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.
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.
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 master the key elements of running a small firm, from finance, to marketing, to anticipating clients’ needs.
By Dan Pinnington, Catherine Sanders Reach, and Bryan Sims (ABA Center for Professional Development, Commission on Disability Rights, Section of Dispute Resolution, Section of Family Law, Law Practice Division, Law Student Division, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, Young Lawyers Division; 2013; CET13TPOOLC; $50; ABA member price $35; GPSolo member price $25; credit hours: 1.5)
Learn the basics of creating a paperless legal office and the tools required, and discover how gains in effectiveness and efficiencies inherent in a paperless practice will save you time and resources.
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.
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.
By Chad E. Burton, Jared Correia, and Dan Pinnington (ABA Center for Professional Development, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, et al.; 2013; PC CET13TVOOLC; $50; ABA member price $35; GPSolo member price $25; credit hours: 1.5)
This program examines the tools necessary to work remotely, the pros and cons, and how to do it well and effectively.
By Mitchell Kowalski (ABA Book Publishing; 2012; PC 1620492; $89.95; ABA member price $74.95)
This entertaining and instructive book makes the case for how the law firm of the future will succeed, with a laser-like focus on delivering high-quality legal services better, faster, and cheaper.
By Jay G. Foonberg (ABA Law Practice Division; 2004; PC 5110508; $69.95)
This classic ABA bestseller has been used by tens of thousands of lawyers as the comprehensive guide to planning, launching, and growing a successful practice. It’s packed with over 600 pages of guidance on identifying the right location, finding clients, setting fees, managing your office, maintaining an ethical and responsible practice, maximizing available resources, upholding your standards, and much more.
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.
(ABA Commission on Women in the Profession; 2011; PC 4920046; $39.95; GPSolo member price $35.95)
This book is a collection of 101 letters from women who have taken the courageous and difficult step of creating a law firm of their own, either as a solo or with others.
By Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, and Michael C. Maschke (ABA Law Practice Division; 2014; PC 5110774; $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.
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
“Become a Marketing Guru in Under Ten Minutes,” GPSolo magazine, October/November 2010: tinyurl.com/cthv8be
“Going Solo,” GPSolo magazine, July/August 2006: tinyurl.com/o7s97bu
“How to Set Up a Law Office,” GPSolo magazine, December 2003: tinyurl.com/peqedf9
“Practicing in a Down Economy,” GPSolo magazine, January/February 2013: tinyurl.com/catva6t
“Rainmaking Revisited,” GPSolo magazine, May/June 2012: tinyurl.com/konyh7s
Resource page for starting and running a law firm: tinyurl.com/clwojlp
“Small Marketing Steps with Big Impact,” GPSolo magazine, April/May 2009: tinyurl.com/brd2sqf
Sponsors page: tinyurl.com/7bzft7p
“Turbocharge Your Office,” GPSolo magazine, December 2011: tinyurl.com/qx733hs
Popular Threads on SoloSez
“Did Your Law School Prepare You to Be a Solo?” tinyurl.com/d7q357c
“Solo Right Out of Law School,” tinyurl.com/comw6ds
“Tricks for Networking with Groups of People You Don’t Know!” tinyurl.com/qbybu4y
“What Should I Specialize In?” tinyurl.com/aa6tjhg
Other Links from the ABA
ABA Law Practice Division: lawpractice.org
ABA Solo and Small Firm Resource Center: ambar.org/soloandsmallfirms