xiv, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9781604428247 paperback 1604428244
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Who and what is a law firm Virtual law firms Office-sharing arrangements Referral arrangements outside law firms The form of a law firm Law firm governance The career lattice for larger-firm lawyers Non-partner lawyers Partnership Temporary or contract attorneys Nonlawyers at law firms Administrative organizational structures Interactions with nonlawyer staff Partnership at XYZ law partnership, LLP: exercise #1 The market for legal services Types of law practices How fees are assessed Other sources of firm revenue Law firm profitability Client and matter profitability Problems with over-focus on profitability Organizing a practice: exercise #2 Law firm compensation Compensation and culture: exercise #3 Intake of a client matter Time-billing entries Managing client work Pro bono Business development Developing business from new clients Retaining work from existing clients Client relationship management Lending clients money Sample business development checklist for associates Marketing a practice: exercise #4 Firm culture and demands on time Basics of lawyers' professional liability insurance Dealing with mistakes Diversity in law firms Mentoring Supervision and risk management.
KF300 .D69 2010
Portion of Title
Law firm practice.
Chicago, Ill. : Law Practice Management Section, American Bar Association,