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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.