Friday, March 23, 2007

Featured Book of the Week

Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer, edited by K. William Gibson and published by the ABA is this week's featured book.

“Newly revised and completely updated, the fourth edition of this comprehensive guide includes practical information gathered from a wide range of contributors, including successful solo practitioners, law firm consultants, state and local bar practice management advisors, and law school professors. All the contributors share tips and advice that can be easily implemented in your solo or small-firm practice. This classic ABA book first walks you through a step-by-step analysis of the decision to start a solo practice, including choosing a practice focus. It then provides tools to help you with financial issues including banking and billing; operations issues such as staffing and office location and design decisions; technology for the small law office; and marketing and client relations. What's more, the final section on quality of life issues puts it all into perspective. Whether you're thinking of going solo, new to the solo life, or a seasoned practitioner, Flying Solo provides time-tested answers to real-life questions.” - Book Description

“Bill Gibson offers a blueprint formula for building a successful personal injury practice. Loaded with valuable tips, strategies, ideas and solutions, this book is a 'must-have' for solo practitioners and small personal injury firms. You'll turn to it time and again for Gibson's helpful guidance, as well as for his 'ready-to-use' letters, worksheets and forms. I wish it had been available when I started my practice.” – Philip H. Corboy, Corboy & Demetrio Chicago, IL

Flying Solo will be available to borrow after Friday, March 30, 2007 and is on display on top of the first shelves to the left of the Rare Book Room.

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