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: 5923

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: 410

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: 7525

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: 2620

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: 8401

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: 1383

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: 6073

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.

Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21St Century

Author: Mitchell Kowalski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491793163

Category: Law

Page: 186

View: 1622

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.

What Millennial Lawyers Want

A Bridge from the Past to the Future of Law Practice

Author: Susan S. Blakely

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1543805310

Category: Law

Page: 70

View: 5746

In What Millennial Lawyers Want: A Bridge from the Past to the Future of Law Practice, author Susan Smith Blakely expands her audience beyond young women lawyers to ALL young lawyers and those who lead them. Following the success of her three-book Best Friends at that Bar series, Ms. Blakely shifts her focus to millennial lawyers who are the future of the law profession. This book is for: Law students to understand current practices, what needs to be changed, and how to fit into an evolving profession; Law firm associates to validate their instincts about outdated law firm policies and toxic law firm cultures; and Law firm leaders to understand millennial lawyers and to make the necessary changes to law firm cultures to retain talent and lead them into the next quarter of the 21st century. Through extensive research about millennial lawyers and by millennial lawyers as well as entertaining and inspirational stories of lawyers from a generation past, Blakely makes a case that demonstrates a healthier path forward for a profession in transition—a path enriched by recapture of the values and beliefs, which successfully guided lawyers of the Greatest Generation. The message is that bad habits and toxic environments are not beyond repair if we listen to the voices of a new generation of lawyers and help them—and us—find a better way forward. You will learn: The facts about millennial lawyers; The values that millennial lawyers bring to the profession; What millennial lawyers want from law practice; The challenge for law firms to initiate change to retain and develop millennial lawyers; and Lessons from real life stories demonstrating values lost but not forgotten.

QuickBooks in One Hour for Lawyers

Author: Lynette Benton

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627221610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 9124

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.

Tomorrow's Lawyers

An Introduction to Your Future

Author: Richard Susskind

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198796633


Page: 240

View: 8770

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.

Project Management in Electronic Discovery

Author: Michael I. Quartararo

Publisher: Michael I. Quartararo and

ISBN: 9780997073706

Category: Law

Page: 356

View: 6222

In a rapidly evolving legal environment, law firms, corporations, and service providers need to redefine theway discovery projects are managed. Project Management in Electronic Discovery merges principles ofproject management and best practices in electronic discovery, providing a pathway to efficient, client-orientedservices and quality deliverables-at scope, on time, and within budget. This practice guide isa perfect reference for attorneys, paralegals, and litigation support professionals. Project Management in Electronic Discovery also includes useful forms and templates. Experiencedpractitioners and aspiring project managers alike can use these materials to plan and execute an electronicdiscovery project. Among the forms included are: Project Charter Project Management Plan Proposed Discovery Plan IT Infrastructure Questionnaire Custodian Interview Form Collection Specification Collection Log Chain of Custody Processing Specification "

Remaking Law Firms

Why and How

Author: George Beaton,Imme Kaschner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634253963

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 8530

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 Legal Technology Guidebook

Author: Kimberly Williams,John M. Facciola,Peter McCann,Vincent M. Catanzaro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331954523X

Category: Law

Page: 142

View: 7339

This book explores the transformational impact of new technological developments on legal practice. More specifically, it addresses knowledge management, communication, and e-discovery related technologies, and helps readers develop the project management and data analysis skills needed to effectively navigate the current, and future, landscapes. It studies the impact of current trends on business practices, as well as the ethical, procedural, and evidentiary concerns involved. Introducing novel interactive technologies as well as traditional content, the book reflects expertise from across the legal industry, including practitioners, the bench, academia, and legal technology consultants. All of the contributing authors currently teach aspiring lawyers and/or paralegals and have identified a gap in the available instructional material. Rapid technology advances have radically changed the way we all live and work, and the legal profession is by no means exempt from the impact of these changes. In order to better assist their clients, and to better compete on the legal market, it is imperative for lawyers to understand the ethical, functional, and business consequences of new technologies on their respective practices. This book provides the necessary content by including legal technology texts, information about novel pedagogical technologies, helpful tools for managing legal technologies and IT staff, statistical methods, tips and checklists.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1994-1995

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788107948


Page: 350

View: 7758

A nationally recognized, best-selling reference work. An easy-to-use, comprehensive "encyclopedia" of today's occupations & tomorrow's hiring trends. Describes in detail some 250 occupations -- covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S. Each description discuses the nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training, other qualifications, & advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; & sources of additional information. Revised every 2 years.

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management

Author: Dana C. McWay

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305686322

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 8825

Understanding the complex legal and ethical principles that govern health information management is more important than ever. To help you successfully navigate these legal issues, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT is revised, updated, and expanded, providing the opportunity to focus on law and ethics as they relate to HIM. Key topics include the role of social media in health care, expansion of existing materials on e-discovery, compliance, completeness of the health record, breaches of confidentiality, and much more. Features include enrichment activities, mapping to CAHIIM standards, and interactive quizzing and case studies to help develop practical application and high-level problem solving skills. Written by a seasoned HIM professional and lawyer, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 4th Edition provides a complete solution for understanding the legal and ethical concerns that safeguard health care information today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Finding Justice

A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland Since 1642

Author: Lynne A. Battaglia

Publisher: George F Thompson

ISBN: 9781938086298

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 8128

Although women were not officially permitted to practice law in Maryland until 1902, when they were first able to sit for the bar exam, the history of women acting as lawyers in Maryland is storied, going back to the earliest decades of colonial America. Today, of course, women serve not only as lawyers but also as judges, professors, and elected officials, and from anywhere in local government to the U.S. Senate. Finding Justice tells the remarkable story of how women overcame historical obstacles—legal, social, and economic—to enter the legal profession and how their pioneering work has influenced the practice of law and society at large. Finding Justice offers the first comprehensive overview of the contributions women have made to the legal profession in Maryland, including detailed chapters on the history of women as lawyers since 1642; how social and political movements, both national and local, influenced women’s access to the legal profession during the early twentieth century; how women of color had to overcome barriers of race and gender to become lawyers; how community support, especially from family members and mentors, was crucial in helping women overcome the obstacles to law careers; and oral histories that reveal the personal stories of many women lawyers. The volume also contains an educational CD with the first-ever-compiled list of the nearly 25,000 women who have been admitted to the bar in Maryland. Finding Justice is a scholarly tour de force. Even as the book presents the past accomplishments of women lawyers, the difficulties they overcame, and what resources were critical to their achievements, it also looks to the future, for women still face unique obstacles in pursuing legal careers. By understanding better the history of women lawyers, it is hoped that the future of law in Maryland and the United States will be one of increased diversity and accessibility. Contributors: Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden and former Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law * The Honorable Andrea M. Leahy, Maryland Court of Special Appeals * The Honorable Diane O. Leasure, retired from the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Maryland * Michelle R. Mitchell, attorney and shareholder in the firm of Wharton, Levin, Ehrmantraut & Klein * Jane C. Murphy, Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore * The Honorable Julie Rubin, Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit Distributed for George F. Thompson Publishing in association with the Maryland Women’s Bar Association Foundation and the University of Baltimore Foundation