Build and Manage Your Successful Immigration Law Practice (Without Losing Your Mind)

Build and Manage Your Successful Immigration Law Practice (Without Losing Your Mind)

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Release Date 9/4/19
ISBN 978-1-57370-439-7
Length TBD
Format Print
SKU 54-39

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. Written by law practice management expert and successful immigration law firm leader Ruby Powers, Build and Manage a Successful Immigration Law Practice (Without Losing Your Mind) provides immigration attorneys with an on-point practical guide to both starting and then growing an immigration law firm, complete with all the tips and tricks the author has learned over her 10 years as a law firm owner and manager. This book is a comprehensive guide for the practitioner-turned-businessowner who wants to hit the ground running or take his or her firm to the next level.

Even a single piece of advice contained in Build and Manage a Successful Immigration Law Practice (Without Losing Your Mind) will save anyone running an immigration law practice countless hours of frustration and lead to greater efficiencies—and this book is full of them. You will get the benefit of Ruby Powers’ hard-earned wisdom as she shares:

  • 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”
  • Best practices for keeping you and your team updated with the latest changes in immigration law
    And much more

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.

"I'm an Immigration lawyer with a lot of experience in marketing online as well as building my own brand. I was excited to learn new ideas from Ruby's book. This iteration does not disappoint. This is an excellent resource for Immigration Lawyers new or experienced, or for anyone else who wishes to build, deepen, or support ongoing beneficial business relationships.

As with so many business and marketing books, it's an easy read, and much harder to implement. I suggest taking it step by step, and implementing at a slow and steady pace. Because this stuff really works. The checklist format and templates help avoid some of the "analysis paralysis" that can come with this territory, so just get started!

Definitely a must read for any immigration attorney seeking to understand the best approach to marketing and growing a practice. Ruby Powers is the gold standard in legal marketing and this book is yet another example of her expertise.
-Jacob J. Sapochnick, LL.M, Attorney

Ruby L. Powers is the founder and managing attorney of Powers Law Group, P.C. (, a full-service immigration law firm based in Houston. Powers is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Carolina School of Law. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is an alumna of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Leadership Houston, and a fellow of the American Leadership Forum. Powers started her law firm from her house in the height of the Great Recession in 2009 and has since grown her business up to 14 employees, including multiple attorneys and satellite offices. She once managed her firm remotely from Dubai and Turkey for 14 months.

Powers manages to run a successful law practice in a challenging area of law while balancing community involvement and pro bono legal representation. She is a frequent national and international speaker, author, and media resource on the topics of immigration law and policy and law practice management. Her expertise and advocacy efforts have been featured in the Washington Post, CNN, NPR, the New York Times, BBC World News, and beyond. Powers’ experience in legislative work in Washington, D.C. and the Texas State Capitol prompted her to pursue public office. Powers is currently running for a position in the Texas State Legislature.

Powers lives in Houston with her husband, Burak, and her two children, Rex and Violet. She enjoys traveling, reading (mostly business books), and playing sports and board games with her family.

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