ABA releases two new books

The American Bar Association Law Practice Division has published a new book, “Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers,” which is tailored to provide lawyers with the tips and tricks to make managing lawyer trust accounts understandable, accurate and compliant with ethics rules.

This practical how-to book will quickly guide lawyers from opening a trust account to properly using it and providing precise, timely accountings to clients.

Author Sheila M. Blackford, an experienced practice management advisor, shares commonsense advice to help busy lawyers and their staff safely and sanely adopt best practices and avoid ethical violations.

Blackford has been a practice management adviser for the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund since 2005, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oregon School of Law, teaching Law Practice Management.
Lawyers looking for a simple and cost-effective way to organize their practice, look no further. The ABA?book “Evernote as a Law Practice Tool,” a new publication from the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division, is the answer.
This book teaches lawyers the ins-and-outs of Evernote, a single program where you can access and store important data with the click of a button.

Author Heidi Alexander, an avid Evernote user and practice management advisor, shows how to achieve practice efficiency and boost productivity, improving the delivery of legal services and benefiting the bottom line. Chapters include specific uses for law firms, case studies from real practitioners and the attorney’s obligation to secure data.

Alexander is a law practice management advisor at the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, where she advises lawyers on practice management matters and provides guidance in implementing new law office technologies.