This book is meant help you to remember, and to incorporate, critical ways to reduce stress and liability in your legal practice.
Among the topics discussed: setting, managing, and keeping client expectations; providing sufficient detail in your dockets (and the implications of not providing sufficient detail); not taking things personally; what to do when you've made a mistake; dealing with deadlines, and developing your own client base.
Among other things, this book breaks down and makes clear basic accounting concepts. Holgate explains generally accepted accounting principles in the UK (GAAP), the trend towards global harmonisation and the role of international accounting standards. He then deals with specific areas such as group accounts, acquisitions, tax, leases, pensions, financial instruments, and realised profits, focusing in each case on those aspects that are likely to confront lawyers in their work. Please note UK focus.
Written by a psychologist and lawyer, this book offers insight into interpersonal skills awareness and development. It focuses on areas like career management and skill development tips, includes practical worksheets, development plans and questionnaires, and includes figures and tables that present information in a clear manner.
Today, new legal applications are beginning to appear and this book - designed to explain computational processes to non-programmers - describes how they will change the practice of law, specifically by connecting computational models of legal reasoning directly with legal text, generating arguments for and against particular outcomes, predicting outcomes and explaining these predictions with reasons that legal professionals will be able to evaluate for themselves.
Law professors Douglas O. Linder and Nancy Levit combine evidence from the latest social science research with numerous engaging accounts of able attorneys at work to explain just what makes a good lawyer. They organize the book around the qualities they see as crucial: courage, empathy, integrity, realism, a strong sense of justice, clarity of purpose, and an ability to transcend emotionalism.
Using case examples and an analysis of the general litigation and negotiation behaviors of people with High Conflict Personalities, this book helps make sense of the fears that drive people to file lawsuits and complaints. It provides insight for containing their behavior while managing and/or resolving their disputes.
This practical guide shares detailed and sensible tactics for winning and retaining long-term, profitable clients in an increasingly competitive and changing legal market. The Field Guide is designed for seasoned lawyers who want to refine and polish their business development skills, as well as younger lawyers who have set their sights on designing successful and profitable careers as trusted advisors. Please note US focus.
Through mindfulness and emotional intelligence training, lawyers can improve focus, get more work done in less time, improve their interpersonal skills, and seek and find work that will make their lives more meaningful. This book is designed to help law students and lawyers of all experience levels find a sustainable and meaningful life in the field of law.
It is important for lawyers who deal with commercial, corporate, family, estate, and even criminal practices to understand the rudimentary concepts of accounting and finance. This book uses clear, concise explanations of what lawyers need to know in order to understand financial statements.
Also in print, HF5681.B2 K75 2013 LAW (Reserve).
This book provides tools to implement and evaluate alternative billing methods-including case studies of lawyers and firms successfully using alternative billing to deliver value. In addition to an appendix containing sample agreements, forms, proposals, and client letters, topics include: Understanding the client's perceptions of value, Ethical rules and practices, Interpreting and applying the "value curve," How to build a billing method Integrating technology and alternative billing, Developing a case and/or transaction plan, and Evaluating alternative billing method results. Please note US focus.