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The San Francisco Law Library needs your help! The free legal resources we provide are funded by civil court filing fees, but filing fee revenue has declined by more than 40% over the last five years. As the only public law library in San Francisco, this extended funding crisis threatens our ability to fulfill our mission of providing legal research materials to the legal and greater community since our founding in 1870. Read our new donor guide on our website to learn more about this crisis, the threat it poses, and to see the many ways you can help the Law Library.


  New Titles Added to Law Practice Management Collection

Explore the latest additions to our Law Practice Management collection! We just added sixteen titles that cover marketing, client relations, alternative billing, and much more. Plus, check out the brand new edition of the LPM classic Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm LawyerOur LPM finding tools enable you to browse our LPM collection by subject, title, or by type of form.

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Small Conference Room, seats 5–6
Large Conference Room, seats 12–14
Seminar Room for large meetings & events
See our Conference Room link for more information, photos of the rooms, the fee schedule, and rental form.



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Law Library Books of the Month

 How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers

Edited by Jennifer J. Rose

In the increasingly competitive and evolving legal market, no one can afford not to market. How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers offers some of the best marketing tips and insights from over 20 experienced lawyers who have put their lessons to use in real-life practices. Topics include asking for business, using social media sites and technology, rainmaking with the client in mind, making rainmaking part of your daily practice, and the most common ethical rainmaking mistakes lawyers make.

The Lawyer’s Field Guide to Effective Business Development

By William J. Flannery, Jr.

Much more than a practical guide for attracting new clients, The Lawyer’s Field Guide to Effective Business Development will teach you the indispensable skills and tools needed to win and manage profitable clients. Follow the author’s step-by-step, proven approach to business development to help you repeat success in pursuing business from existing clients or prospects, focus on client needs, obtain measurable results, and establish clear roles for everyone in your firm at each stage in the business development process.

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