The Lawyer's Guide to Practice Management Systems Software

Author: Andrew Zenas Adkins

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424669

Category: Law

Page: 354

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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 challenge is to find a program that best serves the needs of the firm.
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The Lawyer's Guide to Palm Powered Handhelds

Author: Margaret Spencer Dixon

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 260

View: 1151

Written just for lawyers, it addresses real-life problems lawyers face each and every day, and provides new tips and tricks for getting the most out of Palm applications. This book is packed with important how-to information.
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Practical Law Office Management

Author: Cynthia Traina Donnes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305577922

Category: Law

Page: 608

View: 8937

Focusing on technological advances that are changing the practice of law, this practical, hands-on text covers day-to-day law office management topics, including client relations and communication skills; legal fees, timekeeping, and billing; client trust funds and law office accounting; calendaring, docket control, and case management; legal marketing; and file and law library management. The Fourth Edition is accompanied by Clio’s Boutique Plan cloud-based software (with in-depth tutorials) which allows students to master skills in time and billing, accounting case management, and document management. Other highlights of the new edition include new ethics-related case reviews, up-to-date forms, charts, and checklists that illustrate important concepts relating to paralegals in the law office, and hands-on exercises. 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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QuickBooks for Law Firms

Smart Techniques That Will Save Time and Money

Author: Caren Schwartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932487640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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QuickBooks is the most popular small business accounting software program, and it is used in all types of industries. Legal firms are no exception, with thousands of small law offices using QuickBooks across the country. But lawyers and their firms have specific needs. QuickBooks can be a smart choice for legal firms, but only if it is properly set up and transactions are entered correctly and consistently. This book will help lawyers and their staff make the right choices and use QuickBooks correctly. It will guide attorneys through the terminology, special setup issues, and billing needs to help ensure their law firm's accounting is accurate and easy. We also cover ways to make law offices more efficient with add-on products that work for attorneys. QuickBooks for Law Firms: Smart Techniques That Will Save Time and Money shows you how to use QuickBooks to: Set up your Chart of Accounts and items. Set up customers and vendors. Set up rates and track time. Track expenses and bill them to your clients. Generate invoices and statements for your clients. Track your receivables. Manage general retainers. Manage Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTAs) and trust accounts. "Any lawyer using QuickBooks in his or her office will find this a very valuable resource." - Julie Zevchek, Executive Office Solutions, Inc.
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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

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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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The 2010 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

Critical Decisions Made Simple

Author: Sharon D. Nelson,John W. Simek,Michael C. Maschke,Michael Maschke

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604428087

Category: Law

Page: 292

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This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. It includes the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, and anything else a law office might need. It's written in clear, easily understandable language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself, or you can use it in conjunction with your IT consultant. Either way, you'll learn how to make technology work for you.
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Practical Law Office Management

Author: Brent Roper

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133416608

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 6395

This is a practical, hands-on text designed for paralegal courses that cover day-to-day law office management topics. The text focuses on such important topics as client relations and communication skills; legal fees, timekeeping, and billing; client trust funds and law office accounting; calendaring, docket control, and case management; legal marketing; and file and law library management. A demonstration version of Thomson's Elite full featured ProLaw software, a deep time and billing, accounting, document management, and case management program, is included along with in depth software tutorials. Special features of this revision include an expanded focus on technology and ethics; up to date charts and graphs that present material in an easy to understand context; Internet sites and Internet exercises in each chapter; quotes from practicing legal assistants that provide current and real-life commentary; and an emphasis on hands-on, practical exercises including projects, cases, practical problems, and Excel tutorials for timekeeping and billing and trust accounting. 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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The Invoice

A Novel

Author: Jonas Karlsson

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 1101905158

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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A heartfelt exploration of the cost of life and love—and the importance of the little things—from the author of the international bestseller, The Room Hilarious, profound, and achingly true-to-life, Jonas Karlsson’s new novel explores the true nature of happiness through the eyes of hero you won’t soon forget. A passionate film buff, our hero’s life revolves around his part-time job at a video store, the company of a few precious friends, and a daily routine that more often than not concludes with pizza and movie in his treasured small space in Stockholm. When he receives an astronomical invoice from a random national bureaucratic agency, everything will tumble into madness as he calls the hotline night and day to find out why he is the recipient of the largest bill in the entire country. What is the price of a cherished memory? How much would you pay for a beautiful summer day? How will our carefree idealist, who is content with so little and has no chance of paying it back, find a way out of this mess? All these questions pull you through The Invoice and prove once again that Jonas Karlsson is simply a master of entertaining, intelligent, and life-affirming work. From the Hardcover edition.
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An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766827592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.
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Minding Your Own Business

The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer's Guide to a Profitable Practice

Author: Ann M. Guinn

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604427899

Category: Law

Page: 215

View: 5815

Small firm lawyers often get caught in the crossfire of practicing law and managing a business all at the same time. Commitments and interests levels may weigh more heavily on defending the freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution vs. calculating overtime pay for staff. They may be more interested in ensuring our legal system works, but not so interested in developing marketing strategies to attract new business.
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Unlock Your Potential

Becoming Your Best You

Author: Myles Munroe

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768404428

Category: Religion

Page: 84

View: 478

Discover the Keys to Unlock Your Potential! Learning how to maximize your potential gives you the confidence to release the God-given gifts and talents trapped within you. You can make a difference in your world now! “Now it is God who has made us…and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come” (2 Corinthians 5:5). Best-selling author Myles Munroe provides practical, integrated, and penetrating concepts that allow you to discover and develop your best. This condensed version of the ever popular Maximizing Your Potential, brings together the most important and helpful parts of the original text in a compact Ebook format. It is organized to keep you focused on your goals to discover and release your potential, refire, your passion for life, and move you forward to your destiny. Potential is like soil. It must be worked and fed to produce fruit. Unlock your potential today! Parts of this book were previously published as Maximize Your Potential.
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The Ultimate Law Firm Associate's Marketing Checklist

The Renowned Step-By-Step, Year-by-Year Process for Lawyers Who Want to Develop Clients

Author: Ross Fishman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997967623

Category:

Page: N.A

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Do you want to be a rainmaker and control your own destiny? Are you an associate who wants to maximize your chances of developing clients or making partner in a prestigious firm? Or perhaps you're a marketer who wants to help your lawyers succeed. In this unique guidebook, Ross Fishman, a lawyer and award-winning legal marketer, details the tactics to accomplish your goals, step by step, year by year. Using stories, humor, and practical, time-tested tips, Ross shows precisely how associates can build a successful, rewarding career. In these pages you'll discover: * How to become a celebrated market leader, not an anonymous generalist,* The most-efficient path to client development,* How to target clients who share your passions and interests* How to use social media efficiently and effectively* The Top Five things clients want from their lawyers today* How to have more fun throughout your entire career. TESTIMONIALS: "Essential reading for every associate at any point in their career! This checklist holds all the secrets; it is marketing nirvana." -Nat Slavin, Principal, Wicker Park Group; Past President, Legal Marketing Association (LMA) "This book needs to be in the hands of every associate who wants a successful, rewarding career. Just follow the suggested steps to become the top-tier rainmaker in your firm. This should be a 'best seller.'" -Ron Henry, The Garver Group; Past President, Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
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Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour

Strategies that Work

Author: Mark A. Robertson,James A. Calloway

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604421286

Category: Law

Page: 187

View: 6262

This newly revised third edition of the highly acclaimed Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies that Work, provides you with tools you can use in your practice to implement and evaluate alternative billing methods, including real case studies of lawyers and firms successfully using alternative billing to deliver value to both the client and the lawyer.
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The End of Lawyers?

Rethinking the nature of legal services

Author: Richard Susskind OBE

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199593613

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 7074

This widely acclaimed legal bestseller has ignited an intense debate within the legal profession. It examines the effect of advances in IT upon legal practice, analysing anticipated developments in the next decade. It urges lawyers to consider the sustainability of their traditional role.
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Introduction to Law Firm Practice

Author: Michael P. Downey

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604428247

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 1533

For both the law student and young lawyer, this guide provides an introduction to the basics of working in a law firm. It discusses how a lawyer can get around within the firm to succeed in law firm practice.
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