Library Highlights: Law Practice Management

The Associate as Rainmaker: Building Your Business

Brain David King Keller

KF316.5 .K45 2011

From the Publisher: An associate’s mid- and long-term success relies on building a foundation of rela-tionships that are created during a lawyer’s early years. This book is your guide to specific actions for mastering the game, offering attorneys of all experience levels useful insights into how a rainmaker gets results. Broken into four thorough sections–Being a Rainmaker, Brain Basics, Rainmaker Tech-niques, and Tips from the Front Line–The Associate as Rainmaker contains specific techniques for busi-ness development, including: business development time slots, the art and science of selling, creating an optimal performance state, business development for shy attorneys, the art and science of rapport, thirty-four steps to grow any practice. The book also includes a business development checklist that contains tips for each year you’re an associate, as well as several appendices with exercises, goals sheets, and time management forms.

Moving Diversity Forward: How to go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing

Vernā A. Myers

KF300 .M94 2011

What People are Saying: “The numerous publications about diversity render it difficult to offer a new perspective, but Vernã Myers has done so. Moving Diversity Forward takes head on underlying challenges to successful diversity and inclusion efforts that often are left unspoken-and she has done so without being inflammatory.” — William A. Von Hoene, Jr., Executive Vice President, Finance and Legal, Exelon Corporation “If you, like me, are a white male who believes in inclusion but sometimes feels on shaky ground in how to achieve it, this book is for you. Ms. Myers reveals the unconscious biases that inhibit inclusion, debunks the well-meaning but misguided arguments often used against inclusion, and provides clear and concrete steps we can take to move from well-meaning to well-doing.” — Mark E. (Rick) Richardson, VP & Associate General Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline

The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue

Arthur G. Greene

KF316.5 .G74 2011

From the Publisher: The vast majority of law firms continue to leave dollars on the table. Now you can ensure your firm isn’t one of them. The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue, Second Edition offers practical tips and step-by-step plans for evaluating, tracking, and ultimately enhancing your firm’s revenue stream. Significantly updated and expanded to address issues facing law firms in the twenty-first century, this new edition demonstrates how to avoid short-term solutions, look beyond cost-cutting, and develop a multi-year strategy for achieving financial growth. Using your firm’s existing resources, you will discover how to best maintain client relationships, boost staff morale, and augment your bottom line.

Federal Criminal Discovery

Robert M. Cary, Craig D. Singer, Simon A. Latcovich

KF9650 .C37 2011

From the Publisher: In nearly every criminal case, information is at a premium for both sides. Discovery plays a major role in federal criminal cases as it includes recordings, documents, electronic data, or tan-gible objects as well as unwritten information such as witness statements that have not been recorded or memorialized in writing. The rare value of information in a criminal case lies partly in its inaccessi-bility, as the parties’ right to discovery is relatively narrow. Because discovery rights in charged crimi-nal cases are limited, the parties often must litigate vigorously and creatively to obtain significant infor-mation. Federal Criminal Discovery thoroughly covers each of the different methods of discovery available to the parties in federal criminal cases. It serves as an invaluable resource for judges, academics, prose-cutors, and defense lawyers by providing an exhaustive discussion on the statutory and constitutional bases for discovery, and by covering the existing law fairly while examining both sides of the issues.

The Forensic Accounting Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Financial Investigation and Analysis for Family Lawyers

Miles Mason

KF8968.15 .M37 2011

From the Publisher: Forensic accounting can help family lawyers win case and help clients keep mon-ey which might otherwise be taken from them by a difficult and confusing divorce process. To help you understand the practice of forensic accounting and business valuation in family law caes, [This book] provides a basic introduction to the core financial concepts in divorce, such as asset identification, classification, and valuation, income determination, and expenses. It provides a step-by-step explana-tion of these “how to” mechanics and explores higher-level strategic concerns appropriate for high-asset and high-conflict cases. It connects the dots and fills gaps among the interrelated topics of sub- poena practice, accounting concepts, depositions, reports, methodology, financial statements, tax re-turns, reports, and testimony.

Premarital Agreements: Drafting and Negotiating

Linda Ravdin

KF529 .R38 2011

From the Publisher: To begin the book, Linda Ravdin, an experienced family lawyer well-known for her knowledge of premarital and marital agreements, focuses on the law related to creating a valid agreement. […] Information about validity covers all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Other chapters address terms regarding nonfinancial issues, terms regulating the ongoing marriage, spousal support and attorney’s fees. The second part of the book examines the lawyer’s role in the process. Chapters consider both the critical ethical issues presented in drafting and negotiation as well as more practical aspects of negotiating the terms. In the next part, Ravdin discusses the most common issues that can arise after the agreement has been executed.

Preliminary Relief in Patent Infringement Disputes

Robert H. Resis

KF3155 .P745 2011

From the Publisher: The book begins with an overview of how preliminary relief is addressed in patent cases. Topics include legal and business considerations in seeking preliminary relief, the types of pre-liminary relief, pre- and post-filing considerations, and the likelihood of success on the merits. Other factors, such as irreparable harm, balance of hardships, and public interest, are also addressed in this introductory chapter. The balance of the book examines the Federal Circuit Court cases and 112 select-ed district court cases to show how preliminary injuction requests have been treated since the Supreme Court’s 2006 eBay decision. The book identifies the judges in the Federal Circuit and district court cas-es. Tables identifying the Federal Circuit and the district court cases in chronological order are also provided.

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