Evernote As a Law Practice Tool


Author: Heidi S. Alexander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634254168
Category: Law
Page: 150
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This publication will provide legal professionals with guidance on how to set up, use, and collaborate with Evernote.

The Lawyer's Guide to Records Management and Retention


Author: George C. Cunningham,John C. Montaña
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590314500
Category: Law
Page: 291
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This book will help any law firm create and maintain an effective and well-organized records management program, including administration and storage of client files and administrative records in all types of media. Firms will learn to implement an efficient information, document, and file retrieval system, thus reducing costs, avoiding ethics violations, and ensuring client satisfaction. In addition, the book covers legal and ethics compliance when it comes to management and retention of both paper and electronic files.

Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Author: David Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161866
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lawyers as Managers

How to be a Champion for Your Firm and Employees
Author: Andrew Elowitt,Marcia Watson Wasserman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634259682
Category: Law
Page: 480
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Today more than ever, all members of a law firm must work together as a team for the benefit of clients. Coordinating and getting the most out of everyone's contributions is the responsibility of a firm's managers, whether they are lawyers or administrators. The fact is that few lawyers enter the profession with management experience. Law schools offer little if any preparation. All too often lawyers must learn to manage their firm's most significant asset--its people--on the fly and without a great deal of support. "Human capital" may be difficult to quantify, but when it is wasted or not effectively used, a firm will not survive, let alone prosper. Information on how to manage people in law firms has been sorely lacking up until now. Lawyers as Managers gives you everything you want and need to know about managing people. It is not just a book to help you deal with the challenging people in your law firm--it is a primer and road map on how to empower, motivate, inspire, and bring out the best of everyone in your law firm . . . including you! This book will accelerate your growth as a manager of lawyers and legal professionals. It is a handbook you can turn to if you're in a position of authority or as you gradually assume greater managerial responsibilities. It's a comprehensive and practical guide that includes the checklists, charts, and resources attorneys and managers need to lead thriving and resilient firms.

Mind Tools for Managers

100 Ways to be a Better Boss
Author: James Manktelow,Julian Birkinshaw
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119374472
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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"This book helps new and experienced leaders develop the skills they need to be more effective in everything they do. It brings together the 100 most important leadership skills--as voted for by 15,000 managers and professionals worldwide--into a single volume, providing an easy-access solutions manual for people wanting to be the best manager they can be. Each chapter details a related group of skills, providing links to additional resources as needed, plus the tools you need to put ideas into practice. Read beginning-to-end, this guide provides a crash course on the essential skills of any effective manager; used as a reference, its clear organization allows you to find the solution you need quickly and easily"--

The Essential Associate

Step Up, Stand Out, and Rise to the Top As a Young Lawyer
Author: JAY. HARRINGTON
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999554524
Category:
Page: 244
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The Essential Associate is for young lawyers who aspire to grow, succeed, and advance on a partnership track at a law firm. It addresses the dual imperatives that young lawyers must grapple with: becoming an excellent lawyer and developing a book of business. Building mastery as a lawyer and building a book of business both take a long time. No longer can young lawyers sit back and wait for opportunities. But never before have more tools and resources been available that allow entrepreneurial-minded lawyers to stand out and succeed. From attorney, coach, and legal marketing expert Jay Harrington, The Essential Associate is a step-by-step guide that helps young lawyers, and law students preparing for a career in the law, not just survive, but thrive in today's competitive law firm environment. It includes insights from dozens of successful lawyers at firms across the country, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and top consultants to the legal industry. The Essential Associate has been praised by successful lawyers at law firms of all sizes. Foley & Lardner partner William McKenna calls it, "A must-read for every new "Biglaw" associate and, for that matter, young associates at every size firm." McKenna believes that, "If every young associate reads this book within the first six months of beginning practice, and put its lessons to work in their daily practice, their careers will benefit immeasurably." The Essential Associate is an indispensable tool for any young lawyer hoping to achieve success in today's competitive legal marketplace. PRAISE FOR THE ESSENTIAL ASSOCIATE "Jay Harrington's insights on how to become an Essential Associate are spot on. He provides practical advice on what action steps to take to succeed in becoming a valuable team member and a better lawyer." Brian McCarthy, Managing Partner L.A. Office, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom "Jay has been there, done it, and learned from it. His gift is succinctly communicating his and others' lessons learned. An enjoyable read that will help you succeed." Scott Wolfson, Partner at Wolfson Bolton "The Essential Associate is a must-read for anyone starting a legal career or hoping to take their career to the next level. It's highly practical, and brimming with concrete advice from high-performing law firm partners on the qualities they are looking for in young lawyers. The first step to a successful legal career is graduating from law school. The next is reading The Essential Associate." Felicia Perlman, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom "Making the transition from a legal philosopher (law school) to a legal practitioner is the hardest step every lawyer must make. The Essential Associate is a vital resource to facilitate that process." Paul H. Burton, Founder of QuietSpacing, LLC "The Essential Associate combines a wealth of practical insights into a readable story well attributed to interesting historical figures, giants of industry, and hands-on practitioners who have been in the trenches in recent years dealing with a profession that has become a business." William Gilbride, Partner at Abbott Nicholson "If you're a new associate looking for fundamental advice on how to get ahead, The Essential Associate is a great place to start." Keith Lee, Attorney, Author, and Founder of Associate's Mind and LawyerSmack "The Essential Associate is a must read for every new BigLaw associate and, for that matter, young associates at every size firm. It combines clear guidelines and action steps with real-life insights from a wide range of attorneys who have spent years navigating the shoals of legal practice. If every young associate reads this book within the first six months of beginning practice, and put its lessons to work in their daily practice, their careers will benefit immeasurably." William McKenna, Partner at Foley & Lardne

The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies

Smart Ways to Work Together
Author: Dennis M. Kennedy,Tom Mighell
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590319796
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 289
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This first-of-its-kind legal guide showcases how to use the latest Web-based and software technologies, such as Web 2.0, Google tools, Microsoft Office, and Acrobat, to work collaboratively and more efficiently on projects with colleagues, clients, co-counsel and even opposing counsel. The book provides a wealth of information useful to lawyers who are just beginning to try collaboration tools, as well as tips and techniques for those lawyers with intermediate and advanced collaboration experience.

Limitation Periods


Author: Andrew McGee,Professor of Business Law Andrew McGee, Ma
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
ISBN: 0414024214
Category: Limitation of actions
Page: 160
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While the law of limitations is complex and confusing, with over 150 statutory time limits appropriate to specific causes of action, and exceptions existing to the rules, Limitation Periods steers practitioners through the complexities, giving detailed guidance on time limitations in all areas of law, from preliminary issues to proceedings. The leading title in the field, it also covers European and International limitation issues.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms
Author: Vishen Lakhiani
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623367085
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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What if everything we think we know about how the world works--our ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness, and love--are based on Brules (bullsh*t rules) that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date? This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything--love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more--which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation. But what if you could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past, and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you? Not Just a Book, but a Movement Blending computational thinking, integral theory, modern spirituality, evolutionary biology, and humor, personal growth entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani provides a revolutionary 10-point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self. You will learn about bending reality. You will learn how to apply unique models like consciousness engineering to help you learn and grow at speeds like never before. You will learn to make a dent in the universe and discover your quest. This framework is based on Lakhiani’s personal experiences, the 5 million people he’s reached through Mindvalley, and 200 hours of interviews and questions posed to incredible minds, including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Ken Wilber, Dean Kamen, Arianna Huffington, Michael Beckwith, and other legendary leaders. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, irreverence, and a brilliant teaching style, Lakhiani reveals the 10 powerful laws that form a step-by-step process that you can apply to life to shed years of struggle and elevate yourself to exceptional new heights. The 10 Laws to an Extraordinary Life This book challenges conventional ideas of relationships, goal-setting, mindfulness, happiness, and meaning. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, and humorous irreverence, and not to mention, humor and napkin diagrams, this framework combines computational thinking with personal growth to provide a powerful framework for re-coding yourself--and replacing old, limiting models that hold you back with new, empowering beliefs and behaviors that set you on the path toward an extraordinary life. A life of more happiness and achievement than you might have dared to dream possible. Once you discover the code, you will question your limits and realize that there are none. Step into a new understanding of the world around you and your place in it, and find yourself operating at a new, extraordinary level in every way...happiness, purpose, fulfilment, and love. This Book Is a Living, Breathing Manifesto That Goes Beyond a Traditional Publication For those who want more, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind connects to a full on immersive experience including ways for you to dive into particular chapters to unlock additional videos or training and connect with each other and the author to learn via peer-to-peer learning networks.

Managing The Professional Service Firm


Author: David H. Maister
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471109658
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Professional service firms differ from other business enterprises in two distinct ways: first they provide highly customised services thus cannot apply many of the management principles developed for product-based industries. Second, professional services are highly personalised, involving the skills of individuals. Such firms must therefore compete not only for clients but also for talented professionals. Drawing on more than ten years of research and consulting to these unique and creative companies, David Maister explores issues ranging from marketing and business development to multinational strategies, human resources policies to profit improvement, strategic planning to effective leadership. While these issues can be complex, Maister simplifies them by recognising that 'every professional service firm in the world, regardless of size, specific profession, or country of operation, has the same mission statement: outstanding service to clients, satisfying careers for its people and financial success for its owners.'

The Checklist Manifesto

How to Get Things Right
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781429953382
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

Locked Down

Practical Information Security for Lawyers
Author: Sharon D. Nelson,David G. Ries,John W. Simek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634254144
Category: Law
Page: 370
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In an age where lawyers frequently conduct business across wireless networks using smartphones and laptops, how can attorneys safeguard client data and confidential information? This second edition of Locked Down explains the wide variety of information security risks facing law firms and how lawyers can best protect their data from these threats--with any budget. Written in clear, non-technical language that any lawyer can understand, this book will help you: Create secure password--and store them safely Assess the existing security risks at your firm: server rooms, cleaning crews, guests, alarm systems, and more Work securely from a laptop or smartphone Protect your mobile devices from theft Authenticate users and encrypt your data Maintain e-mail integrity Secure your wired or wireless network Effectively wipe data from a hard drive before disposal Develop an information security checklist for your firm Investigate, contain, and recover from a security breach"

The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal


Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143129414
Category: Art
Page: 304
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Elegantly repackaged, The Morning Pages Journal is one of The Artist's Way's most effective tools for cultivating creativity, personal growth, and change. Now more compact and featuring spiral binding to make for easier use, these Morning Pages invite you to do three pages daily of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-consciousness, which provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize, and synchronize the day at hand. This daily writing, coupled with the twelve-week program outlined in The Artist's Way, will help you discover and recover your personal creativity, artistic confidence, and productivity. The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal includes an introduction by Julia Cameron, complete instructions on how to use the Morning Pages and benefit fully from their daily use, and inspiring quotations that will guide you through the process.

Typography for Lawyers

Essential Tools for Polished & Persuasive Documents
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781598392623
Category: Layout (Printing)
Page: 240
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Deep Work

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455586668
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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AMAZON BEST BOOK IN BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP WALL STREET JOURNAL BUSINESS BESTSELLER One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

Climate Change and Human Rights

An International and Comparative Law Perspective
Author: Ottavio Quirico,Mouloud Boumghar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317662679
Category: Law
Page: 410
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Do anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions affect human rights? Should fundamental rights constrain climate policies? Scientific evidence demonstrates that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions contribute to increasing atmospheric temperatures, soon passing the compromising threshold of 2° C. Consequences such as Typhoon Haiyan prove that climate alteration has the potential to significantly impair basic human needs. Although the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and human rights regulatory regimes have so far proceeded separately, awareness is arising about their reciprocal implications. Based on tripartite fundamental obligations, this volume explores the relationship between climate change and interdependent human rights, through the lens of an international and comparative perspective. Along the lines of the metaphor of the ‘wall’, the research ultimately investigates the possibility of overcoming the divide between universal rights and climate change, and underlying barriers. This book aims to be a useful resource not only for practitioners, policymakers, academics, and students in international, comparative, environmental law and politics and human rights, but also for the wider public.

Images with Impact

Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals
Author: Kerri L. Ruttenberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634257411
Category: Law
Page: 384
View: 1996

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Packed with hundreds of full-color graphics, Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals is a "must-have" for trial lawyers to help turn trial themes into visual images that juries are more likely to understand, believe, and remember. The book analyzes key visual communication tools such as maps, timelines, graphs and photos, addressing what works and why, and teaches graphic design basics to help presenters improve their own visuals. It also offers strategic tips for high and low-tech presentations, provides advice on spotting misleading visuals, and surveys federal and state law on demonstrative evidence across the country.

Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers


Author: Sharon D. Nelson,David G. Ries,John W. Simek,American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Division Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634250580
Category: Computers
Page: 240
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Accomplished authors Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Ries and John W. Simek will cover everything you need to know about encryption, breaking down the myths of security and putting the power to protect sensitive data in your hands.

How to Start and Build a Law Practice


Author: Jay G. Foonberg
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590312476
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 663
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A classic ABA bestseller, you'll find over 100 chapters packed with techniques for getting started.