Compensation and Billing
The library's collection includes many titles that can help attorneys and legal practitioners manage their law practice. Below we highlight some of these library materials. These are available as e-books to library patrons or as print items that can be used at the library in Austin. If you cannot visit the library in person, we offer a fee-based document delivery service for brief excerpts of library materials.
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Compensation plans for law firms
ABA, Law Practice Management Section. Fifth edition. c2010.
"In this revised fifth edition of Compensation Plans for Law Firms, you will find complete and systematic guidance on how to establish a fair and competitive program for your firm. The guidebook examines the continually evolving compensation landscape and the concepts that will affect your firm the most. The book includes workable approaches for compensating partners and associates, as well as other contributors to the firm, including paralegals, clerical staff, and other professionals." - from the publisher
KF 315 Z9 C66
The complete guide to contract lawyering : What every lawyer and law firm needs to know about temporary legal services
By Arron, Deborah L. DecisionBooks. Third edition. c2004.
"In a tough economy, contract (freelance) lawyering is the fastest growing segment in the legal profession. More lawyers and law firms are turning to temporary legal services as an answer to building profitability and managing growth. This new third edition - with separate chapters for contract lawyers and hiring lawyers - has the latest on rate-setting, placement agencies, state and local ethical opinions, and malpractice liability, and it offers sample agreements and marketing tips." - from the publisher
KF 315 A97
Evaluating, negotiating, proving and collecting damages and attorneys' fees : 2016
State Bar of Texas. 2016.
Prepared as accompanying material for a 2016 CLE seminar entitled ‘Damages in Civil Litigation,’ also titled 'Evaluating, Negotiating, Proving and Collecting Damages and Attorneys' Fees,' this book contains articles on subjects such as attorneys’ fees as post-judgment options, attorneys' fees and ethics, and trial strategies for damages.
KFT 446 S77
Evaluating, negotiating, proving and collecting damages and attorneys' fees : 2017
State Bar of Texas. 2017.
Prepared as accompanying material for a 2017 CLE seminar entitled 'Damages in Civil Litigation,' also titled 'Evaluating, Negotiating, Proving and Collecting Damages and Attorneys' Fees,' this book contains articles on subjects such as attorneys' fees as damages, subrogation and liens, and consequential damages.
Read online: https://lexisdl.com/library/txsll/title/4638430
Evaluating, negotiating, proving and collecting damages and attorneys' fees : 2018
State Bar of Texas. 2018.
Prepared as accompanying material for a 2018 CLE seminar entitled 'Damages in Civil Litigation,' also titled 'Evaluating, Negotiating, Proving and Collecting Damages and Attorneys' Fees,' this book contains articles on subjects such as proving and defending attorneys' fees, strategies for maximizing and minimizing damages, and exemplary damages.
Read online: https://lexisdl.com/library/txsll/title/4638439
Evaluating, negotiating, proving and collecting damages and attorneys' fees : 2019
State Bar of Texas. 2019.
Prepared as accompanying material for a 2019 CLE seminar entitled 'Damages in Civil Litigation,' also titled 'Evaluating, Negotiating, Proving and Collecting Damages and Attorneys' Fees,' this book contains articles on subjects such as non-economic damages, contractual damages, and damages appeals.
Read online: https://lexisdl.com/library/txsll/title/4636147
How to recover attorneys' fees in Texas
Latest received: 2023 Edition. By Cox, Trey. Texas Lawyer. 2011-.
This is a step-by-step guide for practicing attorneys to help them win attorneys' fees claims at trial.
KFT 446 C69
The lawyer's guide to increasing revenue
By Greene, Arthur G. American Bar Association. Second edition. c2011.
"How can your firm increase profits without cutting costs? The answer lies beyond billable hours and rates. This newly updated third edition of The Lawyer's Guide to Increasing Revenue takes a critical eye to three core areas of client management, firm incentives, and fee adjustments to help small law firms achieve and exceed their goals." - from the publisher
KF 318 G74
Limited scope legal services : Unbundling and the self-help client
By Kimbro, Stephanie L. ABA Law Practice Management Section. c2012.
Written by an "unbundled" practitioner, this volume gives you information on adding this service to your practice.
KF 300 K59
Mathematics, physics and finance for the legal profession
By Lipson, Ashley S. Carolina Academic Press. c2011.
"As the first pedagogical casebook combining the subjects of Mathematics, Physics, Finance and Law, this treatise is predicated on the notion that lawyers are ill-prepared to face a world dominated by numbers and the many who know how to distort and misrepresent them. The title of the book can be deceiving, particularly because the book is designed to avoid the tedious topics and calculations which would typically fall under its headings. Moreover, the book is designed to take an important trio of crucial topics and spoon feed them to the people who need them the most but like them least--law students." - from the publisher
KF 8961 L57
Reinventing the practice of law : Emerging models to enhance affordable legal services
ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. .
This book encourages attorneys to adopt innovative new legal service models in order to better serve their community's needs.
KF 336 H47
Winning alternatives to the billable hour : Strategies that work
By Robertson, Mark A. ABA Law Practice Management Section. Third edition. c2008.
"This newly revised third edition of the highly acclaimed Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies that Work, provides you with tools you can use in your practice to implement and evaluate alternative billing methods, including real case studies of lawyers and firms successfully using alternative billing to deliver value to both the client and the lawyer." - from the publisher
KF 316 W52