New Titles in the Law Practice Management Collection
The 2017 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
Call Number: KF320.A9 S66 2017
Publication Date: 2017
The 2017 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide will not replace a law firm IT director, but annually it provides the information required for the solo or small firm lawyer who is the firm IT director, like it or not. It also will serve as an indispensable guide for a local consultant who has the ability to manage a law firm's technology infrastructure, but is not aware of all of the legal-specific technology products that are available today. Some of this book will be read and reread, while other portions will be skimmed or skipped depending on the immediate technology needs of the firm. No law firm can avoid dealing with technology issues today. Lawyers in all practice settings can greatly benefit from this guide.This guidebook can serve as a law firm's trusted source of basic information as well as in-depth information. It is a quick reference guide to understand where a new product or software release fits into a law firm's overall strategy. The authors of this guide bring their long experience working with the legal profession to the pages of this volume. It is certainly the most cost-effective technology resource that any budget conscious law firm could hope to obtain.
How to Succeed As a Trial Lawyer
Call Number: KF8915 .E34 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-07
How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer, Second Edition is a compendium of essentially every aspect of the civil litigation process and then some, told with humor and erudition. This book does not purport to be an academic treatment of the subject. Instead, it provides practical pointers on everything from dealing with clients and adversaries to managing ethical dilemmas to marketing one's practice and learning how to avoid alienating prospective clients at the next fund-raising dinner. The section on effective deposition-taking is a first-rate primer on that subject. Taken as a whole, the book provides a comprehensive checklist and how-to guide for civil litigators. This book is equivalent to having a sophisticated and accomplished trial lawyer in the family who is willing to take the time to share the fruits of his long experience and savvy insight on everything that matters in the civil litigation process. Two themes permeate this book. First, in the Edelstein view of the litigation process, less is almost always more. As noted, briefs should be edited to the point of gem-like brilliance. Significantly, the cogency that underlies the most effective briefs also informs other key aspects of the litigation process, from determining the necessary scope of discovery to sifting through the claims to present in a complaint or to pursue at trial. Second, every trial lawyer needs to identify the themes that will advance the client's cause and make certain that every litigation judgment is consistent with those themes. Following the precepts of this book will maximize every client's opportunity for success while minimizing the needless costs and expense that have given the contemporary litigation process such a bad reputation. Litigation is a challenging vocation. It demands not only intellectual ability but attention to detail, perseverance, creative problem-solving, persuasiveness, focus, integrity, and the ability to press the client's position with enthusiasm while maintaining sufficient detachment to provide the objective, independent advice the client requires. How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer, Second Edition is an invaluable guide to each of these requirements and more.
Law Firm Cybersecurity
Call Number: KF318 .G37 2017
Publication Date: 2017-12-07
Law firms can mitigate the risk of a data breach through a variety of means, including: investing in cybersecurity tools, hiring internal and external cyber resources to augment the firm's current information security practices, and arguably most importantly changing the firm's culture to be more security conscious. No one size fits all solution exists for dealing with cyber threats, but with proper focus and resources, a firm can consider its unique factors and develop an information security posture that addresses its most compelling concerns.While preventing a breach should be a paramount concern for any law firm, it is similarly important to prepare for what happens in the event that a breach occurs. Although there are options, such as cyber insurance, to help mitigate the direct costs of a breach, law firms must also look to other options to resolve these issues expeditiously. As the costs associated with litigating data breach claims continues to climb, it will become increasingly apparent that law firms must begin looking towards other dispute resolution mechanisms, such as arbitration, in order to mitigate and control costs.Firms must take steps to create processes to mitigate and control the risk and fallout resulting from a data breach. A strong step in the right direction is Law Firm Cybersecurity, a resource that gives firms the tools they need to defend themselves.
The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet
Call Number: KF316.5 .S57 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Transform your website, e-mail, social media, and overall online marketing strategy! Get closer to your target prospects and clients in ways that are proven and meaningful to buyers of legal services. Choose a mix of tools that will measurably move the needle using the advice in The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet, Fourth Edition. Learn about: internet marketing strategies and how to build your own plan; content marketing that targets and speaks to your desired audiences; today’s websites—from “must do…” to “definitely don’t…”; the Ten Foundational Best Practices for law firm websites; the latest survey of the AmLaw 100 websites; today’s technologies and platforms; website timelines, budgets, hosting, and contracts; announcing, growing, and promoting your website; mobile sites—so critical today!; social media ins and outs; e-mail marketing; multimedia content including videos, podcasts, and webinars; search engine optimization (SEO); website vendors and other consultants; analytics and measuring your ROI; the ethics of client development using technology and the Internet.
The Lawyer's Ultimate Guide to Online Leads
Call Number: KF316.5 .M38 2017
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
(This book is a 2017 update to the 2016 book of the same name, current as of January 2017.) 37,000 people graduate from law school each year, competing for a shrinking pool of clients as more self-help solutions come online. You may be better or more cost-effective or more experienced than your competitors, but the growth of your law practice in 2017 depends on visibility alone. This book describes the current landscape of the Internet as it pertains to lead generation for the solo practitioner and small law firm. It provides practical information about what you can do to evaluate the the current state of your online marketing efforts and what you can do to refine it to make your marketing investment as productive as it can be.