How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice

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American Bar Association, 2006 - Business & Economics - 185 pages
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"Written by a personal injury lawyer who has been practicing for over 20 years, the book has been written for lawyers interested in starting a personal injury law practice, as well as for lawyers currently practicing P.I. who are interested in strengthening their practices. This book discusses the basic differences between personal injury law and other types of law practice and provides guidance for avoiding common pitfalls. Author K. William Gibson offers step-by-step guidance on how to: write a sound business plan; develop an accurate financial forecast; choose the right office space and equipment; use technology to improve efficiency; market your practice and generate leads; [and] maximize your staff and minimize your costs. This invaluable resource also includes numerous worksheets, flowcharts, checklists, and 'fill-in-the-blank' forms all on an included CD-ROM to help you develop and implement your own business procedures. By the end of the book, you'll have all the necessary tools to manage your practice. Of particular value is the author's extensive experience and his discussion on the importance of using technology to build, market, and manage a personal injury law practice. The book also covers topics such as planning for a personal injury practice; deciding whether to go solo or form a partnership; marketing the personal injury practice; interviewing clients; keeping clients happy; managing the workload; office space and equipment; and financing the personal injury practice"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Contents

Solo Practice or Partnership?
7
CHAPTER
8
Getting Financial Advice
20
CHAPTER 4
23
Organizing the Law Office
37
Advertising
54
Public Relations
68
CHAPTER 7
85
Establishing Systems and Procedures
97
Consulting with Other Lawyers
103
Allocating Resources
109
Adopting the Methodical Approach
117
Conclusion
128
Index
169
About the CD
185
Copyright

Working with Employees Contractors
91

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