The Law Firm and the Public Good (1995) (Table of Contents)
Robert A. Katzmann (Editor)
With this book, the Brookings Institution copublishes a project of the Governance Institute addressing the responsibilities of large law firms to the public good. Much time is spent attacking lawyers for the high cost of justice and for the excessive litigiousness in society generally; too little attention is devoted to the role of large law firms in addressing the legitimate, unmet needs of millions who cannot afford access to the legal system. This volume brings together the work of several distinguished lawyers eager to foster debate about what large law firms can do to contribute to the common good. It argues that self-interest, apart from moral justifications, should lead law firms to deepen their commitment to community service. The volume offers a blueprint to guide firms as they develop, implement, and monitor programs reflecting that expanded concern.
Limited Scope Legal Services (2012)(Table of Contents)
Stephanie L. Kimbro
In this rapidly changing economic and legal climate, lawyers are seeking new methods for delivering their services efficiently and effectively while attracting new types of clients. For many firms, limited scope representation--also known as a la carte or unbundled legal services--may be the solution. By providing representation for a clearly defined portion of the client's legal needs, such as preparing a legal document or making limited court appearances, lawyers can market their practice to an entirely new client base and give their firm a competitive advantage. The only book available on the topic, Limited Scope Legal Services provides lawyers of all types--from solo to big law--with practical, tested solutions for setting up unbundling practices in their firms. This book offers everything you need to get started with limited scope services, including: A step-by-step checklist for implementation; Tips for unbundling in various practice areas; An overview of ethics concerns and guidance for avoiding malpractice risk; Best practices for billing and marketing; Guidance about using technology to unbundle services; Case studies from a variety of firms; Sample limited scope agreements; and Advice about creating and building your brand.
Reinventing the Practice of Law (2014) (Table of Contents)
Professor Luz Herrera, Editor
We all want to make things better. We want to improve our law practices. We want to improve the legal profession. We want to improve our communities. Reinventing the Practice of Law explores ways in which lawyers can change their practices to make things better - for themselves, their clients and their neighborhoods. The book encourages lawyers to step out of the mold and consider how they can create better practices when providing personal legal services. This book offers a useful compendium of essays from nationally known lawyers describing how they have begun to make our legal system more accessible to moderate income clients. These distinguished authors address the practical, ethical, and business dimensions of new ways of providing legal advice and assistance. This volume is chock full of practical advice for law firms seeking to chart a new course in the practice of law.
Unbundling Legal Services (2000) (Table of Contents)
Forrest S. Mosten
Is it possible to deliver legal services that give people the precise help they need, when they need it? “Unbundling” may be the answer, says author Forrest Mosten, who has been studying the risks and rewards of such nontraditional delivery methods for close to ten years. In this landmark book, Mosten explores the factors that have fueled the unbundling movement, the barriers that face it, and the case study success that suggest unbundling may significantly change the shape of law practice. This book also shares practical strategies for setting up and managing an unbundled law office, marketing your unbundled services, and using unbundled legal services in mediation.
Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online, Second Edition (2015) (Table of Contents)
Stephanie L. Kimbro
The internet has made it easier for potential clients to find legal services. Virtual law firms have revolutionized the delivery of legal services, lowering costs as well as evening the playing field. Whether you are a large law firm or a solo practitioner, there are business models of delivering legal services online that can bring your law practice up to speed with the 21st century legal marketplace. What are you doing to stay competitive? Do you have the know-how to responsibly incorporate technology and online delivery into your existing law firm? The revised and updated Virtual Law Practice is the one resource you need to take advantage of this fast-growing market.