GPSolo Magazine - April/May 2004

Resource Roundup

Looking for additional resources? Take a look at these ABA publications. Prices may vary depending on section membership. For additional information or to order these books, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at

Letters for Lawyers: Essential Communications for Clients, Prospects, and Others, 2d ed.
By Thomas E. Kane (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division; 2004; PC 5150290; $80; GP member price $65)
As electronic communication via quick e-mails and voice mail becomes the norm and paper letters the exception, it becomes increasingly important not to lose sight of the importance of documenting the file and maintaining a professional tone. These letters simplify and expedite this effort, whether they are sent in paper form or via e-mail.

Letters for Litigators: Essential Communications for Opposing Counsel, Witnesses, Clients, and Others
By Daniel I. Small and Robin Page West (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division; 2004; PC 5150291; $80; GP member price $65)
This publication includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court, and others. As an added benefit, all letters contained in the book are also included on CD-ROM.

Attorney and Law Firm Guide to the Business of Law, 2d ed.
By Edward Poll (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section; 2002; PC 5150286; $119.95; GP member price $99.95)
This classic guide simplifies the often-complex process of operating a law practice. The second edition addresses such issues as marketing, personnel issues, technology, time management, clients’ trust accounting, opening a new office, and changing from one practice to another.

Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations, 2d ed.
(Committee on Nonprofit Corporations, ABA Section of Business Law; 2002; PC 5070388; $24.95 (1-9 copies), $22.95 (10-25 copies)
This accessible guidebook, designed for directors and prospective directors of all types of nonprofit corporations, addresses general legal principles and corporate governance issues to provide nonprofit directors with a comprehensive understanding of their roles.

Case Dismissed! Taking Your Harassment Prevention Training to Trial
By Carol M. Merchasin, Mindy H. Chapman, and Jeff Polisky (ABA Section of State and Local Government Law and ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; 2003; PC 5330081; $85)
Training a workforce on employment laws is becoming a key staple in any organization’s training program. From the design of the training course to the most effective class size, Case Dismissed! takes you through the nuts and bolts of harassment training and the decisions that need to be made behind the scenes.

To order, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at


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