GPSOLO January/February 2008
Ready Resources in the Care and Feeding of Clients
Searching for additional resources on client-related topics? Take a look at the ABA publications below, and check out the helpful links to website resources hosted by the GP|Solo Division, the ABA, and others. To order any of the books listed below, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at www.ababooks.org.
Advising the Small Business: Forms and Advice for the Legal Practitioner
By Jean L. Batman (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division; 2007; PC 5150311; $79.95; GP|Solo member price $69.95)
This book is designed to help lawyers provide more effective legal counsel and strategic guidance to small business clients, as well as produce relevant documents and identify issues that require further research or a specialist. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM that includes sample documents and checklists for easy customization.
How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers
By jennifer j. rose (ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division; 2005; PC 5150403; $79.95; GP|Solo member price $64.95)
In this in-depth book, the best and most innovative solo and small firm lawyers give you their secrets, approaches, and strategies to that age-old puzzle of growing your law firm. The book is packed with strategies on how to overcome obstacles and position yourself for lifelong success.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging, and Closing a Law Practice
By Sarina A. Butler and Richard G. Paszkiet (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division and ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 2007; PC 5150315; $99.95; GP|Solo member price $79.95)
If you are considering buying, selling, closing, or merging a law practice, this book is a valuable resource for information on things to consider before and during the process. The guide includes handy checklists, forms, sample agreements, and sample letters as well as a copy of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Letters for Lawyers: Essential Communications for Clients, Prospects, and Others, Second Edition
By Thomas E. Kane (ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division; 2004; PC 5150290; $80; GP|Solo member price $65)
Communication with clients has never been more important. The second edition of this publication contains numerous communication tools, including business letters, announcement cards, invitations, survey forms, response cards, press releases, and thank-you notes. For added convenience all letters are included on CD-ROM.
Preparing Witnesses, Second Edition
By Daniel I. Small (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division; 2004; PC 5150295; $79.95; GP|Solo member price $65)
With this book’s sage advice, you’ll improve your witness preparation skills to help your client perform as an asset to your case and learn the most effective ways to teach your client basic principles of testifying. Includes CD-ROM with all appendix material.
GP|Solo Division Links
Popular Solosez threads on matters ranging from client relations to practice management and beyond: www.abanet.org/soloseznet/threads/
Resources for starting and running a solo or small law firm: www.abanet.org/genpractice/resources/startafirm.html
Sponsors page, featuring links to resources on liability insurance, practice management aids, and more: www.abanet.org/genpractice/sponsors/
Other Links from the ABA and Beyond
ABA Center for Professional Responsibility website: www.abanet.org/cpr
ABA Law Practice Management Section’s resource links for practice management issues: www.abanet.org/lpm/resources/management.shtml