"The Handbook is to the law firm experience what M*A*S*H
was to the Korean conflict."
—Chicago Bar Association Record
Law used to be a profession. People went to law school because they didn't have the drive for business, or the stomach for blood. Now things have changed — law is a business — and lawyers need the drive and the stomach, not to mention a sense of humor.
This collection of memos, speeches, and notes of committee meetings from the mythical firm of Fairweather, Winters & Sommers has everything you need to know to royally mismanage a law firm. We learn from our mistakes — or so they say — and Fairweather, Winters & Sommers has made them all.
The topics range from the growth of receivables (eliminate the computer print-out?) and the attraction of new clients (with essence of cigar?), to the preservation of associates (pay them the going rate and they may stop going) and the opening of a branch office (in the Caribbean?!)
This is one of Catbird's best selling books, and any lawyer you give it to you will quickly tell you why.
$13.95 paper, 200 pp., ISBN 0-945774-12-5.