The Lean Law Firm: Run Your Firm like the World's Most Efficient and Profitable Businesses
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American Bar Association
The Lean Law Firm: Run Your Firm like the World's Most Efficient and Profitable Businesses

The Lean Law Firm: Run Your Firm like the World's Most Efficient and Profitable Businesses

by Larry Port, Dave Maxfield
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It's a difficult world for law firms these days. Client demands, increased competition, and the distractions of technology can put pressure on any business. Law firms who attempt to respond with "traditional" firm management practices are perhaps more susceptible than any other business to falling victim to the chaos.

But fortunately, there’s a solution. And it’s found not in traditional law firm management methods, but in the practices of some of the world’s most efficient and forward-thinking manufacturing companies who learned—long ago—the power of lean methodologies and systems thinking.

Far from a dry read, The Lean Law Firm is a one-of-a-kind book that employs elements of the graphic novel to teach business lessons to lawyers. Follow the engaging story of lawyer Carson Wright, who suddenly finds himself responsible for saving a small law firm, as his mentor Guy Chapman imparts the lean techniques that transformed his factory from the brink of bankruptcy to new heights of profitability.

As you watch the The Lean Law Firm story unfold, you’ll see how your own firm is just a manageable system that can be analyzed and optimized. The authors share a proven, immediately usable template for making that system lean and efficient. And, from this new understanding, you'll reap not only financial benefits, but a renewed enthusiasm for running your firm.

Join us, and start your own Lean story!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641051385
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 387,009
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Larry Port has worked with thousands of law firms since 2008 when he started the first cloud-based legal practice management software company, Rocket Matter. Residing in Boca Raton, Florida, Larry is a speaker and award-winning writer at the crossroads of the attorney wellness, legal profession, technology, and law firm marketing.
Dave Maxfield has spent his entire, 25-year legal career as sole practitioner or in a two-person law firm. His solo practice is located in Columbia, South Carolina, where he has served as the three-time Chairman of the Consumer Law section of the South Carolina Bar and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Saga of Carson Wright Chapter 2: The Basics—Lean Thinking and TerminologyChapter 3: Systems Thinking 1—The Income FormulaChapter 4: Using KPIs—What, When, and How to MeasureChapter 5: Systems Thinking 2—Bringing Your System to LifeChapter 6: Lean Marketing Chapter 7: Locking It Down—Standardization, Written Procedures, and ChecklistsChapter 8: Visual Communication, Meetings, and RhythmChapter 9: Getting Control of TechnologyChapter 10: Goal Setting and the October SurpriseChapter 11: Buy In—General Adoption Tactics and Challenges Unique to Law FirmsEpilogue

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