courses

Courses

Golden Gate University School of Law

The Business of Solo & Small Firm Law Practice
Professor: Marc Greenberg

A course about the business of starting and operating a small firm.

Seminars and Workshops

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)
www.sftla.org

Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
ceb.com

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
www.sfbar.org/calendar

Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
www.pli.edu

How to Manage a Small Law Firm
www.howtomanageasmalllawfirm.com

books

Books

How to Start and Build a Law Practice

How to Start and Build a Law Practice

by Jay Foonberg

  • Practical advice and a classic “must read” for attorneys considering a solo practice
  • Gives confidence to attorneys going out on their own
  • Available in the American Bar Association bookstore and individual chapters can be purchased for immediate download.
  • This book has not been updated since 2004, so its content will be somewhat outdated.

Small Business Start Up Kit for California

by Pari Pakroo, J.D.

  • Practical advice and a classic “must read” for attorneys considering a solo practice
  • Gives confidence to attorneys going out on their own

Solo By Choice

by Carolyn Elefant

  • Practical advice for starting a law firm
  • General business knowledge
  • Helps understand all options for a career

The E-Myth Attorney

book4by Michael Gerber

  • Excellent insight on how to approach law-firm management
  • Good advice on running a small business
  • Quick read

The Associate As Rainmaker: Building Your Business Brain

book5by David King Keller

  • Includes a business development checklist
  • Appendices with exercises, goals sheets, and time management forms
  • Tips and strategies for all lawyers

Minding Your Own Business: The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer’s Guide to a Profitable Practice

book6by Ann Guinn

  • How to run a business with helpful, pragmatic advice
  • Marketing strategies to attract new business
  • Helpful worksheets

Mastering the Art of Depositions

252178968-def-lby Sawnie A. McEntire

Mastering the Art of Depositions,” a new release from the American Bar Association, provides practical advice for both beginning lawyers and seasoned trial attorneys on how to take and use depositions for maximum advantage. This book explores differing techniques for lawyers on both sides of the bar, and considers techniques that can be used when deposing hostile or adverse witnesses, expert witnesses, and lay witnesses.