READY RESOURCES: Ready Resources in Holiday Law

Vol. 30 No. 6

Searching for additional resources on legal issues related to the holiday season? Take a look at the ABA publications and CLE packages below, and check out the helpful links to website resources hosted by the GPSolo Division and the ABA. To order any of the products listed below, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at

Current Science and Technology to Detect and Monitor Alcohol and Drug Use in Impaired Driving Cases (Online Course)

By Hon. Mary Celeste and Hon. Brian MacKenzie (ABA Center for Professional Development, Criminal Justice Section, Judicial Division, Section of Litigation, Section of Science & Technology Law, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2013; CET13CSTOLC; $129; ABA member price $109; GPSolo member price $89; credit hours: 1.5; also available on CD-ROM and MP3)

The panelists identify the existing and developing science and technology used both to detect and to monitor impaired driving defendants. Also addressed are the costs and benefits of the various technologies as they relate to recidivism, as well as judicial considerations and constitutional issues.

The Ethics of Legal Marketing in a Social Media Age (Online Course)

By Charles H. Gardner, Tracy Kepler, William Slease, and Peter J. Winders (ABA Center for Professional Development, Law Practice Division, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, Young Lawyers Division; 2013; CET13TELOLC; $129; ABA member price $109; GPSolo member price $89; credit hours: 1.5; ethics hours: 1.5; also available on CD-ROM and MP3)

This program’s panel provides practical advice about the social marketing techniques and how to comply with the duties identified in the Model Rules in the modern and increasingly technology-driven world of practicing law.

How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers

By jennifer j. rose (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2005; PC 5150403; $79.95; GPSolo 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 iPad for Lawyers: Incorporating Tablet Computing into Your Practice (Online Course)

By Jim Calloway, Tom Mighell, and David Owen (ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Law Practice Division, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, Young Lawyers Division; 2013; CET13TCPOLC; $129; ABA member price $109; GPSolo member price $89; credit hours: 1.5; also available on CD-ROM and MP3)

This online course discusses how to use tablet computers to enhance your practice as well as your day in court, augment litigations and depositions, reduce the volume of documents you need to transport, improve general productivity, and more.

Minding Your Own Business: The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer’s Guide to a Profitable Practice

By Ann M. Guinn (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2010; PC 5150441; $125; GPSolo member price $99.95)

Solo and small firm lawyers often get caught in the crossfire of practicing law and managing a business at the same time. This book helps you learn to master the key elements of running a small firm, from finance, to marketing, to anticipating clients’ needs.

Run Your Firm Like a Business

By Frank T. Lockwood (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2013; PC 5150462; $79.95; GPSolo member price $65.95)

This book shifts the paradigm of avoiding the administrative part of the profession and allows you to plan your business strategy like you plan your case strategy. Revolutionary systems, how to design them, implement them, and stick to them are all outlined in this helpful guide.

Technology Solutions for Today’s Lawyer

By Jeffrey Allen and Ashley Hallene (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2013; PC 5150463; $89.95; GPSolo member price $75.95)

This book provides detailed information in basic terms to help navigate the challenges lawyers face in keeping abreast of technology and using it as a strategic tool within their practice.

Charitable Gift Planning: A Practical Guide for the Estate Planner, Second Edition

By Thomas J. Ray Jr. (ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; 2007; PC 5430472; $174.95)

This practice-focused book provides clear and insightful explanations of all relevant tax law, financial considerations, drafting guidelines, and forms for practitioners interested in planning for clients’ charitable giving needs as part of a comprehensive estate and financial plan.

Dying Under the Influence: Drunk Driving and Accidental Death Insurance (PDF)

By Gary Schuman (ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; 2009; PC 51901004304PDFA01; $19.95)

The author argues that clear and explicit exclusionary policy language provides the best protection for the insured and insurer alike.

iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition

By Tom Mighell (ABA Law Practice Division; 2012; PC 5110747; $39.95)

Fully revised and updated to reflect the newest version of the iPad and the latest apps available, this second edition will help attorneys get more out of their iPad.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Balancing Life & Work, Second Edition

By George W. Kaufman (ABA Law Practice Division; 2006; PC 5110566; $39.95)

Making space for creativity and passion within your current workplace and at home can yield enormous emotional rewards. But you must first make a conscious decision to shift your perceptions. While you can’t have it all, you can create a life that reflects your creativity and values.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet, Third Edition

By Gregory H. Siskind, Deborah McMurray, and Richard P. Klau (ABA Law Practice Division; 2007; PC 5110585; $84.95)

Learn more than 150 creative marketing tips and strategies that will build your client base, and discover new action plans that fit your personal style and strengthen your rainmaking skills.

Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers

By Katy Goshtasbi (ABA Law Practice Division; 2013; PC 5110765; $49.95)

To survive and thrive, lawyers must develop their own intentional personal brand to distinguish themselves from the competition. This book explains how attorneys can highlight their unique talents and abilities, manage their perceptions, and achieve greater success as a lawyer in the process.

The 2013 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

By Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, Michael C. Maschke, and Ross L. Kodner (ABA Law Practice Division; 2013; PC 5110758; $89.95)

This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar.

Women Rainmakers’ Best Marketing Tips, Third Edition

By Theda C. Snyder (ABA Law Practice Division; 2010; PC 5110712; $39.95)

This updated collection of easy-to-read, helpful hints and strategies gives you dynamic, creative, and practical ideas that can work for you and your practice.

GPSolo Division Links

Balancing Life in a High-Stress Job,” GPSolo magazine, October/November 2009

Become a Marketing Guru in Under Ten Minutes,” GPSolo magazine, October/November 2010

Electronic Rainmaking,” GPSolo magazine, December 2007

Law Firm Marketing 2.0: Internet Marketing for Rainmakers,” GPSolo magazine, December 2009

Pro Bono and Public Service Committee

Rainmaking Revisited,” GPSolo magazine, May/June 2012

Resource page for starting and running a law firm

Small Marketing Steps with Big Impact,” GPSolo magazine, April/May 2009

Sponsors page

The Technology Threat to Work/Life Balance,” GPSolo magazine, September/October 2012

Your In-Box Will Always Be Full, So You Might As Well Plan Your Life,” GPSolo magazine, October/November 2008

Popular Threads on SoloSez

A System for Tracking Marketing Results

Other Links from the ABA

ABA Fund for Justice and Education


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