Here’s a sampling of the many books available to help law firms with their HR policies:
- The Comprehensive, All-in-One HR Operating Guide by R.J. Landry. American Bar Association, 2006.
- The Essential Formbook, Volume II, by Gary A. Munneke and Anthony E. Davis (See Part 1: Human Resources). American Bar Association, 2001.
- The Fast Forward MBA in Hiring by Max Messmer. John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
- How to Develop an Employee Handbook, 2nd Edition, by Joseph W. R. Lawson II. American Management Association, 2006.
- Keeping Good Lawyers: Best Practices to Create Career Satisfaction by M. Diane Vogt and Lori-Ann Rickard. American Bar Association, 2000.
- Law Office Procedures Manual for Solos and Small Firms, 2nd Edition, by Demetrios Dimitriou. American Bar Association, 2005.
- Law Office Policies and Procedures Manual, 5th Edition, by Howard I. Hatoff and Robert C. Wert. American Bar Association, 2007.
In addition, there are a number of organizations and Internet resources that offer HR education and support, including these:
Adapted from program materials for “Managing Law Firm Personnel in the Information Age,” ABA TECHSHOW 2009, presented by Ellen Freedman and Donna Neff. For more information, visit www.techshow.com.