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ABA book aims to help lawyers manage the business of practicing law

ABA book aims to help lawyers manage the business of practicing law

By Irma Romero

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2013 — Today, more than ever, being a lawyer is about much more than practicing law. The American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) has published a new book to help lawyers manage the administrative and business demands of their practices.

“Run Your Firm Like a Business” is written by a successful law firm consultant who has spent many years developing and refining systems to help manage law practices — and to free up lawyers to do what they do best. This 140-page book explains how lawyers can use time more effectively to generate business and shows how to outsource administrative tasks through organization, staffing and technology. 

Specific areas addressed include effective information management systems, how to choose good clients and employees, marketing, timekeeping, billing and collection systems, business operations and much more. 

The author, Frank Lockwood, is a former attorney who founded Lockwood Professional Development LLC to help lawyers and small-business owners learn and implement successful business principles. Lockwood, who is based out of Durango, Colo., has specialized in family law, mediation and negotiation, and law firm systems for the past 30 years. 

Title:                “Run Your Firm Like a Business”
Publisher:         ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,
                          ABA Law Practice Division
Pages:              140
Product Code:  5150462
ISBN:                978-1-62722-222-8
Size:                 6x9
Price:                $79.95
Orders:             800-285-2221 or http://ambar.org/runfirm 

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies are available by sending an email to Kelly Keane at Kelly.Keane@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Kelly Keane, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654. 

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement on line. Follow the latest ABA news at www.ambar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

 

 

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