January 19, 2010
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION PUBLISHES A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MANAGING A LEGAL PRACTICE
“Best Practices In Legal Management” – The Definitive Resource for Small Firms and Managing Partners
With information ranging from strategic planning to business development to space planning and design, the New York State Bar Association has published a comprehensive guide on how to manage a legal practice. Best Practices in Legal Management: A Comprehensive Guide provides practical tips from almost 100 experts with a combined 800 years of experience, as well as a variety of useful forms and templates. Best Practices is a collaborative effort of the State Bar Association’s Committee on Law Practice Management (LPM) and the Association of Legal Administrators New York City Chapter (ALANYC).
“In clear language and with real life examples, Best Practices offers a roadmap for attorneys who are just starting new firms, and it also has everything experienced legal administrators need to know about managing a firm,” said New York State Bar Association President Michael E. Getnick (Getnick Livingston Atkinson & Priore, LLP of Utica and of counsel to Getnick & Getnick of New York City). “Members of the Law Practice Management Committee, under the leadership of Committee Chair Gary A. Munneke, along with their ALANYC partners, have put together a one-stop source on building and running a thriving practice. It is an invaluable tool for every small- and medium-size firm.”
Munneke, Professor of Law at Pace University School of Law, said, “Best Practices provides a blueprint for achieving success and avoiding error in running a modern law practice. It is comprehensive, informative and – despite its serious nature – fun to read. I want to thank all the contributors from the LPM Committee and the ALANYC for creating such a useful guide.”
The Principals of Best Practices, Kimberly Swetland, President of the ALANYC Chapter (Director of Administration for Harris Beach PLLC), and Barry Jackson, CLM, CPA, Past President of the ALANYC (Executive Director of Davis & Gilbert LLP), said, “Our vision, to write and publish THE book on Best Practices in Legal Management, in partnership with NYSBA, represents our commitment to lead the way by providing the legal industry with the information and resources necessary to be successful and manage a law firm.”
The book addresses all aspects of law firm management with checklists of best practices and practical steps to meeting goals. The 424-page book also contains a comprehensive list of Web sites and other helpful resources.
The cost of the book is $139 for New York State Bar Association members and $179 for non-members (prices do not include applicable sales tax; shipping is free of charge in the continental U.S.). To purchase a copy, please visit www.nysba.org/BestPracticesGuide or call 1-800-582-2452.
Founded in 1876, the 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. The State Bar’s programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years. For more information, visit us at our Web site at www.nysba.org.
Founded in 1971, the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is an
international organization of more than 10,000 members representing more
than 20 countries. The New York City Chapter (ALANYC) was founded in
1977, is the largest chapter of the ALA, and serves approximately 500
legal management professionals. The mission of the ALANYC is to
enhance the knowledge and professionalism of its members through
high-quality educational programs in legal management, provide timely
information which will enable members to perform their jobs more
effectively and efficiently, and increase the visibility and credibility
of the profession of legal administration. Visit us at our Web
site at www.alanyc.org.