The Power of a System

Author: John H. Fisher
Publisher:
ISBN: 1599324210
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

What if you had total control overyour hours and weekends? What if you didn’t have toanswer to anyone? What if you took control over your future? When you work for someone else, you don’t control your future. Your boss decides how much money you make and how many hours you work. For many, the law is just a job that you do to make ends meet and pay the bills. It’s time to change that It’s not just about work and money. It’s about loving what you do and looking forward to coming to work. It’s about spending time with your family and living a fun life. It’s time you make the rules For the first time, you have in your hands the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial secrets to running a multi-million dollar law firm. Tried and true methods for managing and growing the injury law firm of your dreams is now in your hands—precise methods that, when applied, will slowly but surely grow your law firm into an asset that serves your ideal lifestyle. Who said you have to be a slave to your law practice? IT’S TIME TO BREAK ALL OF THE RULES so you have the one thing that all lawyers should seek: autonomy to live life on your terms. THE POWER OF A SYSTEM Torts, contracts, constitutional law…you got your fill in law school of theoretical concepts that you need to pass the bar exam. But then a funny thing happened, you got out of law school, opened your new law firm and you realized something—no one ever taught you how to run your own law firm in law school. Suddenly, you’re on your own with fancy new letterhead, a few clients and not much else. Your dusty law school books aren’t much help. It’s great to have your book smarts and fancy law degree but how do you pay the bills every Friday when your staff wants their paycheck? You pull your hair out wondering how you got yourself into this mess. This book was written for you. You are not alone. Yes, others have done the same thing before you and believe it or not, there are tried and proven recipes for success. Instead of fumbling around like the other lawyers in your town and just waiting for your phone to ring with your next case, you study the recipe and principles for a big-time injury law firm and little by little you begin implementing systems into your new law firm. You have in your hands tried and proven systems for the injury law firm of your dreams. It’s not just the technical aspects of running your own law firm, but the managerial and entrepreneurial principles that you must have to keep a constant stream of new cases and clients coming down the pipe. And no, these are not law school theoretical concepts but the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial “how to” steps that have been tried and tested over years of trial and error. You won’t find a book like this in your law school library…or anywhere else. Law school’s out—no more time for theoretical concepts—it’s time to get bills paid, move cases to trial, start making money and begin living life on your terms. All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to Doc to Dock, Inc., an amazing nonprofit organization based in New York that collects unused and unwanted medical supplies from around the country and ships them to hospitals and clinics in impoverished Third World nations in Africa and Haiti. Every day tons of unused medical supplies and equipment are incinerated or tossed into landfills in the U.S. Rather than letting the unused medical supplies go to waste, Doc to Dock, Inc. collects the donated medical supplies consisting of basic medical devices such as catheters and ultrasound machines, and transports them to developing countries where they are needed the most. Doc to Dock, Inc. has provided shipments to 18 different countries in the poorest regions of sub-Saharan Africa and has made a huge difference in preventing very curable and basic illnesses that are often life-threatening in Africa due to their lack of medical supplies.

The Ultimate Law Firm Associate s Marketing Checklist

Author: Ross Fishman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997967625
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre:

Do you want to be a rainmaker and control your own destiny? Are you an associate who wants to maximize your chances of developing clients or making partner in a prestigious firm? Or perhaps you're a marketer who wants to help your lawyers succeed. In this unique guidebook, Ross Fishman, a lawyer and award-winning legal marketer, details the tactics to accomplish your goals, step by step, year by year. Using stories, humor, and practical, time-tested tips, Ross shows precisely how associates can build a successful, rewarding career. In these pages you'll discover: * How to become a celebrated market leader, not an anonymous generalist,* The most-efficient path to client development,* How to target clients who share your passions and interests* How to use social media efficiently and effectively* The Top Five things clients want from their lawyers today* How to have more fun throughout your entire career. TESTIMONIALS: "Essential reading for every associate at any point in their career! This checklist holds all the secrets; it is marketing nirvana." -Nat Slavin, Principal, Wicker Park Group; Past President, Legal Marketing Association (LMA) "This book needs to be in the hands of every associate who wants a successful, rewarding career. Just follow the suggested steps to become the top-tier rainmaker in your firm. This should be a 'best seller.'" -Ron Henry, The Garver Group; Past President, Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)

Rainmaking Made Simple

Author: Mark M. Maraia
Publisher: Professional Services Pub
ISBN: 0972453202
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Rainmaking Made Simple: What Every Professional Must Know is the definitive how-to guide for professionals on growing their business. It demystifies the process of building client relationships, making it simple to grasp, retain, and put into practice.

No B S Direct Marketing

Author: Dan S. Kennedy
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781613082324
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Kennedy dares marketers to dramatically simplify their marketing, refocusing on what works. Updated to address the newest media and marketing methods, this marketing master plan — from marketing master Kennedy—delivers a short list of radically different, little-known, profit-proven direct mail strategies for ANY business. Strategies are illustrated by case history examples from an elite team of consultants—all phenomenally successful at borrowing direct marketing strategies from the world of mail-order, TV infomercials, etc., to use in ’ordinary’ businesses including retail stores, restaurants, and sales.

The E Myth Attorney

Author: Michael E. Gerber
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470627379
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

The complete guide to the business of running a successful legal practice Many attorneys in small and mid-size practices are experts on the law, but may not have considered their practice as much from a business perspective. Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Attorney fills this void, giving you powerful advice on everything you need to run your practice as a successful business, allowing you to achieve your goals and grow your practice. Featuring Gerber's signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, The E-Myth Attorney features: A complete start-up guide you can use to get your practice off the ground quickly, as well as comprehensive action steps for maximizing the performance of an existing practice Industry specific advice from two recognized legal experts that have developed a highly successful legal practice using Gerber’s principles Gerber’s universal appeal as a recognized expert on small businesses who has coached, taught, and trained over 60,000 small businesses The E-Myth Attorney is the last guide you'll ever need to make the difference in building or developing your successful legal practice.

The Practice

Author: Brian Tannebaum
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1627220011
Release Date: 2015-08-07
Genre: Law

The Practice delivers brutal truths about lawyers and lawyering in Brian Tannebaum s snarky, but honest, style. Whether you agree with him or not, you can t deny his opinions are provocative and provide plenty of food for thought, and maybe a laugh or two along the way. This compelling book is an assortment of posts from two of the most acclaimed law blogs for which author Brian Tannebaum has written."

Solo by Choice

Author: Carolyn Elefant
Publisher: Decisionbooks
ISBN: 0940675625
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

A guide to opening and maintaining a solo or small firm law practice.

C All in One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118054245
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Computers

Covers everything users need to get up to speed on C programming, including advanced topics to take their programming skill to the next level Walks C programmers through the entire development cycle of a C program-designing and developing the program, writing source code, compiling the code, linking the code to create the executable programs, debugging, and deployment Provides thorough coverage of keywords, program flow, conditional statements, constants and variables, numeric values, arrays, strings, functions, pointers, debugging, prototyping, and much more Addresses some advanced programming topics such as graphics and game programming as well as Windows and Linux programming Includes dozens of sample programs that readers can adapt and modify for their own uses Written by the author of the first-ever For Dummies book-a man known for his ability to take complex material and present it in a way that makes it simple and fun

The Reluctant Rainmaker

Author: J. D. Julie a. Fleming
Publisher: Crow Creek Press (Division of Life at the Bar Lle
ISBN: 0977401863
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

The reluctant rainmaker is one who understands how important it is to be able to bring in clients, but does not care for the idea of business development, viewing it as a necessary but distasteful part of practicing law. In this book you will find the information that will help you understand why business development is so critical. Using the step-by-step guide in the rainmaker's toolkit, you will create your own cohesive business development plan. This plan will provide the clear direction you need to build a solid book of business that will support you in developing a successful, satisfying, and sustainable practice.

Paint by Sticker Masterpieces

Author: Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761189510
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Art

Paint by Sticker is a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages. Masterpieces encourages everyone to channel their inner da Vinci and create twelve iconic works of art. Paint by Sticker Masterpieces includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color "paintings"--the stickers, the templates, the intuitive directions. The works include The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo, Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer, Napoleon at Saint-Bernard Pass, by Jacques-Louis David, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushika Hokusai, Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect, by Claude Monet, Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, by Paul Cezanne, Dance at Bougival, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bedroom in Arles, by Vincent van Gogh, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), by Winslow Homer, and the stunning study in color, Flaming June, by Frederic Leighton. The cardstock pages are perforated for easy removal, making it easy to frame the completed images.

50 Lessons for Lawyers

Author: Nora Riva Bergman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997263709
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre:

Providing advice and insight to lawyers who want to earn more and stress less, Nora highlights simple strategies that will put you on the road to awesome. Read individually or as a whole, each lesson equips you with the tools and motivation you need to kick old habits and develop new routines that will improve your life and practice one step at a time.

Great Legal Marketing

Author: Benjamin W. Glass
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9780983712510
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Marketing legal services is tougher than ever for solo and small firm lawyers. There are more lawyers, more websites, and more media choices than ever before. In the past, lawyers have tried to differentiate themselves by ‘shouting louder.’ Ads that use talking frogs, fistfuls of cash and gory accident scenes not only provide no useful information to consumers but cheapen the profession and reduce respect for lawyers. To top it off, the bar ethics committees salivate at the opportunity to bring you up on ethics charges if you dare try to make your marketing actually pay off. "Great Legal Marketing" walks you step by step through the design of an effective marketing campaign that helps you bring in more of the clients and cases that you want.