a successful business, allowing you to achieve your goals and grow your practice. Featuring Gerber's signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, The E-Myth Attorney features: A complete start-up guide you can use to get your practice off the ground quickly, as well as comprehensive action steps for maximizing the performance of an existing practice Industry specific advice from two recognized legal experts that have developed a highly successful legal practice using Gerber’s principles Gerber’s universal appeal as a recognized expert on small businesses who has coached, taught, and trained over 60,000 small businesses The E-Myth Attorney is the last guide you'll ever need to make the difference in building or developing your successful legal practice.
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Social Security Disability Practice

Author: Thomas E. Bush

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1945421401

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5781

What to Do and How to Do It Detailed guidance is important when navigating the hidden rules, obscure interpretations, and frequent delays common to Social Security disability cases. Turn to Tom Bush's Social Security Disability Practice when challenges or questions arise. This 1000-page masterwork covers the waterfront of social security disability practice: • Selecting good cases. • Determining the basis for denial, and common erroneous reasons for denial. • Comparison of Social Security disability and SSI. • Obtaining and dealing with medical and vocational opinion evidence. • Impairment-specific RFC questionnaires. • Issues commonly arising in hearings. • Preparing claimants and witnesses to testify, including questionnaires and letters. • Specific and detailed hearing questions for claimants, witnesses, and experts. • Proving inability to do unskilled sedentary work, including cross-examination questions. • Using the Medical-Vocational Guidelines as framework for decision-making, with charts, questions for the vocational expert, and court decisions. • Res judicata and reopening applications. • Index of key rulings. • Calculating back benefits, with worksheet. • Payment issues and solutions, with directory of contact information. • Developing a legal theory for appeal, with checklist and sample briefs. • Attorney fee issues and solutions. • And much, much more. Considered by many to be the most practical work in the field, Social Security Disability Practice is chock-full of practice-proven forms. Developed by author Tom Bush for his own office, these forms will save you hours and improve your advocacy. Just a few of the tips found in the helpful charts, appendices and forms include: • Use "Maximum RFC Permitted for Disability Finding" to quickly determine what exertional limitations a claimant must have in order to win a disability case. • "Social Security Disability and SSI Compared" summarizes differences between the two programs. • "Physical Limitations and Their Effects on Ranges of Work" will help you understand specific medical restrictions. • Author Tom Bush keeps a copy of "Different Standards of Transferability for Different Ages" in his briefcase for questioning vocational experts at hearings. • Begin your research on disability issues with "Guide to Important Social Security Rulings and Acquiescence Rulings." • Prepare for cross-examination with "Medical Expert Handbook," "Vocational Expert Self-study Guide" and "Vocational Expert Handbook" excerpts from manuals given by SSA to medical and vocational experts. • Vocational experts frequently testify with questionable validity that they know from "experience" of unlisted jobs that qualify as Unskilled Sedentary Occupations. Use this Dictionary of Occupation Titles list together with Tom Bush's recommended cross-examination questions to shoot them down. • "The Advocates' Conflicting Obligations Vis-a-vis Adverse Medical Evidence in Social Security Proceedings" tackles the ethical issue that haunts all practitioners—must you submit an adverse medical report? • "Sources of Information" provides summaries, critiques, and ordering information for dozens of other helpful resources. • The telephone intake form helps screen out frivolous cases, and the claimant questionnaire, while lengthy, is a real attorney timesaver. Accompanying client letters and memos reduce the number of common client questions you have to answer. • Overcome low back pain denials with maximum detail and explanations from the treating physician using the "Lumbar Spine RFC Questionnaire." • "Activities Questionnaire," sent a few days before the hearing, can help claimants think about how their impairments have changed their lives. • With these model questions, show that the vocational expert's testimony about the number of unskilled sedentary jobs within the claimant's RFC is hogwash. • Detailed hearing questions for the claimant on work experience, medical history and treatment, physical and mental symptoms, RFC, and daily activities. Minimize the frustrations in dealing with the SSA, the author, a veteran disability representative, clarifies issues such as: developing the theory of the case, establishing and proving pain, dealing with vocational and medical experts and using the fee agreement process. Useful forms, questionnaires, and checklists help you streamline cases. The two volume book now includes access to Jamesforms.com, containing more than 120 forms.
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Danger Above

A Tragic Death, an Epic Courtroom Battle

Author: Robert Zausner

Publisher: Camino Books

ISBN: 9781680980059

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Danger Above: A Tragic Death, An Epic Courtroom Battle tells the true story of a terrible event that occurred on a sunny June day in 2009. A power line fell on Carrie Goretzka, a young mother, setting her on fire as her young children watched in horror from the front porch of their suburban Pittsburgh home. What followed was an investigation and civil action against the Goretzkas' utility, West Penn Power Company, which the family's lawyer, Shanin Specter, claimed had been not only negligent, but also reckless. The trial was a very difficult challenge for the attorneys representing the family and those defending the utility. In their efforts to reduce the culpability of their clients, the defense at one point tried to claim that the victim was to blame for her own painful death by electrocution. Robert Zausner's chronicle of the case of Goretzka v. West Penn Power Company is an emotional one, begging the question: will justice be served against a dangerous, negligent corporation, or
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Start Your Own Law Practice

A Guide to All the Things They Don't Teach in Law School about Starting Your Own Firm

Author: Judge William Huss

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1572487968

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 2054

After years of school and maybe even after some years of practice, you are ready to be the boss. You want to hang out your shingle and open an office of your own. But running a profitable business takes more than just being a great attorney. Start Your Own Law Practice provides you with the knowledge to be both a great lawyer and successful business owner. Whether you are looking to open a sole practitioner's office or wanting to go into partnership with other colleagues, picking the right location, hiring the right support staff and taking care of all the finances are not easy tasks. With help from Start Your Own Law Practice, you can be sure you are making the best decisions for success. Don't let a wrong choice slow down your progress. Find advice on: Creating a Business Plan Managing the Office Raising Capital Billing and Fees Marketing Your Firm Building a Client Base Preventing Malpractice Suits Keeping an Eye on the Goal With checklists, sample letters and law office forms, Start Your Own Law Practice teaches you all the things they didn't in law school and gives you the confidence to go out and do it on your own.
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What Doctors Feel

How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

Author: Danielle Ofri

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807073334

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 1391

A look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care Physicians are assumed to be objective, rational beings, easily able to detach as they guide patients and families through some of life’s most challenging moments. But doctors’ emotional responses to the life-and-death dramas of everyday practice have a profound impact on medical care. And while much has been written about the minds and methods of the medical professionals who save our lives, precious little has been said about their emotions. In What Doctors Feel, Dr. Danielle Ofri has taken on the task of dissecting the hidden emotional responses of doctors, and how these directly influence patients. How do the stresses of medical life—from paperwork to grueling hours to lawsuits to facing death—affect the medical care that doctors can offer their patients? Digging deep into the lives of doctors, Ofri examines the daunting range of emotions—shame, anger, empathy, frustration, hope, pride, occasionally despair, and sometimes even love—that permeate the contemporary doctor-patient connection. Drawing on scientific studies, including some surprising research, Dr. Danielle Ofri offers up an unflinching look at the impact of emotions on health care. With her renowned eye for dramatic detail, Dr. Ofri takes us into the swirling heart of patient care, telling stories of caregivers caught up and occasionally torn down by the whirlwind life of doctoring. She admits to the humiliation of an error that nearly killed one of her patients and her forever fear of making another. She mourns when a beloved patient is denied a heart transplant. She tells the riveting stories of an intern traumatized when she is forced to let a newborn die in her arms, and of a doctor whose daily glass of wine to handle the frustrations of the ER escalates into a destructive addiction. But doctors don’t only feel fear, grief, and frustration. Ofri also reveals that doctors tell bad jokes about “toxic sock syndrome,” cope through gallows humor, find hope in impossible situations, and surrender to ecstatic happiness when they triumph over illness. The stories here reveal the undeniable truth that emotions have a distinct effect on how doctors care for their patients. For both clinicians and patients, understanding what doctors feel can make all the difference in giving and getting the best medical care.
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Torts and Personal Injury Law for the Paralegal

Developing Workplace Skills

Author: Richard Jeffries

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133414868

Category: Law

Page: 552

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Written by a trial lawyer who has had 37 years of practical experience in torts and personal injury law and moving beyond traditional torts textbooks, Tort and Personal Injury Law for the Paralegal covers the topics that help win and lose cases. In addition to the traditional black letter law of torts, the book offers unique chapters on medical and insurance issues–preparing paralegals for the real tasks they are likely to face in today’s workplace. This revolutionary book is filled with authentic legal, medical and insurance documents that allow students to learn how documents are constructed and where to find critical information. End-of-chapter assignments and instructor materials simulate a supervising attorney's work requests and help students build skills and create samples for prospective employers.
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