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How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times

How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times
Product Code: 5110695
About the Authors: Sharon D. Nelson, James A. Calloway, Ross L. Kodner
Publication Date: August 24, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60442-573-4
Page Count: 230
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Sponsoring Entities: Law Practice Division
Topics: Career Development, General Practice, Law Practice Management, Legal Technology, Management / Organizational Skills, Marketing, Solos and Small Firms
Format: Book - 5110695
Pricing: $79.95 (Regular)
$47.95 (Law Practice Division) ABA Members, Log in now to receive this discount!
About How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times

Worried about the economy? Are you a lawyer out of work? Are you afraid you will be laid off? Are you struggling to manage your firm through a down economy? In a single volume, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times, will provide you with a wealth of tips, resources, and tools to help you survive in bad times, as well as teach you management, finance, marketing and technology essentials necessary to succeed.

The weak economy and large number of firm layoffs have resulted in a flood of potential new solo and small firm lawyers starting their own practices in the wake of the exodus from BigLaw. Small practice lawyers, well seasoned or just starting out, can gain immeasurably by just applying even a few of the myriad tips within this book. The book is broken out into three parts:

* Part I -- Afraid of Losing Your Job? Lost it Already?
* Part II -- Managing and Marketing Your Firm In a Down Economy
* Part III -- Do It Better, Cheaper, Faster with Technology: Using Technology to Boost the Bottom Line

Each part provides practical tips and insightful tools that are concise and easy to read for quick reference. This book addresses the fears and concerns of today's lawyers, including how to turn a bad economy into a good opportunity to not just survive, but thrive, as well as how you can leverage technology to reduce overhead and maximize profitability.

Whether you're out of work, or afraid you will soon be out of work, this book offers a compendium of helpful tips to secure your present job or to find a new one. How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times will help provide you with shelter from the storm by giving you the tools to build your own personal ark. If you have the will and the focus, you will survive the current maelstrom. Good lawyers can indeed survive bad times.
Praise for How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times

"Whether you have been, or are about to be, a victim of the weak economy or you are just not sure that you want to soldier on in your current practice setting, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times is a must-read that's well worth the cover price, even for those currently on limited budgets. Sharon Nelson, Jim Calloway and Ross Kodner have pulled together some great information to help you assess your current employment situation and chart a course through treacherous economic waters. The outside-the-box thinking and quick and easy-to-complete exercises they provide will not only lift your spirits and fill your sails, but will help you chart a new course for a safe harbor in rough economic times."
--Laura A. Calloway, Director, Practice Management Assistance Program, Alabama State Bar
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