READY RESOURCES: Ready Resources in Law Practice 2020

Vol. 31 No. 3

Searching for additional resources about the future of law practice? 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 shopaba.org.

The Business of Law, Third Edition

By Edward Poll (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2014; 5150466; $149.95; GPSolo member price $135.95)

This newly updated third edition outlines the fundamentals of running a successful law firm in practical, clear, and concise terms, simplifying the mystical process of operating a law practice so that anyone can be more effective with his or her clients and become more profitable.

Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm

By jennifer j. rose (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2009; 5150434; $89.95; GPSolo member price $75.95)

Although staff can help you bring in more profits and clients, ineffective supervision can cost you money. This book provides insight to help guide the many decisions that face a lawyer who is running a firm, whether solo or staffed.

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 Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, et al.; 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 social marketing techniques and how to comply with the duties identified in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct in the increasingly technology-driven world of practicing law.

Hot Topics in Cybersecurity Law (Online Course)

By Michael Aisenberg, David Bodenheimer, Martha C. Chemas, Hoyt L. Kesterson II, and Lucy L. Thomson (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, et al.; 2013; CET13CSLOLC; $129; ABA member price $109; GPSolo member price $89; credit hours: 1.5; also available on CD-ROM and MP3)

This panel of industry experts provides you with an up-to-the-minute discussion on key cybersecurity legal developments with insight into current and future legal trends.

How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers

By jennifer j. rose (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2005; 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 Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, et al.; 2013; CET13TCPOLC; $129; ABA member price $109; GPSolo member price $89; credit hours: 1.5; also available on CD-ROM and MP3)

Learn how tablets can enhance your practice, augment your litigations and depositions, reduce the volume of documents you need to transport, improve your 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; 5150441; $125; GPSolo member price $99.95)

This book helps you master the key elements of running a small firm, from finance, to marketing, to anticipating clients’ needs—all while practicing law at the same time.

Moving Your Practice to the Cloud, Safely and Ethically (Online Course)

By Brett Burney and Daniel J. Siegel (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, et al.; 2013; CET13MYPOLC; $129; ABA member price $109; GPSolo member price $89; credit hours: 1.5; ethics hours: 1.5; also available on CD-ROM and MP3)

Learn about the opportunities to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and offer better client service via the cloud, as well as the practical and ethical concerns raised by this technology.

Run Your Firm Like a Business: An Operations Guide for the Solo Practitioner and Small Law Firm

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

Stop avoiding the administrative part of the profession and start planning your business strategy as you would 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; 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.

The Virtual Office, Working Remotely, and Online Collaboration (Online Course)

By Chad E. Burton, Jared Correia, and Dan Pinnington (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, et al.; 2013; 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.

The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals

By Jill D. Rhodes and Vincent I. Polley (ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force; 2013; 3550023; $59.95; ABA member price $74.95)

This handbook provides practical cyber threat information, guidance, and strategies to lawyers and law firms of all sizes.

Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century

By Mitchell Kowalski (ABA Book Publishing; 2012; 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.

Compensation Plans for Law Firms

By James D. Cotterman (ABA Law Practice Division; 2012; 5110702; $99.95)

This updated fifth edition examines the continually evolving compensation landscape and the concepts that will affect your law firm most.

Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers

By Carole A. Levitt and Judy K. Davis (ABA Law Practice Division; 2014; 5110778; $89.95)

The authors share the top websites, apps, blogs, Twitter feeds, and crowdsourced resources that will save you time, money, and frustration during the legal research process.

Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers

By Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek (ABA Law Practice Division; 2012; 5110741; $79.95)

This book covers the wide variety of information security risks facing law firms and how lawyers can best protect their data from these threats—with any budget.

Reinventing the Practice of Law: Emerging Models to Enhance Affordable Legal Services

By Luz Herrera (ABA Book Publishing; 2014; 1620590; $34.95; ABA member price $29.95)

These essays from nationally known lawyers address the practical, ethical, and business dimensions of new ways to provide legal advice and assistance to moderate-income clients.

The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

By Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, and Michael C. Maschke (ABA Law Practice Division; 2014; 5110774; $89.95)

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

GPSolo Division Links

“Opening a Law Office,” GPSolo magazine, January/February 2014: tinyurl.com/kwjf89l

“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

Solo/Small Firm Forms Library: ambar.org/gpsoloforms

Sponsors page: tinyurl.com/7bzft7p

“Turbocharge Your Office,” GPSolo magazine, December 2011: tinyurl.com/qx733hs

Popular Threads on SoloSez

“The Future of Law: What’s It Going to Look Like?”: tinyurl.com/lsexed2

“Securing Your Passwords”: tinyurl.com/lcuo56q

Other Links from the ABA

ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20: tinyurl.com/3op6tx3

ABA Law Practice Division: lawpractice.org

ABA Solo and Small Firm Resource Center: ambar.org/soloandsmallfirms

ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals: tinyurl.com/cc7n43p

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