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The Illinois Survival Guide: Best Practices for New Lawyers

Co-sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association
The Illinois Survival Guide: Best Practices for New Lawyers
Product Code: 1620440
Publication Date: July 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60442-947-3
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About The Illinois Survival Guide: Best Practices for New Lawyers

It's a big leap from law school to law practice. Once you've passed the bar, you have to learn how to run a business or operate within a firm, the ins and outs of avoiding malpractice, and how to maintain a decent work/life balance.

The Illinois Survival Guide is a manual for all new lawyers from Chicago to Springfield on everything they need to know to be successful. In two sections--How to Be an Attorney and Starting Your Own Practice---everything from communication to ethics to billing and best practice record-keeping is covered. There's also an invaluable section detailing the top ten mistakes newer lawyers make, as well as sections on:

" Character, Reputation, and Social Responsibility
" Communicating with Clients, Attorneys, and Judges
" Achieving Balance and Avoiding Burnout
" Building Your Business (and Keeping It)
" Billing and Collecting Fees
" Client Funds and Malpractice

Plus, the book features nearly 200 pages of indispensable forms and checklists, from a retainer agreement to an estate planning checklist to a sample request to admit.

The Illinois Survival Guide will help new lawyers make a smooth transition from school to practice and put in place everything they need for continued success. If you are a new lawyer practicing in the state of Illinois, this is your must-have guide to getting started on solid ground.