Searching for additional resources to help you advise small businesses? 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 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 become more effective and more profitable.
By Stephen H. Knee (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2015; 5150478; $49.95; ABA member price $44.95; GPSolo member price $39.95)
Offering an overview of the practical, legal, and psychological issues most commonly present in a business breakup, this is an ideal reference for anyone working with clients in closely held businesses.
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 Scott E. Friedman (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2013; 5150459; $69.95; ABA member price $59.95; GPSolo member price $55.95)
The dynamics within a family business are inevitably complex. Clearly written and well organized, this book teaches you how to provide good counsel to family-run enterprises. The chapters and exercises within this book apply the insights of positive psychology to create best practices for achieving harmony and success.
Edited by jennifer j. rose (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2015; 5150482; $79.95; GPSolo member price $67.95)
In this new second edition, the best and most innovative solos and small firm lawyers offer their secrets, approaches, and strategies to that age-old puzzle of growing your law firm.
By Daniel Garrie and Bill Spernow (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2017; 5150493; $59.95; GPSolo member price $47.95)
Law firms must take steps to create processes that mitigate and control the risk and fallout resulting from a data breach. A strong step in the right direction, this book is a resource that gives firms the tools they need to defend themselves.
By Frank T. Lockwood (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2014; 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 guide.
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 tech issues. The tips emanate from GPSolo programs and are designed to help both the seasoned tech person as well as the novice.
By Jill D. Rhodes and Vincent I. Polley (ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force; 2013; 3550023; $59.95; ABA member price $47.95)
This handbook provides practical cyber threat information, guidance, and strategies to lawyers and law firms of all sizes.
By Lisa A. Runquist (ABA Business Law Section; 2015; 5070689; $44.95; ABA member price $39.95)
This updated second edition is an excellent primer that will help nonprofits and their lawyers figure out where to start, what works, what doesn’t, and why.
(ABA Business Law Section; 2011; 5070644; $64.95)
Help directors engage in effective oversight and decision-making processes with this ABA best seller. This is a must-have book for business law practitioners and their corporate clients and explores overseeing both strategy and risk.
Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: The Lawyer’s Guide to Taking Charge of Your Own Information Security
By John Bandler (ABA Section of Science and Technology Law; 2017; 5450076; $69.95)
Every lawyer should be aware of the risks of loss or theft of sensitive information. This book makes it easier to understand these risks so a decision can be made regarding where to set the “cybersecurity dial” in home and office.
By Robert L. Brown and Alan S. Gutterman (ABA Business Law Section; 2011; 5070639; $129.95)
This book is a practical resource for those interested in forming a new company as well as for those who are advising them. It is a comprehensive, handy resource of key legal and business aspects of forming, organizing, operating, and developing emerging/growth-oriented businesses.
By Gregory V. Varallo, Daniel A. Dreisbach, and Blake Rohrbacher (ABA Business Law Section; 2009; 5070629; $89.95)
Is the governance of companies “working” the way it should? This valuable guide focuses on the process and structure of corporate governance, and both are critical to the qualitatively better decision making demanded of modern boards.
Legal Project Management: Control Costs, Meet Schedules, Manage Risks, and Maintain Sanity, Second Edition
By Steven B. Levy (ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; 2015; 5190521; $89.95)
This updated edition looks at the concepts of legal project management and demonstrates how to dramatically increase the odds of a project’s success through simple techniques. The author offers a project management framework designed from the ground up for legal practices and attorneys.
By Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Ries, and John W. Simek (ABA Law Practice Division; 2016; 5110805; $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.
Edited by Sally McDonald Henry (ABA Business Law Section; 2016; 5070739; $94.95; ABA member price $84.95)
This annual guide includes the most current provisions to the Bankruptcy Code and Rules. It is useful for any practitioner who deals with bankruptcy issues, whether a general practitioner or seasoned bankruptcy lawyer.
By Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, and Michael C. Maschke (ABA Law Practice Division; 2017; 5110811; $89.95)
This one-of-a-kind annual guide is written to help solos and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar.