Lending Library

Essential Form Book, The: Comprehensive Management Tools for Lawyers, Volume II

By Gary A. Munneke & Anthony E. Davis

Lending Library Number: 21

NOTE: Due to licensing restrictions, the CD that accompanies this book is not available for loan.

Volume II, Part I, addresses human resources, and covers the hiring process, training and development, compensation, and discipline and termination. Part II covers fees, billing, and collection, and includes measuring billing practices, hourly billing, pricing legal services, alternative fee agreements, engagement letters, and managing the billing process. And all the forms, agreements, and checklists are contained on the accompanying CD.

Useful to legal practitioners of all specialties and sizes, this second volume of The Essential Form Book includes more than 100 forms, checklists, and sample documents, and focuses on human resources, fees, billing, and collection.

Part I: Human Resources

    Five chapters containing:

  • Numerous job descriptions
  • Traits for successful managers
  • Over 27 recruitment and hiring forms
  • 18 training and development forms
  • 21 evaluation, compensation and benefit forms
  • 6 training checklists
  • A full chapter examining complaints, sanctions, financial penalties, sexual harassment, whistle-blowers, and more. Forms contained here include termination, resignation, warning, and reprimand forms and more!

Part II: Fees, Billing, and Collection

    Seven chapters including extensive information on:

  • Measuring the effectiveness of your billing practices
  • The problems of hourly billing
  • Pricing legal services
  • Using cost analysis
  • Alternative fee arrangements
  • A self-assessment checklist for selecting a billing method
  • Engagement letters
  • Managing and improving the billing process
  • Managing the collection process, a checklist for improving collections
  • and more!