New Handbook on Law Practice Management Released

Venice, CA – May 21, 2012. Noted law practice management guru Ed Poll has just released a revised and expanded 16th anniversary edition of his popular handbook, The Profitable Law Office Handbook: Attorney's Guide to Successful Business Planning (2012).

The new book builds on the format of the previous edition, taking lawyers through the business planning process in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step format. Readers will learn the essential elements of how to create a plan that a law practice will really use, because it will be workable and manageable even for the smallest firm. The book also includes 12 valuable planning forms, with electronic versions downloadable through the LawBiz ® website.

"I've compiled many of the best practices in running a law practice into simple and effective guidelines in this handbook," said Ed Poll. "Over the years I've been told that the handbook has helped demystify the process of creating and executing a business plan for law firms. No matter how much legal expertise you and your partners have, whether or not you will be a successful entity comes down to how effective you are at managing the Business of Law®. That's what this book is all about."

Published by LawBiz® Publishing Company, the new 118-page book is priced at $49.00, but is available through LawBiz Management for the special pre-publication price of $25 at the until July 1, 2012.

The book will also be available on in both hardcopy and Kindle editions in July.

About Ed Poll

Ed Poll, founder of LawBiz Management, is a nationally-recognized expert in law practice management. He helps attorneys and law firms increase their profitability by consulting with them on issues of internal operations, business development, and financial matters. Poll brings his clients a solid background in both law and business. He has 25 years experience as a practicing attorney and has also served as CEO and COO for several manufacturing businesses. In 2010, he received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Bar Association's Law Practice Management and Technology Section.

Poll is the author of numerous publications that have become the definitive works in the field, including 20 books, CDs and DVD collections. His newest offerings are Secrets of the Business of Law®: Successful Practices for Increasing Your Profits - Second Edition (LawBiz Management, 2012) and 8 Steps to Greater Profitability: The Lawyer's Guide to Prosperity (LawBiz Management, 2011). He has also authored books on business planning for attorneys, improving collections, buying and selling law practices, disaster preparedness and recovery, and exit strategies for legal practitioners. His offerings are available at

Poll hosts the LawBiz Forum, an interactive community for the legal profession, as well as the LegalPad™ video series. He is a columnist for several publications geared to the legal community, including the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Legal Management, and hosts regular webinars for West Legal Center. Poll earned BS and JD degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

About LawBiz Management

LawBiz Management is the nation's leading firm dedicated to managing the Business of Law®. The company focuses on helping lawyers reach their goals and law firms improve their practices by increasing revenues, improving profits, and reducing the stress of the practice experienced by lawyers. Among the services offered are coaching, consulting, speaking and managing firm retreats. LawBiz Management also consults on the buying and selling of law practices.