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Law Practice Management Collection—Winter 2016

Building Rainmakers: The Definitive Guide to Business Development for Lawyers, by David King Keller. American Bar Association, 2015.

Every Relationship Matters: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform Your Business, Your Firm, and Yourself, by Peter Rouse. American Bar Association, 2nd edition, 2016.

A Lawyer's Guide to Networking, by Susan R. Sneider. American Bar Association, 2nd edition, 2016.

Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, by David G. Ries, John Simek, and Sharon D. Nelson. American Bar Association, 2nd edition, 2016.

Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms, by Anthony E. Davis and Katie Lachter. American Bar Association, 3rd edition, 2015.

Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online, by Stephanie L. Kimbro. American Bar Association, 2nd edition, 2015.

Fall 2016

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Outline and Reference Tool (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2016). First published in 1990, Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook (the Sourcebook) has become one of the most respected one-volume treatises on immigration law. Designed to be used as a quick reference guide for students and practitioners, the Sourcebook contains multiple finding aids including tables of cases, statutes, and other authorities; extensive and thorough keyword indices; and detailed tables of contents at the beginning of each chapter. This new 15th edition includes all available regulatory and U.S. Supreme Court citations through May 22, 2016, and other federal case citations through April 2016.

California Civil Litigation and Discovery (Litigation by the Numbers—Substantive Companion) (Lawdable Press, 2016). This companion resource is designed to be used in conjunction with the popular Litigation by the Numbers: Procedural Guide (the Procedural Guide), used in most paralegal courses. While the Procedural Guide explains the procedural steps involved in a typical California civil lawsuit from the paralegal’s perspective, the Substantive Companion contains explanations of the substantive issues behind those procedural steps. The authors have included information about billable hours, the US court systems, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, as well as practical guidance on interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting discovery plans, and much more. This 8th edition explains the complex concepts the litigation paralegal must master in a simple, straightforward manner. It is current through January, 2016. (CD Available at the Information Desk).

Environmental Law (Thomson Reuters, Volume 1 only, 2nd edition gradually replacing 1st). Volume one of the 2nd edition of the Thomson Reuters’ Environmental Law hornbook is now available at the library. Environmental Law is a highly regarded and comprehensive guide to environmental statutes, court decisions, and administrative regulations governing air and water pollution, land management, toxic and hazardous wastes, and pesticides. The second edition has only been gradually replacing the first edition; as of 2016 only the first edition has been published.  

Handling Subpoenas: Here’s How and When to Do It (CEB Action Guide). A how-to action guide for attorneys wanting to subpoena testimony or records in pretrial discovery and at trial in California. Handling Subpoenas begins by providing definitions of subpoenas and deposition notices, then continues with detailed descriptions of how and why to use each process. It guides practitioners through the each step in the process, from the initial selection of the appropriate procedure through service, payment of witness fees, production of consumer and employment records, possible objections, and remedies for noncompliance.

West's California Code Forms, with Practice Commentaries. Family (Thomson/Reuters, 3rd edition). The third edition of West’s California Code Forms, Family provides a comprehensive source of forms and information for use with the California Family Code. The forms are organized in the same order and with the same section numbers as related sections of the California Family Code. It is specifically designed to address the most common areas of concern to the California family law attorney. The comments and citations following many of the forms contain practical advice and suggestions to assist users and legal practitioners. This 3rd edition been updated to include all the changes to the California Family Code up to May, 2016.

Spring 2016

Legal Rights of Children 3d (Thomson/Reuters). In this up-to-date edition, you will find issues relating to children and the law including child custody and support, adoption and foster care, child labor, the affirmative needs of children for education and other societal benefits, their commission of status and criminal offenses and the juvenile justice system, and their special place in the laws relating to property, taxation, torts, and contracts.

Criminal Procedure (Thomson/Reuters 4th ed.). This seven-volume set analyzes the law governing all of the major steps in the criminal justice process, from investigation through post-appeal collateral attacks. Over a thousand pages longer than the previous edition, this treatise has been fully updated to incorporate the many recent cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that have further changed the character of the state and federal criminal justice systems, as well as to reflect the changes that have been brought about by legislative activity or by shifting trends in lower court cases.

Meeting Statutory Deadlines: During and After Litigation: Here's How and When to Do It (CEB Action Guide). This updated step-by-step guide covers deadlines both during litigation, such as filling proof of service, answering a complaint, conducting discovery, noticing motions, and after litigation, such as filing appeals and enforcing judgments.

The Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide (ABA, 2016 ed.). Solo practitioners and small firm lawyers will particularly benefit from this guide’s recommendations for finding the best technological tools to improve the operations and efficiency of their law practice. This concise all-in-one guide covers everything from selecting computers, servers, smartphones, legal software, and security products, to using social media and taking your firm paperless.

Fair Debt Collection (National Consumer Law Center, 8th ed.). Designed to help lawyers representing consumers who are victims of abusive debt collection practices, this comprehensive treatise covers the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and common law, state statutory and other federal debt collection protections. It includes over 5,000 unique case summaries of reported and unreported FDCPA cases by category.

Appeals Procedures Manual (California Court Association, CD-ROM). Researched and prepared by the California Court Association, this helpful manual on CD-ROM covers civil, criminal, and small claims appeals procedures, with references to the California Rules of Court, the California Code of Civil Procedure, and the California Penal Code.

Winter 2016

Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law and Practice (Practicing Law Institute, 5th ed.). This concise one-volume guide on the rules, policies, and procedures related to key areas of immigration law in the United States serves both as a refresher manual for less familiar areas of the law as well as a first-stop guide for those researching a complex legal issue. 

Handling Civil Appeals: Here's How and When to Do It (CEB Action Guide). Attorneys considering appealing from a superior court or lower court judgment or order will want to read this step-by-step guide, which has been updated to incorporate recent cases, new Judicial Council forms, and recent changes to the California Rules of Court. Appendices now include detailed instructions for preparing and delivering oral argument, a new appeal checklist, and timelines with deadlines for handling civil appeals. 

The Organized Lawyer (California Academic Press, 2nd ed.). This quick and easy-to-read guide offers fresh and useful tips to help even the most experienced attorneys improve their work spaces. Rather than providing a one-size-fits-all approach, this book will help you identify your particular organizational type and then provide guidelines to help you become and remain an organized lawyer. 

How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers (ABA, 2nd ed.). Drawing on the experience of over 20 attorney contributors, this book offers numerous marketing strategies that have been put to use in real-life practices across the country. 

The Business Guide to Law: Creating and Operating a Successful Law Firm (ABA). 

Handling Civil Writs in the Courts of Appeal: Here's How and When to Do It (CEB Action Guide). Written primarily for the attorney representing the petitioner seeking a writ from the court of appeal to review a superior court order, this guide has been fully updated with statutory and rule of court changes and new case law developments. 

Handling a Wrongful Termination Action: Here's How and When to Do It (CEB Action Guide). This up-to-date guide leads the plaintiff’s attorney step-by-step through representation of a terminated employee, from case evaluation to post-trial motions. 

Handling Unlawful Detainers: Here's How and When to Do It (CEB Action Guide). This Action Guide concisely explains how to determine if an unlawful detainer action is appropriate, details the process for compliance with various kinds of termination notice requirements, and outlines how to proceed from filing a complaint through levying on a writ of possession. It also includes the tenant’s available strategies and defenses at each stage, and tactics available to the landlord on the tenant’s bankruptcy. 

Deposition Checklists and Strategies (James Pub., Softbound ed. replacing looseleaf). If you are preparing for a deposition, don’t miss this comprehensive guide with full-length sample deposition outlines and extensive questions and answers for various areas of law, including products liability, medical malpractice, employment discrimination and termination, consumer protection, and breach of contract. Each chapter also contains a summary of the law and common defenses, practice tips and commentary, and related discovery forms including interrogatories, requests for admissions and requests for production.