This post was authored by Carole Levitt.
What do you get when you “mash up” The Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Business Plan software and The Survival Guide to Implementing Effective Law Firm Management Strategies book? Two great tools and a 30% discount!
Certain books just seem to go hand in hand and lend themselves to being “mashed up.” If you need a template to write your law firm business plan (or practice area’s plan) and also need templates to create documents to then run your firm, look no further than the 6th Edition The Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Business Plan and The Survival Guide to Implementing Effective Law Firm Management Strategies: Small and Mid-Sized Firm Edition.
Sofia Lingos, Esq. notes that, “It is well proven that the key to success is planning, but all too often we forget to find time to put our ideas down on paper. Now there is a user friendly software tool to teach us how to do just that. The Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Business Plan, 6th Edition (by Linda Pinson) is a very well written educational resource, with the added value of being interactive, allowing the reader to implement their new found knowledge instantaneously. The software is easy to use whether you’re creating a new firm or just putting your firm’s first plan into writing. It can also be used to build a practice plan, even if you do not own your own business.”
Once you have your business plan in place, you might want to turn your attention to The Survival Guide to Implementing Effective Law Firm Management Strategies (Small and Mid-Sized Firm Edition), written by Arthur Greene and Sandra Boyer. In her review of that book, Susan Letterman White says, “The book provides a comprehensive checklist of management issues for managing partners, COOs, and law firm administrators and brief, easy to understand, explanation of considerations. There is no reason to waste time starting from scratch to create these management documents.” Buy the book in e-format to easily copy and paste various documents and add your own customization.
Carole A. Levitt, Esq. is President and founder of Internet For Lawyers (www.netforlawyers.com). She is a full-time CLE seminar speaker about Internet legal and investigative research and has authored seven ABA LP books and 13 editions of “The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet.” Carole has served on the ABA LPD Publishing Board since 2003 and served on LPD’s Executive Council from 2006-11.