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

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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.
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Time Matters in One Hour for Lawyers

Author: Storm M. Evans

Publisher: Aba Professional Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 67

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This is a fast-track guide that lets lawyers quickly master the Time Matters software. It includes the basics of adding contacts, notes, and cases, working with the events calendar, and devising a personalized case-management system. Shortcuts and "secret" features make mastering the program even simpler.
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Amicus attorney in one hour for lawyers

Author: David J. Bilinsky,American Bar Association. Section of Law Practice Management

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 91

View: 9205

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Lawyers who master Amicus Attorney miss fewer deadlines, increase billable hours, and improve client service. Divided into five easy lessons, this guide is the fastest way to get up and running with Amicus Attorney. Legal professionals will learn to maximize Amicus's powerful file manager, contact manager, calendar, time sheets, and call center features. More than 100 screen shots and a variety of real-world examples support explanations. Also provided is guidance for integrating Amicus Attorney into Word and WordPerfect, as well as dozens of keyboard shortcuts.
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The American Legal Profession

The Myths and Realities of Practicing Law

Author: Christopher P. Banks

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506333109

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 6941

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While emphasizing that lawyers fulfill a vital but often misunderstood public function in society, The American Legal Profession: The Myths and Realities of Practicing Law by Christopher P. Banks dispels some of the common misconceptions about the legal profession to show that the reality of being a lawyer is much different from what many students believe it to be. Many students know little about what law school is like or how it differs from undergraduate study, and this book corrects common myths about graduating law school and life after passing the bar. This brief primer is a nuts-and-bolts analysis of what it is really like to go into the legal profession, from start to finish, giving students considering a career in law a realistic overview of their potential legal careers.
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Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour

Strategies that Work

Author: James A. Calloway,Mark A. Robertson

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590311172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

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This practical book details the economic and client service advantages of alternative law firm billing methods, the various billing methods currently available and how to select and implement the right alernative billing method for law firms of all sizes.
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The outsourcing of legal services

Author: Singh Dharamveer

Publisher: Éditions Larcier

ISBN: 2879748488

Category: Law

Page: 352

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Economic globalization is transforming practically every service sector. The legal industry that has long remained insulated too has not remained untouched by the effects of globalization. The outsourcing of legal services in the past one decade has transformed the legal landscape. Legal outsourcing to India is becoming increasingly popular among U.S. and European law firms and corporations. This book broadly seeks to discuss three main topics surrounding legal process outsourcing (LPO): its emerging trends, the legal challenges it raises and the hitherto unrecognized potential it holds. Firstly, this book clarifies concepts of LPO and its operating models practiced by U.S. and U.K. law firms and corporations. Secondly, the outsourcing of legal services creates significant challenges for ethics rules including conflict of interests, attorney-client privilege, supervision and fee sharing. Thirdly, this research explores the hidden potential of LPO to improve access to justice. This book develops an altogether new proposal where Indian LPO professionals could help alleviate the access to justice problem among indigent and low-income populations of the United States.
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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: 6814

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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.
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Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21St Century

Author: Mitchell Kowalski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491793163

Category: Law

Page: 186

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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.
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