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Starting and Running Your Own Law Practice: A Selected Bibliography

Prepared by:

 Pat Newcombe
Associate Dean for Library & Information Resources

Updated September 2014

BOOKS

Mary Ann Altman, How to Manage Your Law Office (Mathew Bender 1973-). KF 318 .A758.

Renee Caggiano Berman,  The Ultimate Guide to Solo and Small Firm Success (LawFirst Publishing, The Connecticut Bar Association 2009). KF 318 .B57 2009.

D.L. Carr, Going Solo: A New Lawyer's Guide to Starting and Building a Law Practice on a Tight Budget (Life Habitat, Inc. 2013). KF318 .C37 2013. 

Mark A. Chinn, How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice (ABA Section of Family Law, Law Practice Management Section 2006). KF 300 .C455 2006.

Hal Davis, Teach Me to Solo: The Nuts and Bolts of Law Practice (Anchovy Press 2000). KF 318 .D3 2000.

James A. Durham, ed., The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing Your Practice (2d ed., American Bar Association Section on Law Practice Management 2004). KF 316.5 .L38 2004.

Carolyn Elefant, Solo by Choice, the Companion Guide: 34 Questions that Could Transform Your Legal Career (Lawyer Avenue Press 2012). KF300 .E423 2012.

Daniel B. Evans, How to Build and Manage an Estates Practice (2d ed., American Bar Association 2008). Law Prof. Area Reserve KF 300 .E94 2008.

Henry W. Ewalt, Through the Client's Eyes: New Approaches to Get Clients to Hire You Again and Again (3d ed., ABA Law Practice Management Section 2008). KF 311 .E63 2008.

William J. Flannery, The Lawyer's Field Guide to Effective Business Development (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2007). KF 316.5 .F58 2007.

Jay G. Foonberg, How to Start and Build a Law Practice  (5th ed., ABA Law Practice Management Section 2004). KF 318 .F64 2004.

K. William Gibson, ed., Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer (4th ed., ABA Law Practice Management Section 2005). KF 300 .F58 2005.

K. William Gibson, How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice (3d ed., ABA Law Practice Management Section 2012). KF 1257 .G53 2012.

Lawrence G. Green, Managing Partner 101: A Guide to Successful Law Firm Leadership (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2001). KF 318 Z9 .G74 2001.

Gary Greenberg, How to Build and Manage an Entertainment Law Practice (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2001). KF 4290 .G74 2001.

Arthur G. Greene, Paralegals, Profitability, and the Future of Your Law Practice (American Bar Association 2003). KF 320 L4 .G74 2003.

Ann M. Guinn, Minding Your Own Business: The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer's Guide to a Profitable Practice (ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division 2010). KF318 G85 2010.

Gary A. Hengstler, Making Work Work for You (American Bar Association 2001). KF 318 .H46 2001.

Richard L. Hermann, Practicing Law in Small-town America (American Bar Association 2012). KF297 .H447 2012. 

William E. Hornsby, Jr., Marketing and Legal Ethics: The Boundaries of Promoting Legal Services (3d ed., ABA Law Practice Management Section 2000). KF 316.5 .H39 2000.

William Huss, Start Your Own Law Practice (Sphinx Pub. 2005). KF 300 .H87 2005.

Stephanie L. Kimbro, Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2010). KF320 .A9 K56 2010.

Carole A. Levitt & Mark E. Rosch, Google for Lawyers: Essential Serarch Tips and Productivity Tools (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2010). K87 .L48 2010.

Karen M. Lockwood, ed., The Road to Independence: 101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2010). K299 .W6 R532 2011.

Judy A. Long, Office Procedures for the Legal Professional (Thomson Delmar Learning 2005). KF 318 .L66 2005.

Gary A. Munneke, Law Practice Management in a Nutshell (Thomson/West 2003). Reserve KF 318 .Z9 M86 2003.

Gary A. Munneke & Ann L. MacNaughton, eds., Multidisciplinary Practice: Staying Competitive and Adapting to Change (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2001). KF 300 .M84 2001.

Sharon D. Nelson, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2009). KD 315 .N45 2009.

Suzanne B. O'Neill & Catherine Gerhauser Sparkman, From Law School to Law Practice: The New Associate's Guide (3d ed., ALI-ABA/American Law Institute-American Bar Association 2008). KF 300 .056 2008.

William L. Pfeifer, Jr., How to Start a Successful Law Practice: The New Lawyer's Guide to Opening an Office as a Solo or Small Firm Attorney (Pipers Willow 2006). KF 318 .P445 2006.

Edward Poll, Collecting Your Fee: Getting Paid from Intake to Invoice (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2003). KF 316 .P65 2003.

Gerald A. Riskin, The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice (ABA Law Practice Management Section 2005). KF 300 .R57 2005.

Jennifer J. Rose, ed., How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers (ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section 2005). KF 316.5 .H69 2005.

Gerald M. Singer, How to Go Directly Into Your Own Solo Law Practice and Succeed: Into the New Millennium and Beyond (West Group 2000). KF300 .S56 2000.

Gregory H. Siskind, The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet (3d ed., American Bar Association 2007). Reserve KF 316.5 S57 2007.

Theda C. Snyder, ed., Women Rainmakers' Best Marketing Tips (2d ed., ABA Law Practice Management Section 2010). KF 316.5 .W666 2010.

Stuart L. Somach, How to Build and Manage an Environmental Law Practice (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Law Practice Management Section 2000). KF 300 .S66 2000.

Hollis Hatfield Weishar & Joyce K. Siley, eds., Marketing Success Stories: Conversations with Leading Lawyers (2d ed., ABA Law Practice Management Section 2004). KF 316.5 .M38 2004.

PERIODICALS

GP Solo (American Bar Association, 2005-).

Law Practice  (American Bar Association, 2006-).

Legal Management  (The Association, 1989-). Microforms.

Solo: law office information for solo and small firm practitioners (American Bar Association, Library retains one year plus current year). KF 318 .A1 S65.

WEB RESOURCES

Hanging a Shingle: How to Start Your Own Law Practice — ABA Journal Podcast. "Many lawyers dream of opening their own law firm, but sometimes the golden handcuffs are cinched too tight to make it a reality." Posted January 3, 2012.

How to Start a Law Firm — Findlaw provides free resources related to startup issues encountered by solo and small law firm practices. It offers suggestions and advice on business issues such as offices and facilities, marketing basics, startup, firm structure, law office supplies and technology.

myshingle.com — MyShingle.com provides a blog for and about solos and small law firms.

Start & Run a Law Firm — Sponsored by the American Bar Association's General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, this page has some useful links to resources about starting a law firm.