March 01, 2018 GPSolo

READY RESOURCES: Ready Resources for Every Lawyer

Searching for additional resources to help you write your own lawyer’s story? 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.

Attorney and Law Firm Guide to the Business of Law, Third Edition

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.

Be a Better Lawyer: A Short Guide to a Long Career

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 and pinpoint what you might want to change. It will then assist you in determining how to make those changes and plan for the uncertainties of the future.

The Business Guide to Law: Creating and Operating a Successful Law Firm

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, written by a lawyer who started and grew a law practice, covers in great detail the time needed by you and how best to spend it to create and grow a unique law firm business.

The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice: Forms and Procedures for the Lawyer, Fifth Edition

By Larry Rice and Nick Rice (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2017; 5150497; $169.95; GPSolo member price $135.95)

This updated edition is a solid resource for all lawyers, whether those just starting out or those who want to build up their document library. It is a proven system that provides a winning strategy for family law practices.

Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm, Second Edition

Edited by jennifer j. rose (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2017; 5150498; $89.95; GPSolo member price $71.95)

Although staff can help you bring in more profits and clients, ineffective supervision can cost you money. This new second edition provides insight to help guide the many decisions that face a lawyer who is running a firm, whether solo or staffed.

From Law School to Lawyer

By Jonathan D. McDowell (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2015; 5150476; $49.95; ABA member price $44.95; GPSolo member price $39.95)

You finished law school. Now what? This book will guide you through the transition from a law student who has passed the bar to a lawyer actually practicing law.

Getting Started as a Real Estate Attorney

By Joseph Fortunato (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2016; 5150488; $99.95; ABA member price $89.95; GPSolo member price $79.95)

Whether you are looking to open a real estate practice or just looking to expand your current practice, this book is your one-stop resource. It goes beyond the typical “how-to” guide and highlights the many practice areas of “real estate law.”

How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers, Second Edition

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.

Law Firm Cybersecurity

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.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning

By Cynthia Sharp (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2014; 5150471; $69.95; ABA member price $62.95; GPSolo member price $55.95)

This essential resource for any lawyer committed to building and maintaining a strong and secure financial future outlines “need-to-know” information in clear and concise terms and presents an actionable plan that leads to financial success.

Run Your Firm Like a Business: An Operations Guide for the Solo Practitioner and Small Law Firm

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.

Smart Marketing for the Small Firm Lawyer

By Kenneth Vercammen (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2014; 5150468; $59.95; ABA member price $53.95; GPSolo member price $45.95)

This book thoroughly explores today’s marketing landscape and outlines its many facets for you in concise and easy-to-understand terms.

Solo Lawyer By Design: A Plan for Success in Any Practice

By Gary P. Bauer (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2017; 5150496; $59.95; GPSolo member price $47.95)

This new book helps pre-laws, law students, and recent graduates as well as seasoned practitioners understand where they best fit into the legal practice environment. It provides the tools to help weather the rapidly changing marketing developments that present new and difficult obstacles to successful practice.

Technology Tips for Lawyers and Other Business Professionals

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.

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.

Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer, Fifth Edition

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.

The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers

By Ruth Carter (ABA Law Practice Division; 2014; 5110777; $79.95)

This book, written by a blogger for bloggers, addresses the full scope of legal issues that accompany blogging, including intellectual property, criminal law, employment law, professional conduct, and much more.

The 2018 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

By Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, and Michael C. Maschke (ABA Law Practice Division; 2018; 5110819; $89.95; ABA member price $76.95)

This one-of-a-kind annual guide is written to help solos and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar.

GPSolo Division Links

“Back to Basics,” GPSolo magazine, July/August 2014.

“Developing Your Greatest Resources,” GPSolo magazine, July/August 2017.

“Law Practice 2020,” GPSolo magazine, May/June 2014.

“Opening a Law Office,” GPSolo magazine, January/February 2014.

Resource page for starting and running a law firm

Solo/Small Firm Forms Library: ambar.org/gpsoloforms

Sponsors page

Other Links from the ABA

ABA Law Practice Division: lawpractice.org

ABA Solo and Small Firm Resource Center: ambar.org/soloandsmallfirms