Managing Your Law Practice

ClientKeeper

A collection of sample forms to help you communicate with your clients

ClientKeeper (PDF)
ClientKeeper (Word)

Sample Fee Agreements

Includes sample flat fee, hourly fee, and contingency fee contracts

Word
Sample Fee Agreements - Table of Contents
Sample Fee Agreements Forms & Comments

Sample Fee Agreements (PDF)

IOLTA (Mandatory)

All licensed attorneys must certify compliance with Supreme Court Rule 4-1.15 relating to trust accounts. Each attorney must provide information about the trust account(s) they use, or certify a valid exemption for not maintaining a trust account. www.moiolta.org

Forms
Eligible Financial Institutions

Lawyer Trust Account Handbook

A practical guide for setting up your trust account and making trust account decisions.

Lawyer Trust Account Handbook - PDF
Lawyer Trust Account Handbook - Word

Self-Audit

Self-Audit to assist with improving your law practice

Self-Audit (Word)

File Retention and Destruction Guidelines

File Retention and Destruction Guidelines Sample Policy Developed by The Bar Plan

File Retention and Destruction Guidelines Sample Policy

Planning Ahead Guide for Death or Disability

This ready-made plan allows you to appoint a successor lawyer in case of your disability or sudden death.

 Planning Ahead Guide (Word)

Law Practice Management Tips

Various tips from Practice Management Advisors working in bar associations throughout the U.S. and Canada.


How to Avoid Scams

Check Scams That Target Lawyers

courtesy of the Oklahoma Bar

Avoiding Scams 

Tips to Survive Economic Downturn

Survival in Turbulent Times: Using a Business Plan to Focus the Small Law Firm by John W. Olmstead, MBA, Ph.D., CMC

Lawyer Resources for a Changing Economy

Survival Tips to Swim and Not Sink

ABA Practice Management Pipe

RSS Feed to ABA Practice Management Advisors' blogs that contain helpful tips and information about managing your law practice.

Credit Card Processing for Attorneys

Law Pay Credit Card Processing: Credit Card Processing for Attorneys. Trust your transactions to the only payment solution suggested by over 50 bar associations. Correctly safeguard and separate client funds into trust and operating accounts. Funds are never commingled. The ability to accept credit cards attracts clients, improves cash flow and reduces collections. Plus, members will save up to 25% off their credit card processing fees. If you are considering accepting credit cards or want to confirm that you are processing credit card transactions correctly, call 866-376-0950 or visit LawPay Credit Card Processing.

Ethics Opinions

Ethics opinions include formal opinions and informal advisory opinions.

Legal Management Consultants

These links to assist you to manage your practice are provided as a courtesy only.

Olmstead and Associates

Altman Weil

Magazines and Webzines

Law Practice
Published by the ABA contains practical articles on managing your law practice.

Law Practice Today
Webzine newsletter published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section that contains helpful and useful articles on management, marketing, finance, technology and others.

LawPRO Magazine
Published by the Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company in Toronto, Ontario

 

Using Checklists

Checklists in Your Law Practice  

Marketing

Software to Manage Your Leads and Contacts
Highrise

Audio and Video Resources

 Audio Resources to Manage Your Practice
Time Management for the Stressed Attorney
Unlocking Your Profit Potential
 
Law Practice Management YouTube Videos' by Nerino Petro

Articles

Where is that Blankety-Blank File? Filing Tips to Stay Organized
Law Office Green Guide
Conflict Checking Systems from A to Z
From a Walk in the Park to the Wild Side: Getting Ready for Wild Side Budgeting
Is Your Practice on the Money? Turn to Financial Analysis and Planning If You Want to Profit and Grow
Six Steps to Improve Your Practice Profitability
Expanding Your Practice - A Dollars and Sense Analysis
Ethical Office Sharing
What To Do With Client Files
12 TIPS for Making Your Seminars a Superior Marketing Machine
The Dangerous Link Between Chronic Office Chaos, Stress, Depression, and Substance Abuse
Finding a Life While Practicing Law
Good Timekeeping Practices
When Bad Habits Happen to Good People: How to Rid Yourself of Procrastination and Other Work Related Vices
How to Make Persuasive Presentations With Power and Influence
Rx for Communication Faux Pas that Cause Ill Will with Your Clients and Colleagues
While the Public Perception of Lawyers is Nothing New, There are Steps You Can Take to Change It
Helpful Hints for Staff Performance Reviews
The Young and The Restless
Are Lawyers Like the Cobbler's Child When It Comes to Protecting Themselves and Their Firm?
No Gaps in Legal Malpractice Insurance
Looking for a Deal: When Comparing LPL Policies Consider More Than Cost
Digital Dictation - Is it Right for Your Firm?
The Green Law Firm
Do Your Homework When Hiring Temporary Lawyers
Departing Employee Technology Checklist: Keeping the Fox Out of the Henhouse
Are You Prepared for Your 'Second Season'? 
7 Emerging Trends that Could Change How You Manage Your Firm

Do-It-Yourself Marketing: Tips for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers