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  1. 1. Lawyers’ Practice Materials Barbara Swatt Engstrom Seattle University School of Law
  2. 2. Last Will and Testament Advance Directive Power of Attorney
  3. 3. Everyday Law Office Documents <ul><li>How to Start and Build a Law Practice </li></ul><ul><li>WSBA Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wsba.org/lawyers/services/lomap.htm </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Choosing a Business Entity <ul><li>CLEs </li></ul><ul><li>BNA Corporate Practice Series Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Business Law Monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Liability Companies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Forms for Business Entity <ul><li>Topical: Fletcher’s Corporation Forms Annotated </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Specific: Washington Business Entities: Laws & Forms (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>WA Secretary of State: www.secstate.wa.gov </li></ul>
  6. 6. Licensing <ul><li>WA Department of Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>www.dol.wa.gov </li></ul>
  7. 7. Finances <ul><li>Sales: UCC Article 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Payments: UCC Articles 3 & 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of Credit: UCC Article 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Security Interest: UCC Article 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Anderson on the Uniform Commercial Code </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Licensing has a financing statement. www.dol.wa.gov </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lease Office Space <ul><li>Washington Real Property Deskbook </li></ul><ul><li>General Formbooks: </li></ul><ul><li>AmJur Legal Forms </li></ul><ul><li>West’s Legal Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Nichols Cyclopedia of Forms </li></ul>
  9. 9. Contracts <ul><li>Drafting Effective Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Williston on Contracts: Forms </li></ul>
  10. 10. Employment Issues <ul><li>Washington Employment Law Deskbook </li></ul>
  11. 11. Taxation <ul><li>Federal taxes: </li></ul><ul><li>CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter </li></ul><ul><li> BNA tax management portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>State & Local taxes: </li></ul><ul><li>Washington State & Local Tax Deskbook by WSBA </li></ul>
  12. 12. Intellectual Property <ul><li>Treatises: Nimmer on Copyright ; McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition ; Chisum on Patents </li></ul><ul><li>United States Patent and Trademark Office http://www.uspto.gov </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bankruptcy <ul><li>Collier on Bankruptcy and Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice </li></ul><ul><li>United States Bankruptcy Courts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. Family Law <ul><li>Washington Family Law Deskbook </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Practice volumes on Family & Community Property Law with Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory Domestic Relations Forms www.courts.wa.gov /forms </li></ul>
  15. 15. Estate Planning & Will Drafting <ul><li>Washington Estate Planning Deskbook </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Probate Deskbook </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Law of Wills and Intestate Succession (2005) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Recap Practice Materials <ul><li>Old Stand Bys </li></ul><ul><li>Federal: Wright and Miller Federal Practice and Procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Washington: Washington Practice </li></ul><ul><li>For Everything Else </li></ul><ul><li>Check with to see if there is a subject specific practice set </li></ul>

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