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Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms, Second Edition, w/CD-ROM

Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms, Second Edition, w/CD-ROM
Product Code: 5110653
Authors: Anthony E. Davis, Peter R. Jarvis
Publication Date: September 2007
ISBN: 978-1-59031-853-9
Page Count: 158
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Sponsoring Entities: The Center for Professional Responsibility, Law Practice Division
Topics: Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Law Practice Management, Solos and Small Firms
Format: Book - 5110653
Pricing: $89.95 (Regular)
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About this Book and Accompanying CD-ROM

Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms helps your firm establish solid policies, procedures, and systems to minimize risk. This completely revised edition and accompanying CD provides a comprehensive overview of risk management, offers a practical approach to risk management evaluation, and steps to take to create a "best practice" plan.

You'll learn the three elements of effective risk management policy: how to establish uniform standards; be ready for compliance with minimum intrusion and expense into other areas of the practice; and how to develop strategies to control risk. Using case studies and Quality/In Control (QUIC) Survey for law firms questionnaires to evaluate your firm's state of risk management, this book provides solutions tailored to your organization.

This edition has been updated to include the many ways the digital age has affected risk for the modern law practice, allowing you to meet today's legal accountability head-on. Using a practical self-audit tool, the book enables lawyers to consider how well their firms are addressing each of the key components of effective risk management.
You'll discover:

  • Why risk management is essential to ensuring the best client service

  • How a good plan maximizes your firm's profitability

  • The role of self-audits and how to conduct one

  • Why risk management matters, no matter how established or young your firm may be

  • What to do when disaster strikes

  • How to avoid hidden costs, like time and billings lost, by focusing on this critical matter


Listen to an interview with Anthony E. Davis on Risk Management (20:09)

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Browse through the Table of Contents and read the entire first chapter below.
What Others Are Saying

"This is a most useful guide through the difficult risk management issues facing law firms today. Law firms have become more complex organizations and face an increasing array of potential claims from clients and third parties. This new environment is here to stay and affects every attorney, regardless of practice area, geography, or firm size. Anthony and Peter have provided firm managers with very practical tools for identifying, prioritizing, and addressing the root cause problems so that firms can effectively implement appropriate mitigation and loss prevention strategies. This is a must read, and one that no doubt will prove valuable for years to come."
--Timothy Rowan, Esq., Beazley Group


"This books remains an invaluable tool for helping law firm management committees, risk managers and General counsel to recognize and resolve risk management concerns common to firms of all sizes. Not only does it lay out the "theory" behind risk management, using examples of mistakes that various law firms have made, but it is intensely practical as well, since it includes detailed risk assessment questionnaires that address the panoply of concerns that law firms face, from compensation to disaster recovery. Even in firms, like mine, that are small enough to obviate the need for questionaires, reviewing the book and the proposed questionnaires will help focus the managers of any law firm, no matter how small, on issues they may have missed and which need fixing. Solving problems before they become bigger problems is the essence of law firm risk management. This book will help law firms do that. All law firms should have it."
--Ronald Minkoff, Head of Professional Responsibility Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
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Table of Contents PDF
Chapter 1: What is "Risk Management" Anyway? PDF


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