How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice

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Tips, strategies, tactics, forms, and real-word advice for starting - or building - a family law practice. Written by a successful and happy family lawyer, this book explains the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a challenging area of the law. It takes a no-nonsense approach in explaining the most critical issues for developing a successful career. Examples and practice tips show how to gain experience, understand the business aspects of a practice, develop and maintain the ideal client mix, and manage staff and finances. CD-ROM with forms and related materials.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590316955
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 5.85 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Jumping into the deep end 1
Ch. 2 Tailor the advice to where you are 7
Ch. 3 Mission and goals 13
Ch. 4 Start-up 21
Ch. 5 Systems 27
Ch. 6 Marketing 35
Ch. 7 Intake of the new client 57
Ch. 8 Fees and billing 67
Ch. 9 Civility 85
Ch. 10 Dealing with clients, part I 95
Ch. 11 Staff 111
Ch. 12 Service 131
Ch. 13 Dealing with clients, part II 143
Ch. 14 Trial preparation and presentation 163
Ch. 15 Getting to court 175
Ch. 16 Case management 183
Ch. 17 Time management 187
Ch. 18 Financial management 197
Ch. 19 Getting better 207
Ch. 20 Taking care of yourself 213
Ch. 21 Parting thoughts 221
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