Resources

Check out our books, read our articles, download our forms...

Library:

Through LOMAP, State Bar of Arizona member attorneys have access to practice management books, seminar materials, magazines, newsletters, many of which can be reviewed at the State Bar office in Phoenix, borrowed (on a limited time basis) from the LOMAP library or purchased often at a discount through the LOMAP office. We have our books catalogued on LibraryThing which you can view by clicking here or on the books image: 

Lomap Books

New!! We have some great new books just in:  Building Your Practice with Referrals by Steven Shaer, The Paperless Law Office by Benjamin Yale, The Lawyer's Guide to Professional Coaching by Andrew Elowitt and Electronic Discovery for Small Cases by Bruce Olson and Tom O'Connor. We also have a popular software application called The Lawyer's Guide to Creating a Business Plan by Linda Pinson which gives sttep-by-step instructions for creating a plan to grow your practice.

Check out our selection of great books to help your practice! LibraryThing 

Articles:

  • Opening Your Firm or Starting a Practice

Practice Management Software: Choosing the Best Fit, Susan Traylor, October 2013
Opening the Law Office Doors on a Shoestring Budget, Susan Kayler, October 2012
Identifying the Best Practice Management Software, Susan Traylor, October 2011

  • Closing Your Firm or Practice

Considerations in Closing a Law Practice by Diane M. Ellis
Winning Strategies for Winding Down Your Practice by Diane M. Ellis

  • Law Office Management

Law Office Management Overview

  • Trust Accounting

Guidance for Attorneys - IOLTA (do you need a separate interesting bearing account for your client)
IOLTA Information (Where does the interest on the trust account go and why)
Frequently Asked Questions for the Trust Account

  • Staffing, Office Sharing

Office Sharing Tips
Staff Management Tips
25 Tips For Employee Training And Supervision, Diane M. Ellis

Writing

One Judge’s Ten Tips for Effective Brief Writing, By Douglas E. Abrams

Links:

General:
American Bar Association
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
State Bar of Arizona Ethics Opinions
State Bar of Arizona Legal Fees Information
State Bar of Arizona Trust Account
Certificates of Good Standing

Practice Management:
ABA Law Practice Division
Association of Legal Administrators, Valley of the Sun Chapter
Altman-Weil, Inc. Legal consulting

Legal Careers, Employment:
National Association of Legal Assistants, legal support staff
National Association of Legal Professionals
Arizona Paralegal

Set Up Law Office:
Arizona Corporation Commission
Arizona Department of Commerce
IRS Small Business Resource
Arizona Department of Revenue - Businesses

Research and Court Services:

Fastcase
Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County Law Library
e-Filing Training Services for Superior Court of Maricopa County

Publications:
Lawyers Weekly USA
Arizona Business Gazette
Arizona Business Journal
Economics of Law Practice
State Bar of Arizona, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Law Practice Management

Other Bar Associations with LOMAP services:
Alabama Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
State Bar of Florida (Member Services, Law Office Management)
State Bar of Georgia
Maryland State Bar Assocation
Missouri Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
South Carolina Bar
Texas Bar
Washington State Bar Association

Technology - Newsletters, Publications, Websites:


ABA, Legal Tech Resource Center
University of Florida Legal Technology Institute
Technolawyer e-newsletter
Law Technology News
MacLaw.org

Disclaimer: The Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) of the State Bar of Arizona compiles this list of resources and web page links as a convenience to its members.  This list should not be construed to be "recommended" or "preferred" products or services.  It is highly recommended that you do your own due diligence in selecting the appropriate service or product for you.