Continuing our series on resources for those interested in creating a solo or small law firm after graduation, today's post focuses on books in the library to help with your firm's financial solvency. How will you bill your clients? How will you communicate your charges? How will you structure your fees? How will you collect payments? Where do you find new clients? How do you keep them once found? How do you stay within the ethical boundaries with these issues?
Check out these library titles for answers to these questions...
The lawyer's guide to creating a business plan : a step-by-step software package, by Linda Pinson (2009).
Reserve/5th Floor KF315.A9 P56
Attorneys' fees, by Robert L. Rossi (last updated 2009).
5th Floor KF316 .S65 2001
The lawyer's field guide to effective business development, by William J. Flannery, Jr (2007)
5th Floor KF316.5 .F58 2007
The lawyer's guide to modern payment methods : ACH, debit, credit and more, by Fred H. Miller (2007).
5th Floor KF957 .M565 2007
The lawyer's guide to increasing revenue : unlocking the profit potential in your firm, by Arthur G. Greene (2005).
5th Floor KF318 .G73 2005
How to capture and keep clients : marketing strategies for lawyers, by Jennifer J. Rose, editor (2005).
5th Floor KF316.5 .H69 2005
The lawyer's guide to marketing your practice, by James A. Durham, Deborah McMurray (2004).
5th Floor KF316.5 .L38 2004
Legal fees : law and management, by John W. Toothman, William G. Ross (2003).
5th Floor KF316 .T66 2003
Collecting your fee : getting paid from intake to invoice, by Edward Poll (2003).
5th Floor KF316 .P65 2003
How to draft bills clients rush to pay, by J. Harris Morgan, Jay G. Foonberg (2003).
5th Floor KF316 .M67 2003
Women rainmakers' best marketing tips, by Theda C. Snyder (2003).
5th Floor KF316.5 .W65 2003
Winning alternatives to the billable hour : strategies that work, by James A. Calloway et al. (2002).
5th Floor KF316 .W56 2002
Marketing and legal ethics : the boundaries of promoting legal services, by William E. Hornsby, Jr (2000).
5th Floor KF316.5 .H67 2000