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AILA Releases New Practice Management-Focused Resource

9/4/19 AILA Doc. No. 19090401.
George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release a brand new resource to help members and those interested in immigration law: Build and Manage Your Successful Immigration Law Practice (Without Losing Your Mind).

Author Ruby Powers describes the book, “As lawyers we likely never learned many of the critical skills we will need if we decide to open our own firms. We probably never went to business school, learned how to manage people, or how to provide excellent customer service—and yet we may find ourselves at the helm of one of the most complicated small businesses to run.”

AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson said, “This is already a must-read for immigration attorneys, offering an on-point, practical guide to starting off in your own immigration practice, and also growing your firm in the future, complete with all the tips and tricks the author has learned over her decade as a law firm owner and manager.”

Among the topics covered:

  • The importance of goal-setting and having a vision and plan for your firm;
  • How to juggle your managerial focus, your long-term business planning, and your legal skills development;
  • Best practices in hiring, managing, and firing employees and contractors;
  • Ways to build self-care and awareness of burnout and compassion fatigue into your day-to-day life;
  • How to best organize your day and week, and how to set goals for optimal productivity and momentum;
  • How to manage a budget and avoid “bank-balance accounting”; and,
  • Best practices for keeping you and your team updated with the latest changes in immigration law.

Whether you are a new law firm owner or about to take that leap, Build and Manage a Successful Immigration Law Practice (Without Losing Your Mind) will give you the assurance that you have considered all aspects of running a law firm and won’t make costly mistakes—or lose your mind—in the process.