Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers

Author: Pamela H. Woldow,Douglas B. Richardson

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627221900

Category: Law

Page: 141

View: 1051

Legal clients are responding to today's unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal service providers. They give their business to those who can manage legal work efficiently—and take it away from those who can't or won't. Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers provides any attorney with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control, building strong working relationships with clients, and maximizing profitability.

Legal Project Management

Control Costs, Meet Schedules, Manage Risks, and Maintain Sanity

Author: Steven B. Levy

Publisher: DayPack Books

ISBN: 1449928641

Category: Law

Page: 350

View: 2242

Legal budgets are shrinking. Clients call for cost control. Finish on time, they plead. Meet business as well as legal needs. Reduce project risk. Be predictable. Do more with less. The emerging field of Legal Project Management offers a powerful new approach. As described in this groundbreaking book, Legal Project Management is not an alien discipline, full of jargon and process overhead. Rather, it's designed for the specific world of legal professionals. It respects the way attorneys work, enhancing their success by playing to their strengths. Best of all, it's easily mastered by attorneys because it's based on tasks they're already doing. Need to make better decisions and provide accurate information about cost, deadlines, and risks? You need Legal Project Management. Trying to control legal costs? Whether you're in a law firm or in-house, it's time to take advantage of Legal Project Management. Legal Project Management is the essential guide to the subject, with topics arranged so you can easily find the material you need when you need it most. Steven B. Levy, a leading expert in the field, writes with clarity and insight gained from his 35 years of business, project, and legal experience. He shares the lessons of decades of managing and mentoring teams that attained outstanding outcomes. Overworked legal professionals are already doing it all. Now get it all under control with Legal Project Management.

Legal Project Management Field Guide

Five Tools for Busy Professionals

Author: Steven Levy

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499191165


Page: 248

View: 2422

Five years ago, with the book Legal Project Management: Manage Projects, Meet Schedules, Control Costs, and Maintain Sanity, Steven B. Levy mapped the field of traditional project management to the legal world. Legal Project Management Field Guide: Five Tools for Busy Professionals distills Legal Project Management into five core tools that you can master and begin applying to your projects. It doesn't try to present the whole picture. Rather, as the subtitle suggests, it will help busy professionals get through their workdays with greater effectiveness and reduced stress. You're busy. Let's focus on what you can do right now. Start using these five tools.

Implementing Legal Project Management

The Legal Professional's Guide to Success

Author: Susan Raridon Lambreth,Aileen R. Leventon,David A. Rueff, Jr.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508470809

Category: Reference

Page: 188

View: 7881

This book is a guide to successful implementation of legal project management (LPM) practices for both lawyers and legal professionals alike. The discipline, frameworks, resources and tools described in this book have been tested and successfully used in many matters: from litigation and transactional work to intellectual property and regulatory work. They have been accepted by law firms of all sizes and by clients in law departments both in the US and internationally. The authors are the pioneers in legal project management. Their interdisciplinary approach is rooted in business, engineering, professional development and the practice of law.

WordPress in One Hour for Lawyers

How to Create a Website for Your Law Firm

Author: Jennifer Ellis

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627222105

Category: Computers

Page: 162

View: 8790

Law firms without websites are placing themselves at a great disadvantage compared with the competition. Even if you feel you receive the majority of your clients through referrals, a website provides the opportunity for those potential clients to learn about you and your firm. This book will explain how to get create your firm's website quickly and easily with WordPress software.

Social Media for Lawyers

The Next Frontier

Author: Carolyn Elefant,Nicole Black

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604429206

Category: Computers

Page: 221

View: 5221

Many lawyers view social media as a passing fad, but lawyers who dismiss social media do so at their peril. This cutting-edge guide shows lawyers how to use a practical, goal-centric approach to social media. By enabling lawyers to identify the social media platforms and tools that fit their practice, lawyers can implement them easily, efficiently, and ethically. Written by two lawyers, this book is designed with both the novice and advanced user in mind.

Knowledge Management and the Smarter Lawyer

Author: Gretta Rusanow

Publisher: ALM Publishing

ISBN: 9781588521163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 484

View: 3705

Outlines specific strategies for leveraging a law firm's collective knowledge by implementing systems and processes to support the identification, capture, and dissemination of staff's legal and marketing expertise to advance business objectives. Author has offices in Sydney and in New York.

QuickBooks in One Hour for Lawyers

Author: Lynette Benton

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627221610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 9667

Spend more time practicing law--and less time balancing the books--by investing in easy and effective accounting software. Lynette Benton, a QuickBooks certified ProAdvisor and consultant who has helped hundreds of attorneys and small firms with financial management, will teach you to use this popular accounting software in your law practice. QuickBooks in One Hour for Lawyers offers step-by-step guidance for getting started with QuickBooks and putting it to work tracking income, expenses, time, billing, and much more.

Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21St Century

Author: Mitchell Kowalski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491793163

Category: Law

Page: 186

View: 6874

Mitch Kowalski has translated his considerable understanding of tomorrows legal profession into an original, provocative and entertaining narrative. Professor Richard Susskind, author of The End of Lawyers? This is the most innovative law practice management book Ive ever seen. Mitch has deftly combined an engaging novel about the lives of working lawyers with an illuminating treatise on how law firms must respond to extraordinary change in the legal marketplace. Avoiding Extinction is as entertaining as it is instructive -- and it couldnt be more timely. Jordan Furlong, Partner, Edge International This is a must read for managing partners, and for all lawyers under the age of 50. Written as a parable, once you pick it up its difficult to put down. And it literally screams relevance to the lives of those lawyers today who worry about the sustainability of the current model of legal practice. Big firm or small. City or rural no matter, this book is for you. Can the law be both a profession and a business? Is it possible to escape the tyranny of the billable hour? Is it realistic to imagine being a truly happy lawyer in private practice in the twenty-first century? You bet and Mitch Kowalski shows us how! Ian Holloway QC, Dean of Law, The University of Calgary Avoiding Extinction is the most original, far-thinking and innovative book on transforming the way that law is practised that I have ever read. Mitch has taken the traditional law firm and turned it upside down. In the process he has reworked the law firm model and given us an insight into how a firm could be structured and run. If you are looking for a creative vision into what a new, truly different law firm could look like, then this book is manna from heaven. David J. Bilinsky, Practice Management Advisor, lawyer and writer on law practice management and technology. Creator of the law blog, Thoughtful Legal Management.

Tomorrow's Lawyers

An Introduction to Your Future

Author: Richard Susskind

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198796633


Page: 240

View: 7135

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. Where the future of the legal service will be a world of internet-based global businesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web based simulation practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers and new employers too. This book is a definitive guide to this future - for young and aspiring lawyers, and for all who want to modernize our legal and justice systems. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law. Tomorrow's Lawyers is divided into three parts. The first is an updated restatement of Richard Susskind's views on the future of legal services, as laid out in his previous bestselling works, The Future of Law , Transforming the Law, and The End of Lawyers? . He identifies key drivers of change, such as the economic downturn, and considers how these will impact on the legal marketplace. In the second part, Susskind sketches out the new legal landscape as he predicts it, including the changing role of law firms, and in-house lawyers, with virtual hearings and online dispute resolution. The third part focuses on the prospects for aspiring lawyers, predicting what new jobs and new employers there will be, and equipping prospective lawyers with penetrating questions to put to their current and future employers. This new edition has been fully updated to include an introduction to online dispute resolution, Susskind's views on the debates surrounding artificial intelligence and its role in the legal world, a new analysis of new jobs available for lawyers, and a retrospective evaluation of The Future of Law , Susskind's prediction published in 1996 about the future of legal services. This is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.

Knowledge Management for Lawyers

Author: Patrick Didomenico

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627222716

Category: Law

Page: 376

View: 4375

This book helps professionals implement better knowledge management strategies in their firms, introduces them to the fundamentals, and provides them with practical strategies and tools.

Internet Legal Research on a Budget

Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers

Author: Carole A. Levitt,Judy K. Davis

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627226165

Category: Law

Page: 321

View: 6184

With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. Internet Legal Research on a Budget will help you quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for your research needs. The authors share the top websites, apps, blogs, Twitter feeds, and crowdsourced resources that will save you time, money, and frustration during the research process.

Remaking Law Firms

Why and How

Author: George Beaton,Imme Kaschner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634253963

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 4430

This book provides examples of innovative and successful business models from remade law firms to inspire change that goes beyond thinking and planning, and leads straight to implementing change and better client service.

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: 9748

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.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 890

View: 5903

A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Rebooting Justice

More Technology, Fewer Lawyers, and the Future of Law

Author: Benjamin H. Barton,Stephanos Bibas

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594039348

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 3197

America is a nation founded on justice and the rule of law. But our laws are too complex, and legal advice too expensive, for poor and even middle-class Americans to get help and vindicate their rights. Criminal defendants facing jail time may receive an appointed lawyer who is juggling hundreds of cases and immediately urges them to plead guilty. Civil litigants are even worse off; usually, they get no help at all navigating the maze of technical procedures and rules. The same is true of those seeking legal advice, like planning a will or negotiating an employment contract. Rebooting Justice presents a novel response to longstanding problems. The answer is to use technology and procedural innovation to simplify and change the process itself. In the civil and criminal courts where ordinary Americans appear the most, we should streamline complex procedures and assume that parties will not have a lawyer, rather than the other way around. We need a cheaper, simpler, faster justice system to control costs. We cannot untie the Gordian knot by adding more strands of rope; we need to cut it, to simplify it.

Corporate Governance

Law, Theory, and Policy

Author: U-il Chu

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 509

View: 8618

"This volume collects recent scholarship on the law of corporate governance. It explores the application of legal doctrine and theory to policy issues such as corporate social responsibility, executive compensation, corporate criminality, federalism, and ethics. Corporate Governance: Law, Theory and Policy puts these issues in the context of recent developments such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the wave of corporate scandals and failures exemplified by the failure of Enron Corporation."--BOOK JACKET.

Online Law Practice Strategies

How to Turn Clicks Into Clients

Author: Mark Homer,Jabez Lebret,Justine Dailey

Publisher: Legal Technology Press

ISBN: 9780999114407

Category: Practice of law

Page: 258

View: 8412

How do you navigate the ever-changing world of online marketing and advertising? Online Law Practice Strategies explains everything you need to know to build a successful practice online, whether you're a solo practitioner or part of a large firm.