Law Firm and Department Management

Law Firm and Department Management includes coverage of collecting information on prospective clients, establishing the attorney-client relationship, building and managing client relationships, law firm management, law department management, professional development and training, attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, legal opinions and audit letter responses and deal making and management.

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Business Transactions Solution on Thomson Reuters Westlaw contains a transaction-based practice system for the life cycle of a business entity. Each transaction structures itself around a module design, including transaction summary, memorandum analysis, master forms needed to execute the transaction, commentary analyzing every clause or provision of the form, drafting and review checklists, and specialty forms. The unlimited-use subscription provides regular updates, including new master forms, commentary, checklists, and specialty forms.

Hildebrandt Handbook of Law Firm Management. This treatise offers comprehensive and periodic treatment of key topics affecting law firms, including organizational, management, and leadership issues. Based on the practical collective experience of Hildebrandt’s consultants and their clients over a 30-year period, you will gain access to current thinking on the day-to-day issues of leading and managing modern law firms. You will also learn about emerging trends and what are considered to be the best practices over a wide range of management topics.  The treatise reviews challenges of leadership in law firms and the types of successful leadership techniques, discusses issues relating to partner compensation and their impact on strategy implementation, provides an overview of business operations and management processes of law firms, reviews challenges of leadership in law firms and the types of successful leadership techniques, helps you understand the role of marketing in terms of building and managing client relationships, helps you understand the role of marketing in terms of building and managing client relationships, discusses issues relating to partner compensation and their impact on strategy implementation and provides an overview of business operations and management processes of law firms.

Business Counselor’s Law & Compliance Practice Manual offers in-house counsel, or outside counsel acting as the primary legal and compliance adviser to a company, a comprehensive set of materials on how to establish, manage, and grow the law and compliance function. You’ll benefit from the author’s insights based on over two decades of experience with internationally recognized law firms as a partner and senior counsel member. Topics covered include organizing and managing the law and compliance function; managing a company’s intellectual property rights; human resources; and international compliance issues. Other manual features include forms and checklists available in print and on CD-ROM.

Collecting Information on Prospective Clients

Establishing the Attorney-Client Relationship

Building and Managing Client Relationships

Law Firm Management

Law Department Management

Professional Development and Training

Legal Opinions and Audit Letter Responses

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (POWERED BY SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECT)  The Sustainable Entrepreneurship Project engages in and promotes research, education and training activities relating to entrepreneurial ventures launched with the aspiration to create sustainable enterprises that achieve significant growth in scale and value creation through the development and commercialization of innovative products or services which form the basis for a successful international business.  The Project is also involved in collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about regional and national efforts around the world to support and expand sustainable entrepreneurship.  The Project has launched of its own portfolio of timely and practical information in the form of comprehensive libraries for sustainable entrepreneurs.  Libraries that are particularly relevant to Law Firm and Department Management include the following:

WEBINARS AND OTHER CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENTS

West Legal Ed Center Click for list of all programs presented by the Institute on West Legal Ed Center.  Programs relating to law firm and department management include several videos prepared for the Beyond the Bar training initiative and the following webinars (available on demand):

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Conflicts of Interest (01.2015)
  • Fees and Fee Arrangements (02.2015)
  • Law Firm Management (04.2016)
  • Law Firm Training and Professional Development (09.16)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Becoming a Business Counselor
  • Business Development Presentations
  • Establishing and Maintaining the Attorney-Client Relationship

ARTICLES

Law Firm and Department Management Articles from Business Counselor Institute