Searching for additional resources in leadership? Take a look at the ABA publications 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.
By Edward Poll (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2014; 5150466; $149.95; GPSolo member price $135.95)
This 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.
By Eleanor Southers (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2014; 5150473; $39.95; ABA member price $33.95; GPSolo member price $29.95)
This book will help you assess your legal career, pinpoint what you might change, determine how to make those changes, and plan for the uncertainties of the future.
By Kerry M. Lavelle (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2015; 5150481; $89.95; ABA member price $76.95; GPSolo member price $71.95)
Chosen as a practice management textbook by both the University of Illinois and the University of California, Davis, this book covers, in great detail, the time needed by you, and how best to spend it to grow 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.
By Dr. Artika R. Tyner (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2015; 5150480; $29.95; GPSolo member price $24.95)
This book provides the reader with inspiration on how to lead effectively, build new bridges, and establish a vision for the future—the foundation of leadership growth.
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.
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 here.
By Jeffrey Allen and Ashley Hallene (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2016; 5150487; $59.95; ABA member price $53.95; GPSolo member price $47.95)
This book provides short tips on a wide range of technology issues. The tips emanate from GPSolo programs and are designed to help the seasoned tech person as well as the novice.
By Adam Newhouse (ABA Section of International Law; 2016; 5210301; $59.95; ABA member price $54.95)
This book will bring lawyers’ attitudes into sync with the realities of today’s marketplace and help unravel the sometimes daunting and unfamiliar legal landscape in the new “Internet age.”
By K. William Gibson (ABA Law Practice Division; 2014; 5110760; $99.95)
Revised and updated to meet the needs of today’s legal professionals, this fifth edition is a comprehensive guide to establishing and maintaining a successful solo law practice.
By Dr. Artika R. Tyner (ABA Book Publishing; 2014; 1620622; $59.95; ABA member price $54.95)
This book shows how attorneys can use their legal skills to work for social change, contribute to communities that foster social justice, and empower and develop new leaders.
By Arthur G. Greene (ABA Law Practice Division; 2009; 5110684; $129.95)
This guide is a practical and valuable resource for those firms that want to provide better client service, as well as improve the working environment for both lawyers and staff. It provides strategies to change the culture of the law firm, boost morale, and effectively and efficiently manage and govern the firm.
By M. Gerald Schwartzbach (Ankerwycke; 2016; 1620701; $29.95; ABA member price $25.95)
Part memoir, part case history, this book demonstrates why and how true justice can only happen when we refuse to objectify the defendant. It is also a primer for law students and lawyers starting their careers—at either the defense or prosecutor’s table.
By Susan G. Manch and Michelle Nash (ABA Book Publishing; 2012; 1620522; $79.95; ABA member price $59.95)
This book uncovers the essential nature of leadership as it is lived by today’s law firm leaders and illuminates how they lead in the face of obstacles presented by a competitive legal marketplace and the nature of a law firm as an organization.
By Gindi Eckel Vincent and Mary B. Cranston (ABA Commission on Women in the Profession; 2013; 4920048; $24.95; ABA member price $19.95)
This book provides a concise road map of the latest collective wisdom on leadership and applies these principles to women lawyers. It also features interviews with 11 women legal leaders who share their lessons learned and tips for success.
By Thomas C. Grella (ABA Law Practice Division; 2013; 5110761; $79.95)
This book is required reading for all attorneys seeking to develop their leadership skills. Through a series of practical lessons, the author draws from his own experiences and applies time-tested leadership principles to lawyers and law firms.
By Arin N. Reeves (ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity; 2012; 1620484; $29.95; ABA member price $24.95)
This groundbreaking book will introduce you to new ways of thinking about leadership and inclusion in the workplace through an integrated exploration of research studies, stories, learning experiences, and tested solutions.
By George Beaton and Imme Kaschner (ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; 2016; 5190528; $69.95)
This book provides examples of innovative and successful business models from remade law firms. Ultimately, this book is meant to fuel a desire for change in law firms that goes beyond thinking and planning, and leads straight into the messy, frustrating, exciting world of implementing change, and ultimately to better client service.
By Lauren Stiller Rikleen (ABA Book Publishing; 2016; 1620615PBK; $15)
This essential book is packed with hard data and interesting anecdotes. It provides actionable solutions and a detailed road map for retaining and developing the next generation of leaders.
GPSolo Division Links
“Law Practice 2020,” GPSolo magazine, May/June 2014: tinyurl.com/oba46qk
Resource page for starting and running a law firm: tinyurl.com/clwojlp
Solo/Small Firm Forms Library: ambar.org/gpsoloforms
Sponsors page: tinyurl.com/7bzft7p
Other Links from the ABA
ABA Law Practice Division: lawpractice.org
ABA Solo and Small Firm Resource Center: ambar.org/soloandsmallfirms