Volume 18, Number 7
Looking for additional resources on family law? Take a look at these ABA publications. Prices may vary depending on section membership. To order, or for additional information on any of these books, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221, or visit our website at www.ababooks.org.
The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, Second Edition
By Larry Rice (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, 1998; PC 5150273; $125.95)
Whether you are just starting out or just want to build up your document library, this proven system is a winning strategy for your divorce and family law practice. With more than 420 documents to efficiently take clients through every step of the divorce process, this complete practice system on four time-saving diskettes can easily be customized to fit your jurisdiction and the way you handle cases. Includes convenient checklists and worksheets, formal motions, orders, pleadings, agreements, letters, worksheets, and checklists.
The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook: Understanding Financial Statements, Appraisal Reports, and Expert Testimony
By Shannon Pratt (ABA Section of Family Law and General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, 2000; PC 5130106; $124.95)
This concise reference book will help lawyers and judges understand and evaluate expert reports and testimony on business valuation issues. It is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, authoritative reference on the merits of business valuation positions. It will assist the legal professional in evaluating the quality and comprehensiveness of evidence, and provide the information necessary to evaluate the qualification of experts. It contains extensive case citations to courts' positions on all types of business-valuation issues and covers related subjects such as taxes, corporate-shareholder matters, marital dissolution, bankruptcy, ESOP, and others.
Unbundling Legal Services: A Guide to Delivering Legal Services a la Carte
By Forrest S. Mosten (ABA Law Practice Management Section, 2000; PC 5110448; $64.95)
Unbundling, the practice of offering discrete services from a menu of offerings, is changing the face of the legal profession today. Given minor modifications, any firm can start unbundling its law practice and offer this consumer-oriented approach to legal service delivery to its clients. Learn how to implement unbundling practices in your firm and see results almost immediately.
Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce without Litigation
By Pauline H. Tesler (ABA Section of Family Law, 2001; PC 5130108; $119.95)
This unique handbook explains the new dispute resolution model of collaborative law that is helping family lawyers bring their clients through the divorce passage with integrity and satisfaction. Collaborative law engages the problem-solving skills of lawyers to achieve settlements that customize outcomes in the way that few courts are able to achieve. In the process, fees and costs are minimized, high-quality legal counsel and negotiating assistance are built in, and the ability of divorcing spouses to cooperate and co-parent is maximized. An accompanying diskette includes many sample forms and a client brochure.
Family Law Careers
By Sara Vlajcic (ABA Law Practice Management Section, 1998; PC 5110474; $19.95)
Drawing on comments from more than 100 practitioners, this book explores advantages and disadvantages of choosing this specialty. Interviews with specialists in adoption, elder law, children's advocates, and genetics are included. You will learn about stress and ways to cope, balancing work and family, choosing mediation over litigation, levels of compensation, specialty certification for family lawyers, and much more.
To order, call the ABA Service Center at (800) 285-2221 or visit our website at www.ababooks.org