Ed Poll, Esq.

CMC, Institute of Management Consultants
Juris Doctorate, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
M.B.A., University of Southern California
Bachelors of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Lifetime Achievement Award, State Bar of California Section of Law Practice Management and Technology, 2010
Fellow, College of Law Practice Management
Member of the Million Dollar Consulting Hall of Fame

UCLA, Department of Entrepreneurship

Adjunct Professor, Creating New Business Enterprises

USC, Law Center for Advanced Professional Education

Adjunct Professor, Business of Law Practice


Attorney & Law Firm Guide to The Business of Law: Planning and Operating for Survival and Growth
American Bar Association, 2014
Life After Law: What Will You Do With the Next 6,000 Days?
Law Biz® Management, Co., 2013
The Profitable Law Office Handbook: Attorney’s Guide to Successful Business Planning
Anniversary Edition, Law Biz® Publishing Company, 2012
Secrets of The Business of Law
LawBiz® Publishing Company, 2nd edition, 2012
More Secrets of The Business of Law
LawBiz® Management Co., 2006
Selling Your Law Practice: The Profitable Exit Strategy
LawBiz® Management Co., 2005
Growing Your Law Practice in Tough Times
West, 2010
Law Firm Fees & Compensation: Value & Growth Dynamics,
A LawBiz® Management Special Report, LawBiz® Management, Co., 2008
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Planning for Law Firms
A LawBiz® Management Special Report, LawBiz® Management, Co., 2007
Collecting Your Fee: Getting Paid from Intake to Invoice
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, 2003

Articles And Columns

Syndicated legal columnist
Coach’s Corner, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Dolan Media
Columnist, Legal Management
Association of Legal Administrators
Coach’s Corner, The Bottom Line, State Bar of California Section of Law Practice Management and Technology
CBA Practice Link, Canadian Bar Association
LA Daily Journal
American Bar Association Member, Council, Law Practice Management Section
State Bar of California Past Chair, Section of Law Practice Management and Technology
Past Chair, Solo & Small Firm Section
National Speakers Association Past President, Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Accounting and Financial Planning for Law Firms (an American Law Media Publication) Member
Advisory Board
Los Angeles County Bar Association Vice Chair, Law Office Management Section
Member, Editorial Board, Los Angeles Lawyer
Beverly Hills Bar Association Past Chair, Law Practice Management Section
West Legal Ed Center Creator of the LawBiz Management teleseminar series
American Bar Association, Online
Retirement Expectations and Trends for 2014, March 26, 2014
MyCase, Online
Having Problems Getting Paid? Collecting your fees within the lines of ethics, September 10, 2013
Orange County Bar Association, Newport Beach, CA
Life After law Seminar, June 11, 2013
San Gabriel Valley Study Group, Pasadena, CA
May 2, 2013
Pasadena Bar Association, Family Law Section
Managing Client Expectations in the Heat of a Family Law Battle, October 31, 2012
West Legal Ed Center, Online
The Dashboard: What Lawyers Need to Know About Financial Metrics That Will Guide Them to Greater Success, September 18, 2012
West Legal Ed Center, Online
The Big Firms Are Failing. The Small Firms Are Hanging On. What Does the Future of the Law Hold for Lawyers?, June 19, 2012
State Bar of California Section of Law Practice Management & Technology
Managing Client Expectations, May 8, 2012
West Legal Ed Center, Online
The “New Normal” or “Back to the Future” – Where Do You Fit?, April 17, 2012
Chapman University, Orange, CA
Managing Client Expectations Plus Coach’s Corner
Ventura County Bar Association – Business Litigation Section, Oxnard, CA
March 13, 2012
American Inns of Court, Family Law Section, Los Angeles, CA
It’s Not My Enemies I Worry About, It’s my Clients, February 7, 2012
West LegalEd Center, Online
How to Reduce Stress and Maximize Your Enjoyment of Your Practice: 31 No-cost Ways to Take Care of Yourself
West LegalEd Center, Online
Up and Out – Succession Planning for Lawyers: Getting Ready for the “Second Season”, November 15, 2011
Association of Legal Administrators, Austin Chapter, Austin TX
Financial Metrics for a Successful Law Practice, October 27, 2011
West LegalEd Center, Online
How Do You Fully Leverage Paralegals, October 25, 2011
Nebraska State Bar, Omaha, NE
Benchmarks for Effective Client Service and Enduring Client Relationships – Metrics for a Successful Law Firm, August 29, 2011
Minnesota State Bar Association, Roseville, MN
An Afternoon with Ed Poll: Managing Client Expectations & Coach’s Corner, August 25, 2011
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Collecting Fees and Getting Paid, August 23, 2011
National Association of Elder Lawyers – CAP Conference, Chicago, IL
Keynote Speaker, August 20, 2011
Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL
Collecting Your Fee – How to Be More Successful, August 18, 2011
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, OH
Financial Metrics for a Successful law Practice!, August 3, 2011
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Kansas City, MO
Managing Client Expectations, July 22, 2011
Oklahoma Bar Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Managing Client Expectations for Your Own Sanity and Increased Revenue & Coach’s Corner
Wyoming Bar Association, Cheyenne, WY
Managing Client Expectations and Getting Paid: Collecting Your Fees From intake to Invoice, July 11, 2011
Colorado Bar Association, Denver, CO
Metrics of law Firm Financial Performance and Watch Your Dashboard: What You See Can Increase Your Revenue, July 8, 2011
Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA
Law Office Management Assistance Program, June 20, 2011
Oregon State Bar, Portland, OR
Solo & Small Firm Section, June 15, 2011
Ali-ABA, Online
Money Matters: What Lawyers and Law Firms Can Do To Improve Their Bottom Line, April 21, 2011
Burbank Bar Association, Burbank, CA
Ed will be speaking on Growing Your Law Practice in Tough Times, March 16, 2011
West LegalEd Center, Online
The Ethics and Practice of Business Development Using New Technology, March 15, 2011