The book deals with new, more stringent legal considerations, rapidly evolving technology, and includes resources for lawyers struggling with the stresses of the profession. In addition to updates throughout, the following chapters have been substantially revised: Incorporation, Setting up your Office, Employees, Tax and Other Employers' Obligations and Law Society and Other Professional Obligations.
This ABA bestseller helps to guide planning, launching, and growing a successful practice. You'll find tips that can improve your practice once it is up and running, as well as templates and checklists. Please note this book has a US focus.
Includes: Retainer general agreement ; The biggest malpractice claim risks; Business plan outline; Fraud fact sheet ; Twelve month law practice cash flow budget worksheet; Lawyer practice management review : basic management checklist ; Guide to opening your practice : for lawyers; Practice management review resource list.
Richard Susskind predicts fundamental and irreversible changes in the world of law. What Susskind sees is eye-opening-a legal world of virtual courts, Internet-based global legal businesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web-based simulated practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers and new employers too.
Fundamental to almost every lawyer’s practice is the ability to effectively manage the lawyer/client relationship through its various stages. This includes the basics on how to manage your relationship with your first client.
Leading legal futures thinker Jordan Furlong sets the stage with an analysis of the current state of the profession, and talks about the skills and competencies that lawyers will need to have to make the most of the opportunities ahead. And we provide resources – places people can go to find out more about what they’ve learned.