Start Your Own Law Practice

Author: Judge William Huss
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1572487968
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Hanging Out a Shingle

Author: Harry F. Weyher
Publisher: Backinprint.Com
ISBN: 9780595149681
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Down to earth discussion of the possibilities- and the pitfalls- of practicing law." —Robert W. Bennett, Dean, Northwestern Law School. "A good readable book." —Bill C. Beutel, Anchorman, WABC-TV. "Anybody who has ever wanted to be a lawyer will relish this book." —Eileen Ford, Ford Models, Inc.

Start Your Own Medical Practice

Author: Marlene M. Coleman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 157248795X
Format: PDF
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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.

Best Friends at the Bar

Author: Susan Smith Blakely
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454828781
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Best Friends at the Bar: The New Balance for Today';s Woman Lawyer candidly addresses the problems unique to women in the practice of law and provides practical, helpful advice and solutions. This companion to Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law is based on research, the author's experience, and interviews with women attorneys who have successfully made the transition from one practice setting to another. These women, many with national reputations, tell their stories in their own compelling words. The lawyers profiled are Sally Blackmun, former Senior Associate General Counsel of Darden; Kathleen Tighe, Inspector General, US Department of Education; Bonnie Brier, General Counsel, New York University; Karen Kaplowitz, Law Firm Consultant, The New Ellis Group; Laura Oberbroekling, Solo Practitioner; Kathryn Spencer, former member of Women-owned Law Practice; Stephanie Kimbro, Virtual Law Firm Practice, Kimbro Legal Services; Victoria Pynchon, Alternative Dispute Resolution, She Negotiates at ForbesWoman ADR Services, Inc.; Deborah Burand, Professor, University of Michigan Law and former GC and VP, Legal Affairs, OPIC; Amy Yeung, Associate Counsel, ZeniMax Media Inc.; Honorable Marianne Short, Managing Partner, Dorsey & Whitney; and Markeisha Miner, Assistant Dean, Career Services and Outreach, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Features of Best Friends at the Bar: The New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer Candidly addresses problems unique to women in the practice of law Provides practical advice and solutions Based on research, the author's experience, and experience of women attorneys who successfully transitioned from one practice setting to another The women interviewed, many with national reputations, tell their stories in their own words

The Power of a System

Author: John H. Fisher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781599324210
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Secrets of Attorney Marketing Law School Dares Not Teach

Author: Richard Jacobs
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989477901
Format: PDF
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Did law school teach you ANYTHING about how to successfully market your law practice? You wouldn't have been compelled to read this book if it did, now would you? Contrary to what the public thinks, you and I know being an attorney can at times be a thankless, life-sucking, time consuming, family destroying profession that earns you little more than middle class wages. It's NOT the best attorneys that make the most money. Many times some of the hardest working and knowledgeable attorneys are the very ones scraping to get by, working 80 hour weeks, and giving up family time and any hope of a life outside the office. From interviewing 150+ attorneys, and seeing the inside of 400+ attorney websites, I can tell you these shocking facts: 1. 97% of attorneys tell me they've been burned, more than once, by an unscrupulous marketing company who sees them as their next ATM withdrawal. 2. The top 3 ways attorneys get burned by marketers are: A) the marketing company controls either the hosting or domain name of their website, and "rents" this to the attorney, pulling the rug out at contract's end, or extorts the attorney for thousands to own their own website; B) Proprietary reporting systems are used to create smoke and mirrors, hiding lack of results; C) Little to no marketing work is actually performed, but instead claimed to have been performed. 3. 95% of attorneys get 0 - 5 visitors to their website a day. (how will you EVER get enough potential clients to call you without enough visitors?) 4. It's possible, with proper marketing, to get your phone ringing with real, live, breathing potential clients on a DAILY BASIS, earning you 4-8 or more retained clients a month from a properly SEO'd website that draws 100+ unique visitors daily. 5. Over 90% of attorneys sacrifice tens of thousands of dollars a year in lost retentions due to untrained, unfriendly, standoffish office staff, attorney partners, lack of customer intake scripting, and utter lack of potential client follow up. 6. In your city, on your block, there are attorneys charging triple what you charge, making $300k - $500k+ a year, meanwhile other lawyers are whoring themselves out for nickels, and going broke. Yes, in THIS ECONOMY. Richard Jacobs' book, Secrets of Attorney Marketing Law School Dares Not Teach, gives you street fighter strategies and tactics you can use TODAY to earn more, work less, and get off the treadmill of mediocrity. At times irreverant, crude, rude, and unprofessional, Richard exposes the truth about what marketing works, and what doesn't. If you're easily offended, stuck on professionalism, "getting your name out there," and feel naked if you have to take a picture without the security of your law books behind you, then do not read this book.

The Young Lawyer s Jungle Book

Author: Thane Josef Messinger
Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd
ISBN: 9781888960198
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firmâ"large, medium, or smallâ"agency, corporation, or the military.

Make It Your Own Law Firm

Author: Spencer Marc Aronfeld
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456733131
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In "Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student's Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm" Spencer Aronfeld writes a personal and revealing account on how to start your own law firm. Whether you are in law school, recently graduated or a practicing attorney thinking of establishing your own law firm, this book provides a step-by-step road map. Aronfeld started his own law practice upon graduation from law school. He provides practical advice that will enable anyone with a deep passion to practice law to become the lawyer that they always wanted to be. Here is what lawyers are saying: "Whether you have ever considered starting your own firm or simply want to improve your practice at your existing firm (whether big or small), I urge you to purchase the book Make It Your Own Law Firm by Spencer Aronfeld, a trial attorney in Miami, Florida. I recommend you buy it not so much for the helpful advice he gives on how to develop your practice (and theres plenty of that) but more for the writing. What Spencer does, which few non-fiction writers can do, is to move you emotionally. He tells stories and puts you in the middle of them with him and makes you feel what he did. It is a unique and valuable gift for a lawyer, because ultimately we are story-tellers and we are tasked not only to affect the jurors minds but also to touch their hearts. Spencers writing style demonstrates he is the consummate story-teller and his diction and cadence and style are worth emulating. So, buy the book. Yes, it has great practice tips. But buy it because you will see what great writing is about. Clear, direct, moving and effective. Keep writing Spencer." Frank Ramos, Esquire

Attorney s Guide to Business and Finance Fundamentals

Author: Robert W. Hamilton
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735560587
Format: PDF, ePub
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Attorney's Guide to Business and Finance Fundamentals is an essential resource for attorneys practicing in the business, commercial and corporate areas, covering such essential topics as: business formation and organization business valuation corporate securities dividends and distribution mergers and takeovers S corporation formations and related tax rules Completely updated, this lucid and authoritative new edition includes significant new material dealing with: 'split Dollar' Life Insurance Accrual Accounting The Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act (Sarbanes-Oxley) and the Conduct of Audits and Audit Committee Independence Awards in Connection with Securities Fraud Now Non-dischargeable in Bankruptcy New Tax Laws on Dividends and Capital Gains Sarbanes-Oxley and the effect in Corporate Directors and Corporate Loans State Control Acquisitions Statutes